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The Anne Rowling Clinic (annerowlingclinic.com)
Founded in 2010 and opened in 2013, The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh provides out-patient care for patients with Neurodegenerative diseases as well as cutting edge research and clinical trials. 


Founded in 2005, Lumos provides help to institutionalized and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe and works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems, helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.

Gingerbread (gingerbread.org.uk):
Gingerbread, originally known as One Parent Families, has helped single parents and their children since 1918. J.K. Rowling has been an Ambassador of the charity for seven years and in 2007 took the honorary position as President.
 
The Latest


Very Good Lives
Status: Pre-order
Release Date: April 14, 2015
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The Silkworm
Status: Released
Released: June 19, 2014
Purchase: Bookstores everywhere! 


The Cuckoo's Calling
Status: Released
Released: April 04, 2013
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The Casual Vacancy
Status: Released
Released: September 27, 2012
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Pottermore
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Status: Released
Released: December 4, 2008 (to the public)
Purchase: Bookstores, Amazon.


Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them; Quidditch Through The Ages
Status: Completed
Released: March, 2001
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Harry Potter Series
Status: Completed
Released: June 30, 1997
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Filed Under: Exclusive, Harry Potter Series, Interview, Novels // Dec 16 2014


Filed Under: Charity, Exclusive, J.K. Rowling, Site // Dec 13 2014

Harry Potter isn’t just a boy nor is it just a story. J.K. Rowling has created a world that continues to shock us. Her wizarding world has brought people of every age, point in life, and from all different counties together! She has united the world! We don’t believe we give enough thought to this amazing fact.

The fandom of Harry Potter is so unique and unlike anything that this world has ever seen. Its members are kind and supportive which we believe is due to all the life lessons in the books.

We have made lasting friendship with people from all over the world due to the imagination of one woman. It’s amazing to think about how much Ms. Rowling has changed the world simply by words. The impact she has had will never be forgotten nor will it fade but continue to grow with each day. We know we are not alone in saying that Harry and Jo have made a true difference in our lives. Harry taught us the true meaning of friendship between the pages of the books to our real life friends who were forged over our shared love for Harry. Words cannot even begin to describe what J.K. Rowling has done for the world.

Ask yourself of how much of an impact Harry and Jo has had on you. We’re betting you can create a list!

As we thought about how many people (basically all of us Potterheads) have been changed by Harry and Jo, we decided to create a site to share your messages to J.K. Rowling on how she has affected you. We didn’t just want to have a whole bunch of messages though. We wanted to continue the line of impact by having fans donate to The Anne Rowling Clinic if they wish to have their message be placed on the top of the list of messages, so that J.K. Rowling herself might just read it! The Anne Rowling Clinic is one of Jo’s personal charities. The clinic provides out-patient care for patients with Neurodegenerative diseases as well as cutting edge research and clinical trials. Anyone who donates will also be entered into a contest with prizes such as a signed ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ movie script signed by J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, and Tom Felton. Plus, much more!

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Tis the season for spreading change! Mischief managed!

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J.K. Rowling has been very active on Twitter lately and also writing as she mentioned to her followers.

 

 

While she has primarily been promoting the latest campaign for LUMOS (still time to donate!) and interacting with some lucky fans, she also shared the news about Robert Galbraith’s latest deal.  

 

The BBC released more information, though filming has not begun and they have no cast or other details. The series will begin with the first two books already published, A Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. Jo has already told us that there will be several other books in Comoran Strike’s adventures and is currently writing the fourth, which means this television series could continue for awhile. There is a chance that she will be working on the scripts too:

Rowling will collaborate on the project, with the number and length of episodes to be decided once the creative adaptation process has formally begun. This marks a continuation of the BBC’s relationship with Brontë Film and TV and J.K. Rowling. Brontë is also making J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, a three-part serial which will be aired on BBC One in February 2015. (BBC)

Brontë Film and TV is the production company Rowling started with Neil Blair, of The Blair Partnership. They have also recently completed production of a BBC/HBO mini-series for The Casual Vacancy which will air in February (with the script adapted by Sarah Phelps). Photos from the series final cuts have been released.

Michael Gambon and Julie McKenzie as Howard and Shirley Mollison (BBC)

Abigail Lawrie plays Krystal Weedon in BBC’s The Casual Vacancy

Julia McKenzie and Keeley Hawes as Shirley and Samantha Mollison

Julia McKenzie and Keeley Hawes as Shirley and Samantha Mollison



Filed Under: J.K. Rowling, Lists // Dec 12 2014

The Courier, a UK newspaper has just released their list of the top 100 people who have made an impact this year. No shocker here, J.K. Rowling made it on the list, coming in at number sixteen.

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Her Year: The best-selling author put her money where her mouth is and not only donated £1 million to the Better Together campaign but also spoke out strongly and in some detail about her belief in the Union. She was roundly trashed by internet trolls but stood her ground. Her first standalone adult novel, A Casual Vacancy, is currently being filmed for TV with Michael Gambon amongst the cast and Warner Bros has announced a trilogy of films based around the Harry Potter character and “magizoologist” Newt Scamander, as a kind of prequel to the Potter series. She guest-edited Woman’s Hour earlier this year and introduced Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yusufzai to an enthusiastic audience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She also produced her second crime novel, The Silkworm, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Panel View: J.K. Rowling’s statement in support of Better Together articulated her own feelings and those of others on the Unionist side clearly and with precision, bringing the spotlight to bear on what many felt, until that point, had been a lacklustre showing from the No (Thanks) campaign. Her treatment on social media turned the spotlight on this increasingly important area of modern political communication and led to widespread condemnation of such behaviour from all sides. She continues to fascinate the reading public with her tales of mystery and imagination, with millions of Harry Potter fans no doubt busily trying to work out who will play her new hero.

On behalf of all of your fans, we would like to thank you for all your hard work, Jo! You truly are such an inspiration!



It seems like every other day J.K. Rowling is changing the header on her Twitter account. She’s certainly up to something, leaving clues for us to find and decode. This reminds us of the good old days when Jo’s official site was an animated desk with clues to the latest Harry Potter novel. Anyhow, let’s get down to business!

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At the top left conner, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” is open to the scene where Professor Lupin is teaching the students how to fight off a boggart (Neville’s worst fear is Snape lol! That’s one of our favorite scenes in PoA!) In the bottom left conner, there is a copy of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” in ancient writing (coincidently it’s the 7th year anniversary of ‘Beedle the Bard’… Hummmm there’s that magic number). In the center there is the first chapter of the Harry Potter series and also written notes on the series.The stained note page is the first time Harry sees Snape. (A moment we will never forget!) The other note page is when Harry gets into Platform 9¾. Also in the center, there is a coffee mug with ‘Snowy Owl’ on it. On the bottom right, there’s written notes from “The Causal Vacancy” with a character list. We’ve uncovered the merperson crest. It’s the Murray Clan (See below for more info on the Scottish Clan & relevancy to Jo’s works). Last but not least, the book at the top right conner is the Sacred Writings of the Sikhs, believed by fans was used to write about Jawandas, the Sikh family in “The Casual Vacancy”.

Tweet us your thoughts and what you think this all means! Jo better tell us what’s up with all these header changes soon! We don’t know about you but we are going nuts trying to figure it out!



Filed Under: J.K. Rowling, Twitter // Dec 04 2014

As some of you might have noticed, J.K. Rowling (@JK_Rowling) has changed her Twitter header yet AGAIN! We were looking at the header, trying to decode it when we come across a Scottish clan’s crest (at the far right side). We will go into depth about the entire header and possible means in our next post but we wanted to diverge into the Scottish roots in Jo’s works which we were amazed to find!

First, let’s talk about that crest in Jo’s header!

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This is the crest of Clan Murray. Jo’s husband is Neil Murray. That being said he is more than likely a decedent of the clan. Murray is a variation of the word ‘Moray’ (meaning ‘sea settlement’), hence why there is a merperson on the crest. The saying on the crest is Tout Prest (Quite ready). The motto for the Murray Clan is “Imperio”. We’ve now learned the backstory on how Jo created one of the three unforgivable curses. (The Imperius Curse allows whomever casted the spell to have complete control over a person’s actions.)

As we looked further into the Scottish roots, we found out another interesting fact which, if your not a Scot or history buff, you probably don’t know. Galbraith as in Robert Galbraith the pseudonym J.K. Rowling used to write the Cormoran Strike series, is also a Scottish clan! So fascinating! Don’t you just love how J.K. Rowling’s mind works!



Filed Under: Charity, Lumos, Novels, Very Good Lives // Dec 03 2014

You might remember back in 2008, Jo made a beautiful commencement speech at Harvard about embracing failure and learning that you can not succeed without failing. It was a heartfelt speech which touched even Harvard’s President. You can watch her speech here. Fast forward seven years later, Jo speech is being bound into a book!

Now let’s get to the exciting part! The book is entitled “Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination“. It will included Jo’s speech alongside illustrations by Joel Holland who has previously worked with Jo on “The Casual Vacancy”. The book will be published April 14th, 2015 by Little Brown priced at £9.99 ($15.69) and the entire book’s proceeds will go to charity!

From Press Release:

Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust said, “I have heard and read many commencement speeches, none more moving and memorable than J.K. Rowling’s. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it—and still find inspiration in her singular evocation of the idea that living a meaningful life so often means daring to risk failure. What a powerful example she embodies, and what a remarkable gift her speech was, and is, for all of us privileged to hear it then—and to read it now.”

10% of J.K. Rowling’s proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to university-wide financial aid at Harvard University and 90% of J.K. Rowling’s proceeds from the sales will be donated to Lumos. Little, Brown Book Group (UK) and Little, Brown & Company (US) are also making a donation to Lumos.



We don’t know about you but we are certainly looking forward to April! Can’t wait til we can have J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom in our hands!



Filed Under: Charity, Cormoran Strike Series, Lumos, The Silkworm // Dec 03 2014

This morning, Lumos updated their campaign’s site with details on how to win a co-signed edition of the latest novel in the Cormoran Strike series, “The Silkworm” (signed by both J.K. Rowling and her alto ego Robert Galbraith). The details are the following:

Signed copy of The Silkworm
We are delighted to announce a very special perk for our generous funders: a copy of The Silkworm signed by J.K. Rowling AND Robert Galbraith. This is a truly one-of-a-kind item, and we’re excited to be able to give you the chance to own it. To enter the contest, first donate to this campaign. Multiple donations/entries are permitted.

On December 12th, you will receive an email from Lumos. This email will contain all the information you need to complete your contest entry. We will ask you to answer 3 questions about Lumos; please reply to the email and submit your answers to complete the contest. This should take no more than 2 minutes. Entries will be due by midnight (GMT) on December 14, 2014. The senior staff at Lumos will blindly judge all correct entries and select a winner. The winner will be announced on December 15th and will receive a copy of The Silkworm, signed by J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith.

Please contribute generously for the fantastic opportunity to win this very exclusive and rare perk!

Eligibility: The contest is open to anyone who has contributed to the Lumos campaign on Indiegogo. Multiple donations for this perk permit multiple contest entries. The contest is not open to employees of Lumos.

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Generously donated by J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith.

To enter to win and also help education in Moldova, click here!



Filed Under: Awards, Cormoran Strike Series, The Silkworm // Dec 03 2014

GoodReads 2014 Book Awards voted “The Silkworm” written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith in 2nd place for the genre ‘mystery & thrillers’ of 2014. First place went to good pal of Jo’s, Stephen King. King is the king of horror and thrillers so topping him would have been a strike (Love a good pun haha)! The numbers weren’t off by much! Could Jo be the next Stephen King?!

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Filed Under: Charity, J.K. Rowling, Lumos // Dec 02 2014

J.K. Rowling attended a press conference for ‘Lumos’ on Wednesday which was held in London. As founder of the charity, she urged the government and organisation leaders across Europe to stop the institutionalisation of children in the region. Two days earlier, she helped launch the social media campaign #LetstalkLumos which is for a new campaign Lumos has started to improve education in Moldova.

This statement was posted on Lumos’s official website:

“The conference heard a presentation, entitled What Works: Effective Deinstitutionalisation in Moldova, by Dumitriţa and Cristina, from Moldova. Speakers at the event also included Rob Horvath, US Government Special Adviser on Children in Adversity; José Fernando Costa Pereira, Policy Advisor to the Africa Department of the European External Action Service, EU; Allison Llera, Counsellor to the Haitian Prime Minister; Neil Boothby, Senior Adviser to the USAID Administrator, Global Alliance for Children.

Founder and President of Lumos J.K. Rowling today met Dumitrita (14) seated on left and Cristina (17) seated on right) from Moldova at a conference in London where they urged senior leadership from the EU, US and other international aid donors to invest in family-based care services that can end the institutionalisation of children around the world. Also pictured are their mothers Viorica on the left, Dimitrita’s mother, and Evochia, Cristina mother on the right.”

J.K. Rowling today urged some of the world’s largest international aid donors to use their financial might to eradicate institutions and orphanages that harm children.

As Founder and President of the international children’s charity Lumos, she told a London conference that all children had a legal and moral right to a family life and that institutions, despite the best intentions, cannot give the love and care they need to grow and reach their potential.

Speaking to representatives from organisations controlling billions of Euros and US Dollars in international aid – including the EU, the US Government and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – the author emphasised the clear economic case for ‘deinstitutionalisation’. Supporting children to stay with their own families in their communities was – in nearly all cases – significantly cheaper for societies than funding institutions, she said.

“I recently committed to becoming President of Lumos for Life,” she added, “and it is my dream that by the time my life ends, the very concept of taking a child away from its family and locking it away will seem to belong to a cruel, fictional world.”

To read the entire statement, please click here.

Photos of Jo at the conference are below:

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