Rachel Renée Russell is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author and attorney who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs. The Dork Diaries series has received two Children's Choice Awards For Book of the Year (5th/6th Grade Division) and a Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award nomination for Best Book. Rachel was the recipient of the 2014 Milner Award For Children's Literature.
The series has sold over 30 million copies with translation into 36 languages worldwide. Movie rights have been optioned by Lionsgate Summit films. Rachel resides in Northern Virginia.