Author and creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, 42 told the London Daily Mail that an eighth Potter book is not out of the question.
The biggest reason for a possible return of the famous boy wizard comes from Rowling’s 14-year old daughter Jessica. The author hinted that she has been getting some pressure from Jessica to put out an eighth Potter novel.
Her other children, now ages 4 and 2, will soon be getting old enough to appreciate the novels as well and are sure to want more stories from mommy.
Rowling does admit that if she succumbs to the temptation to write another Potter story, Harry, who is now getting older, will no longer be the central character.
She went on in the London press article to say that, “If – and it’s a big if – I ever write an eighth book, I doubt that Harry would be the central character. I feel I’ve already told his story. “But these are big ifs. Let’s give it ten years.”
Rowling recently told Time magazine that “There have been times since finishing, weak moments, when I’ve said ‘Yeah, all right’ to the eighth novel.”
Rowling is currently writing two different works on progress, an adult novel and, as she puts it, a “political fairy tale.”