JK Rowling Started Writing Her First Kids' Book Since 'Harry Potter'

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It's official: The architect of the wizarding world is back to writing children's books.

While it's been eight long years since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and JK Rowling let us know “all was well” in the Potter universe, that also means it's been eight awful years since we've started getting our Rowling fix by reading adult novels written under pseudonyms.

That all is seemingly coming to an end as the author of the world's most popular book series announced she is back to focusing on her bread and butter.

During an interview on BBC Radio 2, JK Rowling admitted she had written part of a new children's book, her first since finishing the "Harry Potter" series.

She told host Simon Mayo,

I'm not going to give you an absolute date because things are busy enough, but I will definitely write more novels as JK Rowling. I have so many ideas. I have written part of a children's book that I really love so there's will be another children's book and I have ideas for other adult books... I sometimes worry I'll die before I've written them all out. That's my mid-life crisis.

Don't get TOO excited, though. In all likelihood, these stories will have nothing to do with "Harry Potter" as right now Rowling is focusing on staging the eighth part of the series through a two-part play called “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

Since she reportedly has no plans of turning the play, which is premiering in London's West End next summer, into a full novel, someone Accio me a ticket to that!

Citations: J.K. Rowling Is Writing Her First Children's Book Since 'Harry Potter' (Huffington Post), JK Rowling: 'I've written part of a children's book that I really love' (BBC)