A fan’s dream: meeting J.K. Rowling at Lennoxlove Book Festival

J.K. Rowling ended her promotional tour for The Casual Vacancy last night in Scotland, at the Lennoxlove Book Festival. Like the rest of her appearances, she was forthcoming, heartfelt, modest, and, of course, hilarious! Also like the rest of her appearances, there were hundreds of fans just dying to meet her. This is the experience of one of them, Alohomora! moderator, Laura (aka, Snapescape).

The setting couldn’t have been more perfect. Set in an illuminated 13th century house estate, complete with gargoyles peering down at us from the large iron gates, I couldn’t help but think of Hogwarts. It was magical.
After having gaped and awed at the surrounding building, we made our way towards the garden, where we would witness JK Rowling in all her splendour. Well, I say that, but I wasn’t fortunate enough to get tickets to the actual event, so I had to slum it with all the other peasants in a nearby marquee and watch Jo on the big screen. Not that I’m complaining though, we had a great time.

To read Laura’s complete experience, head over to our The Casual Vacancy page.

Kat Miller

I am a 40-something Ravenclaw/Slytherin from Massachusetts. I've been lucky in life and can attribute a lot of that to Harry Potter. Without it, I wouldn't have at least 80% of the things I do today, including my career & closest friends. I truly despise Sirius Black.