Sources:http://www.famousauthors.org/j-k-rowlinghttp://www.centerforworklife.com/leadership-qualities-jo-rowling/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._RowlingBorn: July 31, 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, EnglandFamily Life: Mother = Anne Rowling and Father = Peter James RowlingHer parents got married on March 14,1965Mother’s illness and constrained relationship with her fatherWhen Rowling was age 9 they moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire villageDec.26/2001 she married Dr. Neil MurrayHad two children with him, so three children in total1 Child from previous relationship with Jorge ArantesPrevious marriage with Jorge Arantes started 16 October 1992 but than divorced November 17, 1993Childhood:As a child Rowling wrote fantasy booksAttended St Michaels Primary SchoolHer first secondary school teacher Steve Eddy says she was not “exceptional” but one of the best, but she was very good at englishRowling had A levels in english french and germanJessica Mitford was Rowling’s heroine, she read all her booksBirth / Early Years:Born July 31, 1965Rowling’s sister Dianne was born when Rowling was just under 2 years old months oldTeenage years were unhappyAttended St Michael’s Primary SchoolAttended Secondary school at Wyedean School and CollegeThey moved to a nearby village called Winterbourne when Rowling was four years oldAdulthood / DeathJ.K Rowling is still alive as of 2018Went to Exeter University at age 18Thought of Harry Potter in 1990 while sitting on a delayed trainPlanned / Mapped the 7 book series in 5 yearsTaught english in Portugal also where she found her first husbandIn Edinburgh she took a teacher training course in August 1995 after completing her first novel First book was published in June 1997, the book was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stoneRowling went to 12 different publishing houses before finding a publisher for her bookSecond book – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Third Book – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanFourth Book – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 8 July 2000Fifth Book – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 21 June 2003Sixth Book – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 16 July 2005Seventh Book – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 21 July 2007Character Traits / Evidence:Perseverance: Seven years after university she was a jobless single mother in poverty. But now she is very successful. What made them who they are?:Went from living on welfare to being a multimillionaireHas received honorary degrees from St Andrews University, University of Edinburgh, Napier University and University of Exeter Has Bachelor of Arts in French and Classics Rowling was/is very good at englishShe persevered through tough years of depression and povertyImpact on History:In october 2011 Rowling was named “Most Influential women in Britain”Has many awards:1997: Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold Award for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone1998: Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold Award for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets1998: British Children’s Book of the Year, winner Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone1999: Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold Award for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban1999: National Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year, winner Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets1999: Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year, winner Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2000: British Book Awards, Author of the Year2000: Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to Children’s Literature2000: Locus Award, winner Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2001: Hugo Award for Best Novel, winner Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire2003: Premio Príncipe de Asturias, Concord2003: Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers, winner Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2006: British Book of the Year, winner for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince2007: Blue Peter Badge, Gold2007: Named Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of the year2008: British Book Awards, Outstanding Achievement2008 The Edinburgh Award2010: Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, inaugural award winner2011: British Academy Film Awards, Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema for the Harry Potter film series, shared with David Heyman, cast and crew2012: Freedom of the City of London2012: Rowling was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures of his life.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Directly Copy and Pasted from Wikipedia^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Many degrees/honorary degreesHas published a 7 book seriesScreenwriter for many moviesFinancial success ( has a fortune of 600m euros )Has inspired many people around the world with her storyMistakes / Failures / Struggles …. Etc.:Was rejected by 12 publishers before she found oneWas a single mother living in poverty for a while1 Divorced marriage Teenage years were unhappyHighlights / Awards / Accomplishments / Success …. etc.:Sold more than 400m copies of his books Ranked 12th richest woman in U.K.Won many awards ( listed above )Rowling has many honorary degreesAre we different today? Legacy left behind? … etc.: J.K. Rowling has proved that if you can move forward in tough years and don’t give up good will come.Favourite Quote:”Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. RowlingFavourite Facts? Something Unique? Other Information… etc.:Rowling has no middle name and uses her grandmother’s name Kathren as the K in her pen nameHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets sold 3 million copies in 48 hoursBefore Harry Potter she was a single mom on welfareThought of Harry Potter on a delayed trainSimple Statement: J.K. Rowling is an author that persevered through tough times and is now successful in life.