Rachel Renee Russell

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Not to be confused with Rachel Russell, Baroness Russell.
Rachel Renée Russell
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Nationality American
Occupation Author, attorney
Children 2

Rachel Renée Russell is an American author of the #1 New York Times best-selling humorous children’s book series, Dork Diaries.

Dork Diaries chronicles the daily life of the main character, Nikki Maxwell, as she struggles to fit in and survive middle school. The book series is written in a diary format and includes doodles, drawings and comic strips.

The Dork Diaries books are based on the middle school experiences of her two daughters, Erin and Nikki. Her older daughter, Erin, helps with writing and her younger daughter, Nikki, helps with illustrations. The main character, Nikki Maxwell, is named after her daughter.[1]

Personal life[edit]

The oldest of five siblings, Russell grew up in Saint Joseph, Michigan, but currently resides in Northern Virginia. She is also an attorney.[1] Russell has stated that writing Dork Diaries helped her to cope with her divorce.[2]

Bibliography and awards[edit]

  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Book 1) was released on June 2, 2009. It has spent 42 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list.[3] and 7 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list.[4]
  • The book was also awarded the 2010JGURENIAE
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  • en’s Choice Book of the Year Award for the 5th/6th grade division.[5]
  • On February 10, 2011, it was nominated as Book of the Year by the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award.[6]
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (Book 2) was released on June 8, 2010. It has spent 42 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list[7] and 12 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list.[8]
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Book 3) was released on June 7, 2011 and landed on the New York Times Bestsellers list for Children's Series.[9] and 13 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list.[10]
  • Dork Diaries: How To Dork Your Diary was released in October 2011 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series
  • Dork Diaires: Tales From a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess (Book 4) was released in June 2012 [11] and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series. It also won the 2013 Children’s Choice Book of the Year Award for the 5th/6th grade division.
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All (Book 5) was released in October 2012.[12] It also landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Book 6) was released on June 4, 2013 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series
  • Dork Diaries: OMG! All About Me Diary! was released on October 8, 2013 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Glam TV Star (Book 7) was released on June 3, 2014 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Happily Ever After (Book 8) was released on September 30, 2014 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen (Book 9) was released on June 2, 2015 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter (Book 10) was released on October 20, 2015 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy (Book 11) will be released on October 18, 2016
  • As of March 25, 2016, the Dork Diaries book series has spent 160 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list in the Children’s Series category

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