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Rachel Renee Russell

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    Rachel Renee Russell is best known for her Dork Diaries Books and the 13th book in the series, Birthday Drama, comes out in October 2018. The paperback of Crush Catastrophe was published in June 2018. She also had two new books out in 2017 Frenemies Forever and Middle School Mayhem, the second book in her new Misadventures of Max Crumbly series.

    Rachel Renee Russell Biography
    Rachel Renee Russell is a highly successful American children’s books author best known for the Dork Diaries series. Born in 1945, in Michigan in the USA, she is the oldest of five children, growing up with two younger sisters and twin younger brothers.

    As a young girl she dreamed of being a writer and even wrote a book for her brothers when she was still in the sixth grade at school. Whilst she was at Midwestern University she signed up for a writing course, but her dreams of becoming a writer were squashed when the professor told her she was the worst writer on the planet.

    She decided to study Law instead and soon became a very successful Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney. It is during this time that things changed in her personal life and she turned to writing again, and so The Dork Diaries were born. The first book, Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life was published in 2009, and there are currently 12 books in The Dork Diaries series.

    The character of Nikki, is named after the author’s younger daughter, and is based on parts of the author’s life as well of those of both her daughters.

    In 2016 Russell’s started a new series: The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, the first book is Locker Hero.

    Rachel Renee Russell Facts
    Liongate Summit Studios have bought the film rights to The Dork Diaries and it is hoped that the movie will be ready for release in 2016.

    Her older daughter Erin helps her with writing the books whilst Nikki, her younger daughter, helps her with the illustrations.

    Our favourite Rachel Renee Russell Book Characters
    Nikki J Maxwell in The Dork Diary Series

    Mackenzie Hollister in The Dork Diaries Series

    Our favourite Rachel Renee Russell Book Quotes
    “Felt SO insanely happy I could just . . . VOMIT sunshine, rainbows, confetti, glitter and . . . um . . . those yummy little Skittles thingies!” (Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak)

    “You're such a big BABY. So cry me a river, build yourself a bridge, and GET OVER IT” (Dork Diaries: Pop Star)

    “Let your inner DORK shine through.” (Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life)

    “Dream big dreams, because little dreams have no magic." (Dork Diaries: Pop Star)
    2nd June 2015

    Dork Diaries: Drama Queen

    TOTAL DISASTER!!! Mean girl MacKenzie has stolen Nikki's diary! What if she tells everyone Nikki's totally secret though... More

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    9th February 2017

    The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero

    A brand-new series from #1 NYT bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly, ... More

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    20th October 2015

    Dork Diaries: Puppy Love

    When the animal shelter Brandon volunteers at (how cute is he?) is too full to take a litter of abandoned puppies, Nikki... More

    (26 reviews)
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    17th November 2016

    Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever

    Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in the eleventh instalment of the NYT bestselling series! Nikki... More

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    1st March 2010

    Dork Diaries

    Meet Nikki Maxwell (aka Queen of the Dorks!) in the first book in the mega-selling Dork Diaries series - now with ... More

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    14th June 2018

    Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe

    Nikki Maxwell's adventures continue in the twelfth instalment in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series! Now with over ... More

    (16 reviews)
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    6th June 2017

    The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle School Mayhem

    From #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell comes the second book in an all-new seri... More

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    5th June 2014

    Dork Diaries: TV Star

    OMG, Nikki Maxwell is getting her own TV show! Nikki and her friends were spotted at their school talent show, and now a... More

    (14 reviews)
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    30th July 2015

    Dork Diaries: Skating Sensation

    Nikki Maxwell isn't at all surprised to find out that her crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He's such ... More

    (11 reviews)
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    16th October 2018

    Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama!

    The thirteenth instalment in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series, now with over 30 million books in print! ... More

    (11 reviews)
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