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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Author and screenwriter J.K. Rowling is certainly a busy person. Not only does she have a current series of hard-boiled detective novels that she’s writing, but she’s also one of the core minds behind the blockbuster fantasy film series Fantastic Beasts. But what is her progress with these two projects?

Earlier this week on her official website, Rowling posted a Q&A that gave us answers to some of fans burning questions, including the status of these stories. Here’s what she had to say:

“I’ve just finished the fourth Galbraith novel, Lethal White, and I’m now writing the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 3. After that I’ll be writing another book for children. I’ve been playing with the (non-Harry Potter/wizarding world) story for about six years, so it’s about time I get it down on paper.”

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First off, it’s good to hear that, once again, Rowling has a head-start on the next Fantastic Beasts film. While the first one was certainly lacking in character development, it’s still a world I want to see more of, and after seeing what’s in store for fans in The Crimes of Grindelwald, I’m eager to see this franchise continue.

On a personal level, I’m happy to see that her next Cormoran Strike novel is done (though I wonder if the publisher will hold off on publishing until they can publish one a year — probably not).

Finally, if you’ve been waiting for Rowling to jump back into the children’s story world, it sounds like we don’t have long to wait. Will this one be able to capture the imagination of kids in the same way as Harry Potter? Only time will tell.

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SOURCE: JK Rowling

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.