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These include Jo's appearance on Bookclub from August partial transcript here where she discusses Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with James Naughtie and answers questions from a group of young readers, and her appearance on Desert Island Discs from November where she talks about her life, the 8 records she would choose to take to a desert island, Goblet of Fire and Rita Skeeter who was originally going to appear in the first book and was going to be called Bridget.
Posted 13th May by roonwit Jo's website is redesigned Jo's website was relaunched on 12th April This removed the canon information, though it can still be found on Internet archive site, and should eventually reappear on Pottermore.
It also has information on Jo's first novel for adults Fairytale convention Casual Vacancy which will be published on 27th September Posted 13th May by roonwit Pottermore opens The Pottermore site opened to everyone on 14th April The site provides an online experience to accompany the Harry Potter books currently only for the first book and includes new information from Jo, including background information on the Dursleys and some of the teachers.
Posted 13th May by roonwit Jo interviewed by Words with Jam Magazine There is a new interview of Jo in the Words with Jam magazine, where she discusses books she read as a child, life-changing books, books she re-reads, her priorities for her use of time, her opinions on e-books and how she uses them herself, and her secret talents.
Posted 5th June by roonwit Jo on working with Steve Kloves Jo has written a piece for the Writer's Guild of America, West magazine Written By where she writes about collaborating with Steve Kloves as he worked on the screen play for the Harry Potter movies, including their first meeting where he revealed his favourite character is Hermione, and how much he understood the characters in their subsequent email discussions over the years.
The full article can be read in the online copy of the magazine. The show website has some extra footage and an article about Jo based on material from the interview. Leaky has a video of the interview, and a partial transcript.
Posted 2nd October by roonwit Jo reads and answers questions at the White House Egg Roll Jo was one of the authors appearing at this year's White House Easter Egg Roll, where she read from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and then answered questions from the gathered children.
We now have a transcript of her answers here. In particular she said She might want to do something else with Harry's world in the future but has no plans at present.
Her favourite characters at the moment apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione are Dumbledore who she misses mostHagrid and Lupin, also Snape because she loved writing him. She wouldn't want a house elf because she would find them creepy, and would free any in her house.
Hermione was the first character she thought of after Harry. She was originally going to be the Potters' neighbour when their house was destroyed. She was inspired by the fate of the Spinal Tap drummers to have a different Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher each year.
She is writing other books but is having a break from being published. However she is sure that she will bring out another book in the "not too distant future" though it won't be Harry.
Posted 16th February by roonwit Video from Beedle the Bard release tea party TLC have pointed out that Bloomsbury now have video from the Beedle release party, including a reading from The Fountain of Fair Fortune, and a couple of question and answer sessions. She reveals that the longest story she wrote at the age of eleven was about seven cursed diamonds, and there are echoes of it in Harry Potter, her least favourite subject was chemistry, which is why potions is taught in the dungeons with a nasty teacher, and her favourite authors when she was young include Elizabeth Goudge, for The Little White Horse Paul Gallico, and E.
Nesbit, who wrote a very funny book of fairy tales, which she would recommend to someone who liked Beedle the Bard. Also, she loved writing as Dumbledore again, and is still writing, but won't say what she is working on. Posted 17th January by roonwit Reports from Beedle the Bard release tea party Reuters has a report from the Beedle the Bard release tea party.
In it Jo reveals that the inspiration to publish Beedle the Bard came from the fans, saying "There was quite a lot of high feeling from Harry Potter fans that only someone who had two million pounds could afford to read the book.
I thought 'fair point', so I thought 'I'll publish it and then the charity can have that money too'. More details of the questions asked are emerging. TLC has a report revealing that none of the invented Harry Potter locations are based on actual places.
CBBC reports that Jo "can remember some teachers thinking that I was good at story writing, and I used to love it when my stories were read out to the class.Fashion Fairytale: Integrity Toys Convention part 1 - The Convention Collection October 19, October is the month of the Integrity Toys convention and of course I will be posting all dolls and information as they become available.
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The Fashion Fairytale Convention Collection did not include only Fashion Royalty and Nu Face dolls of course. Poppy Parker made a strong presence and there was a surprise appearance by her Far East peers: Misaki! To see the exact days and times for the Demos and Hands On Classes, click the link below for the full schedule.
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