03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Australian Author: The New J.K. Rowling?

In a success story reminiscent of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's, Ms. James is a mother and first-time author who is going from nothing to becoming a millionaire. Royalties will be paid over four years, but while deciding how to spend her money, she has made her first purchase -- two puppies.

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