College Literature and Composition II
28 January 2013
The Life of J.K. Rowling
J.K Rowling is widely known for being New York bestseller of her series of books. Writing her series started with one simple thought, no pen, paper, watching out the windows of a train. The four-hour train ride coming home from London was a life changing moment, brought her from rags to riches. Inspirations and motivations is what gets the bests authors to connect with there writings. A life experience is what leads Rowling to be such a great writer with such a big heart. She made dramatic changes just to please the eyes of her readers, so that all readers would have the opportunity to step out of there day to day lives and experience such a thrill of another life, in a different world.
Joanne Rowling was born at Yate General Hospital as Joanne Rowling on July 31, 1965 in Gloucestershire, England. Her parents are Peter James Rowling and Anne Volant. They met on a train on their way to join the British navy. They got married a year later, when they were 20, they became parents to Joanne Rowling, and they also had another child named, Diane "Di," 23 months later. The two children were very close. When the girls were young, the family moved twice. At age four, Joanne and her family moved to Winterbourne. There she met a brother and sister who lived in her town with the last name Potter, which stuck with her for many years. “Pettinger, T.”
Her parents pressured her into becoming a secretary and she went to college and studied French at University of Exeter. She took a semester of classes in London and loved it; she later worked on and off there until she found a stable job she worked at Amnesty International while there. “Rosenberg, Jennifer.”
Joanne was looking for apartments in London around 1990, on her way home the train she was on had a delay. Rowling was on the train for over four hours; this is when she came up with the idea of...