School bullies called me ‘Rowling Pin’, reveals ‘Harry Potter’ author

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2011, 17:54 PM IST

London: JK Rowling, in a letter to a fan of ‘Harry Potter’, has revealed that her schoolmates used to tease her by calling ‘Rowling Pin’, and that being a teenager was ‘completely horrible’.

Rowling, 45, empathised with American teenager Sacia Flowers, who said that the ‘Harry Potter’ books helped her cope with a tough childhood after losing her parents at 13.

Flowers also told Rowling that she fell victim to her schoolmates, to which the author replied that she was also equally harassed while she was in school.

“I know what it is like to be picked on, as it happened to me, too, throughout my adolescence. Being a teenager can be completely horrible,” the Daily Mail quoted her as writing.

“I cannot tell you how moved I was by what you wrote, nor how sorry I am to hear about your parents,” she stated.

She also added that she would never like to return to her teenage even if she was paid to do so.

ANI