J.K. Rowling's Rough Rise to Riches
J.K. attended St. Micheal's Primary school and graduated from Wydean College. She later moved onto Exeter University and got a degree in Classics and French. Moving around the world she started with being a researcher in London, then to Portugal where she was a teacher for foreign language, which was just English.
Half Blood Prince sold 6.9 million copies opening day, largest book release in US
Deathly Hallows most preorders in US
Thirteenth wealthiest woman in Britain, even wealthier than the Queen
Entire Harry Potter Series were turned into box-office hits
CO founded Charity for kids without homes called Lumos
Other Things to Know
Her pen name J.K. came from her first name, Joanne, and the “K” was from her Grandmother, Kathleen. She was encouraged to use a pen name so it would appeal more to teenage boys.
Wrote a book in 2013 under a different pen name, Robert Galbraith, so people would judge it honestly. It sold decently and then word got out it was her and sales skyrocketed
Currently married to her husband, Neil Murray, they have had two children togther. Rowling has a total of two daughters and one son.
If you wanted to devulge deeper into the wizarding world of Harry Potter you can visit the link below, which is an interactive website that takes you farther into the books.
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