ES: This is one of my burning questions since the third book - why did Voldemort offer Lily so many chances to live? Would he actually have let her live?
JKR: [silence] Can't tell you. But he did offer, you're absolutely right.
ES: What would Dumbledore see [in the mirror of Erised]?
JKR: I can't answer that.
ES: What would Dumbledore's boggart be?
JKR: I can't answer that either, but for theories you should read six again. There you go.
ES: Is the last word of book seven still scar?
JKR: At the moment. I wonder if it will remain that way.
MA: R.A.B. Can we figure out who he is, from what we know so far?
JKR: Do you have a theory?
MA: We've come up with Regulus Black.
JKR: Have you now? Well, I think that would be, um, a fine guess.
MA: And perhaps, being Sirius’s brother, he had another mirror –
JKR: [drums fingers on soda can]
MA: Does he have the other mirror, or Sirius’s mirror —
JKR: I have no comment at all on that mirror. That mirror is not on the table.
MA: Now that Dumbledore is gone, will we ever know the spell that he was trying to cast on Voldemort in the Ministry?
JKR: Uuuummmm... It’s possible, it's possible that you will know that. You will — [pause] — you will know more about Dumbledore. I have to be sooo careful on this.
ES: Was Dumbledore planning to die?
JKR: [Pause.] Do you think that's going to be the big theory?
MA & ES: Yes. It’ll be a big theory.
JKR: [Pause.] Well, I don't want to shoot that one down. [A little laughter.] I have to give people hope.
MA: Are we going back to that room, that locked room? [with the veil]
JKR: No comment.
ES: Was James the only one who had romantic feelings for Lily?
JKR: No. [Pause.] She was like Ginny, she was a popular girl.
JKR: That is a theory that's been put to me repeatedly.
ES: What about Lupin?
JKR: I can answer either one.
ES: How about both? One at a time.
JKR: I can't answer, can I, really?
MA: Does the gleam of triumph still have yet to make an appearance?
JKR: That's still enormously significant. And let's face it, I haven’t told you that much is enormously significant, so you can let your imaginations run free there.
ES:We’ve been kind of waiting for the big revelation.
JKR: Absolutely, that's for seven. That's for seven.
JKR: Well, I'm prepared to bet you now, that at least before the week is out, at least one of the Horcruxes will have been correctly identified by careful re-readers of the books.
MA: Oh, here’s one [from our forums] that I’ve really got to ask you. Has Snape ever been loved by anyone?
JKR: Yes, he has, which in some ways makes him more culpable even than Voldemort, who never has.
AND HERE IS THE ONE THAT DRIVES ME ABSOLUTELY MAD .........
MA: Was there anyone else present in Godric’s Hollow the night Harry’s parents were killed?
JKR: No comment.