Vault 27 is my special trove of information that I couldn't shoehorn into the book.
I'll be putting extra stories, extra excerpts of interviews (most often the
Jo Rowling one, of which there is too much extra not to share with fans -
it's burning a hole in my computer, just sitting there unpublished), extra tidbits,
etc. The entries will first appear on the front page but will then move
off of it to have a home here. The 27 is after my birthdate.
Entry 1: Hedwig, Owl of a Different Fate?
The first entry in the vault is of J.K. Rowling talking about Hedwig the owl,
and the different fate he might have had. You can read the original
and join the discussion. We spoke of this edit in the context
of what kind of things were changed during her first-ever book edit. Her editor asked
for the Hedwig-change but I got the distinct impression that later, Jo was
grateful for it, as the circumstances of the snitch's opening at the end of
seven were chilling, intimate and ultimately seamless.
Entry #2: More About that Veil
Jo talks about why
each character heard what they did when they approached the Veil
, and more
about what the Veil meant in general.
Entry #3: On Harry's Survival
Speaking of Harry's
return to the world
: The model upon which Jo based her
hero's journey, and the difficulties of facing mundane life after
being a hero.
Entry #4: Spoiler Stories
Some of the Scholastic
staff talk about
the craziness that accompanies keeping one of the
books under wraps.
Entry #5: Speaking of spoilers...
Jo on the spoiler madness
that accompanied the release of each book.
Entry #6: On Harry/Hermione, Fan Entitlement and More...
Everyone's favorite subject
, Harry/Hermione versus
Entry #7: The ambivalence of Book Five...
Talking about the ending of book five
Entry #8: Seabottom and the Hallows of Hogwarts
An old working title for books seven
Entry #9: Why not to publish an 8th book
Spoilers, security measures, pressure, and more.
Entry #10: Dumbledore and Grindelwald
On the two powerful friends
, whose conflict was central to Harry Potter's journey.
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