10 Interesting Facts about JK Rowling

  1. Renowned Author of Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling has lived rags to riches life story,  state benefits to being a multi-millionaire.


  1. In 2007 JK Rowling was runner up for Time magazine’s Person of the Year.


  1. The death of Rowling’s mommy from Multiple sclerosis significantly affected her writing, as well as death, was a major style that reflected throughout the Potter collection.


  1. JK Rowling’s books were the first children’s books to get listed on the New York Bestseller list after E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web in 1952.


  1. In the beginning, many publishers denied the Harry Potter manuscript saying it was too long and a bit too literary; however Bloomsbury Author lastly approved to publish it in the year 1996.


  1. Joanne Rowling, who writes under the pen names J. K. Rowling, was asked by the publishers to use the name “J. K.” as opposed to her real name “Joanne Rowling” to appeal to male readers. Doing so, she took the “K” from her grandma’s name Kathleen.


  1. Rowling claims the idea of Harry Potter simply came to her during a four-hour train delay.


  1. Rowling is the first female writer to end up being a billionaire by creating publications. The 7 Harry Potter books have marketed nearly 500 million copies.


  1. By the age of 5, Rowling knew almost all children books and even wrote one of her own about a rabbit that had measles.


  1. From a small age, Rowling dreamt of being a fantasy writer. After graduating she applied to Oxford but failed and ended working as a press secretary and a teacher at But in the end in the research department of Amnesty International.

JK Rowling Quotes


  1. As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.


  1. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.


  1. The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.


  1. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity.


  1. It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.


  1. You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.


  1. Life is difficult and complicated, and beyond anyone’s total control and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.


  1. Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.


  1. It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.


  1. I don’t think there’s any harm at all in allowing a kid to fantasize. In fact, I think to stop people from fantasizing is a very destructive thing indeed.