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Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell

Rachel Renee Russell is the author of the Dork Diaries series.

Background

Rachel Renee Russell was born and raised in Saint Joseph, Michigan, and currently resides in northern Virginia. She is the oldest child and has two younger brothers and two younger sisters. She wrote her first book in 6th grade as a birthday present for her twin brothers.

In addition to writing children’s books, Russell is an attorney. She was divorced in 2009.

Current Books

Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life was released on June 2, 2009. It has spent 42 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list. and 7 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list.The book was also awarded the 2010 Children’s Choice Book of the Year Award for the 5th/6th grade division.On February 10, 2011, it was nominated as Book of the Year by the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards.Dork Diaries:

Tales From a Not-So-Popular Party Girl was released on June 8, 2010. It has spent 42 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Talented Pop Star was released on June 7, 2011. It has spent 4 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list. and 4 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list.

Currently, there are over 3.3 million copies of the Dork Diaries books in print in the United States. Publishing rights have been sold in 22 countries with translations in 18 different languages.

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