Life is like a tale, it does not matter how long it is, it matters how good it is! Good morning respected Dignitaries & my dear friends. These words were famously said by the author of one of the world’s most famous book series, JK Rowling. Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on the 31st of July at Yate England. Born to Peter and Anne Rowling, she had a fixed ambition from a very young age, to write. JK Rowling was on a train trip when an idea of a young boy attending a wizarding school came to her mind.
Harry Potter is now a global brand worth an estimated $15 billion, and the last four Harry Potter books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history. The series have been translated, in whole or in part, into 65 languages. The Harry Potter books have also gained recognition for sparking an interest in reading among the young at a time when children were thought to be abandoning books for computers and television. Every human has a spark in them but it needs to be lit by someone. My seed of fire was definitely lit By JK Rowling.
In her Harvard speech of 2008 she quoted “Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea.
Lois Duncan is the author of over 40 books, ranging from children's picture books to adult novels, but she is best known for her young adult suspense novels such as Killing Mr. Griffen and her newest book Gallows Hill. Many of these have been chosen as ALA "Best Books for Young Adults" and Jr. Library Guild Selections, and they have won Young Readers Awards in 16 states and three foreign ...
And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ” J. K Rowling opened the eyes of many young readers, including myself. She showed the world how momentous well-chosen words can be, and has inspired me, a hopeful writer, to keep on being hopeful. I believe J. K Rowling is the embodiment of hope; a lit candle in the darkness. She proved what the power of determination can do, and at the same time, led me to understand the magic of literature.
In fact, Joanne was a turning point for many; her books opened up that universe of print, where one can immerse themselves in worlds so unlike their own and discover the many mysteries unique to it as one explores the delightful details around them. Time seems to stop in its place and allow readers to delve into all there is to know about their surroundings.