J.K. Rowling has written and is auctioning off for charity an 800-word prequel to the fabulous Harry Potter series!
Yes, unfortunately I DID say an 800-word prequel, not an 800-page prequel. (Sorry to everyone who just had a mild heart-attack!) And it’s squeezed onto the front and back of an A5 sheet of paper (slightly bigger than a postcard). Jo was asked to take part in the charity event, which will benefit the writers’ association English PEN and Dyslexia Action charities, along with twelve other authors and illustrators.
Does this mean that Jo has a prequel in mind for us? Alas, no. She finished off the short story with the words “From the prequel I am not working on — but that was fun!” Damn!
At least we still have three more movies to look forward to, as well as a Harry Potter Encyclopedia (written by Jo, once THIS is all over!). Principle photography on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is finally over, and post-production work – including editing and CGI work – is well under way! Stay tuned for the HBP trailer, which should be online in the coming month (hopefully)!