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J. K. Rowling

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Stacy Jones

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J. K. Rowling "Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve." "Most Influential Woman in Britain" Introduction British author of the world famous Harry Potter series. Producer on the final two-part installment, "Deathly Hallows." United Kingdom's best-selling author since records began Richest author in the world. Early Life College Days & Early Writing Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree. She started writing the "Harry Potter" series during a delayed Manchester to London King's Cross train journey. Life Changes She married a Portuguese journalist Jorge Arantes and has a daughter, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arabtes. Jo and Jorge separated and on December 1993, Rowling and her daughter moved to be near Rowling's sister in Edinburgh, Scotland. Rowling saw herself as "the biggest failure I knew." Her marriage had failed, she was jobless with a dependent child, but she described her failure as liberating. Rowling wrote in many cafes, especially Nicolson's Cafe, and The Elephant House, wherever she could get Jessica to fall asleep. The Elephant House is one of the cafes Rowling went to often to write. J. K. Rowling Harry Potter Begins Films & Media Pottermore "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" J. K. Rowling holding her newest book "The Casual Vacancy" Religious Views Religious people have decried Rowling's books for promoting witchcraft. Rowling identifies herself as a Christian. "I believe in God, not magic." -J. K. Rowling Movie poster Danile Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and J. K. Rowling at the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" red carpet premiere References en.wikipedia.org www.j.k.rowling.com www.biography.com www.pottermore.com By Stacy Jones Life in Her Characters Rowlings depression brought her the idea of Dementors, soul sucking creatures. Dementor "Hermione is loosely based on me. She's a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I'm not particularly proud of." -J. K. Rowling The experience of her mothers death changed Harry's whole life at home, making him parent-less. Sean Harris, her best friend owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which inspired the one in her book. London King's Cross train station First book of the "Harry Potter" series. The book was submitted to twelve publishing houses, all of which rejected the manuscript. The decision to publish Rowling's book owes to Alice Newton, the eight-year old daughter of Bloomsbury's chairman. In early 1998, an auction was held in the United States for the rights to publish the novel, and was won by Scholastic Inc., for $105,000. Complete set of the "Harry Potter" book series Real name: Joanne Rowling Born: July 1965, Yate General Hospital, England. Childhood: Chepstow, Gwent
-Wrote fantasy stories Teen Years: Sick mother & troubles with father Chepstow, Gwent The Harry Potter series is the best-selling book series in history, having sold over 450 million copies in 67 different languages. Joanne Rowling changed her pen name to J. K. Rowling, thinking that young boy's wouldn't want a book made by a woman. Not only is her creation of magic a great way to escape the real world; but it also teaches us valuable lessons on life. weknowmemes.com Rowling's Impact J. K. Rowling accomplished the impossible of keeping a child interested in a book series up all the way into adulthood. Edinburgh, Scotland
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