No more paper work for J.K. Rowling

Relax, Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling now has plenty of paper.

The author, a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland, who writes in longhand, is busy writing the seventh and final Potter book. She had complained last month that she was having a hard time finding writing paper. Her readers apparently sympathized.

"Be careful what you wish for, it might come true," she wrote in a message posted earlier this week on her Web site.

"Since complaining that I had difficulty finding anything to write on after running out of paper while working in town, I have been deluged with paper. Some of you sent single sheets, others entire pads, one enterprising paper merchants sent a large stack of notebooks embossed boldly with J K ROWLING, which I might not use in public, but which are very lovely all the same.

"Others took a different approach, telling me exactly where you can buy writing paper in Edinburgh; some even enclosed maps. Anyway, I've now got enough paper to write several book sevens, so no excuse there," reports AP.

Rowling also announced a new public engagement in August, when she will be reading at Radio City Hall in New York, alongside John Irving and Stephen King, in An Evening with Harry, Carrie, and Garp. All proceeds from the event will go to the Haven Foundation, which helps performers whose accidents or illnesses have left them uninsured and unable to work, and Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders, reports The Herald.

O.Ch.