Meet JK Rowling Author of the Harry Potter Books

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Book synopsis and author information by guest blogger Jag at Celebs 101

The series of fantasy novels on Harry Potter by a British children’s author Rowling, J. K., attained international fame when she portrayed an imaginative character of a schoolboy Harry Potter. The series begins when 11-year-old orphan Harry discovers that he is the son of wizards. The story centers on his adventures as a student at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The series covers seven novels, following Harry through seven years at Hogwarts. The character ages one year in each book. The first novel in the series was published in the United Kingdom in 1997 as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in the US as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The other six novels are Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000), Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2003), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007).

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The Author
Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on July 31, 1965, in Chipping Sodbury, northeast of Bristol, England. She studied French at Exeter University, and taught English in Portugal for several years. Rowling said that she conceived the idea for the characters while sitting on a train in London in 1990. She completed the first novel while she was yet an unemployed teacher in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Harry Potter™ Series
The Harry Potter series is unique in publishing because of its widespread popularity among both adults and young people. In addition, both boys and girls enjoy the series, which is unusual in literature for children.
The series begins with Harry Potter as an 11-year-old boy. He grows one year older in each succeeding book. Rowling plans the series to run to seven novels.
After the wicked sorcerer Lord Voldemort murders Harry’s parents, the orphaned boy is raised by his nasty Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon Dursley. Harry learns he is a wizard and is invited to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to study magic skills. He survives one danger after another, accompanied by his friends Ron and Hermione. In the motion-picture versions, Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry, Emma Watson plays Hermione, and Rupert Grint plays Ron. The adventures of Harry, Hermione, and Ron include encounters with a magical flying car, ghosts, giants, huge spiders, magic spells, and hostile classmates and teachers. All the stories mix suspense with humor and vivid descriptions.
The Parallel Internet World of Harry Potter
All the books on Harry Potter, in fact, have generated a parallel and separate world on the Internet, and whose sites attract millions of admirers every day besides the novels gaining big success for their Hollywood adaptations.
So enchanting are J.K. Rowling’s stories, that the Web pages built around them, have created millions of online fans. Among others the biggest one is Emerson Spartz, who had set up that is visited nearly 40 million times a month, making it one of the biggest Potter sites of high commercial value.
The Harry-Potter- mania has been the intense-most on the publication of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, and estimated 325 million copies worldwide have already been sold out.
Another site by the owner mistress Melissa Anelli has also gained miraculous popularity. Thus the never-ending interaction hype between films and books keep the fun going.
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