Our Generation As We Know It

1376 Words Dec 14th, 2015 6 Pages
“I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized and I still had a daughter that I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life" (J.K. Rowling Biography). Joanne "Katherine" Rowling has experienced both of the financial polar opposites throughout her life. Her writing of the Harry Potter novels are the central cause of transition in her life as an author and as a mother. Other successful contemporary writers, such as Stephanie Meyer, have gained some substantial popularity of late, but J.K. Rowling is the most successful author of our generation as we know it.
Joanne Rowling was born on July 31st, 1965, to her parents who were both 20 years old and had only been married for 4 months. Joanne 's parents, Peter and Anne Rowling, were symbolic children of the 1960 's--Anne played the guitar, and they both loved the Beatles. On June 28th, 1967, The Rowling 's family welcomed Dianne, the second daughter. Also in 1967, they all moved to a larger home, where they lived next to the inspirations for Harry 's last name; Ian and Vikki Potter would frequently come next door and play with the fellow kids. As the eldest, Joanne took on a leadership role. She would lay down the structure for games of fantasy which included wearing wizard 's robes and inventing witch 's brew. Even as a child, Rowling spent hours telling stories, and, at 6 years old, she wrote "Rabbit," a story about a rabbit that is…
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