rowling gi J.K. Rowling not against 'a sidestep' set of Harry Potter universe booksWith the debut of her first non-“Harry Potter” novel, “The Casual Vacancy,” author J.K. Rowling has been doing a lot of press and naturally, she is going to be asked about ever journeying back to the Potterverse.

She tells the AP that while “where Harry’s story is concerned, [she’s] done,” she adds that she has thought about a new story set in the same universe.

“I don’t want to mechanically go back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends and glue them together and say, ‘Here we go, we can sell this.’ It would make a mockery of what those books were to me,” says Rowling.

“But … if I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it. I am very averse to the prequel-sequel idea. A sidestep could maybe … well, we’ll see,” she finishes.

Potter also says that she did a couple of the Potter novels “on the run” and wishes she had had more time to write them (though she doesn’t name which ones).

“And I read them, and I think, ‘Oh God, maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut. I don’t know,” says Rowling.

We’re sad to hear she’s averse to the prequel-sequel idea. We would absolutely devour a set of books about the marauders time at Hogwarts, or a set chronicling Harry and Ron’s children at the school. But we’d take a sidestep too. Frankly, we’d take anything Potter-related.

“The Casual Vacancy” hits shelves Thursday, Sept. 27 — will you be checking it out?

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