JK Rowling Timeline

Timeline created by JLK1199
  • She attends school

    She attends school
    At age 11 she attends the school of Wyedean School
  • JK Rowling gets crushed when her mother gets crushed

    JK Rowling gets crushed when her mother gets crushed
    At age 15, Rowling was devastated when given the news that her mother had become seriously ill with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease. Instead of ever entering remission, Rowling's mother grew increasingly sick.
  • She got her first job

    She got her first job
    Pressured by her parents to become a secretary, Rowling attended the University of Exeter beginning at age 18 (1983) and studied French. As part of her French program, she lived in Paris for a year.
  • Rowling moves to Portugal for a teaching Job

    Rowling moves to Portugal for a teaching Job
    Rowling moves to portugal for a teaching job, and there is where she meets her husband Jorge Arantes.
  • She comes up with the brilliant idea of Harry Potter

    She comes up with the brilliant idea of Harry Potter
    While on a train to London in 1990, having just spent the weekend apartment-hunting in Manchester, Rowling came up with the concept for Harry Potter. The idea, she says, "simply fell into my head." Pen-less at the time, Rowling spent the remainder of her train-ride dreaming about the story and began to write it down as soon as she arrived home.
  • She gets someone to take the bait

    She gets someone to take the bait
    efore starting another full-time job, Rowling was determined to finish her Harry Potter manuscript. Once she had completed it, she typed it up and sent it to several literary agents. After acquiring an agent, the agent shopped around for a publisher. After a year of searching and a number of publishers turning it down, the agent finally found a publisher willing to print the book. Bloomsbury made an offer for the book in August 1996.
  • She became a literary sensation

    She became a literary sensation
    She had become a very good writer, with the first installment of the Harry Potter series
  • Rowling gets going, but her mother dies in the process

    Rowling gets going, but her mother dies in the process
    Rowling continued to write snippets about Harry and Hogwarts, but wasn't done with the book when her mother died on December 30, 1990. Her mother's death hit Rowling hard. In an attempt to escape the sorrow, Rowling accepted a job teaching English in Portugal. Her mother's death translated into more realistic and complex feelings for Harry Potter about his parents' deaths.
  • When The fourth Harry Potter book came out, Goblet of Fire!

    When The fourth Harry Potter book came out, Goblet of Fire!
    She came out with the fourth installment of the series, and the last before the movies came to the bigs screen
  • The first Harry Potter Movie Came OUt

    The first Harry Potter Movie Came OUt
    The first of 7 Harry Potter movies was released today
  • JK Rowling Gets Married

    JK Rowling Gets Married
    She gets married to Dr. Neil Murray
  • The Chamber of Secrets Movie Was Released

    The Chamber of Secrets Movie Was Released
    After a short wait of just a year the second Harry Potter movie come out
  • The Order of the Phoenix Hits Shelves

    The Order of the Phoenix Hits Shelves
    The fifth installment of the Harry Potter series hits shelves
  • The Third Harry Potter Movie is Born

    The third installment of the series comes out on the big screen
  • the 6th Harry Potter book come out

    the 6th Harry Potter book come out
    She came out with the sixth Harry Potter book
  • The Fourth Harry Potter Movie is Released

    The Fourth Harry Potter Movie is Released
    With another short wait of just a year the fourth movie dazzles audiences everywhere
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Hits Theatres Everywhere

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Hits Theatres Everywhere
    It came out and again dazzled everywere
  • The Final Installment of Harry Potter Gets Published

    The Final Installment of Harry Potter Gets Published
    The final installment of the series gets published
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Comes Out

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Comes Out
    As all of the other movies it never fails to disappoint
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 Hits Theatres

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 Hits Theatres
    It keeps fans waiting and desiring more potter like no other movie in the series
  • JK Rowling Deemed the 12th Wealthiest Woman in the UK

    JK Rowling Deemed the 12th Wealthiest Woman in the UK
    Rowling is deemed the 12th riched person iin the UK with about 1 billion US dollars
  • Rowling Reaveals Her New Book That Will Soon Be Published

    Rowling Reaveals Her New Book That Will Soon Be Published
    She told the public that on the 12th of April that she will have a new book coming out
  • The Final Part to the Harry Potter Series

    The Final Part to the Harry Potter Series
    It all ends on this day when the Harry Potter series comes to a close with this epic finale
  • Her New Book Gets Released

    JK Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy, will be published to the public, unlike the Harry Potter books, this book is aimed for more mature readers.