J.K. Rowling, also known as Joanne Rowling, was the author of the Harry Potter series of novels. In 2004, she was among the VIP guests for the gala opening of the Tomorrow Windows exhibit at the Tate Modern. (PROSE: The Tomorrow Windows) The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones were fans of the Potter books, and the Doctor admitted to crying after reading the seventh volume. Later, when Potter's spell "expelliarmus" was given life in order to help William Shakespeare defeat the Carrionites, the Doctor exclaimed, "Good old J.K.!" (TV: The Shakespeare Code)
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- In The Tomorrow Windows her name is given as Joanne Rowling, the name used on the first publishing of the first Harry Potter book. In 2004, when The Tomorrow Windows was written and set, her married name was Joanne Murray and her pen-name was J.K. Rowling.
- In 2005 Russell T Davies asked Rowling to write for Doctor Who. She said she was "was amused by the suggestion but simply [didn't] have the time". She was writing the sixth Harry Potter novel at the time. 
- In his 2008 autobiography, A Writer's Tale, Davies reveals that he considered basing the 2008 Christmas special around a guest appearance by Rowling.