It’s ‘A Discovery of Witches’ season

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Do you know the date “A Discovery of Witches” begins? Diana Bishop starts her life-altering journey on September 18. To celebrate the season of “A Discovery of Witches” we’ll be rereading our favorite book and invite you to join us! We also have some special surprises up our sleeves…so stay … Continue reading

Happy 37th birthday, Diana Bishop

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Today is Diana Bishop’s birthday! Our favorite reluctant witch turns 37 years old today. Deborah Harkness posted the following on her Facebook page: On this day, 13 August 1976, Diana Bishop was born to Rebecca Bishop and Stephen Proctor. This illustration is from the Ripley Scroll, and was one of … Continue reading

Deborah Harkness Book #3 update: playlist, writing progress and potential 2014 publishing date

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Deborah posted a long-anticipated Book #3 update for us today via Facebook! Looks like we’ll be in 2014 before we get our hands on the yet-untitled “Book #3,” but next year will be here before we know it! It’s been a while since I’ve managed a Friday treat, mostly because … Continue reading

Q&A with Deborah Harkness

To celebrate the May 28 paperback release of Shadow of Night, Julie Martin Wallace recently posted a Q&A with Deborah! The interview covers the books’ success, the film adaptation, visiting locations in Europe and writing a vampire story for adult readers. Julie is also having a book giveaway! Read all … Continue reading

Who should play Matthew in the ‘A Discovery of Witches’ film?

I’m sure we all have thoughts on which actors should play our beloved characters in the movie version of A Discovery of Witches. One book discussion group even went so far as to create a campaignto get Richard Armitage hired for the role of Matthew! Armitage4Clairmont is on a mission crusade to see … Continue reading

Read USC Dornslife’s recent interview with Deborah

This week, USC Dornsife posted an interview with Deborah where she discusses Ashmole Manuscript 782, fusing history and fiction together, returning to teaching at the University of Southern California, and living in Europe. Check out some excerpts from the article, below. Intertwining history and fiction: Harkness, professor of history in USC Dornsife, … Continue reading

Enter to win a Skype chat with Deborah

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If you’re in a book group there’s an exciting contest for you to enter! To celebrate the May 28 paperback release of Shadow of Night, ReadingGroupGuides.com announced a contest for one lucky book discussion group to enjoy a Skype chat with Deborah. Five other groups will win copies of Shadow … Continue reading

‘A Discovery of Witches’ script is finished

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Fans eager for updates on the status of the film adaptation of A Discovery of Witches were delighted to find out on February 3, 2013 that the script is FINISHED! Deborah took to her official Facebook page to make the announcement. Here’s an excerpt from her post: Fourth: I’m happy to … Continue reading

Deborah Harkness and Booktalk Nation host online event June 4

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Deborah Harkness and Booktalk Nation are partnering for a live chat with the author on June 4. Rather than heading out on tour for the US paperback release of Shadow of Night, Penguin Books has arranged an online book event where fans can listen to Deborah talking with her editor, … Continue reading

Deborah Harkness update on Book III, the film adaptation of ‘A Discovery of Witches’ and summer plans

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Today Deborah Harkness took to Facebook to provide fans with an update about Book III, the film adaptation of “A Discovery of Witches,” her scholastic pursuits and summer plans. “Today’s A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES/SHADOW OF NIGHT treat: Your summer update from me. It’s been a long time since I did … Continue reading