Joanne "Jo" Rowling (Yate at Bristol, 31 July 1965) is an English writer. She is best known as the creator of the Harry Potter-fantasy series, which they invented during a train journey between Manchester and London in 1990. The Potter-books got worldwide attention and won multiple awards, there are also more than 500 million copies sold. The books formed the basis for the Harry Potter-movie series, in which Rowling in two of the eight parts as producer occurred.
Rowling writes under the name J. K. Rowling, in which the K stands for the name of her grandmother Kathleen. In reality, Rowling, however, no second name.
Rowling studied In 1986 at the University of Exeter in French and classical culture, after which they took various Office jobs. In 1991 she moved to Portugal to teach in English. There she met the tv-journalist Jorge Arantes, whom she married. In 1993, her first daughter Jessica is born. However, the marriage ended and Rowling went back to live in Edinburgh with her daughter. There she wrote two books for adults, but who found them both not good enough to send to a Publisher.
Rowling and her second husband, Neil Murray, had a son in 2003. Two years later, in 2005, the couple got a daughter.
In 2003, calculated that Rowling would be richer than the British Queen, and a while she was the richest woman in the country, after selling 500 million copies of the seven (in whole or in part) in 69 languages translated books, which together have yielded more than $ 8 billion. 
Rowling was in 2010 the ' Most Influential Woman in Britain ' mentioned by editors from leading magazines. She was a notable philanthropist and helped with among other things the creation of children's High Level Group. Also in organisations such as Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain stuck them a lot of money. Rowlings output was in March 2010 by Forbes estimated at $ 1 billion. [source?]
The Casual Vacancy (translated as good advice), Rowlings first book for adults, was released on 27 september 2012. A detective followed In 2013 The cuckoo's Calling(cuckoo), under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Rowling created In 1990 during a four-hour delayed train trip from Manchester to London the story about a young Wizard. In the next five years she worked the story lines into a seven-part series. The first part was sent back by some publishers, making it only in 1997 was published by the Publishing House Bloomsbury Publishing. Her literary agent, Christopher Little, sold the book later to the American publishing house Scholastic, which Rowling a sloppy earned 105,000 dollars (about 77,000 €).
After a somewhat hesitant start ended up the books, three of which were published, in 1999 on the first three places of the boekentop ten, both in the United States as in the United Kingdom. The last four books in the series were the fastest-selling books in history. Worldwide, there are more than 500 million copies already sold.
After the publication of the seventh and final Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling decided that enough had been and that she would take a long rest break. Yet appeared in 2008 the Harry Potter sprookjesboek The tales of Beedle the Bard. Rowling also promised the fans a Harry Potter encyclopedia, with never published background information. But Rowling has also said that "another ready all the time, probably ten years".
In 2010 she gave in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that they still had enough ideas in her head for an eighth Harry Potterbook. Her agent has already indicated that the eighth book do not arrive, have another project called Potter more. A website was established for this project. Through this website, it was referred to a YouTube channel where it was counted down to 23 June 2011, at 13: 00. At this time made the author known what the new project of Rowling implies. Her agent made it clear that it was not a new Harry Potter book will go, but a computer game that online for everyone came online in 2012.
On 12 september 2013 made Joanne Rowling confessed that she a spin-off film series will make based on the world of Harry Potter. The main character will Newt Scamander , the author of fantastic beasts and where to find them. The film will be Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them going to be called.