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Media Medusa is Getting a Makeover

Media Medusa is getting a makeover!

The only thing that is constant is change – Heraclitus

Like Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast.” What he didn’t know was that the internet moves even faster. To keep up with expanding screen sizes and mobile optimization, Media Medusa is getting a makeover. (She’s hissing with excitement!)

New WordPress Theme

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For all you techies out there, here are the nuts and bolts.

  • Media Medusa currently uses the Gonzo WordPress theme
  • We will be moving to a new and improved theme, Lovecraft
  • Changes will happen within the next few days

We hope you’ll bear with us during our makeover. You might see some wonky text or images that look pretty funky. Give us about a week. After that, if you’re still seeing crazy stuff, email Nancy at [email protected] with the web page address. She’ll send her minions into the internet to fix it.

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WINNER ANNOUNCED! Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County

Enter to win a Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County: A Muggle’s Guide ebook. To sweeten the pot (and get more eyeballs on my ebook!), I’m including a brand-new, Harry Potter-themed journal.

Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County: A Muggle's Guide

All you have to do is enter your email address in the contest widget below. You can also share the contest on social media, or visit my Facebook page, for more chances to win. The winner will receive Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County: A Muggle’s Guide in the ebook format of their choice, along with a brand-new, Harry Potter-themed journal that will be shipped directly from Amazon. (The journal is of my choosing.) Be sure to read the rules!

And as Hermione said to Harry before the first Triwizard trial, good luck!

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Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County

Calling all Muggles! Have you ever wanted to visit Hogwarts? Or see Godric’s Hollow? Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has several magical places that seem like they are right out of the Harry Potter series. I just published an eBook, Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County: A Muggle’s Guide. My book will take you to seven sites, one for each book, across Lancaster County that will transport you into the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County Book Cover

Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County Book Cover

Background

The book was inspired by an article I wrote for a local newspaper, which was inspired by a set of geocaches I wanted to place. But it all began when a friend of mine suggested that I eat at the Gypsy Kitchen in Lancaster, because it looks like the Great Hall at Hogwarts. I took her advice and I fell in love with not only the restaurant, but also the building in which it’s located.

My imagination took off. I wanted to create a series of Harry Potter-themed geocaches that would take fans to places in and around Lancaster that looked like places from the Harry Potter books. I pictured fans arriving at a site and getting all excited about being somewhere Harry Potter-like. However, my time and energy for the project petered out.

Months later, I pitched an article to the York newspaper about seven places in Lancaster County that seemed like they were from the Harry Potter book series. They bought it and I wrote the article, which did pretty well, in terms of page views and readers. But the idea just wouldn’t let go of me, so I wrote the eBook. It’s my way of paying homage to both the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling and Lancaster County.

I published Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County through Pronoun, which is a free service offered by Macmillan Publishers. If you’re looking to publish an eBook, I highly recommend this service. They make it very easy, with step by step Q&As that help you piece it together. Then, they recommend pricing and categories, and they also offer sales tracking and marketing services. I couldn’t be happier with Pronoun.

Excerpt

The eBook is short, but long enough to cover where to go in Lancaster County and why each place reminds me of Harry Potter. Here’s an excerpt:

The Gypsy Kitchen is a wonderful restaurant that resides inside a building that looks so much like the courtyard at Hogwarts, you’ll do a double-take. This Hogwarts look-alike is Dietz Hall, of Lancaster Theological Seminary, in downtown Lancaster, just off Harrisburg Ave. The exterior has covered brick walkways, stone paths and an arched entrance, just like the main courtyard at Hogwarts. There’s even a crest, centered above the walkway. Sadly, the crest doesn’t bear a lion, badger, raven or serpent.

Visit the sales page for Finding Harry Potter in Lancaster County to download a copy from your favorite online bookseller. Thanks for reading!

 

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