Author J.K. Rowling revealed that her next book would likely be for young readers, chatting with fans in a webcast hosted by Scholastic.
During the virtual event, which drew more than a million Harry Potter fans, Rowling discussed her next writing project. She said, “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, whose most recent book was written for adults, also discussed her experience using Pottermore, the online destination for all things Harry Potter. She said that when she registered herself on Pottermore she was sorted into Gryffindor House.
Scholastic used the event to launch the Harry Potter Reading Club, ca new online reading club for Harry Potter fans.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct a grammar error.