Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, Joanne Rowling was writing from the start. Her first story was about a rabbit. Along with writing, Rowling was an avid reader, particularly loving the Chronicles of Narnia. Nine years later, the Rowling's moved to Tutshill and attended Wyedean Comprehensive School. Joanne then entered College and earned a Bachelors in French. In 1990, J.K.'s mother passed away. According to Rowling, this distressing event assisted in writing the Philosopher's Stone. Her agent helped her get a publishing deal with Bloomington, resulting in the movies, merchandise, etc.
Love you Rowling!
Carissa Bookworm

***Thank you to J. K. Rowling's website for the info***

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