Apprentice star says stress killed dad
JK says hand-writing stories is still magical
JK Rowling. professional misconduct. However, despite agreeing the false document played a key role in Sharon being found in contempt of court, the lawyer was simply “censured”.
The l awyer failed respond to requests comment on the case. Sharon, 42, said: “I had done nothing wrong, but ended up in prison for mistakes made by legal professionals.
“It was scary. The woman in the cell HARRY POTTER author JK Rowling has revealed that she still writes stories by hand.
It’s 20 years since the author first wrote the boy wizard books, that made her a multi- millionaire, in Edinburgh cafes.
But answering fans’ questions last week the author said despite the advances in technology over the past to to below me started a fire. I could hear the fire engines and commotion. I was a civil prisoner, who had never been accused of any crime but I was treated like I was a criminal.”
Within a couple of months her dad John was diagnosed with bowel cancer. He died just a few days before his 66th birthday.
Sharon served 15 and a half days in Cornton Vale before being granted leave to appeal. She believes the stress of what happened to her played a major part in her dad’s illness.
“He was diagnosed too late. I two decades she still loves to write by hand.
Rowling said: “I do write by hand a lot, especially first drafts and plotting.”
She added she also uses a “glitchy old laptop with the broken keys” to write her novels despite her millions in the bank.
And she had even damaged her shoulder from lugging around the old computer and had lost some of her work thanks to a corrupted file.
The novelist has bought a new Macbook to replace her old machine but says it’s not the same.
“It’s sitting here looking very sleek and smug,” she said. “I expect it’ll feel friendlier once I’ve bashed it up a bit.”
Distraught Sharon found prison “scary”. Below left, during her time on The
Apprentice. believe if he hadn’t been so worried with this weight on his shoulders, he’d have had more time to go to a doctor earlier and he wouldn’t have died last year.
“People were unkind to my mum and turned away from my dad. It’s sad.”
Sharon is angry that contempt of court and the threat of jail are sometimes used as a “weapon” against women in civil actions.
She added: “It’s so hard to get your life back.
“No one stopped to think that this wasn’t right.” manuscript for the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, on an old manual typewriter.
She can certainly afford an upgrade now as the 2016 Sunday Times Rich List estimated her fortune at £600 million.
Theme park earnings from a US Harry Potter attraction and a play have also boosted her coffers.