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HBP Release Date to be Announced in 24 Hours

Posted by: Melissa
December 20, 2004, 05:19 PM

All right, we couldn't wait for you all to break into JKR's study.
Jo Rowling has announced on her site that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is FINISHED, and we should hear a release date from her publishers in the next 24 hours. Check back here for updates.

Here's what JKR says aboutContinued...

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J.K.Rowling and "Once Upon a Poem"

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2004, 07:03 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has contributed a small quote that is included in a new children's poetry book. Once Upon a Poem: Favourite Poems That Tell Stories is a collection of poems with introductions from a variety of authors such as Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and Mary Pope Osborne. J.K. RowlingContinued...

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JKR on Satanism and Censorship

Posted by: Melissa
December 18, 2004, 05:14 PM

Jo Rowling speaks about being called a Satanist by people who want to get her books banned here:

"I ask myself first of all how they actually read the books. Can they read? And if they read the books I am truly mystified that they could say that about them."

Also on the video is author Neil Gaiman (who isContinued...

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Tweak to JKRowling.com Welcome Page: Book Six On the Way?

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2004, 02:55 PM

Extremely perceptive reader Potterfan has notified us that the "Welcome" note on JKRowling.com's front page has changed slightly in the past day from this:

This is where I can tell you the truth about rumours or news stories, where I can share the extra information I haven'tContinued...

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JKRowling.com: "No News is Good News" (Except there's lots of news)

Posted by: Melissa
December 10, 2004, 09:54 AM

Our favorite author has updated her site, explaining why "No News is Good News":

I have nothing noteworthy to report, because I have been spending nearly all my time sitting in front of my computer writing, re-writing and taking the occasional break to bang my head off theContinued...

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JKR Agency: Rowling Not Slated to Attend Peace Conference

Posted by: Melissa
December 06, 2004, 12:21 PM

Representatives from J.K. Rowling's literary agency, Christopher Little, have just informed us that there is no truth in the recent report that J.K. Rowling is a possible attendee at a Spain peace conference.

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J.K. Rowling Possible Visit to Spain Peace Conference

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 06:28 PM

A Spanish newspaper today reported that J.K. Rowling may possibly attend a world peace conference next year in Spain. This is to be an international forum with a focus on solidarity and peace. Several world leaders and famous individuals have been invited to attend this conference tenativelyContinued...

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Variety: J.K. Rowling Has a "Wand-erful Life"

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2004, 04:55 PM

As a preview to tonight's British Independent Film Awards, Variety has a feature on J.K.Rowling and the Harry Potter films. J.K.Rowling is due to receive recognition as the "UK Personality of the Year" at these awards, and this article takes a look at the development of the Harry PotterContinued...

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J.K. Rowling's "Big Issue"

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 08:40 AM

J.K. Rowling is lending her name to charity once again. In a fund-raising effort called "What's Your Big Issue?", the Harry Potter author is donating a specially designed t- shirt for auction. This unique t-shirt, among many donated by celebrities, will be autographed and designed to highlight an issue thatContinued...

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Colleen McCullough: JKR is a "lousy writer"

Posted by: sue
November 25, 2004, 05:32 PM

In an interview with The Courier Mail, author Colleen McCullough (The Thorn Birds) mentions Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In this article, which you can read below, Colleen McCullough offers her opinion on her fellow author.

ONE thing Colleen McCullough won't miss when she finally loses her battleContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Named President of One Parent Families

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2004, 04:12 PM

UK Charity "One Parent Families" has named author J.K. Rowling as their new President. Having been involved with this charity since 2000 and she was named its first Ambassador, One Parent Families is very important to the Harry Potter author. J.K. Rowling says:

"I am truly honouredContinued...

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UK Time Turner Sweepstakes Now Open

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2004, 10:57 AM

Earlier Warners Brothers announced a contest where winners from the USA, Japan, and Canada could win a chance to meet J.K.Rowling and the trio. Well now residents of the U.K. have their own chance to win a meeting with the Harry Potter author and cast members too. The contest is open now and runs through DecemberContinued...

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New WB " Time Turners Sweepstakes" for Adults!

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2004, 09:25 AM

Warners Brothers must have heard us, for they have now launched a second "Time Turner Sweepstakes" for adults to win a chance to meet JKR and Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. Just like the other "Time Turner Sweepstakes"(for children ages 7-17), this grand prize forContinued...

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Warner Brothers "Time Turner Sweepstakes" for Chance to Interview JKR and the Trio

Posted by: sue
November 08, 2004, 11:35 AM


Warners Brothers is launching today their "Time Turner Sweepstakes" in which the Grand Pize winner will get the chance to interview author J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. The winner will be flown to London,Continued...

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Author Terry Pratchett Talks About J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
November 07, 2004, 06:31 PM

In a recent interview with The Age, best-selling fantasy author Terry Pratchett talks about fellow writer J.K. Rowling. The article discusses his fantasy books,then moves to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings of which Terry Pratchett says:

"I probably still venerate Tolkien but I don'tContinued...

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