Order of the Phoenix, and leaving the series.

It’s been a long time coming, but Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is finally out. I could never have completed the book without the help of the fantastic illustrator Neil Packer. An extra special thank you to him and to Bloomsbury for getting this book finished when times were very hard. Sadly, my mental health has been problematic over the last few years, and I’ve had to step away from Harry Potter in order to take a break and fix things. I’ll still carry on with my own work and the odd commission, but with regards to Potter I leave the final two books in the safe hands of Bloomsbury and a new illustrator. It’s crushingly disappointing to say the least, but it is what it is. Meanwhile, thank you for all your support over the years, it means a great deal. See you all soon I hope. Jim Kay