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J.K. Rowling Plans to Pen More Novels

Apparently J.K. Rowling is going through a midlife crisis. The crisis at hand? That she won’t have the opportunity to write all the stories she wants to write.

According to TimeHarry Potter author Rowling has many more stories up her sleeve, ready to be written into novels and children’s books. “Novels in the plural, I have so many ideas. I have an idea for a children’s book. I have written part of a children’s book that I really love so I am definitely going to finish that,” said Rowling.

Already in the works are her play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, screenplay and Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and her third Cormoran Strike novel under the Robert Galbraith pen name, Career of Evil. 

All that she’s done since the Harry Potter series ended is pretty remarkable, especially since most considered her to be such a flash in the plan with the series. Hopefully the new projects in progress are completed soon!

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J.K. Rowling Keeps Busy With Wizarding Movie Series

After each of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books was turned into a movie, it seemed like the HP days were over. But things haven’t stopped for Rowling (she’s since published The Casual Vacancy and detective novel The Cuckoo’s Calling), and now, it appears, the wizarding world must also go on.

According to the Associated Press, J.K. Rowling will write the screenplays for a new movie series for Warner Bros. based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Then, the fictional textbook she created in the Harry Potter series.

In the Harry Potter books, the Fantastic Beasts was written by fictional author Newt Scamander. But this new film series won’t have anything to do with the character Harry Potter at all. It will take place 70 years before the start of Harry’s story, in New York.

Rowling didn’t write the screenplays for any of the HP films, so this will be a first for her. But she’s also returning back to her fantastical comfort zone of wizards, and with her built-in audience, my guess is these movies will be hits.

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