Ten Facts about JK Rowling:
- 1965, born in England at Yates General Hospital. Shares birthday with Harry, July 31.
- 2007, named runner-up in Time's Person of the Year.
- 2008, listed as the 12th richest woman in Britain.
- The first story she ever wrote (as a kid) was about a rabbit named Rabbit.
- Graduated from Exeter University with a degree in French and Classics.
- She denies the rumor that when she was a single mother working on Harry Potter she lived in an unheated apartment. "I am not stupid enough to rent an unheated flat in Edinburgh in midwinter. It had heating."
- According to goodreads.com, she does not have an email address!
- Has three kids: Jessica, the baby she took to the coffee shop while writing Harry Potter (1993); David (2003), and MacKenzie (2005). Think about it! Miss Jessica is turning 20 this year!
- Turned down the idea of having a cameo in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as Lily, Harry's mother.
- Jane Austen is her favorite author and Emma her favorite book.
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