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JK Rowling Donates For A Community Building in Scotland

Jo has donated a generous undisclosed sum towards renovating a former town hall into a music and theater community building in Perthshire, Scotland, according to The Courier.

"The facilitys management team confirmed that Rowling, who has a home near the town, had made a generous donation to the 1.5 million project but declined to say how much she had given.

Ian Menzies, of Locus Breadalbane, said: Its going to be a wonderful resource for the community its what weve been working toward over the last few years after buying it from the council. We are now bringing it into the 21st century and are fundraising for that.

The refurbishment of the B-listed building will cost 1.5 million but we had a generous donation from JK Rowling. We are not allowed to say how much it is.

A spokeswoman for JK Rowling confirmed she had made a donation to the project but declined to comment further."

Jo owns a home near the town which may have inspired the donation.

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Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Janet

NEWS about JK Rowling and JKRowling Fan!

Sorry we have not updated in so long, but this site is going through some changes. Coming SOON will be a brand new fansite dedicated to Jo. Follow us on Twitter now @AlwaysJKRowling for future updates. Meanwhile, our Facebook page is at the same place as is the Tumblr, so please follow there too.

While we have been busy working on new exciting things, JK Rowling has also been busy, writing, but mostly in tweet-form :) She is very active in the debate over Scotland's independence, as she showed in her statement published in June. Lately she has also been vocal on Twitter, discussing the matter with people on both sides, even dealing with some trolls. (NOTE: We have no comment and, as non-Scots, little opinion on the matter. We just report the news.)

Filming of the BBC's adaptation of The Casual Vacancy is underway. Several photos of the cast on set have been published, including these from The Daily Mail. The 3-part series will be broadcast on BBC and HBO.

Jo is one of several authors, as well as charities, businesses and other public figures, who is supporting the READ ON. GET ON campaign to promote and improve literacy throughout the United Kingdom. The campaign was launched Monday, 8 September "aimed at making a radical improvement in reading standards one of the central goals of politics and education in the next decade."

One brilliant way to encourage young kids to read s to introduce them to HARRY POTTER! Bloomsbury Books released new editions of the series last week with covers by illustrator Jonny Duddle. They also updated their interactive Harry Potter website for fans of all ages.
Read more and watchan interview with Jonny Duddle about how he reimagined the art for a new generation of readers and created his fun new covers.

Posted on 10 Sep 2014 by Janet

Happy Birthday to J.K. Rowling!

July 31st is Jo's 49th birthday and Harry Potter's 34th! A great day to celebrate! (Maybe with a donation to Light Up Jo's Birthday?)
Also a good day to catch up on news about Jo from the past couple weeks. She appeared as Robert Galbraith (pic) at Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival on July 18, for a live interview with writer Val McDermid.

"J.K. Rowling said: 'Im thrilled to have appeared at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival for many reasons, foremost of which is to have shared a stage with a true master of the genre, Val McDermid. It is a particularly fitting venue for Roberts first appearance because part of The Silkworm is set in Harrogate and its environs.'"

During the interview, Jo revealed she is halfway through the third Comoran Strike detective novel, which is her most meticulously planned so far. The next book will focus on Comoran's experience as a military veteran and "what happens when you leave the military". She has been interviewing and working with a group of veterans as well as researching forensics and amputation. She also said there will be many more mysteries to look forward to reading. Though she expected to write seven books, there could be more.

"It's pretty open ended," she said of the future of the series. "I don't know that I've got an end point in mind. It's one of the things I like about the genre, unlike Harry when there is a story arc, beginning and ending. This is a discrete series - while he lives you can keep giving him stories."

In other news, Pottermore has updated the fourth book The Goblet of Fire so players can spend Harry Potter's birthday lost in the Final Task. Remember Cedric.

Also, Bloomsbury Books has introduced new covers for the Harry Potter series by artist Jonny Duddle as an birthday treat for Jo and all of her fans. The books will be available on the 1st of September, just in time to catch the Hogwarts Express!

More at The Telegraph and The Guardian

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Janet

Light Up Jo's Birthday for LUMOS

J.K. Rowling's birthday is July 31st (just like her protagonist Harry Potter's) and once again it is time to celebrate by helping Light Up Jo's Birthday with a donation to LUMOS, the charity she founded to help children living in institutions and extreme poverty around the world.

For the last 2 years fans have raised over 4,500 and it would be awesome to beat that amount this year!! You can donate several different ways, and yes, your donation can be converted to British pounds (you do NOT have to be in U.K.!)

LUMOS, the charity Jo founded so many years ago has grown into an international foundation which helps children and families in multiple ways. All donations will help them "to support the 8 million children in institutions worldwide to regain their right to a family life and to end the institutionalisation of children."

The second best part is that by donating you will be entered to win some fabulous prizes including a signed copy of THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith! You can also send a message to wish Jo a happy birthday and/or thank her for all she does to improve the world. So, everyone's a winner :)

READ MORE including the fab list of prizes.

And follow @LightUpJosBday for more updates!

Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Janet

J.K. Rowling Visits Opening of Japan's Wizarding World Themepark

J.K. Rowling visited the new Wizarding World in Osaka, Japan the day before the grand opening. She and her family got an exclusive look at the new park including the Hogwarts Castle replica.

Said Rowling in a statement, The craft and attention to detail across The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan is incredible and I will take away the memory of Hogwarts castle reflected on the Black Lake in particular. Im delighted that Harry fans in Japan and around Asia can experience a physical incarnation that is so close to what I imagined when writing the books.

The Grand Opening of Harry Potter's Wizard World - Hogsmeade in Japan on Tuesday, July 15 was attended by actors from the Harry Potter films, including Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy).

Photos via HYPEABLE.

Read more about the opening including video and more pictures at The Telegraph

Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Janet

JK Rowling Writes Exclusive Rita Skeeter Pottermore Piece

JK Rowling has published a new short story about the Quidditch World Cup. The story takes place when Harry is 34-years-old and features all of the characters of Dumbledore's Army. The author of the story is of course the notorious Rita Skeeter.

The short story is published on Pottermore, as most of the extra material is, and can be read here!


Posted on 09 Jul 2014 by Kristen

J.K. Rowling Receives International Writers Award

Joanne K. Rowling was awarded a 2014 International Writers Award at the International Conference of Jurists and Writers on June 23, 2014 along with several other writers and journalists from around the world.
She was chosen by The International Commission of Writers for her contribution to children's literature. Read more Here and Here.

Posted on 24 Jun 2014 by Janet

Robert Galbraith's New Book THE SILKWORM Release

Jo's newest book THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith is available to everyone in the UK on June 19, 2014 (and June 24th in the US and other places). The special 2 chapter preview was released a couple weeks ago, though personally, I have been avoiding it because I want to be able to start reading it and not stop :)

Of course, Jo has been making all sorts of other news, including her donation to Better Together in favor of maintaining a United Kingdom. She explains her choice on her site.
Meanwhile, she is also writing; we know for certain she is working on screenplays for The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series.
There was also a random tweet that referred to a "chapter" so she may also be working on another book, quite possibly another Comoran Strike mystery novel, which apparently will be another 7-book series.
Jo has been very active on Twitter lately, and has shared a lot more writing on Pottermore during the Quidditch World Cup.
We love seeing that she is so productive!
Sorry, updates here have been fewer and further between. JKRFan is going through some changes too, but we are still on Facebook, Twitter and now Tumblr!
Thank you to all the fans who have shared their own news and fanart! Join us for more :)

Posted on 18 Jun 2014 by Janet

JK Rowling News Updates

A lot of announcements today for all thing Jo. She tweeted this morning in support of The Impress Project an Indiegogo project in support of fair and honest journalism in the UK.

On Facebook Jo's page announced that she will be one of the guest editors for BBC 4's Woman's Hour Takeover Week. She will be the guest editor on the Monday, April 28's program, discussing institutions and orphanages in Europe, multiple sclerosis and other topics.

And, thanks to those keen eyes at Snitch Seeker we learned that the Casting Call for the BBC production of The Casual Vacancy is today too. Filming begins in June and runs through August, so hopefully will be on television this fall in the UK.

Posted on 09 Apr 2014 by Janet

'Tale of Three Brothers' Trailer Released

As we reported last year, the New England School of Communications (NESCOM) has been working on a student production of JK Rowling's short story "The Tale of the Three Brothers". They have released a trailer for the public. Because it is a student film, it will not be released publicly, but if you happen to be in Maine, you can see the screening at The Gracie Theater on May 4, 2014. Congrats to everyone involved, because it looks fabulous smile (I hope Jo gets to see it!)

Posted on 08 Apr 2014 by Janet

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