Tuesday, April 6, 2010; C10

From J.K. Rowling to Easter egg rolling

-- The White House welcomed thousands of kids from all 50 states to the annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, and Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling was among the guests. She read to a small group of kids and answered questions.

Though she said she doesn't plan to write any offshoots of the Potter series, she didn't rule it out "maybe 10 years from now," depending on how she feels. But she told one child she does want to write more books.

"Yes, I do, and I am," Rowling said. "I'm quite sure in the not-too-distant future I will bring out another book."

Rowling also said she had grown up with neighbors who had the last name of Potter, which she liked much more than her own. As a kid, she said, she was always teased about her last name; kids called her names like "rolling pin," she said.

Now, Rowling is one of the best-known names in the world.

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