Weak moments: JK Rowling may give in to temptation and write an eighth Harry Potter book
And her younger children – David, four, and Mackenzie, two – are likely to join the clamour for another novel as they discover the Potter books.
However, if an eighth novel were to be written, Rowling concedes it is unlikely that Harry would be the central character.
She finished the seventh book in the series – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – last January.
At the time she thought she was ending a 17-year association with the boy wizard.
But in an interview with Time magazine, which put Rowling at No 3 in its Person Of The Year list, she said: “There have been times since finishing, weak moments, when I’ve said ‘Yeah, all right’ to the eighth novel.
“If – and it’s a big if – I ever write an eighth book, I doubt that Harry would be the central character. I feel I’ve already told his story.
“But these are big ifs. Let’s give it ten years.”
In the meantime, Rowling is working on two writing projects – an adult novel and a “political fairy tale” – and is involved in charity work.