Wednesday, April 19, 2017

J. K. Rowling - Dana Ridenour

My first experience with J. K. Rowling's book, Harry Potter, was how enthusiastic children were to read it.

I had no intention of reading the book. Fantasy is so overdone that I had no interest. But a friend of mine's child wanted me to read the book. Her mom said it was a good read. I'm picky in that time flies. I have read all seven books.

I wanted to think that Rowling's stories weren't great literature when I read them. However, I was wrong, the stories endure. fascinate and illuminate a complex world that spawns much more thought and analysis. My sister is recuperating from a stroke. Her attention span was originally nil. She re-watched the movies. The stories have such a compelling power to engage.

Product Details
I met Dana Ridenour at the Southeastern Writer's Conference and purchased her book "Behind The Mask".   Dana had worked for the FBI and her knowledge she used to create the book is firsthand and accurate.

I enjoyed the fast paced book describing an undercover operation of investigation an underground world that an everyday person can be sucked into given the right circumstances and friends.


  1. Hi Ann - I've never properly read the Harry Potter books, or watched the films ... but have seen enough and read enough to know JK certainly created a wonderful series that so engages all and many. I'm sorry about your sister - my mother had a series of strokes and ended up in bed - sadly, fortunately her brain worked ... and I was fascinated at how much the brain improves over time ... all the best to you and to your sister and her family ... with thoughts -Hilary

  2. Hi Ann, I love the Harry Potter books and have read them all several times. I'm just over from Sandra's blog to say hello. Barbara

  3. I've not read the Harry Potter books, but my daughter loved them. It's great to see books that come around that engage so many people, especially those who might not enjoy reading as much as other of us.
    Discarded Darlings - Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction

  4. Sure have to live under a rock not to know who Rowling is.


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