J. K. Rowling was born in England in July 1965. She studied French at University and went to live in Paris for one year. She later moved to London and there she had lots of different jobs.
She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London train journey. She was very excited when she had the idea for Harry Potter and went on to write 7 novels about this very special wizard.
She has since gone to write a number of new stories. Her latest is called “The Tales of Beadle the Bard” and is collection of tales about wizardry.