Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 in a small town near Bristol in the UK. She is a true copy of the whole “Rags to Riches story”. Her teen years were terrible. She quotes: "I wasn’t particularly happy. I think it’s a dreadful time of life." She had a difficult home life; her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father (as of 2012 she is no longer on speaking terms with him).
After studying hard in Paris and moving back to London, Joanne started working as a researcher for Amnesty International.
She married in 1992 to a Portuguese Jorge. They then went on to have their first child together.
From a very young age Joanne had always loved writing. It was in particular for her, a way of escaping her problems at home, with her father and her mother’s illness.
In 1990 J K. Rowling was on a four-hour-delayed train trip from Manchester to London. The idea of the story, started with a boy attending a school of wizardry. She says in an interview: "I really don't know where the idea came from. It started with Harry, and then all these characters and situations came flooding into my head.”
In December of that year, Rowling's mother died, after ten years struggling with illness. Rowling was writing Harry Potter at the moment her mother died. She had never told her mother about Harry Potter. Rowling said that the death heavily affected her writing. She introduced much more details about Harry's loss in the first book, because she knew about how it felt.
Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of who are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story concerns Harry's quest to overcome the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose aims are to become immortal, conquer the wizarding world, subjugate...