Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fact of the Day: Joanne Rowling

While Joanne Rowling is better known by her pen name, J.K. Rowling, she actually has no middle name. The author best known for the Harry Potter series chose the letter K after her grandmother Kathleen. 

16 comments:

Margaret D said...

Interesting. No one said we had to have a middle name, or how many names we are to have - tradition I suppose.

Bob Bushell said...

Yes interesting too. She is is the best, and pretty.

Stephanie Faris said...

I have a middle name but I'm not too crazy about it, so you won't see it on a book cover!

Huggybear said...

Good one Adam!
J K Rowling certainly has a most interesting background and a remarkable
writing talent.
Her life is a "rags to riches" story - now worth due to her writings of these Harry Potter books over 560 million pounds (UK) !!!
Success hasn't gone to her head either. She is involved in many philanthropic works and charity organisations.
A really remarkable person who has brought much enjoyment to the youngsters of this world. I must confess I have not seen any of these Harry Potter movies!
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is interesting. And she is a very interesting woman, too!

Christine said...

Really!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that. Didn't know anyone could not have a middle name either, seems like it is the norm

Al Penwasser said...

She gives me the inspiration to carry on with writing. Maybe, hopefully, they'll make a movie out of "Shag Carpet Toilet."
Nawwwwwww.....doubt it.

Mary Kirkland said...

My grandmother didn't have a middle name either.

Anonymous said...

Didn't she write her books in a coffee shop with her baby next to her?

jaybird said...

Never knew her first name.

stephen Hayes said...

A fun fact.

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's interesting! I'll have to tell my daughter. She's a huge fan.

Huggybear said...

Correct!
Strangely the reason was to get her baby to go to sleep!!!
Bizarre !!!! Anyhow that's how to become a multi-millionaire!
Cheers
Colin

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