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Rachel Renee Russell - Author

About the Author

Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs (mainly because books are a lot more fun and pyjamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court). She has raised two daughters and lived to tell about it. Dork Diaries was her debut novel and there are now over ten books in the internationally bestselling series which has appeared on the NYT bestseller top ten non-stop for over a year, and which has over 19 million copies in print worldwide. Her new book The Misadventures of Max Crumbly was published in June 2016. Rachel lives in northern Virginia with a spoiled pet Yorkie who terrorises her daily by climbing on top of her computer and pelting her with stuffed animals while she writes. And, yes, Rachel considers herself a total Dork.

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Rachel Renee Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs. She lives in Aldie, Virginia.

A Q&A with Rachel...

Can you share a little about your background? I grew up in Saint Joseph, Michigan, a small city located on the shore of Lake Michigan. I have 2 younger sisters and 2 younger twin brothers. I wrote and illustrated my first book in 6th grade as a birthday present for my brothers. I’m an attorney, but I enjoy writing children’s books more than practicing law. I currently reside in northern Virginia.

Do you have any children?
I have two daughters. My younger daughter, Nikki, helps with illustrations. I am also looking forward to adopting 3 children in the near future.

Are the events in the book true?
Many of the events in the book are based on the experiences I and my daughters had in middle school.

Were you considered a Dork in middle school?
Yes! And, I’m STILL a DORK!

Do you have any pets?
I have a dog, a yorkie.

Featured books by Rachel Renee Russell

Double Dork Diaries #2

Double Dork Diaries #2

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

A special bumper edition of dorkiness featuring books three and four in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series! It's time to embrace your inner dork! DORK DIARIES has millions of fans worldwide who all love the hilarious super-private diaries of the not-so-perfect Nikki Maxwell. Through sketches, doodles and diary entries Nikki spills the beans on everything from first crushes to BFF dramas, mean girls to bratty little sisters and, of course, all the mega-cringe moments that make her a dork-extraordinaire! In Pop Star Nikki's school is holding a talent competition and she can't wait to enter with her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, to have some fun and hopefully impress her super-crush Brandon too. But then Nikki finds out tht her arch-nemesis MacKenzie is entering the contest...Can a dork take on the most popular girl in school and win? In Skating Sensation Nikki tries to help her local animal shelter by raising money at an ice-skating fundraiser, the only problem? Nikki can't skate! Will she be able to transform from dork-on-ice to an ice-princess in time to save the shelter from closing for good?

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Other books by Rachel Renee Russell

Double Dork Diaries #6 Frenemies Forever and Crush Catastrophe

Double Dork Diaries #6 Frenemies Forever and Crush Catastrophe

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

A special bumper edition of dorkiness featuring Frenemies Forever and Crush Catastrophe from the bestselling DORK DIARIES series - now with over 45 million copies in print worldwide! Join Nikki as she navigates crush dramas and mean-girl showdowns in her own fabulously dorky way! Get ready to dive into Nikki's dork-tastic life and embrace your inner dork with this fabulous two-in-one bind-up. Have you read all the DORK DIARIES series? Dork Diaries Dork Diaries: Party Time Dork Diaries: Pop Star Dork Diaries: How To Dork Your Diary Dork Diaries: Skating Sensation Dork Diaries: Dear Dork Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak Dork Diaries: OMG! All About Me Diary! Dork Diaries: TV Star Dork Diaries: Once Upon a Dork Dork Diaries: Drama Queen Dork Diaries: Puppy Love Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar Dork Diaries: I Love Paris! - Out October 2020 - pre-order now!!

Dork Diaries x 12 2020 flex box

Dork Diaries x 12 2020 flex box

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

With a HUGE global fanbase, Dork Diaries is the perfect series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gatesand Jacqueline Wilson. Join Nikki Maxwell's aDORKable world with the 12-book collection from mega-selling DORK DIARIES series - now with over 45 million copies in print worldwide! This set includes the following: Dork Diaries, Party Time, Pop Star, Skating Sensation, Dear Dork, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Once Upon a Dork, Drama Queen, Puppy Love, Frenemies Forever and Crush Catastrophe!

Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

With a HUGE global fanbase, Dork Diaries is the perfect series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Jacqueline Wilson. Don't miss out! Pre-order I LOVE PARIS, the brand new DORK DIARIES, now! Welcome to Nikki Maxwell's aDORKable world in the fourteenth book in the mega-selling Dork Diaries series - now with over 45 million copies in print worldwide! Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an AWESOME summer on tour as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz! The only problem? Nikki's frenemy, MacKenzie, has weaseled her way on to the tour too. And, worse still, it turns out she's going to be Nikki's new roomate! Will Nikki survive her dream tour turning into a nightmare?! Have you read all the DORK DIARIES series? Dork Diaries Dork Diaries: Party Time Dork Diaries: Pop Star Dork Diaries: How To Dork Your Diary Dork Diaries: Skating Sensation Dork Diaries: Dear Dork Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak Dork Diaries: OMG! All About Me Diary! Dork Diaries: TV Star Dork Diaries: Once Upon a Dork Dork Diaries: Drama Queen Dork Diaries: Puppy Love Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar Dork Diaries: I Love Paris! - Out October 2020 - pre-order now!!

Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Welcome to Nikki Maxwell's ADORKABLE world in the fourteenth installment of the bestselling Dork Diaries series - now with over 45 million books in print worldwide! Nikki Maxwell and her bandmates are looking forward to an AWESOME time on tour as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz! The only downside? Nikki's frenemy, MacKenzie Hollister, has weaselled her way onto the tour as a social media guru... Nikki's determined to stay out of MacKenzie's way to avoid any drama, but then she learns that MacKenzie is going to be her roommate! TOTAL DISASTER! Will Nikki survive her dream tour as it quickly goes from AWESOME to AWFUL?! Other books in the DORK DIARIES series: Book 1: Dork Diaries Book 2: Party Time Book 3: Pop Star Book 3 1/2: How to Dork Your Diary Book 4: Skating Sensation Book 5: Dear Dork Book 6: Holiday Heartbreak Book 7: TV Star Book 8: Once Upon a Dork Book 9: Drama Queen Book 10: Puppy Love Book 11: Frenemies Forever Book 12: Crush Catastrophe Book 13: Birthday Drama Book 15: I Love Paris! (October 2020)

Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama!

Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama!

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

With a HUGE global fanbase, Dork Diaries is the perfect series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Jacqueline Wilson. Don't miss out! Pre-order I LOVE PARIS, the brand new DORK DIARIES, now! Welcome to Nikki Maxwell's aDORKable world in the thirteenth book in the mega-selling Dork Diaries series - now with over 45 million copies in print worldwide! OMG! Nikki's birthday party is going to be beyond awesome! Her BFFs are planning a SUPERcool pool party, with a cake, a DJ, and the perfect invitations. Organizing a big party for one hundred people is easy, right? UMMM wrong! When her mum says it's too expensive, soon it's looking like Nikki's dream party will be a total dorky disaster - cringe! Can Nikki and her BFFs come up with a plan to save the day, or will there be major birthday drama?! Have you read all the DORK DIARIES series? Dork Diaries Dork Diaries: Party Time Dork Diaries: Pop Star Dork Diaries: How To Dork Your Diary Dork Diaries: Skating Sensation Dork Diaries: Dear Dork Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak Dork Diaries: OMG! All About Me Diary! Dork Diaries: TV Star Dork Diaries: Once Upon a Dork Dork Diaries: Drama Queen Dork Diaries: Puppy Love Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar Dork Diaries: I Love Paris! - Out October 2020 - pre-order now!!

Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3 Masters of Mischief

Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3 Masters of Mischief

Author: Rachel Renee Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves. But Max and Erin were trapped in a smelly, dangerous dumpster of doom and about to be discovered by the last people they wanted to find them. Now in this latest installment of Max's journals, Max and Erin face foes both new and old as their misadventures continue. Can the two friends avoid detection-and detention!-while keeping South Ridge Middle School safe from bullies and criminals?

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