'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 2, 2003

I love the Harry Potter books. When is the next one coming out?
—Lareesa S., Minnesota

Hoards of the young wizard's fans will be happy to know the next book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will be in stores June 21. The book is 768 pages—a third longer than the previous installment—and the type is smaller. J.K. Rowling, 37, has been a busy woman. Besides writing and working with the cast and crew on the most recent film, she married Dr. Neil Murray in December 2001. The couple is expecting a child this spring. Rowling, who grew up in Bristol, England, was divorced and living on public assistance in a tiny Edinburgh flat with her infant daughter, Jessica, now 9, when she wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at a table in a cafe during her daughter's naps.