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J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter Fame - Glimpses of Genius
Who Is This Genius?
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J.K. Rowling aka Joanne Rowling of Harry Potter fame, is the most fascinating author in my lifetime. She went from welfare recipient to become one of the wealthiest women in Great Britain in a very brief time in the 90's. How can an unpublished author accomplish such a task? A movie about her life "Magic Beyond Words", showed a fast pace to success. She apparently conceived the idea of "Harry Potter" on a long train ride in 1990 and then hand wrote and later typed her first manuscript on a rickety typewriter from a pawnshop
So who is this tall English blond woman with crisp British accent and breathtaking glamour and what is she like? She has written seven books, all of which became movies, about wizardry. Every child in the entire world probably knows Harry Potter books. He came from an abusive background and then went to a School of Wizardry in the popular fiction books.
Harry Potter Video
She graduated from Exeter University, England with a Literature degree and loved reading and writing since childhood. Allegedly, the world of fantasy was her childhood play, and writing about it enthralled her. She grew up drawing pictures of wizards and goblins from her vivid imagination. I don't believe anyone knows if her writing or creativity was prevalent in her family. She did have an aunt who was an avid reader and taught classics. Her mother died when Joanne was in her twenties, and Joanne's first marriage was abusive. It appears that these tragedies come alive in undertones in her books. Many of the characters from her books allegedly come from real life. The books also parallel parts of her life, according to some people. A great resemblance exists between Harry Potter and her current husband with his dark hair and dark horn rimmed glasses.
A Coffee Shop Where the Author Often Wrote
Her first book was published in 1997, and her seventh book in 2007. When she started writing, she had a young child and wrote while her child from her first marriage. napped. She often wrote in a coffee shop near her home with her little one beside her.. At this time, she reluctantly and briefly accepted welfare assistance, while living in Edinburgh near her sister. She says that she worked and supplemented her income with welfare assistance. Conflicting information may be due to changes in the movie version. From there, she rapidly progressed to the heights of achievement.
Harry Potter Book
Ms. Rowling's books have sold in the millions, first published in England and then in the United States. She has either won or been nominated for many awards over the years. In 2011, she set up a website called Pottermore.com., which promotes eBooks from her series. She currently is married to an anesthetist and has three children, residing on a large estate in Scotland. She continues to be a private person like her hero, Harry Potter. She possesses charisma, glamour, perfection in makeup and hair, a look of royalty, and heads turn when she enters any room. Readers will peruse her books for hundreds of years. and she will forever receive acclaim as a true genius.
- Pottermore Insider
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Joanne Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, was born in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England. After she graduated from Exeter University, she found work as a secretary, and later spent time teaching English in Portugal before moving to