J.K. Rowling has undoubtedly been keeping busy lately. Penning the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, publishing the end of the Cormoran Strike trilogy as Robert Galbraith, and working on the Harry Potter sequel stage play—there’s simply no stopping her. Now, she’s turning her pen to children’s literature with a new book announcement that’s sure to please kids and kids at heart.
In an interview with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio, Rowling unveiled that she is in the process of writing a brand new children’s book, unrelated to any of her previous projects. Unlike the Cormoran Strike series, Rowling will not be using a pen name for this genre shift. Specific details on what the story will be about are still under wraps.
The talented author also elaborated that this isn’t a one-and-done deal. She intends to write another children’s book after this one, saying, “There will be another children’s book.” The interview also revealed the reason behind Rowling’s recent surge of creativity: She said it’s been “kind of my mid-life crisis.” Now that’s a good kind of crisis to have!
What do you hope to see in Rowling’s return to more whimsical storytelling?
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