J.K Rowling, or Joanne Rowling, was born in July of 1965 in England, where she also grew up. J.K Rowling wrote the award winning series of Harry Potter. After grade school, Rowling went to college and received a degree in French and Classics. After college, Rowling moved to London and became a researcher, and in her biography it explains that she did this while still having other jobs. My assumption is that the researching job did not provide well enough to support her. One day while stuck on a delayed train is when she got the idea for her Harry Potter series. She started writing then and already had the plots made for the books shortly after. She knew within a few years how many books she would write and exactly what was going to be happening inside of them. It is said that J.K Rowling was married for a short period of time, although her marriage did not work out and she ended it. After moving, she began to write the first of the Harry Potter series. This was called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. There are many rumors as to how the name became changed to this book, but the most common one says that the U.S did not like the title and changed it before publications. This is not addressed on the J.K Rowling website. This book sparked a revolution of the Harry Potter culture.
The first book after the name change to hit the U.S was called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, when the book was published in 1997. The name Joanne did not seem to appeal very well to the crowd she wanted it to, young males. After the books really took off the publishers learned young males were certainly not their audience. After giving her the name J.K Rowling and it simply seemed to stick, and even I assumed she w...
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...ur decade. Rowling supports many charities to assist the children of the world. Rowling has also published a book called A Casual Vacancy; this was her first adult novel and is written in forty-four different languages. I plan to read this book at some point soon.
During the extent of my childhood I was completely consumed with reading every one of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter books, I was waiting outside in the cold to receive it at exactly six o’clock in the morning. By reading about her awards, the records she broke publishing these books, and the joy she received, you can only begin to grasp the wonderful author she is. The books she wrote did not just address the children of the world, but they helped these children and still do today. Her books will never expire or go out of style; the type of author she is will forever be the reason that so many enjoy reading.
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