The Women Who Penned, “Harry Potter” – J.K Rowling. J.K Rowling, is Very Popularly, Known as, One the Best Writers in the world, for Creating the, “Harry Potter “Series. “Harry Potter” Series are considered to the Best Novels of the 20th century and has been the best-selling Book.

Joanne Rowling was born on July 31st 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire England. Her father’s name was Peter James Rowling and mother’s name was Anne Rowling. Her father was a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer and mother was a science technician.

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

She attended the St. Michael’s primary School before enrolling herself at the Wyedean School and college. Later she admitted herself at the University of Exeter for Bachelor of Arts in French and classics.

The Women Who Penned, “Harry Potter” – J.K Rowling.

Her tryst with writing fiction tales started when she was 5. Her first ever written story being “rabbit”. Graduating in 1986 she moved to London and took up the job of a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International.

While on a journey from Manchester to London she thought about the plot about a wizard boy Harry Potter. The same evening she started penning Philosopher’s Stone, the first of the Harry Potter series.

The most traumatizing moment in Rowling’s life was the day her mother died. She was 25 at the time. The death of her mother shattered her completely. this happened six months after she began writing Harry Potter and she was sorry, that her mother never knew that she was writing it. after the death of her mother she moved to Portugal.

She tied the knot with a Portuguese journalist Jorge Orontes on October 16, 1992 at the age of 27. The following year they were blessed with a baby girl however the two did not stay long together and separated on November 17th, 1993 and divorced in August 1994.

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters – J.K Rowling.

She moved to Scotland in 1993 to live near her sister Diane and did not have any job in 1995. She was forced to rely on state benefits and spent much of her time writing Harry Potter in cafes. She completed her manuscript of the legendary book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.

After facing rejection from about 12 publisher’s editor, she finally got green signal from Barry Cunningham of Bloomsbury. Meanwhile to support Herself financially she took up a teacher training course at Edinburgh University.

The Women Who Penned, “Harry Potter” – J.K Rowling.

1,000 copies of the first edition of the book were printed of which 500 were distributed to libraries. She came out with a sequel of the book in 1998 titled, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”.

The wait wasn’t a very long one as she published the third book of the series, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in 1999. By the summer of 2000 the three of the seven book series had already done a business of 480 million dollars with over 35 million copies in print, in 35 languages.

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better – J.K Rowling.

Meanwhile, the overwhelming success of the Harry Potter series made it the single most profitable franchise for film makers. Capitalizing on the success of the written works, Warner Bros signed a deal with her to come up with film adaptation of the same.

On July 8th, of the year 2000, she released her fourth book, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. The book crashed all the previous records.

In 2001, she got married for the second time to Neil Michael Murray, an anesthetist by profession, at the age of 36. The couple was blessed with a son and a daughter.

In 2001 the film version of, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released. The film was greatly received at the box office earning 90 point three million dollars in its first weekend itself.

Year 2002 witnessed the release of the next film of the series, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”. In 2003, she came with her fifth novel of the series, “Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix”, while the sixth book titled, “Harry Potter and the half-blood Prince “came in 2005. It further created new records in the literary world by selling 9 million copies in its first day itself.

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be – J.K Rowling.

In 2004, “Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban” was released, while in 2005 came, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. The final book of the series came on July 21st, 2007, titled, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.

It became the fastest-selling book of all time with 11 million copies sold on its first day of release, In United Kingdom and the United States. The last book of the series was adapted in two installments.

While the first part was released in November, 2010, the second and final part hit the theaters in 2011. In 2013 she came up with yet another adult book, “the Cuckoo’s calling” under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. Presently she is supposedly working on two types of novels one aimed for children while the other for adults.

She faced rejections and constantly Strived for success. she worked hard at her craft before anyone noticed. if you have a dream or a passion and you just keep getting rejected and running into failure don’t let that stop you. if you are going through a tough time in your life, don’t give up & Never Loose Hope.

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