updated 10/01/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/01/2010 AT 12:20 PM ET
Fans, rejoice – J.K. Rowling offered a bit of hope on Friday that, perhaps, the final Harry Potter story has yet to be told.
“I could definitely write an eighth, ninth, tenth,” the celebrated author, 45, told Oprah Winfrey during an interview scheduled to air Friday. “I’m not going to say I won’t. I don’t think I will I feel I am done, but you never know.”
Speaking in Edinburgh, where the interview took place, Rowling said she felt something of a loss upon finishing the saga’s last installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “It was a bereavement,” she said.
Not that she’s completely put down her pen. Rowling plans to write more books, and feels there is no need to match or top her previous achievement.
“I did it. I’m really proud I did it,” she said. “But this is a new phase.”