J. K. Rowling

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J. K. (Joanne Kathleen – who goes by ‘Jo’) Rowling was born on 31 July 1965, near Bristol, England, and grew up in Chipping, Grent. She has always enjoyed writing, and wrote her first book at age six titled “Rabbit”. She attended Exeter University.

When starting the Harry Potter series, she was going through a very rough time, as she was recently divorced from former husband Jorges Arantes, unemployed, receiving assistance from welfare, and had an infant daughter. “I was very low,” she states, “and I had to achieve something. Without the challenge, I would have gone stark raving mad.” She began writing the Harry Potter books while on a train trip. She had not hoped for any type of stardom, just enough money to help support her daughter, and, if she was real lucky, see her own book on a bookshelf. She continued to write the books in cafes.

She has a daughter named Jessica from her first marriage. In 2001, she married Dr. Neil Murray, and became pregnant soon afterward. On March 23, 2003, she gave birth to son, David. She and David welcomed their next child, McKenzie Jean Rowling Murray, into the world on 24 January 2005.

You can visit her official site here.

On June 15, 2011, she announced a new website called Pottermore.  You can visit that site here. A YouTube site is also linked with it here.

On February 23, 2012, JK Rowling announced that she would author an adult book.  The book’s title is The Casual Vacancy.  It was released on September 27, 2012.   See our article here for more information.

On July 13, 2013, it was leaked that a book titled The Cuckoo’s Calling was penned by JK Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith.  The information was leaked by a contact within her attorney’s office.  The book, which was released on April 30, 2013, had already received good accolades by the time the leak occurred.  A sequel is expected.  JK Rowling later confirmed that she was indeed Galbraith.

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Where you can write to J. K. Rowling:

J. K. Rowling
c/o Scholastic Inc.
555 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
USA

or

J. K. Rowling
c/o Bloomsbury Publishing
38 Soho Square
London
W1V 5DF
UK

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