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J.K. Rowling Biography: Success Story of the Harry Potter Author

J.K. Rowling Biography

J.K. Rowling

In this success story, we will share the biography of J.K. Rowling, a British novelist best known for the Harry Potter book series author. The books were translated into 80 languages and sold over 600 million copies as of October 2023. They have become the best-selling book series in history. Also, they have been the basis for a series of films ranked as the second highest-grossing film series in history. J.K. Rowling’s distinctive personality traits are perseverance, leadership, and effective communication. As of October 2023, J.K Rowling’s net worth is roughly $1 Billion.

Early Years

Joanne “Jo” Rowling, OBE FRSL, best known as J.K. Rowling, was born on June 31, 1965, in the small town of Yate, Gloucestershire, England. She incorporated her pen name, J.K., from her grandmother’s name, Kathleen. Rowling does not have a middle name.

Her father, Peter James Rowling, was an engineer at a legendary British company, Rolls-Royce, and her mother, Anne Rowling (née Volant), was a half-French and half-Scottish science technician. Joanne’s parents were both Londoners. They met on a train while traveling from King’s Cross station to Arbroath in Scotland; both were eighteen years old. Her father was about to join the Royal Navy; her mother was off to join the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Anne was cold, and Peter offered her a half share in his coat. A year later, they got married. Soon, they left the Navy service and relocated to the suburb of Bristol, in the West of England.

In 1969, four years after the birth of Joanne, the family moved to the nearby village of Winterbourne. Joanne was a small, rotund girl wearing glasses. Always being a dreamer, she loved to narrate her incredible fairytale stories. Joanne wrote her first story when she was six years old. It was a fairy tale about a rabbit called Rabbit, who had measles. His friends came to visit him with a giant bee called Miss Bee. Joanne’s younger sister, Dee, was the first to listen to her stories.

The childhood of the future novelist cannot be called difficult. On the contrary, she spent a quiet and happy childhood surrounded by caring parents, her favorite sister, and a grandmother. Joanne enjoyed studying at St Michael’s Primary School and loved modeling clay pottery, painting, and learning the history of literature. However, her parents always wanted to buy their house in the UK, and when Joanne was nine years old, they moved to the village Tutshill, in the County of Forest of Dean.

Thanks to her mother, Joanne Rowling took a fancy to literature at this time. Her mother gave all her time to the family, so she wanted to provide a good education for her daughters. Anne read many books to her daughters, and by the year of five, Joanne could retell every book almost by heart. Joanne attended St. Michael’s Primary School, founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More 200 years ago. At school, she realized that her favorite subjects were English language and reading. At the same time, Joanne encountered some problems because of her math teacher, Mrs. Morgan, hostility. She labeled the left side of the classroom as the side for the most intelligent kids. Mrs. Morgan always requested Joanne sit on the classroom’s right side. Joanne was very frustrated, as she knew she was a brilliant student. Later, Rowling admitted that she modeled the character Severus Snape after Mrs. Morgan.

However, Rowling had several teachers who encouraged her to write. She had a couple of primary school teachers who made Joanne feel exceptional when reading her work to the class. They did, and Rowling remembers those teachers until now. “The pride I felt at my work read out to other students was huge. You never forget the teachers who said, “You can do this,” Joanne recalls.

Joanne was a shy child. Classmates remember her as a reclusive and secretive girl who lived in a fantasy world and always wrote something in her notebook.

When she was 15, her family moved again. Rowling missed her friends, but misfortunes never come alone. Around the same time, Joanne’s favorite granny died, her relationship with her father soured, and her mother became seriously ill with multiple sclerosis. Treatment did not give a positive result, so Anne Rowling’s condition worsened yearly. For the young girl, her mother’s illness was the biggest shock of her life.

After graduating from Wyedean School in 1983, Joanne Rowling decided to enter Oxford University. She had successfully passed the entrance exams but was not accepted to one of the most prestigious British universities. However, she joined the University of Exeter located in Exeter, South West England, the United Kingdom, on the faculty of philology, where she studied French intensely. In fact, this idea belonged to her parents, who hoped their daughter could make a career as a bilingual secretary. Martin Sorrell, a French professor at Exeter, remembers Rowling as “a quietly competent student, with a denim jacket and dark hair, who, in academic terms, gave the appearance of doing what was necessary.” Joanne remembered that she was doing little work, preferring to read Dickens and Tolkien and listen to “The Smiths.” In 1986, after a year of internships in Paris, Rowling graduated from Exeter with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Classics. After that, Joanne moved to London and changed several jobs. Soon, she worked as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International, but she knew it did not fit her.

Beginning of the Harry Potter History Book Series

In the summer of 1990, Rowling’s boyfriend relocated to Manchester. She spent a flat-hunting weekend with him. When returning to London by train, the idea of the Harry Potter book series suddenly came into her mind during that trip. Joanne could not tell why or what triggered it. However, she saw the whole story of the book and the wizard school. The idea is about a boy who did not know he was a wizard until he was invited to the wizard school.

On returning home, Joanne immediately sat at her desk and began writing. One day, the apartment where she had been living was robbed. The thieves took away many memorable things left from her mother, but, fortunately, they did not steal the shoe box full of the outline of “Harry Potter.” Joanne knew that these sketches were her central jewel.

The story of Harry Potter saw the world six months after her mother’s death. Joanne’s mother, Anne Rowling, died on December 30, 1990, at 45. She had visited her six days before she passed away, but she could not realize the seriousness of her mother’s disease. When Joanne saw her mother, she looked exhausted, but no one could even think of approaching tragedy. Rowling cannot forget that feeling of heaviness she experienced. The death of her mother sent Joanne into a depression.

In attempts to escape from despair, Rowling moved to Portugal, Porto, where she met her first husband Jorge Arantes.

Marriage, Divorce, and Returning Home

Nine months after her mother’s death, Joanne decided to leave the country and start a new life in Portugal in an attempt to escape from despair. She began to teach English as a foreign language. After staying for eighteen months in Porto, she met Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes, and on October 16, 1992, they married. Soon, Jorge was called for the training assembly, and he was absent for a few months. While her husband was not home, Joanne wrote the first three chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. After returning home, Jorge Arantes could not find a job, and Joanne had to work until their daughter, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes, was born on July 27, 1993, in Portugal. After a few months after the birth of a daughter, Joanne’s husband beat her and drove her out of the house. In December 1993, Rowling and her infant daughter moved to Joanne’s sister in Edinburgh. Dianne Rowling was the only person Joanne could confide her problems, and she always relied on her.

By the end of 1993, Rowling hit rock bottom and saw herself as a failure. An exceptionally short-lived marriage had collapsed, and she was unemployed. She was a lone parent living with her daughter and as poor as possible to be in Britain without being homeless. Still, Rowling recalls those years as trouble and valuable because she came back from Portugal with her daughter, Jessica.

During this period, Rowling was diagnosed with clinical depression and contemplated suicide. Her illness helped her to invent the characters known as Dementors, dark creatures feeding upon human happiness, introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third novel in the Harry Potter series.

A few months later, Joanne decided to rent a small apartment in Edinburgh. Becoming a single mother, almost impoverished, she was forced to live on state benefits. Joanne Rowling received 70 pounds per week, which she spent on cheap food and some clothes for Jessica. Rowling was very ashamed of her distressful situation.

In order not to stay at home, every single day, Joanne went out for a walk with her daughter and wandered through the streets because it was the best way to make Jessica fall asleep. Then, sitting with a cup of coffee at Nicolson’s Cafe, owned by her brother-in-law, Roger Moore, or at the Elephant House, Joanne continued to work on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Some said that Rowling was writing her book in local cafés to escape from her unheated flat, but she later refuted that gossip.

“The Elephant House” is one of the cafés in which JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter novel.

At that time, the band of misfortunes and poverty seemed never to end. All the problems falling on her head knocked her out of the rut. Joanne could forget about everything, only sitting at the writing desk. However, all those failures helped her become more robust, or Rowling would never know how to succeed.

First Attempts to Publish Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

In 1995, after five years of writing, Joanne Rowling finally finished Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Since writing the first book, she already knew how the story would end. Joanne remade the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone fifteen times!

From J.K. Rowling’s biography, we found that she hid her magical world in cardboard boxes under the bed, on the back of statements about social assistance, in notebooks, or just on some sheets of paper. There were lists of all students of the magic school with their level of skills and pedigree, as well as experiments with Latin terms and drawings. To facilitate the task for future illustrators, the writer portrayed the main characters and the magical transformations.

Having finished the book’s last chapter, Joanne told her sister about it, who died laughing when she heard the story. Dianne loved Harry Potter, and this inspired Joanne. However, to write a book – only a half of the battle. It was necessary to publish it. Rowling printed several chapters on the old typewriter, put them in a folder, and sent them to some literary agents.

After Joanne sent her manuscript to literary agents, she looked forward to their recalls. She received such replies as “It is too difficult for children,” “It is too long,” and “Children would not be interested in it.” At this stage, Joanne is very disappointed and thinks life is meaningless. Nevertheless, her sister came to help and said, “Rowlings never give up!” Soon, they sent some chapters to Christopher Little, the famous literary agent.

However, he was not interested in children’s literature, so he immediately sent the manuscript to the archive. The young employee of the agency was very curious about what lies in blockages and read some chapters of Harry Potter. She liked the plot so much that she put the text on the chief’s table again. Having read the text, Little chose to promote the book. His company, Christopher Little Literary Agents, agreed to represent Rowling while searching for a publisher. The text was sent to twelve publishing houses, all rejecting the manuscript.

It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J.K. Rowling Click To Tweet

In August 1996, when Joanne had already begun to despair, the book finally got a green light (and a £1,500 ($2,300) advance) by Barry Cunningham, an editor from Bloomsbury, a publishing house in London. Christopher Little called Rowling and informed her that Bloomsbury’s publishing house had made an offer. Joanne could not believe her ears! She was so happy that she screamed, jumping in place. Jessica, who was drinking tea then, was very scared of it.

Alice Newton, the eight-year-old daughter of Bloomsbury’s chairman, helped her father, Nigel Newton, to decide to publish Rowling’s book. He gave her the first chapter to review, and she immediately demanded the next one. Although Bloomsbury agreed to publish the book, Cunningham said he advised Rowling to find a job since she had little chance of making money in children’s books. Soon, Rowling got a job as a French teacher. In 1997, Rowling received a £8,000 ($12,500) grant from the Scottish Arts Council to enable her to continue writing.

Successful Publication of the First Book

In June 1997, Bloomsbury published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with an initial print run of 1,000 copies. Five hundred copies of the book were distributed to libraries. Today, such documents are estimated between £16,000 ($25,000) and £25,000 ($39,000). On the presentation day, Joanne had to read the passages from her book to the shop visitors. Just a few people came to listen to the unknown writer. Nevertheless, she felt herself triumphant.

When readers tasted the tale, the boom began. Five months later, the book won its first award, a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. In February, the novel, beyond comparison, won the British Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year. Soon, the story took the Children’s Book Award. In early 1998, Scholastic Inc., during the auction that was held in the United States, won the rights to publish the novel for $105,000. According to Rowling’s words, she “nearly died” when she heard the news. In October 1998, Scholastic distributed Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the US under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Rowling regrets this change and would have fought if she had been in a better position then.

After receiving money from the Scholastic sale, Rowling first bought a new flat on 19 Hazelbank Terrace in a prestigious area of Edinburgh and moved there with her daughter. They also bought a rabbit, a cat, and a guinea pig because Jessica had wanted some pets for a long time but could not afford them. Joanne was making up for lost time and pampered her daughter.

A Film Adaptation of the First Book

Magic, wizards, and fairy entourage – all this was asking for the big screen. Not surprisingly, a film adaptation was not long in coming. In October 1998, Warner Bros. purchased the film rights to the first two novels for $1.5 million. However, there were specified deductions from sales and Rowling’s close cooperation in the project’s preparation.

Initially, Steven Spielberg was considered for the role of the film director. However, on reflection, he has refused. Spielberg wanted to do a cartoon while Rowling and Warner Bros. had a different vision. Also, Spielberg was scared of the absence of creative motivation. In any case, the project would have furious commercial success, irrespective of the efforts of the director.

Rowling wanted to see Terry Gilliam as the film director. He is superb, but his views do not often coincide with the vision of a mass audience, while the project had to be a mass one. In the end, Warner Bros. decided to focus on Chris Columbus. He loved to work with children, and family movies were not new for him since the days of Home Alone.

Columbus expected Liam Aiken to play the role of Harry Potter, but Rowling insisted that only British actors should act in the film. Therefore, out of thousands of applicants for the part of the main characters, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were selected. The Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone film premiere took place on November 16, 2001.

Spielberg was fitting that the film adaptation was doomed to succeed. A solid budget of $125 million has been paid off many times but has not reached the prestigious mark of one billion dollars.

The Harry Potter Book Series

The sequel to the first book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was published in July 1998, and once more, Joanne won the Smarties Book Prize. In December 1999, the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, won the Smarties Book Prize again, making Rowling the first person to win the award three times. One year later, the British writer won this award four times in a row, but she withdrew Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from contention to give other books a fair chance. In January 2000, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban won the inaugural Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year award. However, Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf lost the Book of the Year prize.

The first time Rowling realized her popularity happened during her second tour across the United States. She was very impressed by the crowd of people who came to see their idol. It was amazing and scary at the exact time because she had not expected that. During the last tour, though, sometimes several hundred people came, but there was not such a stir.

When Rowling joined the club of millionaires, headlines such as “A single pauper mother gets six-digit fees!” adorned almost all the newspapers. Inconspicuous to anyone, a previously unknown woman turned into a subject of journalists’ particular interest, who endlessly were prying into the details of her personal life. In the memory of those days, she created an image of a bold writer in the next Harry Potter book.

I really don't believe in magic. – J.K. Rowling Click To Tweet

The fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was released simultaneously in the United Kingdom and the United States on July 08, 2000, and broke sales records in both countries. 372,775 copies of the book were sold on its first day in the UK, close to the number of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban sold during its first year. In the US, it sold a stunning number of three million copies in its first 48 hours, smashing all the records. According to Rowling’s memories, she had a crisis while writing the fourth novel and had to rewrite one chapter thirteen times to fix a problem with the plot. Later, the 2000 British Book Awards named Rowling the Author of the Year.

A wait of three years occurred between the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the fifth Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This gap led the press to speculate that Rowling had developed writer’s block. Joanne denied those rumors. Writing the book for Joanne was a chore, and it could have been shorter. She ran out of energy and time as she tried to finish it.

The sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, saw the world on July 16, 2005. The book also broke all sales records, selling nine million copies within 24 hours of its release. Later, Rowling noted that the first chapter of the sixth book, which describes the conversation between the Minister of Magic and the British Prime Minister, had to be the first chapter of the “Philosopher’s Stone,” then the “Chamber of Secrets,” and then the “Prisoner of Azkaban.” In 2006, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince received the Book of the Year prize at the British Book Awards.

The subsequent Harry Potter publications

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the name of the seventh Harry Potter book. This news was announced at the end of December 2006. On January 11, 2007, J.K. Rowling finished the seventh book in her hotel room at The Balmoral in Edinburgh. On July 21, 2007, Rowling released Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The novel broke the record of its predecessor as the fastest-selling book of all time. On the first day, 11 million copies were sold in the United Kingdom and the United States. The last chapter of the book Rowling had written in the 1990s.

While working on her final book, Rowling starred in the documentary J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, broadcast on ITV in the UK on December 30, 2007. Rowling visited her old apartment in Edinburgh, where she finished her first Harry Potter book. She was moved to tears and mentioned that it was where she completely turned her life.

In the interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rowling paid homage to her mother for the success of the book series: “If she hadn’t died, I don’t think it’s too strong to say that there wouldn’t be Harry Potter. The books are what they are because she died.” Today, Harry Potter is a global brand, estimated to be worth $15 billion. The last four Harry Potter books consistently set records as the best-selling books in history. The series, totaling 4,195 pages, has been translated, in whole or in part, into 80 languages. It was also recognized that the Harry Potter books had caused an interest among young people when children were believed to have abandoned the books in favor of computers and television.

In October 2015, J.K. Rowling announced the ‘eighth Harry Potter book series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which she co-authored with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The two-part story focuses on the life of Harry Potter’s youngest son, Albus Severus Potter. It begins nineteen years after the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows epilogue.

J.K. Rowling had to experience many difficulties on her way to her cherished dream. Still, the ability to bring a start to an end led the writer to the highest peak of the literary society.

The Harry Potter Film Series

J.K. Rowling gained some creative control over the films to make them more attractive and to ensure that the scripts did not contradict the future fantasy series.

When drafting her contract, Warner Bros. took considerable notice of Rowling’s desires and thoughts. However, Joanne had some principal stipulations. One of them was that the films had to be shot in Britain with an all-British cast, which has been adhered to. Rowling also requested that Coca-Cola donate $18 million to the Reading is Fundamental American charity.

The world invented by J.K. Rowling has been recreated for the filming of movies. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was modeled on the computer, but the interior scenes were played out in real-world scenery in six different parts of Britain. The pictures of a medieval monastery in Lacock in Bristol make it easy to recognize Hogwarts’ interiors.

I think you're working and learning until you die. – J.K. Rowling Click To Tweet

London is also present in the first film. A vacant building in the Victorian Leadenhall Market was transformed into a fabulous pub, “The Leaky Cauldron.” However, this pub was moved to another London area under the railway bridge on Stoney Street in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Rowling reviewed all the scripts and acted as a producer on the final two-part installment, “Deathly Hallows.” Steve Kloves scripted the first four, sixth, and seventh films, and Rowling assisted him in the writing process. During filming, she also revealed certain secrets about their characters to Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) before she revealed them in the books. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) asked Rowling if Harry died at any point in the series, and she answered: “You have a death scene,” thereby not explicitly answering the question.

The timeline of the Harry Potter film series:

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (release date: November 16, 2001; directed by: Chris Columbus);
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (release date: November 15, 2002; directed by: Chris Columbus);
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  (release date: June 04, 2004; directed by: Alfonso Cuarón);
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (release date: November 18, 2005; directed by: Mike Newell);
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (release date: July 11, 2007; directed by: David Yates);
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (release date: July 15, 2009; directed by: David Yates);
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (release date of part one: November 19, 2010; release date of part two: July 05, 2011; directed by David Yates).

Pottermore (now Wizarding World)

One unpleasant trend in the world is that people read books less, and Joanne went online to support and develop her creativity.

On June 23, 2011, Rowling announced that all materials related to Harry Potter would be available on Pottermore.com. Later, it was renamed to Wizarding World.

It’s an official hub for fans who can share, participate in, and rediscover the stories. That is also the exclusive place to purchase digital audiobooks and e-books of the Harry Potter series.

J.K. Rowling collaborated with Sony to develop a website focused on the unknown parts of the Harry Potter series and interactively retelling the story. The site features Rowling’s thoughts and several pages of some unpublished texts. It is open to everyone since April 14, 2012.

The Casual Vacancy and Other Fiction Books

In July 2011, Rowling parted with her literary agent, Christopher Little, and moved to a new agency founded by one of his employees, Neil Blair. On February 23, 2012, the Blair Partnership announced on its website that J. K. Rowling was about to publish a new book aimed at adults, which would be quite different from Harry Potter. In April 2012, Little, Brown, and Company, a famous American publisher, announced the book entitled The Casual Vacancy. It was planned to be released on September 27, 2012. Rowling gave several interviews to promote the book and visited the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the London Southbank Centre, The Charlie Rose Show, and the Lennoxlove Book Festival—the new book sold over 1 million copies worldwide in its first three weeks of its release. On December 03, 2012, it was announced that The Casual Vacancy would become a BBC TV and HBO miniseries. It started to air on February 15, 2014.

The Harry Potter novels brought Rowling numerous awards and incredible success. In 2001, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales awarded Joanne Rowling with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her exceptional contribution to children’s literature.

However, Joanne not only pleases the kids with her books. In April 2013, she admitted authorship of a crime fiction, The Cuckoo’s Calling, which was published under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. According to Rowling, she enjoyed working on behalf of a fictional author. It relieves the pressure on the writer she was experiencing because of the need to meet the readers’ expectations and fit her quality level. Also, Rowling noted that the absence of her original name on the cover allowed her to get objective feedback regarding her book.

The Cuckoo’s Calling is the purported début novel of Robert Galbraith, described by the publisher as “a former plain-clothes Royal Military Police investigator who had left in 2003 to work in the civilian security industry.” It is a detective story in which a private detective, Cormoran Strike, unravels the supposed suicide of a supermodel. The action takes place in London. According to the author, she was inspired by the classical detective stories of Phyllis Dorothy James and Ruth Rendell. It should be noted that the novel has taken positive reviews from recognized masters of the genre, and now several film companies are fighting for the rights to film this work.

Personal and Family Life

On December 26, 2001, Rowling, a Scottish anesthetist, married Dr. Neil Scott Murray (born June 30, 1971). The private wedding ceremony was held at Rowling’s home, Killiechassie House, near Aberfeldy, in Perthshire. Soon, a happy couple had a son, David Gordon Rowling Murray, born on March 24, 2003. Joanne even stopped writing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to care for David in his early infancy.

Rowling is also a good friend of Sarah Brown, the wife of the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. They met while collaborating on a charitable project. Their friendship is proved by the fact that Rowling was one of the first to visit Sarah in the hospital when she gave birth to her son Fraser in 2003. Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray, the youngest of Joanne’s children, was born on January 23, 2005. After finishing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Rowling dedicated the novel to her little daughter.

However, even after the wedding, Joanne kept being afraid of interference in the life of her first husband, Jorge Arantes. And it happened in one terrible moment. After treatment for drug addiction, Arantes gave a boastful interview about how he “turned out of the house his intolerable wife with her screaming baby.” However, the interview did not become a front-page article.

Soon after that, Arantes was very sorry for his words. In an interview with the British reporters, he was apologizing to Joanne. On one sunny morning, Rowling read the interview of her ex-husband’s confession and sighed with relief. On this day, for the first time in her life, Joanne went to a jewelry store and chose a ring with an aquamarine that fit the color of her eyes. This ring will always remind her that no one will ever humiliate her.

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. – J.K. Rowling Click To Tweet

In her spare time, Rowling takes her kids out to have fun. As a creative person, she likes to draw and listen to music. Most of all, she loves cooking and baking. Rowling’s favorite color is pink, and her favorite food is sushi. Her most miniature favorite food is tripe, her favorite sound is the sea, and her husband is snoring. The least favorite sound is her husband snoring when she wants to sleep. Her favorite sport is Quidditch, and a quality she most admires in a person is bravery.

Joanne is still very sentimental, and money has not frozen her feelings. For example, without crying, she cannot kill the hero in her books.

Joanne Rowling is a charming woman with a long way to go to success. Many difficulties were coming, but they could not break her spirit and will. It is a perfect example of the importance of carrying through because every random idea may prepare a runaway success. We hope you have enjoyed exploring J.K. Rowling’s biography and success story of the Harry Potter book series.

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