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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provides help to institutionalized & disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe & works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems; helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.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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We bring you an exclusive interview you will only find here. We’ve interviewed the amazing woman behind “A Gift For Jo” which was personally handed to Jo by the author herself! Below you will find the interview with an in-depth description on Jo’s reaction & spoiler HUGS Jo gave!
1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
My names Jessica, I’m a 19 year old ravenclaw from the UK, I discovered Harry Potter at the age of six and I’ve never looked back. I have 4 Harry Potter tattoos and I work at platform 9 3/4 in kings cross station.
2. What is your favorite book?
Chamber of Secrets, it’s the first one I read and I’ll always have an incredibly deep connection to it.
3. What made you decide to make a book dedicated to Jo?
After meeting Jo three times and had her listen to my story and help me so much personally, I decided two things, 1) that I wanted to be able to give something back to her in thanks for her time and love and 2) That I wanted to give other fans the chance to share their stories with her, I was lucky enough to have that opportunity but so many hundreds more aren’t.
4. How did you go about creating “A Gift For Jo”?
I firstly decided that I wanted to collect around 50 fans messages and create a piece of art work for Jo, so I set up a tumblr page to promote my idea and was incredibly overwhelmed by the amount of interest shown, I soon realised that a piece of art work wasn’t going to be an option and the more I thought about it the more a book seemed the most appropriate method of thanks, we are thankful for her books, and therefore the thanks should be returned in the same manner. The book is actually the exact same amount of pages as the hardback uk version of the philosophers stone, written in the same font ad size, which I think is beautiful.
5. How many fans participated & contributed?
Overall I believe over 1000 fans contacted me about A Gift For Jo.
6. How many pages is “A Gift For Jo”?
The exact same amount as in Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone, Hardback UK edition.
7. Tell us about when you handed “A Gift For Jo” to Ms. Rowling herself. Please describe that night in full, no detailed spared.
I had recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness (after the idea for A Gift For Jo) and I attended the event in a wheelchair, I was incredibly nervous about Jo seeing me so fragile and also that I wouldn’t be well enough to attend the entire event and wouldn’t be able to present her with the book. I managed to last through her beautiful conversation with James Runcie before I was wheeled up to the front of the queue to meet Jo. She walked down the steps towards me and loudly announced ‘Jess! What are you doing in a wheelchair ?’ I went on to tell her about my illness and we hugged a few times, before she took her seat behind the table and we continued our conversation amid tears. I then presented her with the book. She held my hands and looked into my eyes, thanking me for such an ‘amazing’ gift, before flicking through it and reading a few of the messages, she squeezed my hand again and thanked me before signing for me. It was an absolutely incredible moment and one I will never forget, Jo is an absolute rarity in life as not only is she so outwardly beautiful, but she has both a heart and soul to match, she genuinely loves the series as much as we do, and she appreciates us as we appreciate her. I felt so overwhelmingly blessed to be the one who could pass on all these people’s memories, their stories, their artwork, their thanks and their love. To be the one who shared that with the woman who gave us everything was something I will never forget and I only hope I did you all proud.
8. Will you be doing another book like this?
If there is enough interest from fans of course I would love to, I wouldn’t want to take away the opportunity for other fans to share what they need to with Jo. Perhaps when she next announces a public event I will set up another so that I can again pass it on in person and know that she has received it.
The book that is for sale is a slightly different version of the book than the one given to Jo, due to copyright infringement. However all the messages have been left completely unedited in both versions, to maintain the honesty of the book.
You buy “A Gift For Jo” here! Who would like to make another book?! We would! Send us an email or tweet if you would like to partake in a 2nd edition of “A Gift For Jo”!
We hope Jo enjoyed her birthday! I know us fans were all celebrating for Jo & Harry (who just turned 33)! Wow it’s been awhile since he was at Hogwarts! Guess we will just have to reread the books & relive the experience that made us have magic in our hearts & call Hogwarts our home! From all your fans, happy birthday to Jo!!!
The law firm involved in leaking the pseudonym J.K. Rowling used to write a crime novel has settled a lawsuit filed by the author. The firm agreed to make a “substantial” charitable donation and pay for all legal costs related to the dust-up.
The Harry Potter author had sued a partner of the British law firm, Russells Solicitors, and a friend to whom he had revealed Rowling’s secret pen name. The friend then leaked the news to a newspaper that exposed Rowling as the author of “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” a thriller supposedly written by a former soldier named Robert Galbraith.
A big secret but completely happy one for us fans was recently revealed! Jo has written another book!!! This time she used an alias & changed her sex, calling herself Robert Galbraith. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” was printed very limited but now that Jo’s Chamber of Secret’s was opened, the book is the number one seller on Amazon! Summary below!
The Cuckoo’s Calling
A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.
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.
As you already know, Jo is doing a reading from “The Causal Vacancy” in New York on October 16th. For those of you who couldn’t manage to get your hands on tickets, heres an opportunity to go! I (Michaella) unfortunately can’t make it to this event since I am scheduled to be in the hospital
Hypable is giving away a pair of tickets to the October 16th event being held at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City! Not only will you be able to see your favorite author face-to-face, you’ll also get a signed copy of “The Casual Vacancy” and watch as Jo hosts a Q&A with fans.
You can enter the contest by first registering within the widget below using your Facebook or e-mail address, then following the instructions. You can enter in multiple ways using Twitter and Facebook to increase your chances of winning!
The contest is open now through October 7th for United States residents only. The winner will be selected October 8th and the tickets will be mailed to you the following day. This prize includes only tickets. It does not include hotel, airfare, or any other accommodations.
Note: You can enter once per day via Twitter to increase your chances.
Both in the states and Britain “The Causal Vacancy” tops the fiction charts! No shocker there!
J.K. Rowling went easily to the top of the fiction charts on Tuesday with “The Casual Vacancy” notching up first week sales of 124,603.
To put that in context, the figure is ten times bigger than the number two book, Bernard Cornwell’s 1356, which sold 12,231, according to data supplied by Nielsen Book Scan, and more than 20 times bigger than the next new entry, Jackie Collins’ The Power Trip. It also makes Rowling’s book number 25 in the year to date’s fiction tables and number one in the year to date hardback fiction table.
The book, Rowling’s first foray into adult fiction, is the fastest selling hardback novel since Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”, which sold more than 550,000 in its first week of sale in 2009. -Via The Guardian