Even though Joanne Rowling was a single and divorced mother, she still found the time to write the magical adventures of “Harry Potter”. Joanne Rowling, a British author has won numerous awards, sold more than 400 million copies and has been the basis for a well known series of films. She is also just as famous for her personal life story of how she overcame poverty and became one of the richest women in Britain.
Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England to Peter James Rowling and Anne Rowling. She has one sister that was born when she was 23 months old. As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories that she would read to her sister. One of the first stories she wrote was called “Rabbit” about a rabbit that got the measles and was visited by his friends. In 1992 she married a Portuguese television journalist named Jorge Arantes, while she was teaching English as a foreign language. They had one child named Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes. Jessica was born on July 27, 1993 in Portugal. Unfortunately, they separated in November of 1993. During this time Rowling became ill with depression and thoughts about suicide. It was during this time that she came up with the creatures that are featured in the series “Harry Potter”. Rowling continued to struggle with her personal life and being a single parent.
Rowling attended St Michael’s Primary School when she was very young. This school was founded almost 200 years ago by a famous abolitionist, William Wilberforce. In her later years she attended Wyedean School and College. After the birth of her daughter Jessica and separation from her husband, Rowling needed a certificate to teach in Scotland. The degree she required was a post graduate certificate of education (PGCE). She began her studies for this certificate after her first novel and surviving welfare.
While Rowling today is a famous British author she is also known for her rags to...
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