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Rachel Renée Russell

Rachel Renée Russell is a former attorney turned #1 New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster book series "Dork Diaries." Her daughter, Nikki Russell, inspired the series and now help to illustrate it. With more than 38 million copies in print worldwide, the 13th "Dork Diaries" published in October 2018. The "Dork Diaries" series has been translated into over 37 languages worldwide and has garnered such honors as two Children's Choice Book Awards (2011 and 2013), an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work For Children (2015), and a nomination for the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Book of the Year Award (2011). Rachel is also the author of a new New York Times bestselling series, "The Misadventures of Max Crumbly." Rachel's daughter, Nikki Russell, illustrates "The Dork Diaries" and "The Misadventures of Max Crumbly" series.