J.K. Rowling's Life

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  • An Author is Born

    An Author is Born
    Joanne Kathleen Rowling entered into the world in Yate, England. Her parents were Peter James Rowling and Anne Rowling.
  • An Idea is Formed.

    An Idea is Formed.
    On a four hour delayed train to London, Rowling imagines the plot for Harry Potter.She begins writing the story later that night.
  • A Sad Event

    A Sad Event
    After a long, hard fought battle with multiple sclerosis, Joanne's mother dies. This event lead to depression and the ideas of dementors.
  • Her First Marriage

    Her First Marriage
    While in Portugal she marries a Portugese television journalist named Jorge Arantes.The marriage ends up in a divorce.
  • Her First Daughter

    Her First Daughter
    Her first daughter, Jessica Isabel entered into the world in Poutagal. Rowling describes she wrote in cafes to get her to sleep while writing the series.
  • J.K Rowling's First Award

    J.K Rowling's First Award
    Rowling wins the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold Award for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
  • Her First Book is Finished.

    Her First Book is Finished.
    Rowling finishes Harry Potter and the Sorcere's Stone. It has 17 chapters and 223 pages. It took a year to get it pubished, but it was completly worth it. By March of 1999 it sold 300,000 copies in the UK alone.
  • A Publisher is Found

    A Publisher is Found
    After being rejected by 12 other publishers Bloomsberry, a publishing house in England finallhy decides to accept her book, and the first Harry Potter book is published. If it wern't for the publisher's daughter the book would of never been published
  • More Awards for Rowling

    More Awards for Rowling
    J.K. Rowling claims the British Children's Book of the Year for her groundbreaking first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcorer's Stone.
  • Rowlings Second Consecutive Award

    Rowlings Second Consecutive Award
    Once again J.K. Rowling is the proud prize winner of the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold Award. Except this time for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  • The Second Installment

    The Second Installment
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is published. It has 18 chapters and 251 pages. 77 million copies were sold world wide.
  • The National Book Award

    The National Book Award
    National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, winner Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Her Thrird Straight Award

    Her Thrird Straight Award
    J.K. Rowling is the only author to win the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold Award three times in a row. this time for Harry Potter and the Prizinor of Azkaban.
  • The Third Installment

    The Third Installment
    Harry Potter and the Prisinor of Azkaban is released and met with critical success.It has 22 chapters and 317 pages in total. It was met with the same critical success as the first one. In two days the book sold 68,001 copies in the UK.
  • The Fourth Novel

    The Fourth Novel
    The fourth book is finally released.The book consists of 37 chapters and 636 pages. The book was meet with loads of critical success and sold three million copies in the first week alone in the United States. It broke printing records by selling 3.9 million books.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    Rowling introduces a new book intended to be a supplement to the Harry Potter series. This book describes where to find mythical beasts in the wizarding world.
  • Quittage through the Ages

    Quittage through the Ages
    A book Harry Potter himself checked out. This book is devoted to the explaining of the history and rules of Quittage and how it came to be one of the most popular sports in the wizarding world.
  • A Second Chance at Love

    A Second Chance at Love
    Rowling marries anesthesiologist Neil Murray.
  • Her Second Child is Born

    Her Second Child is Born
    David Gordon Rowling Murray is brought into the world.
  • The Fifth Installment

    The Fifth Installment
    Harry Potter and the Order of Pheonix is completed and is the longest book in the series with 38 chapters and 766 pages. Of course the book was meet with astouning critical success and sold an astonishing 200 million books!
  • Her Final Daughter

    Her Final Daughter
    Rowling's second daughter, Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray is born.
  • The Penultimate Book

    The Penultimate Book
    The second to last adventure, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is relesed to eager fans. The book consists of 30 chapters and 607 pages. Like all the books it was meet with favorable reviews. Within 24 hours the book had sold 9 million copies world wide.
  • The final Harry Potter book

    The final Harry Potter book
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows breaks records when it finally comes out. It has 37 chapters and 607 pages and was the most anticapated book of the series. After a year 44 million copies were sold of the book. It is placed in the world record book that it is the fastest selling book of all time.
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard
    A book made up of short wizard fairy tales that are described in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • A Prequel is Made

    A Prequel is Made
    J.K Rowling debuts her latest book describing life before Harry was born. The story is 800 words and three hand-written copies were made and auctioned for charity.
  • A Huge Honor

    A Huge Honor
    The Légion d'honneur is presented ot Rowling by none other then the French presedent himslef, Nicolas Sarkozy.