New JKR novel announced (…squeee!)

So… After I thoroughly exhausted myself packing for a weekend up in the mountains, I sat down to check my email and voila, J.K. Rowling announces a new novel!

Squeeee — suddenly I’m not sleepy at all! This is like, a whole new era for me (hello, Dianne, are you reading this?!?), for all of us, who grew up reading Harry Potter! And I was just blogging about the new additions to my HP collection a few posts back!

The official J.K. Rowling site is sporting a new splash page, announcing, “J.K. Rowling is to publish a new novel for adults. Further details will be announced later in the year,” and adds that the website is currently being redesigned for a relaunch later in the year. And a handwritten note by JKR states, “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it just as much, my next book will be very different from the Harry Potter series.”

It’s only been an hour since the announcement, but it’s all over the news by now.

The Guardian reveals Little, Brown will be publishing for UK and US (and Hachette imprints in some territories) and quotes JKR saying, “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.”

No title or, no publication date yet, but they will be announced later this year, but the article states it will be released simultaneously in print AND e-book.

Meanwhile, Harry Potter fans (like me!) are happydancin’ all over the world  — The Leaky Cauldron is buzzing with excitement and speculation. There’s even a poll up on what the new novel will be about, with the following choices (lol): a political faerie story, a Scottish book, “Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen” and “I’m J.K. Rowling, and I’ll tell you in comments.”

But whatever this new novel turns out to be, I’m sure readers (fans and non-fans alike) around the globe will be interested to see what’s next for J.K. Rowling.

I have just one thing to say about all this (thank you, 9gag!):



*screencaps from official site

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