J.K. Rowling is a British author born in 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England. Rowling is popular for writing the Harry Potter book series. Over 400 million copies of the book series have been sold worldwide. The Harry Potter movie franchise based on the books became the most successful movie series of all time. Rowling has also wrote books such as The Silkworm, The Cuckoo’s Calling, and The Casual Vacancy. Her list of honors include multiple Nestle Smarties Book Prizes, a Locus Award, a Hugo Award, and Freedom of the City of London Award. Rowling has three children and is married to Neil Murray.