Her mother's French paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the War Cross for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles-le-Comte during World War I. Rowling originally believed Volant had won the Legion of Honour during the war, as she said when she received it herself in 2009. "The First It Girl: J. K. Rowling reviews.  Rowling is a close friend of Sarah Brown, wife of Gordon Brown, whom she met when they collaborated on a charitable project for One Parent Families.
 As she had no middle name, she chose K (for Kathleen) as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother. The £10.8 million they have raised outside the UK have been channelled into a newly created International Fund for Children and Young People in Crisis. " At the end of 2007, Rowling said that the encyclopaedia could take up to ten years to complete. The book was purchased for £1.95 million by online bookseller Amazon.com on 13 December 2007, becoming the most expensive modern book ever sold at auction. The author also said it is suitable for those aged seven and above to read themselves.  On her Robert Galbraith website, Rowling explained that she took the name from one of her personal heroes, Robert F. Kennedy, and a childhood fantasy name she had invented for herself, Ella Galbraith. Though most of the focus is on Twitter’s White Knighting of Joe Biden, it’s also worth noting that many other voices are inhibited by Big Tech because they fail to conform to leftist orthodoxy. FOUR EMPLOYEES QUIT J.K. ROWLING'S LITERARY AGENCY FOLLOWING HER TRANSGENDER COMMENTS, The once-revered "Harry Potter" author has been repeatedly slammed on social media for her comments about trans people in the past.
The winning illustrations will also receive a signed copy of the Ickabog along with a prize package of Scholastic books for the winner's school or library of choice.  Rowling gave away the remaining six copies to those who have a close connection with the Harry Potter books. J. K. Rowling's Secret Life As A Wizard Crime Writer Revealed", "More on The Cuckoo's Calling – Signed First Sells for $4,453", "The Cuckoo's Calling, by 'Robert Galbraith': JK Rowling's secret bestseller", "This Detective Novel's Story Doesn't Add Up", "JK Rowling directs anger at lawyers after secret identity revealed", "JK Rowling unmasked as author of accclaimed detective novel", "JK Rowling tells story of alter ego Robert Galbraith", "Real-life mystery of JK Rowling's 'secret' novel uncovered", "Rowling accepts compensation for identity revelation", "JK Rowling lawyer fined over Robert Galbraith leak", "J.K. Rowling Returns As Robert Galbraith For New Cormoran Strike Novel, 'The Silkworm,' Plot Summary And Release Date", "J.K. Rowling helps out Robert Galbraith, unveils 'Career of Evil' cover and publication date", "HBO Picks Up 'Cormoran Strike' Drama Based on J.K. Rowling's Crime Novels", "J.K. Rowling sends fans on hilarious hunt for new, "J.K. Rowling Confirms Cormoran Strike Book 4 in 2017, and TV Series", "Strike' News and Words on Writing from J.K. Rowling", "Lethal White: JK Rowling reveals Strike release date", "JK Rowling announces fifth Cormoran Strike novel Troubled Blood under pseudonym Robert Galbraith", "Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Enchants Readers on Her U.S. Book Tour", "Oprah and Harry Potter phenom JK Rowling interview", "J.K. Rowling brings magic touch to U.S.", "Tears as JK Rowling returns to where it began", "Pottermore website launched by JK Rowling as 'give-back' to fans", "Pottermore – Cursed Child is the 'eighth Potter story, "First batch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets sell out", "The Volant Charitable Trust (UK and overseas)", "J K Rowling becomes President of One Parent Families", "Rowling casts a spell that will give charities millions", Rowling says goodbye to Potter with fairy tales, "The Season of Giving – The Millionaire Donations that Defined 2013", "Rupert Grint Runs in Olympic Torch Relay, JK Rowling in Opening Ceremony", "J.K. Rowling donates £10m to multiple sclerosis clinic", "JK Rowling donates £15.3m to Edinburgh MS research centre", "Rowling quits multiple sclerosis charity over Anglo-Scottish feud", "Rowling pens Potter prequel for charities", JK Rowling wins 'substantial donation' to charity from law firm behind Robert Galbraith confidentiality leak, "Highlights from the First Editions, Second Thoughts auction", "Online chat transcript, Scholastic.com, 3 February 2000", "Harry Potter author JK Rowling gives £1 million to Labour", "JK Rowling: 'The worst that can happen is that everyone says, That's shockingly bad, "JK Rowling donates £1m to Scottish independence 'No' campaign and calls some nationalists 'Death Eaters, "Israel needs cultural bridges, not boycotts – letter from JK Rowling, Simon Schama and others", "On Monsters, Villains and the EU Referendum", "People's Vote: Steve Coogan, Patrick Stewart and Delia Smith among famous faces marching for second Brexit referendum", "Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Books' Christian Imagery", Fantasia: The Gospel According to C.S.  A year later, she was finally given the green light (and a £1,500 advance) by editor Barry Cunningham from Bloomsbury, a publishing house in London. "British author rides up the charts on a wizard's tale". Rowling has a fatwa on her head.  In its first three weeks of release, The Casual Vacancy sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Rowling, J. K. (17 December 2014). Prior to October 2012, Rowling lived near the author Ian Rankin, who later said she was quiet and introspective, and that she seemed in her element with children. "Harry Potter and Me". Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, HonFRSE, FRCPE, FRSL (/ˈroʊlɪŋ/ ROH-ling; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British writer and philanthropist. Rowling, J. K. (5 June 2008).  In 2008, Rowling agreed to publish the book with the proceeds going to Lumos. When the announcement came on October 2 that President Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, his supporters — and more than a few critics — prayed for his speedy recovery.
All market data delayed 20 minutes.  The site includes 18,000 words of information on characters, places and objects in the Harry Potter universe. Transvestite is considered a derogatory term for cross-dressing, while transgender is "a term used to describe people whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth," according to GLAAD.  Any profits from such a book would be given to charity. Rowling will be releasing two to three chapters of the book every Monday through Friday until July 10. Critics also say the book appears to perpetuate stereotypes about trans people being violent and unstable when, in fact, studies have shown that trans people are common victims of harassment and murder.