J.K. Rowling Biography

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J.K. Rowling Biography

In 1965 Joanne Kathleen was born in a small town near Bristol, England. She lived with her parents and her sister. She was a quiet child. She loved to read and write stories.

J.K. Rowling


After five years, Joanne finished writing the first Harry Potter book. She had no money for copies, so she wrote the copies herself. She sent it to many publishers. They all said that they didn't like it.

She left Portugal with her daughter and went to Edinburgh, near her sister. Life was difficult for Joanne. She took care of her daughter. She was alone and nobody helped her. She had no money and no job. She lived in a very small apartment and began to write stories again.

Joanne first thought about the Harry Potter story many years ago on a train. Joanne liked to go a coffee shop to write. She sat there for many hours. She drank coffee and wrote. Her daughter slept beside her.

In 1990, Joanne's mother died and Joanne was so sad, she decided to leave England. She found a job as an English teacher in Portugal. She had an interview and she got the job. In Portugal, Joanne married a Portuguese man and had a daughter in 1993, but she was not happy in her marriage.


Finally a publisher wanted to publish it, but he said (say) " This is a children's book". Adults won't read. You won't make a lot of money." Harry Potter and the Sorcerer'Stone arrived in the bookstores and J.K.Rowling was very happy. Her dream to publish her book came true. The book became famous all over the world and she earned a lot of money. The publisher was wrong about one thing: Everyone loves Harry Potter- children and adults!



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