End of July 1965 born Joanne Rowling is a British screen writer and author. She was born in Gloucestershire in England and Chepstow in Gwent which is in South-east Wales. Joanne Rowling, who goes by the pen name J.K Rowling, is known for her seven-book series Harry Potter. The first Harry Potter book was The Philosophers Stone published on the 26th June 1997 but she did make other books before that such as Rabbit when she was six. Her father worked as an aircraft engineer in a Rolls-Royce factory and her mum worked as a scientist technician in a chemistry department in Wyedean Comprehensive where Joanne also went to school. In total she has written 26 books.