My entire morning just got about 8 billion times better.
Friends, J.K. Rowling is writing a new book.
Potter fans, we do have something to live for.
That, or The New York Times, Huff Post, Publisher's Weekly, Media Bistro, The Leaky Cauldron, Rowling's agent, and the woman herself are in cahoots on the biggest and most dangerous prank this world has ever seen. (Dangerous because, hello, if it turns out this was a joke then you will have millions of furious fans on your hands who are not afraid to hunt you down.)
We don't know much about it yet. I can garner no more information out of these articles other than that the new novel is written for adult audiences, is "very different" from the Harry Potter series, and that more details (title, publication date, plot details, etc.) will be released later this year. If you hear something more, though, def pass it on. :)
From a recent press release:
"Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life."
Excuse me while I go do cartwheels around my office.