J. K. Rowling - WikipediaRowling , is a British author, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire , Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in There were six sequels, of which the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , was released in Rowling has lived a " rags to riches " life in which she progressed from living on benefits to being the world's first billionaire author. Although she writes under the pen name J.
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Joanne Rowling, who goes by the pen name J. Rowling, is a British author and screenwriter best known for her seven-book Harry Potter children's book series. The series has sold more than million copies and was adapted into a blockbuster film franchise. Rowling was living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and struggling to get by as a single mom before her first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was published in The children's fantasy novel became an international hit and Rowling became an international literary sensation in when the first three installments of Harry Potter took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving similar success in her native United Kingdom. Rowling published the novel The Casual Vacancy in , followed by the crime novel Cuckoo Calling under the pen name Robert Galbraith in
Rowling was paid just £2,500 for her first book
JK Rowling may be the richest author in the world today, but the woman who invented Harry Potter once struggled to make ends meet. Before she became famous, Rowling was a single mom in Scotland relying on welfare benefits to get by. Find out more about her rags-to-riches story, including how much she earned for the first book in the Harry Potter series. During that time she relied on welfare benefit to support herself and her daughter. After finally landing a literary agent, the book was rejected by a dozen publishers. Finally, Bloomsbury, a small press in London that mostly published literary titles, agreed to take the book. The book, which was later published in the U.