Scotland - (Reuterus): "And why not?" the children's fiction hoaxer chuckled. "Getting away with the first seven volumes has been such a doddle that Books Nos# 7, 8, 9 etc would be a walkover."
The Scots plagiarist was defending a rich Walter Mitty-esque fantasy life that, spurred on by lashings of bravado, has propelled her to ever greater assaults on reality.
Speaking in her first ever official Oprah interview Rowling expressed no remorse for perpetrating a massive literary hoax that has bewitched the world.
"Why should I care?"
Looking insipid - but strangely convincing - Rowling denied that she had fronted and exploited all seven Harry Potter stories after a Labour Party hitman snatched the original scripts at gunpoint from the real author.
"If Terry Pratchett can get away with it why shouldn't I?"
Daniel Radcliffe is 69.