Attending a book event with Professor Harkness is awe inspiring. Attending with friends is something you treasure forever. On July 1st, we went to Third Place Books in Seattle (Lake Forest Park), which was the last stop of the Time’s Convert Book Tour. The whole experience was greatly enhanced by the presence of Valerie from Daemons Discuss, Dana, one of the All Souls Con attendees in Cardiff, plus the lovely Wendy and Stephanie, and the amazing Jill. Deborah’s fabulous talk on the journey of the non-linear creative process was livestreamed from her author page on Facebook and we did our best to capture the lively Q&A that came after the live stream. We hope you enjoy it.Continue reading
Celebrate with us the release of the paperback edition of Time’s Convert, out on June 25th!
With three distinct threads, Time’s Convert is three books in one. Read it in sequential order, or pick one of the three threads to learn more about your favorite characters.Continue reading
Celebrate with us episode 7 and the magic of the Bishop House by entering our new giveaway!
The Bishop House is one of our favorite characters. It’s very opinionated and caring at the same time. It saves precious letters, illustrated manuscripts, and many other objects. And in the TV adaptation, it even knows how to perform counter-clock spells!Continue reading
While you may dislike the Congregation—especially shady characters like Peter Knox and Gerbert—the Venetian backdrop is a love letter to Venice. And for all the Venetian beauty, we have to thank a talented Venice native, who’s responsible for finding the stunning locations in Venice, as well as the stand-in locations for Sept-Tours and the Village of Saint-Lucien. Her name is Elisa Frasinetti. Elisa shared her adventure with location scouting for A Discovery Of Witches.
Nota bene: As of today, the series has yet to air in Italy.Continue reading
In June 2017, we picked the top 7 things that we wanted Bad Wolf to nail in the adaptation of our favourite books. Now that the first season has been completed and aired in the UK, Canada and the US, we would like to take a look back and see how our wish list did.
We can safely report that while we are no seers, we did see one wish fully come true (there’s hope for us, aspiring seers). And there are so many lovely details in the TV adaptation that are not in our wish list, which we are extremely pleased with. Rather than go number by number, let’s look at what we got, and what we have to wait for.
l take a look back and see how our wish list did.Continue reading
Wales is an absolutely magical country and extremely versatile from a TV production point of view. In A Discovery Of Witches, Wales plays Oxfordshire, Scotland, the Auvergne, Madison County in upstate New York, and even Finland! Rest assured that we have not reshuffled the tectonic plates or flanked a geography class. Apparently, impossible n’est pas Wales! And Bad Wolf simply hired one of the most talented and knowledgeable location managers to find and supervise the best locations in the UK, Gareth Skelding—“Gaz” to friends and colleagues.
Gaz was very generous sharing the locations where A Discovery Of Witches was filmed, so we can all visit and enjoy a ‘TV production full immersion experience.’ And every time you see one of the locations described in this quick guide, remember that you have a Wales expert taking you there. How lucky is that?!Continue reading
In addition to A Discovery Of Witches, Wales has been the backdrop for Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter, and many more TV and movie hits. Gareth Skelding—a.k.a. Gaz—is the location manager for A Discovery Of Witches, and is known for his work on Sherlock, Da Vinci’s Demons, Torchwood and Dr. Who. After you read what Gaz has to say about Wales, you will want to pack your bags and visit this enchanting land. Whether you call it “location scouting” (American English) or “recce” (British English), as a location manager, Gaz is a Wales expert and treasure hunter, and Wales could not ask a better advocate.Continue reading