An acquaintance writes the following about J.K. Rowling. He says she isn't a freak, as portrayed by the media. I have no opinion on the subject, but I found this interesting.
"She is a member of the Church of Scotland (the Scottish Anglican Church-- not the Presbyterian church). She refuses to reveal more of her Christian faith than that because, she says, it would give away too much of book 7 (to me that is very intriguing). Her favorite poem is "The Boy Who Ran Away From His Nurse and got Eaten by a Lion," by Hilaire Belloc. She also is a member of the English Chesterton Society. She is educated in both Latin and Greek and is well versed in the canon of classic Western literature. Besides Chesterton and Belloc, some of her favorite authors are Dickens and Jane Austen."