J.K. Rowling promises new Potter "10 years from now"

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Hoping for a new Harry Potter novel? So are we. And we just learned how long we'll have to wait to read it. J.K. Rowling revealed yesterday when she could return to her boy wizard once more at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, the Washington Post reported.

Rowling, who was among the guests as thousands of egg hunters descended on the White House, read to a small group of children and answered their questions.

Asked whether she was planning on writing a new Potter novel, she said she doesn't intend to write any offshoots of the Potter series now—but 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—so we won't have to wait quite that long for another Rowling novel, though it won't be in the Potter universe.

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

So what do you you think? Are you ready to line up at midnight for another new Rowling novel?

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