Joanne "Jo" Rowling (born 31 July 1965), pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series and now, as "Queen Jo" among the Potterheads around the world. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. Not just that, they have become a basis for survival and making dreams come true for millions all over the world and changing their lives for good. They have become the best-selling book series in history, and been the basis for a series of films which has become the highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts as well as maintaining creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.