J.K. ROWLING is refusing to rule out writing a new Harry Potter book - even though she released the final installment of the wizard series almost three years ago.
Rowling has become one of the richest women in the world since her Potter novels became a phenomenon in 1997, racking up book sales of more than 400 million worldwide.
She released the final tome in a series of seven, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, in 2007 - with fans so desperate to buy the book it sold 15 million copies in its first day of sale alone.
Rowling admitted she wept when she finally completed the story, but insisted she was finished with Potter and his magical world.
However, the author gave fans a glimmer of hope during a special Easter reading of her work at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday (05Apr10), telling the audience she would consider returning to the story "maybe 10 years from now".
Rowling also revealed she is concentrating on new material at present, telling fans, "I'm quite sure in the not-too-distant future I will bring out another book."