Rowling is the famous British author of the worldwide attention gaining Harry Potter series. Her best-selling novels have sold more than million copies and won numerous awards. The books have also been adapted to screen in a series of blockbuster films. Harry Potter upgraded the status of this woman from living on welfare to being a multimillionaire in a short period of just 5 years.
Her mother, Anne, was half-French and half-Scottish. Her sister Diana is about 2 years younger than Joanne.
InPeter Rowling moved his family to the nearby village of Winterbourne still in the Bristol vicinity. Inthe Rowling family moved yet again, this time to Tutshill, near the Welsh border-town of Chepstow in the Forest of Dean and across the Severn River from the greater Bristol area.
Rowling admits to having been a bit of a daydreamer as a child and began writing stories at the age of six. After leaving Exeter University, where she read French and Classics, she started work as a teacher but daydreamed about becoming a writer.
One day, stuck on a delayed train for four hours between Manchester and London, she dreamed up a boy called "Harry Potter". That was in It took her six years to write the book. In the meantime, she went to teach in Portugal, married a Portuguese television journalist, had her daughter, Jessica, divorced her husband and returned to Britain when Jessica was just three months old.
She went to live in Edinburgh to be near her sister, Di. Her sudden penury made her realize that it was "back-against-the-wall time" and she decided to finish her "Harry Potter" book.
She sent the manuscript to two agents and one publisher, looking up likely prospects in the library. One of these agents that she picked at random based on the fact that she liked his name, Christopher Little, was immediately captivated by the manuscript and signed her on as his client within three days.
Several publishers turned down the manuscript before Bloomsbury agreed to purchase it in She writes most of her novels in longhand, rather than with a computer. Her novel, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", was the top-selling novel ofwith 7 million hardcovers sold.
When the first "Harry Potter" novel was published, the publisher asked her to use initials rather than her first name, because boys would be biased against a book written by a woman. Since she only had one given name, they then asked her to make up another initial; she took "K.
Rowling had lifted ideas from her novel "The Legend of Rah and Muggles"which includes a character called Larry Potter. However, the case against J. Rowling was dismissed on September 19,when the judged ruled that Ms.
Stouffer had lied to the court and doctored evidence to support her claims. Is one of only two contemporary authors to have a novel spend more than a year on both the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists, the other author being Nicholas Sparks.
As of Novemberthe year and month of the second "Harry Potter" movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets being released, her franchise of books have currently sold over , copies and printed in over languages to become the biggest and fastest selling novels ever.
It was approximately pages long, containing 38 chapters and overwords, making it her longest "Harry Potter" novel yet.In , J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K.
Rowling has written a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them, with the film due for release in Autumn Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, near Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley ("Harry Potter"'s Muggle-family).
Her father Peter Rowling was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol at this time. In , J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy news, features and articles, as well as content by J.K. Rowling. In the same year, J.K. Rowling published her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown), which has now been translated into 44 languages and was adapted for TV by the BBC in Under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, J.K.
Rowling also . J.K. Rowling Biography: The Magic Spell that Created Harry Potter, Robert Galbraith and The Wizarding World Revealed Dec 30, by Chris Dicker.
Kindle Edition. $ $ 3 Get it TODAY, Sep 7. out of 5 stars 2. J. K. Rowling (Biography) Sep 1, by Colleen Sexton. Paperback. Watch video · Joanne Rowling (born July 31, ), who goes by the pen name J.K. Rowling, is a British author and screenwriter best known for her seven-book Harry Potter children's book series.
Biography J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between and , which have sold over million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than territories and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.