A Page on J.K. Rowling

Peyton Duplechien • 27 Sep 2009 • 2 min read

J.K. Rowling will go down in history as one of the world’s most famous authors because of her incredibly successful Harry Potter series, which debuted in 1997. Rowling was born in England, where she lived for most of her life, struggling to become an author. The idea for Harry Potter came to her in 1990, on a trip from Manchester to London. Before she completed the first book, she moved to Portugal, got married, and gave birth to a daughter, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes. Soon after, the couple divorced and Rowling moved to Scotland with Jessica. The first manuscript was finished in 1995, and once it was published, the rest was history: Harry Potter became a phenomenon, earning literally billions of dollars by 2009. Rowling has been on multiple lists including the Forbes and Sunday Times Rich List as a testament to her immense fortune. After the 7th novel entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the series is complete.


    • Official Site: Rowling’s official site, which has news and updates from Rowling herself.
    • J.K. Rowling On The Web: A list of links to other sites about Rowling and the Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter Stuff

    • MuggleNet: One of the largest and most comprehensive sites about Harry Potter on the web.
    • The Leaky Cauldron: Another large fansite for the series that also keeps track of news.
    • Harry Potter Realm: Page that has sections like editorials, stores, and information about the books and movies.
    • Warner Brothers Site: Official site for the Harry Potter movies.

Criticisms and Reviews

Lesson Plans for Harry Potter