Could everyone raise their glass of mead? We'd like to propose a toast to one J.K. Rowling, who turns 50 years old tomorrow. Yes, she shares a birthday with Harry Potter.
It's been eight years since the author gave us her final Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
, but she continues to wow us with her wit and will. She doesn't suffer fools. She champions important causes. She has a wicked sense of humor
. She's a fan of underdogs and will bend over backwards for her fans. If you aren't already following her on Twitter
, you simply must do so now. We'll wait.
In honor of the big 5-0, we're celebrating some of Rowling's most badass moments. Trust us, there are a lot, but we had to narrow it down somehow. Keep doing what you're doing, J.K. We'll keep reading, retweeting, and respecting.OPENER IMAGE: David Fisher/Rex/REX USA.