Though Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s first adult book The Casual Vacancy is selling well, it has gotten some relatively underwhelming reviews. That may explain why the author recently told several media outlets that her next book would likely be a children’s book.
According to Huffington Post, Rowling revealed the news (below) in a web chat hosted by the publisher Scholastic:
The next thing I publish is likely to be a book for children. The reason I’m not committing myself wholeheartedly is because, after fifteen years of being a writer for Harry Potter, where you would say something and someone would seize on it and say, ‘You are definitely doing that now.’ And you kind of thought you weren’t allowed to change your mind. And it got a little intense, so I try not to commit myself with my plan. So I’m not 100 percent sure about doing it, but I think it will be a book slightly more for children.
Rowling also mentioned something similar in an interview with BBC. However, she hasn’t made clear if the book would have anything to do with the world of Harry Potter. Rowling has previously mentioned that she may not be done telling Hogwarts stories yet, even though she says her Harry Potter stories are finished for sure. What do you guys think? Will her next children’s book be Hogwarts related? Or something completely different?