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Founded in 2010 & opened in 2013, The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic provides out-patient care for patients with Neurodegenerative diseases as well as cutting edge research & clinical trials.
Founded in 2005, Lumos provides help to institutionalized & disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe & works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems; helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.
Gingerbread originally known as One Parent Families has helped single parents & their children since 1918. J. K. Rowling has been an Ambassador of the charity for seven years & in 2007 took the honorary position as President.
The Cuckoo's Calling Status: Released Released: April 2013 Purchase: Bookstores everywhere!
The Casual Vacancy Status: Released Released: September 27, 2012 Purchase: Bookstores everywhere!
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Today marks the start of something new, something beyond Harry Potter & our home Hogwarts, & the start of Jo writing for adults. Happy One Year Anniversary ‘Casual Vacancy’! We all LOVED it, Jo! Forget about the critics because your fans (the people who really count) loved it almost as much as Harry! It’s hard to top such an epic series such as our dear Harry but don’t worry, Jo! You did AMAZING! Now, get out your copy of ‘The Casual Vacancy’ & reread it, guys!
Jo just updated her official Facebook page with some magical news!!!
Warner Bros. announced on 12th September 2013 that J.K. Rowling would be making her screenwriting debut with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, the first in a new film series which is part of their expanded creative partnership with J.K. Rowling. The films will be inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name, and will feature the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander.
“It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts’, realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.
As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.
Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.
I particularly want to thank Kevin Tsujihara of Warner Bros. for his support in this project, which would not have happened without him. I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it.”
Even though “The Causal Vacancy” didn’t go over as well as we hoped & this list was made soon after (probably before Jo was outed as the author of “The Cuckoo’s Calling”, she has made it onto Forbes list. Congrats, Jo!
J.K. Rowling: $13 million
After navigating the tricky transition from children’s books to adult fiction, Rowling has rediscovered her mojo, with “The Cuckoo’s Calling” (published secretly under the pen name Robert Galbraith) topping the hardcover best-sellers list while “The Casual Vacancy” is No. 1 among paperbacks. -Via Forbes
Jo Rowling joined comedian Jon Stewart this month on “The Daily Show”, for a conversation that covered everything from Star Wars to American politics. Jo also drew upon her days of living off government assistance to explain the basis of her themes for her first adult book.
Earlier this month, Jo Rowling sat down on the Charlie Rose show for a whole hour of book and movie discussions. Jo and Charlie Rose delved into Casual Vacancy character development, but also spoke a lot on the casting of roles in the Harry Potter films. See the full interview, with a thanks to SnitchSeeker for finding it, here:
JK Rowling will be continuing her promotion of The Casual Vacancy in New York City with an appearance on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’. A date has been set for Monday October 15, where Jo will be sitting down on the comedy show for the first time. ‘The Daily Show’ airs at 11:00 pm EST on Comedy Central – we’ll hopefully have a video of what’s bound to be a hilarious episode as soon as it’s released online!
Earlier in the day, Jo will also be talking with ‘CBS This Morning’ for another live interview to talk more on the challenges of The Casual Vacancy and the “pressure and pitfalls of publishing a new work”. The two-hour interview will broadcast at 7:00 am EST.
In another clip from Good Morning America’s exclusive interview with Jo, Jo confesses that she went to her eldest daughter, Jessicia for the FYIs on internet slang!
“There are loads of them that I got wrong. Loads of them. And to the extent, I don’t wanna tell you what — how badly I got one of them wrong that I had to go and get– to get a crash course with Jessica,” Rowling said, adding that some of today’s abbreviated slang is “quite ugly.”
“I remember the first time I heard a teenager say ‘LOL.’ Just what? But it means ‘laugh.’ Why don’t you just laugh? What are you doing?” Rowling says.
“It’s not really for me. I’m a middle-aged woman. So as a writer, I find it very interesting, but it would be embarrassing if I started trying to use it too fluently. Sometimes you’ve got to accept you don’t belong in that gang.”
If you live in the states you might have caught GMA’s exclusive interview with Jo about “The Casual Vacancy”. The video of part one of the interview was just put online so now everyone can view the interview! Jo also opens up about her personal life and how she suffered from OCD as a teenager. This is a must-watch video!