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J.K.Rowling Writes "Single Mother's Manifesto," Criticizes British Conservative Party in The Times

Posted by: Rosi
April 14, 2010, 12:11 PM

With the British General Election approaching on the 6th of May in the United Kingdom, J.K. Rowling has written an article in today's Times relating her options on the British Conservative Party's stance on single-parent families.  In aContinued...

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JKR: "Sometime in the not too distant future I will bring you another book and it will not be Harry Potter" (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
April 05, 2010, 02:00 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling just wrapped her two readings at the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll.  After reading from the fifth Chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone book, the section where Harry finds hisContinued...

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J. K. Rowling Reading at White House Easter Egg Roll Today

Posted by: Edward
April 05, 2010, 11:00 AM

J. K. Rowling's reading has commenced, please see the above post for complete coverage.

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is set to read today as part of the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll at 1:30pm - 1:45pm EST and again from 2:00pm - 2:15pm EST.Continued...

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J. K. Rowling to Read at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Posted by: Edward
April 02, 2010, 11:30 AM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling will be reading a selection from her Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone novel as part of the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll, reports the official Scholastic On Our Minds blog.  The author will be reading "at two separateContinued...

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J. K. Rowling Among Top Ten Most Influential Women in Scotland

Posted by: Edward
March 22, 2010, 08:04 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been included in a new list of the ten most influential women in Scotland, according to a new report in the Scotsman.  The paper reports that the honor was announced at the Action for Children Scotland Woman of Influence Awards,Continued...


Win the Chance to Shadow J.K. Rowling on Take Your Daughter to Work Day with Barbie

Posted by: Rosi
March 17, 2010, 11:03 AM

After naming Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling among the 10 Women to Watch in 2010, the Barbie I Can Be website has announced a new competition where you can win the chance to be shadow J.K. Rowling for a day. The competition is only open to girls between the ageContinued...

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J. K. Rowling Tweets: It's "the real me," but "pen and paper is my priority"

Posted by: Edward
March 02, 2010, 02:18 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has updated her Twitter page once again today to remind followers that, although this is her official account, writing remains her top priority.  Her tweet reads:
This is the real me, but you won’t be hearing from me often I am afraid, asContinued...

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Children's High Level Group Changes Name to "Lumos" and Shifts Focus

Posted by: Rosi
February 25, 2010, 04:08 PM

The charity co-founded by J.K. Rowling has today revealed a new name and a new focus. Lumos, chaired by J.K. Rowling and previously known as The Children's High Level Group, will continue to work to help institutionalised children across Central and Eastern Europe but will move its focus from RomaniaContinued...

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Suit Claiming Copyright Infringement Against Bloomsbury Adds J. K. Rowling as Defendant; JKR "Saddened" by Claim

Posted by: Edward
February 17, 2010, 03:07 PM

Bloomberg is reporting that Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been added as a defendant in a plagiarism lawsuit against UK Harry Potter book publisher Bloomsbury we first reported last summer. As readers will recall, the suit, filed by the estateContinued...

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A Note from J.K. Rowling on "Helping Haiti Heal"

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2010, 11:10 AM

As of today, the Helping Haiti Heal effort has raised nearly $97,000. If we get to $105,000, Partners in Health will name the three full cargo planes (full of medical supplies and other desperately needed equipment) that we have funded after three wizards we know well: Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The trioContinued...


J.K. Rowling to be Turned Into Special Edition Barbie Doll

Posted by: Rosi
February 03, 2010, 06:04 PM

A Sky News article reveals today that a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling Barbie doll will be showcased at the world's largest toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany, dressed in a "black wool suit and hot pink top combination." U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey, German prime minister Angela Merkel, 2009Continued...


J.K. Rowling Donates Signed Set of Harry Potter Books to Helping Haiti Heal

Posted by: Edward
January 22, 2010, 02:30 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a full U.K. edition set of her books, as well as a handwritten card, to Helping Haiti Heal, the multifandom donation drive kicking off tomorrow via Webcast.

This extremely rare item joins more than 100 special gifts, includingContinued...

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Recent JKR Edinburgh House Purchase Reports False

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 12:45 PM

Over the past few days, reports have been circulating across various news outlets regarding Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling purchasing an Edinburgh house after viewing only two rooms, and after offering the current owners a sum of money to vacate in time for a Christmas party.  Leaky hasContinued...


Auction of JKR Signed Deluxe Book with New Sketch of Harry Potter by Mary GrandPre Now Open

Posted by: Edward
January 13, 2010, 11:12 AM

As readers will recall, a young man in Florida chose to auction a one-of-a-kind J. K. Rowling signed Deluxe Edition of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" along with an original sketch by Harry Potter book artist Mary Grandpre for benefit the NationalContinued...


Leaky's 2009 Year In Review: Part Two

Posted by: Edward
December 31, 2009, 03:00 PM

Here now is Part Two of Leaky's 2009 Year in Review of Harry Potter news!  Part One is posted below.  Enjoy!



After years of planning, the time had come for LeakyCon 2009, our very first Harry Potter fan conference.  In the lead up to the event, two LeakyCon songs and our officialContinued...

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