Thursday, February 23, 2012

J.K. Rowling to Publish A New Novel For Adults!

According to an Associated Press article written by Hillel Italie, entitled J.K. Rowling has deal for new novel for adults, I read the following news :
The author of the mega-selling "Harry Potter" series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel, the publishers announced Thursday. The title, release date and details about the book, long rumored, were not announced. A neighbor of Rowling's in Edinburgh, author Ian Rankin, tweeted Thursday that he thinks Rowling has written a mystery novel.
I can't wait to see what J.K. Rowling has in store for us adult readers! Granted, I admit that I have never read any of the the Harry Potter novels, but I am still very curious to see what J.K. Rowling has in store for us adult readers!

I am also curious to see if J.K. Rowling can make the crossover from being known as a successful children's author to a successful adult author as well. This topic was also touched upon in Hillel Italie's article (see link above for full story):
The Potter books had an enormous following among readers of all ages and she is widely credited with revealing to publishers that children's books were no longer just for the young. Meyer's vampire novels and Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" trilogy also have caught on with both parents and kids. Meyer herself wrote an adult book, "The Host," a best-seller in 2008.

Perhaps J.K. Rowling's new novel for adults will be a huge success and her transition from children's author to adult author will go smoothly. Only time will tell. I simply wish Ms. Rowling the best of luck in her journey ahead!

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