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Author Biography – Jeff Kinney (Born 19 February 1971)

American born Jeff Kinney is definitely one of your favourite authors.  You all know him as the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series and his books fly off my library shelves every day!

Growing up, Jeff’s dream was to be a newspaper cartoonist. His first decent drawing was of a turtle at the age of 3.  His favourite computer games are the Mario Kart series. His favourite sandwich is peanut butter and jelly! In 1998 he came up with the idea for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a story about a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley.  He worked on his book for almost eight years before showing it to a publisher in New York

 He lives in Massachusetts, USA with his wife and two sons where they own a bookstore called “An Unlikely Story”.