Her youth was generally happy, although she does remember getting teased because of her name,”Rowling” — She recalls often getting called”Rowling snare” by her less than creative college friends. J.K. Rowling says she never really warmed to her own name, although she does recall using a fondness for the name Potter from quite an early age.
J.K.Rowling analyzed at St Michael’s Primary School in Gloucestershire, before moving to Chepstow, South Wales in Age nine. From an early age, J.K. Rowling had the dream to be a writer. Aged six she wrote a novel about a bunny with measles.
After her mother commended her effort. Rowling responded’well get it printed then.’ She admits that it was a’Bit of a strange thing for a kid of six to think. I don’t know where it came from…”Inside her own autobiography, she recalls with fantastic fondness, when her great friend Sean became the first person to give her confidence that one day she’d have the ability to make an excellent author.
“he was also the only person who thought I was bound to be a success at it, which meant much more to me than I ever told him at the time”
After finishing college, her parents encouraged her to study French in the University of Exeter. She slightly staged choosing French, stating she’d have preferred to study English. However, it had been her parents want that she research something” more practical” than English.After having spent a year in Paris, J.K.Rowling graduated from college and took various projects in London.
Amnesty International, is among many charities, and that J.K.Rowling has supported since she achieved a new found riches.It was in 1990 that J.K.Rowling first conceived of this notion about Harry Potter. As she recalls, it had been on a long train journey from Manchester to London when she started forming in her head, the characters of this collection. In the forefront, was a young boy, in that time not aware that he had been a magician. The train was delayed for more than four hours, but she did not have a pencil and was too bashful to ask for nothing,
“To my immense frustration, I didn’t have a pen that worked, and I was too shy to ask anybody if I could borrow one.”
But she recalls being really enthusiastic, and excited about the notions that were filling her thoughts.On arriving at her apartment at Clapham Junction, she started work on writing the book immediately, althoughit would take several years to come to fruition. J.K.Rowling was quite near her mother, and she felt the loss deeply. Her own loss gave an added poignancy into the passing of Harry Potter’s mother in her publication.
She says that her favorite scene at the Philosopher’s Stone is,” The Mirror of Erised, in which Harry sees his parents at the mirror. However, after a couple of years, the couple split after a ferocious debate; in which by all reports J.K.Rowling was thrown from the home.
In Dec 1993, Rowling returned to the UK, moving to Edinburgh where she strove to finish her first publication. She had been residing on state benefits and bringing her up as a single parent. She’d often visit Edinburgh cafes to work on the publication whilst her kid had a rest.Finally, she finished her first copy of”The Philosopher’s Stone”, and shipped it off to different representatives.
She found an agent, Christopher, who invested over a year attempting to get a publisher. It had been made by 12 major printing houses. Buteventually, a quite small publisher, Bloomsbury consented to take the novel on. The editor Barry Cunningham also agreed to pay her an improvement of 1500.
The choice to take on the publication was, in large part, as a result of his own eight-year-old daughter’s enthusiastic reception of this first chapter (However she had been counseled to continue her training as a teacher because she had been told authors of children’s novels don’t often get very well compensated.)
“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”
Wealth of J.K.Rowling
Back in 2017, according to Forbes, her estimated wealth stands at $650 million, it could be bigger but she has given considerable sums to charity. The international Harry Potter brand is estimated to be worth #7 billion.
Charity Work of J.K.Rowling
J.K.Rowling has contributed considerable sums to charities she supports. This includes:
- Anti-Poverty. She is President of the Charity – One Parent Families
- Multiple sclerosis. She has contributed money to the research and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, which her mother suffered from.
- Lumos – helping institutionalised children in Eastern Europe
She has publically supported the Labour party. In 2008, she contributed #1 million to the Labour party, stating she felt vulnerable households could be much better off under a Labour administration. She describes her political fanatic as Robert F.Kennedy.
J.K.Rowling says that she considers herself a Christian, also attends a nearby Church of Scotland congregation. She explained, that unlike other members in her family, she often had a profound interest in religion, and goes to churches alone. However, she also says that although she believes in God, at times she questioning her religion.
I feel very drawn to religion, but at the same time I feel a lot of uncertainty. I live in a state of spiritual flux. I believe in the permanence of the soul.”
– J.K.Rowling (2008, interview in El Pais – a Spanish Newspaper)