Rowling started a frenzy Monday with a simple tweet about what she's up to — but it is the mention of a new novel that got fans talking.
Very busy at the moment working on a novel, tweaking a screenplay and being involved in @lumos campaigns. Back when I've finished something!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 5, 2014
When fans started hammering her with questions, Rowling decided to drop some incredibly cryptic hints about what her latest project could be — including a pretty wild anagram.
.@peruseproject See, now I'm tempted to post a riddle or an anagram. Must resist temptation... must work...— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 5, 2014
Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 6, 2014
Something to ponder while I'm away X— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 6, 2014
A wand? As in a tool used by a wizard? A wizard like Harry Potter and pals?
"Newt Scamander's History of New York Fauna: One town, my tale" Warmer.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
.@VikiCarter_ Much warmer.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
Turns out that "Newt Scamander" is the main character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — for which Rowling is currently writing the screenplay — and the film will be set in New York, 70 years before the start of the Harry Potter series.
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