The idea of this novel came to give year old destitute mother while waiting four hours during a train delay from Manchester to London.
She had to live on welfare with her baby daughter. She had no job, her Portuguese husband threw her out of their apartment. She felt many failures and even contemplated suicide.
But she never left writing. She continued writing, often in cafes after her daughter fell asleep.
She is Joanne or J. K. Rowling. After years of writing manuscripts, numbers of rejections she was able to publish her first book Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone”.
And rest is history.
According to Guinness world records, Harry Potter series has sold over 400 million copies worldwide. J. K. Rowling became the first billion dollar authorin the history of writing.