You think anyone would want to live with a man who breeds Blast-Ended Skrewts?

goodyggtg asks: Is it true that you had nine rejection letters for your first HP novel?

blaise_42 asks: In Chamber of Secrets, Hagrid is supposed to have raised werewolf cubs under his bed. jkrowling_bn: typical boy Yahooligan_Ron asks: Do you have any news that you can tell us about the next books?

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jkrowling_bn: Anything written by Jane Austen or Roddy Doyle... jkrowling_bn: Yes, but as you rightly deduce, Harry is taking all my time and energy at the [email protected] jkrowling_bn: !

Hadder9 asks: Does Harry know that he is protected as long as he lives with his family? but he won't know the whole truth about that for a little while bak0y asks: Are ther going to be any more new characters?

jkrowling_bn: and if that doesn't suceed it MIGHT be time to think about a different career... Yahooligan_Tanya asks: I meant to watch Today this morning, but I heard from a friend that you revealed a bit of information. Yahooligan_Stargull asks: How much input did you have on the marketing of "Goblet of Fire? jkrowling_bn: well, I think I'll leave you in suspense... jkrowling_bn: I've written the final chapter of book seven jkrowling_bn: which was really an act of faith - jkrowling_bn: I was saying to myself, 'you will get here!

jkrowling_bn: but some great writers had lots of books rejected before they got published, so don't lose heart cynickel2 asks: We really enjoy the humor in the books, especially with the Dursleys. " The marketing campaign has drawn at least as much media attention as the book itself. jkrowling_bn: well, I didn't really have any input jkrowling_bn: I just asked my publishers not to give too much away jkrowling_bn: because book four was the culmination of ten years' work for me jkrowling_bn: if the ending had been given away, it would have ruined a lot of people's pleasure Yahooligan_Amanda asks: You've hinted a little that you might KILL Harry! ' jkrowling_bn: it will probably need re-writing when I reach it, though Yahooligan_David asks: I've heard about the two charity books that will be released in March 2001. Ever since I encouraged people to read Harry Potter, people have been calling me Hermione! Is it true that Harry and Draco will have to get together and fight evil?

jkrowling_bn: I have read some and I've been very flattered to see how absorbed people are in the world spccbflo asks: Everything that happens has a meaning, sometimes in a later book.

Do you have everything planned out in your head, or do you tie things in as you go?

Yahooligan_Roxie asks: Which of the Harry Potter books is your favourite so far, and why?

Are you considering writing a sequel series with Harry's own children, or other characters we have met? Are you sure he's going to survive to have children?!

What do you say to the criticts who think that the books deal with the "dark side"? jkrowling_bn: Either they haven't read the books properly or they can't read at all NEToys asks: Being close to 30 years old, I have found that the Harry Potter series has progressed from an originally labeled "Childrens Series". jkrowling_bn: they knew Voldemort was always out there and wasn't going to go quietly! At what age did you begin dreaming of having a writing career, and what were the steps you took? :) ) jkrowling_bn: The fifth book's going well, though I haven't done very much yet jkrowling_bn: book four was a mammoth job and left me a bit tired! jkrowling_bn: I have wanted to be a writer since age six jkrowling_bn: when I wrote my first 'book' jkrowling_bn: a story about a rabbit called 'Rabbit' Yahooligan_joel asks: is there going to be a harry potter when he is in his 5,6,7 years at hogwarts?