JK Rowling is well known for her best selling series of books about Harry Potter. What some people might not know is that she created this series, as a single mother, after a failed marriage left her near broke. Unemployed she wrote from local Cafes and a rented apartment in England. She stole every minute of free time to handwrite and then transcribe the entire first novel. She didn't have money for a type writer far less a computer but she was determined to succeed so she wrote it on scrape bits of paper she could find. To learn more about her click here.