The Sunday Times revealed that The Cuckoo’s Calling supposedly written by Robert Galbraith, former Royal Military Police, was authored by J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. She’s in the writing spotlight for trying not to be noticed. That’s right. Or, so she says.
Rowling’s statement to the Times, “I hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience.” She goes even deeper with “It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers and readers under a different name.”
From Rowling’s website (http://www.jkrowling.com/): “The upside of being rumbled is that I can publicly thank my editor David Shelley, who has been a true partner in crime, all those people at Little, Brown who have been working so hard on The Cuckoo’s Calling without realising that I wrote it, and the writers and reviewers, both in the newspapers and online, who have been so generous to the novel. And to those who have asked for a sequel, Robert fully intends to keep writing the series, although he will probably continue to turn down personal appearances.”
Russells, a British law firm, confirmed that one of its partners let the information slip to Judith Callegari, the tweeter. The tweet escalated to a world-wide earthquake and forced Robert Galbraith, also known as J. K. Rowling, to tell the truth (http://www.robert-galbraith.com/). The Cuckoo’s Calling soared to the top of the bestseller charts and Little Brown plans to print an additional 300,000 copies.
All’s well that ends well, some say, but what reward has been given to the tweeter? News sources confirm that Ms. Callegari’s Twitter account has been deleted. Her crime? She told the truth without permission.