I have to admit, I was a fan of the series of books by J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter was an intriguing story and Carolyn and I indulged a bit on the childish fantasy.
And no, 'Harry Potter and the One Trick Pony' isn't the next in the storyline. However, I understand that J. K. Rowling is working on a new book. Prequel. She already did one that was auctioned off for some $3 million ... a book. Handwritten, but still .. a book.
So I then read that she is doing a legit, in store, prequal of the Harry Potter fame. I don't know if it's a series or a single book. I roll my eyes at this, only because this shows that she has no imagination outside of a single world. R.A. Salvatore has his Forgotten Realms series, but he also did the official adaption to Star Star Wars - Episode II, Demon Wars and a slew of other worlds. Elizabeth Moon went from doing fantasy (The Deed of Paksenarrion) to a slew of sci-fi, space epics. Even Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weiss (of the Dragon Lance fame) went from fantasy to .. all kinds of of books!
So come on Rowling. I know you have books that have been rejected by publishers for being non-Harry Potter. But really ... you're the third richest woman in the UK for crying out loud. Self-publish and move on.