|The James Potter novel series is written by G. Norman Lippert, and is based on the creations of J. K. Rowling. These stories and related media are not affiliated with J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or assigns. All original content is copyright G. Norman Lippert and Georgezilla Productions, LLC, 2009||Spread the word, DIGG the story!|
Welcome! The James Potter Series is getting a remarkable amount of new readers lately, so I thought a quick primer on the stories might be helpful for all of our new friends.
First, these stories are not about the Marauders. They are about James Sirius Potter, Harry's firstborn son. They include such next generation characters as Scorpius Malfoy, Rose Weasley, Albus and Lily Potter, etc.
Second, while these stories are not written by J. K. Rowling (obviously) they, and other such stories, have been sanctioned by her, so long as they are respectful and appropriate for children. I have been in contact with Ms. Rowling's literary agency (after they were asked by the press if the James Potter stories and websites were secretly her creation). They have been very cordial and encouraging, even going so far as to actively deny erroneous press allegations that Ms. Rowling intended to sue me. For that, I thank them!
For what it's worth, I have worked very hard to keep the James Potter stories true to Ms. Rowling's canon and literary style, while obviously injecting my own original themes, characters and settings. For the true canon-police, there are indeed some errors and mistakes. For those who merely love the Harry Potter stories, however, I don't expect that such trivialities will detract from your ability to enjoy my tales.
Amazingly, these stories have been viewed by well over a million readers worldwide and have been translated into at least a half dozen languages, all voluntarily by fans. A wonderful fan-film of the first book can be seen at youtube.com, with the sequel currently in production. News of the James Potter Series was spread via international media, including American Fox News Syndicates, The Scotsman newspaper, and Canadian Public Radio. On the book review site "goodreads.com", the James Potter stories have accumulated over 300 ratings, averaging four out of five stars per book.
I thank all of those who have read the stories thus far and taken the time to comment on them, critique them, blog about them, and send me emails. I can't respond to all of your notes, but I promise that I do read every single one.
Finally, thanks most of all to Ms. Rowling herself for creating a world so interesting, so broad and fertile, that its potential stories seem utterly endless. The James Potter tales are mine, but they are grown in the garden she cultivated.
Here are some reader and press responses to the James Potter Series:
"The biggest question I had after immersing myself in this amazing epic over several sleepless nights was why the tale isn’t widely recognized as the best Harry Potter fic written." -- Gioia
"I know it’d be cooler for me to turn up my nose at it, and find fault with it in some complicated way, but the fact is I enjoyed it tremendously." --Oonae
"Overall I give [James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing] 4 out of 5 stars. I liked it well enough to read the sequel, and it probably is the best James Potter fic I've seen so far." --Inverarity
(Four out of four stars) "This is one of the few 'fan fictions' that seems to come close to crossing the border between online wishing and real life writings... I was happy to be back in that Harry Potter world–and I really did feel like I was." -- Purply Cookie
"The best compliment I can give this book is that you forget J.K. Rowling didn't write it as you were reading it." -- Briansgirl
"Once the story got rolling I found myself downloading the next chapter immediately. I zipped through the last 7 chapters without a thought..." -- Aimee
"Once in a very long while, you'll read a fan fiction author that makes you feel as though the piece you're reading is SO good, it should probably be canon. I didn't expect to be impressed with Lippert's James Potter series, and yet, unbelievably, I'm bowled over." -- Tara Lynn
"G. Norman Lippert has outdone himself, taking a concept that many would churn out as trite 'fan-fiction', and instead creating a literary piece that stands out as a spiritual successor novel to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series." -- Trent Rayner
"This book is shockingly well written for fan fiction. It's a delightful continuation of the Harry Potter world." -- Liz
"If there’s ever any more new books to the Harry Potter series, this is the closest it can get." -- Mounica