My hero: J.K. Rowling.

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So, just a quick blog post today because I’m still in post-Harry Potter bliss.  Last night I went to an advanced screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I” and let me tell you, it was AWESOME.  Seriously and truly.
 
That, of course, prompted this blog post, because J.K. Rowling is my hero.  And I mean that.  I honestly don’t use that term lightly, but J.K. Rowling deserves it.  The fact that she started writing HP on napkins, on the train, and…everything else she did.  Then, to know her UK publisher gave her a teeny, tiny advance for it and it didn’t do very well at first, only to be picked up by Scholastic and do what it did…yeah, makes me realize that fairy tales do come true.
Also, the fact that she isn’t afraid to hurt her characters in a way that moves the story makes me envious.  I have such a hard time hurting my characters, but it’s necessary.  And I have to remind myself they’re not real. LOL.
 
If there was one person in the world I would want to meet and just talk to it would be her.  Because she seems so nice, despite having all the fame and money she could want.  And the fact that her writing has spurned hundreds of thousands of kids to read.  Yep, don’t think I could have picked a better hero.
Also, this probably isn’t going to  happen, but I’m actually trying really, really hard to see if I can get an interview with her.  Like I said, it’s probably just wishful thinking, but I can try.  Hasn’t she taught us that nothing is impossible, no matter how improbable?
 
So, my lovelies, who’s your hero?  And why?

5 Responses to “My hero: J.K. Rowling.”

  1. Raven Clark says:

    >She's mine too, for what she managed to do, but even before her, my hero was and always will be Helen Keller. I have disabilities, and she is the epitomy of turning disabilities into abilities. Imagine being deaf, blind and mute, and doing everything she did. Like Rawling, though in a very different way, Keller shows us that, if you put your mind to it, anything really is possible.

    Here's a good story you may find uplifting. I don't think I really understood how much Roawling's books effected kids until I went to buy the fifth book, Order of the Phoenix. Walking out of the book store, I saw a young boy with his mother. He couldn't have been more than seven. He was holding Order of the Phoenix in his hand, and he could barely get his tiny hand around it. His mother looked at him and said, "Are you really gonna read all that?" The kid grinned at his mother and said, "Soon as I get home!"

    He's that young, and instead of tv or internet, he wants to read. WOW.

    Awesome post, and so right.

    Raven

  2. Raven Clark says:

    >And, bah! Yes, I can spell. "Rowling." LOL!

    Raven

  3. Elaine AM Smith says:

    >JK Rowling keeps it simple. I love the Potter books but JK is my hero. She writes well and does good works too. 🙂 What is there not to like?

  4. Jamie Grey says:

    >I'm so glad to hear it was awesome! I'm going on Saturday and was a little worried!

    And yes – I completely agree. JK is totally my hero and someone I would LOVE to meet someday.

  5. Alex says:

    I’ve been working on at school who’s my hero and it is also JK Rowling. wE have to describe her [ or your hero} in words starting with A,B,C … all the way to Z. I sorta need some helps with J, L , N, O, V, X, Y, and Z. If you know anny words that describe Rowling plz coment below!!!
    Thnx Alex 😉