In a series of tweets, Rowling acknowledged her and Harry's shared special day, and revealed that she's vacationing somewhere sunny with her family to celebrate. The author, who turns 50 today, then joked that she was going to post a picture of herself with her dog, because "in dog years I'm dead."
We wouldn't expect anything other than loveliness and cheekiness from the notoriously hilarious and heartfelt author. In fact, that loveliness extended to yet another high-profile person who shares Rowling's birthday: "Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams, who Rowling also gave a shout-out to. Somehow, it just makes sense that Rowling would love the equally-awesome Williams. (Williams later responded, "This was awesome to wake up to! ... Enjoy our day!")
Check out Rowling's tweets below, and feel free to wish her a happy birthday yourself over on Twitter. You may just get a reply from the author -- and make her day even more magical.
Thank you so much to everyone wishing Harry and me a happy birthday! I'm having a wonderful time in the sun with family and friends. xxxxx— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 31, 2015
Also, big thanks to the group of Potter fans I just met for being so lovely and low key in a crowded place. My kids loved you! xxx— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 31, 2015
I was going to post a picture of our West Highland Terrier commiserating with me early this morning because in dog years I'm dead.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 31, 2015
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Bad Wifi where I am, but also want to say many happy returns to @msjwilly, my birthday sister.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 31, 2015
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