41 Years of Ransom Riggs

41 Years of Ransom Riggs

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Ransom Riggs, one of New York Times Bestselling Authors, is celebrating 41 years of life today. Ransom was born on a 200-year-old farm in Maryland in 1979. From there his family moved to Englewood, Florida, where he grew up learning to love the power of the arts.   Image via ShutTerstock   At a young age, Riggs started writing stories on an old typewriter that was in his childhood home. His interest in the arts quickly grew, when he became obsessed with photography after receiving a camera as a Christmas present. Photography turned into films when he found a half-broken …

Start Your School Year the Wizarding Way With These 6 Series!

Start Your School Year the Wizarding Way With These 6 Series!

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  It’s back to school time! Albus Dumbledore’s first day of Hogwarts! …and you’re still waiting for your Hogwarts letter to arrive. Don’t worry, it probably just got lost in the mail. But while you wait, why not weigh up your other options…   1. Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo    Image Courtesy of Goodreads   Frankly it is a travesty that this series, sometimes referred to as the Charlie Bone series after its main character, has not been made into a lucrative and beloved movie franchise complete with merchandise, theme parks and novelty hats. It follows Charlie …