Johnnie introduced himself at a book signing in July, and gave Rowling a
fantastic notebook designed by illustrator Jason Cockcroft, along with a deeply
personal note for the author.
Fast forward to last August, when Johnnie found a letter in"Dear Johnny,
his mailbox with a special Chamber of Secrets stamp affixed to the front. This
is what it said.
You have fantastic handwriting. That's not the mostOn to more important things:
important thing I've got to say to you, but I thought I'd mention it — I'm a connoisseur.
What you say about Harry helping you at what was clearly a
dreadful time in your life means more to me than I can easily express. I freely
confess that I loathe bullying and the way it is still so often
"handled" in schools.
Your experience is shocking and disturbing and that you have
turned out to be a compassionate, moral, highly motivated person is high
testimony to your courage. Gryffindor for you, my lad...
Thank you so much for the stunningly beautiful notebook. I
This letter seems to be a series of non-sequiturs, but whyLove from Jo
break the pattern: I have family roots in Ayrshire — Arran, to be precise. And
I've never been there. Embarrassing, isn't it? Don't tell the Nationalists.I'm sure we'll see each other again. In the meantime, I'll
watch out for you on Twitter.
They’ve continued to stay in touch through the magic of
Twitter. Add this to the list of reasons why we'd buy J.K. Rowling a butterbeer any day of
the week. [Mic