J.K. Rowling Writing New ‘Harry Potter’ Short Stories for the Holidays

By December 6, 2014

Author J.K. Rowling finished her story with “the Boy who Lived” when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released to bookstores worldwide in mid-2007. Still, whether its the presence of the highly popular film series or just the overall strength of the characters and the vibrant world that they inhabit, fans are still anxious for any new material that could come out of the magical realm. Well, as an early Christmas present to the millions of Harry Potter fans all over the world, author J.K. Rowling will be writing new short stories featuring the series’ characters as an “early Christmas present” to fans.

According to Pottermore (via Polygon), new short stories by Rowling will be premiering incrementally on the website as we head closer to the holidays. A Facebook post from the site reads,

Christmas is coming early to Pottermore,” according to the Pottermore Facebook post. “Starting Friday, December 12, we’ll be releasing a surprise for you every day on pottermore.com at 1pm GMT (8am EST).

With wonderful new writing by J.K. Rowling in Moments from ‘Half-Blood Prince’, shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two, make sure you don’t miss out – just visit pottermore.com and answer our rhyming riddles to unwrap a #Pottermore Christmas surprise every day.

The new stories require registration at the Pottermore site. This isn’t the first time that Rowling has written new Potter-related material for the website, as she wrote a short story giving more information on the background of the villainous Dolores Umbridge, as well as smaller-scale tales including new articles in The Daily Prophet newspaper. Fans can also look forward to a new Harry Potter-themed film from Warner Bros., as Rowling will write the screenplay for a film inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

For more Harry Potter news as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.