Joanne Kathleen Rowling Author of the harry Potter series

Early Life: Rowling is from England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent which is West of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Today, she lives with her daughter, Jessica, in Edinburg.

Books: Rowling has written the entire Harry Potter series which include The Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and the Deathly Hallows. On top of that, she has continued to expand the Harry Potter universe as she has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch through the ages, and The Tales of Beedle and Bard. Other works by Rowling include The Casual Vacancy and and other works under the pen-name Robert Galbraith.

Rowling works very hard to continue expanding the Harry Potter universe. On her site, pottermore.com, she includes quizzes, writings, and news for readers about the wizarding world. quizzes allow readers to find out what house they might be placed in as well as what animal their Patronus charm could take the form of. Writings expand the Harry Potter as Rowling writes about other magical places in the world like different Wizard schools other than Hogwarts. She also writes about how the wizard world functions as well as stories about the Potter family.

Joanne has received numerous honors and awards over the years. In both 1998 and 1999, she received the Booksellers Association Author of the Year award. In both 1999 and 2008, she was also awarded Author of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards ceremony. In 2007, Rowling was awarded a Blue Peter Gold Badge and in 2010 she received the Hans Christian Andersen award. The list continues as Joanne has had a very successful career as a writer.

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