J.K. Rowling told BBC Radio 2 that she’s working on a new children’s book and she has many more stories to tell.
In an interview to promote her latest Cormoran Strike crime novel, which is written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the Harry Potter author said she has plans to write as J.K. Rowling again.
“I’m not going to give you an absolute date because things are busy enough,” she said, citing the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play she’s working on and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay she’s written, which is a movie spinoff of the books.
“But I will definitely write more novels as J.K. Rowling. 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.”
Rowling’s latest crime novel, Career of Evil, is the third in her Galbraith series, which she told BBC Radio she started working on while she was finishing Harry Potter. She says it’s the only book she’s ever written that gave her nightmares to research.
In a statement, Scholastic, the publisher of Rowling’s blockbuster Harry Potter series in the U.S., expressed its excitement: “We have no doubt that she will, once again, inspire even more young readers with her brilliant storytelling.”
“I genuinely sometimes worry I’ll die before I’ve written them all out,” Rowling told BBC of her many ideas. “That’s my midlife crisis, that I will leave this earth without having written them all.”
If only she could get her hands on the sorcerer’s stone.