J.K. Rowling was about 30 years old when she finished writing the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in 1995. Born on July 31, 1965 in Gloucestershire, England, Rowling was a single mother struggling to make ends meet when she wrote the book.
Rowling had been working on the idea for the Harry Potter series since 1990, when she was 25 years old. She wrote the first book while living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and finished it in 1995. The book was published in 1997 and quickly became a bestseller.
The success of the Harry Potter series catapulted Rowling to fame and fortune. She has since become one of the most successful authors of all time and is a multi-billionaire. Rowling has written seven books in the Harry Potter series, as well as several spin-off books and movies.
Rowling’s success is a testament to her hard work and determination. Despite her struggles as a single mother, she was able to create a beloved series of books that have captivated readers of all ages. Rowling’s success is an inspiration to aspiring authors everywhere.