The next Harry Potter is a boy archaeologist
As we round the corner into book 7 of the Harry Potter series (or HP, as his friends call him) the world of exciting children's lit faces a vacuum big enough for Hagrid to fit through. Well, have no fear, dear nerds, because according to HP's original backer, he's found a new boy wonder. Soon Will Burrows might be the kind of household name dear Harry is. Can lightning strike the same publisher twice? Only time will tell. Accio, success!
Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams were signed by Chicken House publisher Barry Cunningham after he tracked down an early version of their book "Tunnels" that was self-published.
"I knew from page one that Harry Potter was magic. Reading 'Tunnels' gave me the same thrill," said Cunningham, who has also achieved worldwide publishing success with the children's books of German writer Cornelia Funke.