Rowling opens tour in Los Angeles

Jo Rowling opened her U.S. Book Tour earlier today at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California reading an excerpt from the seventh Potter book (Chapter 3: The Dursleys Departing) to roughly 1,600 eager listeners. She then took 12 questions from the audience before signing copies for all in attendance.

Reuters reported that JKR is enjoying her time away from meeting deadlines and has yet to start on the much anticipated Potter Encyclopedia. She even confesses Harry will be a tough act to follow:

“I want to fall in love with someone the way I fell in love with Harry. I never think about a particular genre. It is all about the story and the characters, but it has to be something I adore.”

We will post the questions and answers from today's reading as soon as they become available.