Rachel Renée Russell

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Rachel Renée Russell
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NationalityUnited States
OccupationAuthor, Attorney
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Rachel Renée Russell is an American author of the children’s book series Dork Diaries and The Misadventures of Max Crumbly.

Dork Diaries, written in a diary format, uses doodles, drawings, and comic strips to chronicle the daily life of the main character, Nikki Maxwell, as she struggles to fit in and survive middle school.

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly is about a character, Maxwell Crumbly, who keeps a diary about his challenges in middle school. He is introduced in Dork Diaries: Tales From A Not-So Perfect Pet Sitter.

The Dork Diaries books are based on Russell's middle school experiences. Her daughter, Nikki, is the illustrator of the series. The main character, Nikki Maxwell, is named after her daughter.[1]

As of January 2019, over 45 million copies of Dork Diaries have been sold worldwide in 42 languages.

Personal life[edit]

The oldest of five siblings, Russell grew up in Saint Joseph, Michigan and resides in Northern Virginia. She went to college at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and law school at Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit, Michigan. She is also an attorney[citation needed].

Bibliography and awards[edit]

Russell at BookCon in 2019
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Book 1) was released on June 2, 2009. It spent 42 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list[2] and 7 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list.[3]
  • 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[4] and 12 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list.[5]
  • 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[6] and 13 weeks on the USA Today Best Sellers list.[7]
  • 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 [8] 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.[9] 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) was released on October 18, 2016 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series.
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So Secret Crush Catastrophe(Book 12) was released on October 1, 2017 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series.
  • Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not So Happy birthday (Book 13) was released October 12, 2018 and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Children's Series.
  • As of January 29, 2019, the Dork Diaries book series has spent 276 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list in the Children’s Series category.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the author". Dorkdiaries.com. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "The New York Times Best Sellers: Children's Books"
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Books Database on USA Today"
  4. ^ "The New York Times Best Sellers: Children's Books" on nytimes.com"
  5. ^ "Best-Selling Books Database on USA Today"
  6. ^ "The New York Times Best Sellers: Children's Books" on nytimes.com"
  7. ^ "Best-Selling Books Database on USA Today"
  8. ^ "Books: Dork Diaries 4". Publisher's website. Simon and Schuster. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Books: Dork Diaries 5". Publisher's website. Simon and Schuster. Retrieved 7 August 2012.

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