AUTHOR J.K. Rowling has been flexing her muscles in the
The Harry Potter scribe has reportedly helped
Gerry McCann to secure their
— who has been giving the McCanns support since their
daughter disappeared in Portugal in May 2007 aged three — suggested the
couple use her literary agent Christopher Little who arranged a
publishing deal with Transworld, according to Britain’s Daily Express
Rowling contributed to a reward for finding Madeleine and in July 2007
she arranged for posters of
to be made available to book
retailers around the world.
The book — titled Madeleine — will be published on April 28 next year to
mark the fourth anniversary of her disappearance. Profits will go
directly to the fund for finding Madeleine.
Kate has already written 60,000 words, covering the period up to the
couple’s heart-rending decision to return to Britain.
“My main reason for writing is simple — to give an account of the
truth,” Kate said.
Rowling recently hinted that she might write another Potter book.
“I could definitely write an eighth, ninth, tenth,” she said.
“I’m not going to say I won’t. I don’t think I will … I feel I am done,
but you never know.”
Rowling said she felt something of a loss upon finishing the saga’s last
installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “It was a
bereavement,” she said.
Rowling says she plans to write more books away from Potter — and feels
there is no need to match or top her previous achievement.
“I did it. I’m really proud I did it,” she said. “But this is a new