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How Harry Potter Changed My Life


I’m not a reader.

In high school, I was so slow at reading that I had to take courses to learn how to read faster. I used my fingers to keep my focus on the page, but even techniques like this didn’t work for me. I was soooooooo slow that I even had a note from reading specialists that told my teachers to give me more time when taking tests because I couldn’t read the questions as fast as everyone else. I’ve made a fool of myself before, but I think these were the most embarrassing moments of my life…

Then in college, the lovely a friend introduced me to Harry Potter. After seeing the first movie, I KNEW I had to find out more about #TheBoyWhoLived.

So… I started reading…

J.K. Rowling got me into reading.
She INSPIRED me to read!
Even more so, J.K. made me feel part of a COMMUNITY!

I can talk for HOURS with fellow Potter fans.
I cry when I visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Even my husband and I are mutual Ravenclaw.

Now, I not only read children’s books (you should see my bookshelf compared to my husband’s!), I WRITE children’s books! I couldn’t be PROUDER of the work Michael Hetrick and I have put toward The Tale of Two Princes, and there’s still more to come!

Those of you who know me know that I’m a kid at heart. I personally think I’m the reincarnate of Peter Pan; I never want to grow up! Where’s the fun in adulting?

THANK YOU, Mr. Potter.
THANK YOU, books!

You are an inspiration to us all, and you make the world a better place. ?

#HarryPotter20 ?

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  1. With thanks! Valuable information!

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