During her first interview as her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, JK Rowling revealed that she is writing another children’s book. She told Radio 2‘s Simon Mayo, “I have an idea for a children’s book, actually I have written part of a children’s book that I really love, so I’m definitely going to finish that. There will be another children’s book.”
Jo was promoting Career of Evil, the latest book in the Cormoran Strike detective series. Jo managed to keep the Robert Galbraith pseudonym a secret for only a few months before her cover was blown. She admitted she wished her disguise “had lasted longer”, but that writing as her alter ego is still “genuinely liberating”.
“The deal [with my editor] was even if I am found out, Robert doesn’t do publicity,” she explained. “I just like Robert’s writing career to be less about the hype because I’d done so much of that with Potter.
She added that she definitely will continue to write books under her birth name, once she finds the time away from writing the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
“I’m not going to give you an absolute date because things are busy and I’ve been writing a screenplay as well for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which has been a lot of fun so I’m very busy but I’d definitely write more novels as JK Rowling – novels in the plural, I have so many ideas.”
She added: “I sometimes worry I’ll die before I’ve written them all out. That’s my midlife crisis – that I will leave this earth without having written them all.”
BBC also has plans to adapt all three of the Cormoran Strike detective novels for television, The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil.