The Harry Potter series has captivated readers for over two decades, and has become one of the most beloved book series of all time. But who really wrote the series?

The answer is J.K. Rowling. Rowling, born Joanne Rowling, is a British author who wrote the seven Harry Potter books between 1997 and 2007. She wrote the books under the pen name J.K. Rowling, which she chose to use because her publisher thought that boys would be less likely to read a book written by a woman.

Rowling has said that she was inspired to write the series after a delayed train ride in 1990. She began writing the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in 1995, and it was published in 1997. The series was an instant success, and Rowling went on to write six more books in the series.

Rowling wrote the books in a variety of places, including cafes, libraries, and her own home. She wrote the books during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual event that encourages writers to write a novel in a month. Rowling wrote the first book in the series during NaNoWriMo in 1995, and the last book in the series during NaNoWriMo in 2007.

Rowling is also the author of several other books, including The Casual Vacancy, The Cuckoo’s Calling, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. She has also written several screenplays, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been adapted into eight feature films, and the books have been translated into over 80 languages. The series has sold over 500 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling book series of all time.

So, there you have it. J.K. Rowling is the author of the beloved Harry Potter series. She wrote the books over the course of twelve years, and wrote the first book during NaNoWriMo in 1995. The series has gone on to become one of the most successful book series of all time, and Rowling has gone on to write several other books and screenplays.