What Did J.K. Rowling Do Before She Was An Author?

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Rajesh Shri Profile
Rajesh Shri answered
Joanne Kathleen Rowling (or J.K. Rowling, as she is known) is the author of the Harry Potter series of books that have revolutionized the children's literature genre since the release of her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Rowling was a student at the University of Exeter where she studied French and Classics which included a year of study at Paris; she later worked as a researcher and bilingual secretary for the NGO Amnesty International in London. 

It was during this period that she first thought of writing a story with the concept of Harry Potter taking shape in her mind. She then moved to Porto, Portugal where she worked as a teacher and taught English as a foreign language.

She returned to England in 1994 where she was unemployed for a time and started writing the first of the Harry Potter books. The book released in 1996 became a best-seller and has sold more than 70 million copies to date.

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Anonymous commented
I would like to point out that the K in J.K Rowling was made up by her editors to give her name more ring to it-e.g. J Rowling doesnt sound as good does it?

-THE K IN HER NAME WAS MADE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Richard Todd Profile
Richard Todd answered
She worked for a local restaurant and wrote her book on paper napkins sometime after she studied in Paris.

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