FROM MUGGLE TO MULTI-MILLIONAIRE
❖ JK Rowling had the idea for Harry Potter on a delayed train, and made scribbled notes about the characters on a napkin. ❖ She was a single parent living on benefits when she wrote Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone. Her agent sent it to 12 publishers before Bloomsbury made her an offer. ❖ Later, when she wrote her first crime thriller under the pen name Robert Galbraith, she revealed that the first publisher to turn down Harry Potter also rejected The Cuckoo’s Calling. ❖ Now married again, she guards her family’s privacy and rarely gives interviews, preferring to Tweet her political views instead. ❖ The huge success of the seven books and eight films has made her a multi-millionaire. She has always given generously to charity, though, which has dented her fortune.