J.K. Rowling+ Your Authors @jk_rowling Writer sometimes known as Robert Galbraith Apr. 16, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Seeing my books in this condition is the highest possible compliment, so thank *you*, @emiika_

Now seeing a lot of love for Order of the Phoenix from other readers, which means a huge amount to me! I'm fond of many bits (Luna, DA & Umbridge) but it was a hard book to write for a number of reasons that haven't ever made it into the public domain (& aren't about to!) 1/3

It's hard to communicate the relationship you have with your books post-publication, once they become everybody's. There are invisible stories interwoven with the printed ones that nobody else can see. It took me years to realise where a certain idea in Potter had come from, 2/3

because it had taken such a circuitous, personal journey up from my subconscious. This is the strange underbelly of published work, which only the writer knows. Phoenix is very much that kind of book, so there's something reassuring about it being loved, nonetheless. 3/X

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