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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Exciting Announcement!

I couldn’t make the announcement until it was official, but today is the day.

As you may have heard, Warner Bros. announced that J.K. Rowling has teamed up with CEO Kevin Tsujuihara to write three new Films based on the Harry Potter world. These films will be centered around the character of Newt Scamender from her 2001 wizard textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Check out the article on the New York Daily News.

I am super-excited to announce that I will be working with Ms. Rowling on the book adaptations of the three movies. I have been in discussions with her office for six months now and got the call two weeks ago. From the official press release (linked below) J.K Rowling was quoted to say: “We had been approached by several authors about collaborating on this exciting project, including James Patterson from America, and our own Eoin Colfer, (British author of the Artemis Fowl series) but in the end it was the enthusiasm and creativity of D. Robert Pease that won me over. After all, I rose from obscurity after penning Harry, and I wanted to help another author do the same.”

Suffice to say, I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been honing my British accent (to the point of annoying the family completely) and rereading Harry Potter. I will be flying out for a month-long strategy and brainstorming session in London with Rowling and representatives from Warner Bros. on Friday.

You can read the full press release here.

Posted by D. Robert Pease at: 9:59 AM


sherry fundin said...

Awesome. What a fantastic opportunity. Congratulations and have fun. ^_^

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:32 AM

Lynn Kelley said...

You are such a stinker! I read your post in the email first, and my eyes were tearing up, I was so happy for you. So I clicked on the link to come and congratulate you, then saw the date and the jig was up! I clicked on the link with the press release and that confirmed it. uahahaha! You got me good, Dale!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7:29 PM

Lisa Orchard said...

Congrats Dale! This is such awesome news for you! :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:56 AM

D. Robert Pease said...

This is kind of a yearly thing for me, coming up with some April Fools joke that is so far out there, but almost believable... I feel like maybe I went a little too far this year. I'm touched that some people actually did believe it. But feel a bit guilty for getting my friends excited. For that I'm sorry. I did have fun reading the comments all day yesterday though.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:50 AM

LRW Lee said...


You got me good, too! And here I was, wondering how you made that happen because Rowling had been writing it for the past several months... The timing just wasn't computing in my head. Congrats on your April Fools success :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:01 AM

Michelle Isenhoff said...

Ha! You had me going for a second. But I was just discussing April Fools with my kids a little while ago, so I had that little nagging "hmmmm..." going in the back of my head. This was a great joke though!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:14 AM

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