On the Books July 12: J.K. Rowling's working on new projects, Sookie Stackhouse series to end
++While J.K. Rowling may have more money than the whole of Gringotts, no person has been so inextricably linked to a literary work since the Bible and that Jesus guy. But is it possible that we’ll finally see something not Potter-related escape her pen in the near future? At the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part Two, Rowling let slip that she’s been “writing hard” ever since she finished the series’ final novel in 2007 and that she’s already “got a lot of stuff.” It’s unlikely her immediate plans involve returning to the Potterverse, with the exception of the website project Pottermore, but she’s certainly leaving the back door to Hogwarts unlocked, saying, “Never say never. It is my baby and if I want to bring it out to play again, I will.”
++Bon Temps will soon be rouler-ing to a stop. Perhaps running out of possible supernatural hookup combinations, author Charlaine Harris has intimated that she may be ending her Sookie Stackhouse series of novels—the basis for HBO’s True Blood—after lucky number 13.
++The working manuscript for Jane Austen’s unfinished novel The Watsons is being auctioned by Sotheby’s. It’s expected to fetch somewhere between $330,000 and $490,000.