Rachel Renee Russell answers your questions — Ask the Author
Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries series
Russell, an attorney who now prefers creating novels to practicing law, spoke with PW about her new series and the collaborators with whom she works in her Virginia home office. I wanted this character to have an interesting name that reflects his complaints about his life, and middle school in particular. Did Max Crumbly have a real-life model?
Q & A with Rachel Renee Russell
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. 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. 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.
Fun Facts About Rachel Renee Russell: Russell is the oldest of five children and has two younger sisters and two younger twin brothers. She wrote her first book.
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She is the oldest child and has two younger twin brothers and two younger sisters. - The series has 11 short novels, and 2 bonus books that have a mix of stories, activities and tips for customising your own diary.
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. 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. As of January , over 45 million copies of Dork Diaries have been sold worldwide in 42 languages.
The books are similar to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in that they're written diary-style with a font that looks like handwriting, along with doodles, drawings, and cool text features. The Dork Diaries series opens up tons of relevant and meaningful discussion with tweens, which is one of the things I really appreciate about the book. Chatting with your child about the book can lead to conversations about trust, friendship, and what's really important in life. And who is the superstar author behind this awesome series? Russell is the oldest of five children and has two younger sisters and two younger twin brothers. She wrote her first book in 6th grade as a birthday gift for her brothers. In addition to being a best-selling author, she is an attorney.