Initials of J.K.Rowling
Do you know the story behind her initials?
The author’s full name is Joanne Rowling, but interestingly, she has no middle name.
The special ‘K’ comes from a suggestion by her publishers.
They speculated that at the time of Harry Potter’s launch, a wizarding book written by a female author might put people off and thus keep the book onthe shelves.
In a move to make herself anonymous, Rowling plucked the ‘K’ from her family tree in a reference to her grandmother, Kathleen.
Her venture proved successful : the majority of all her very first fan fiction was addressed “Dear Sir”.
Thousands of people still don’t know her first name.