July 24, 2017 | Posted in:Uncategorized

Jeff Kinney, the man behind the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, was born on the 19th of February in the year 1971. He is talented because his skill is not only limited to writing. He can also draw, produce and design games. These Jeff Kinney facts set him apart from others.

When he was still young, he went to Bishop McNamara High School. This was in connection to him growing up in the United States, in Fort Washington, Maryland. Ever since he was young, he found interest in reading so much. He has his favorite authors like Beverly Cleary, J.R.R Tolkien, Piers Anthony and Judy Blume. Way back in college, he studied at the University of Maryland at the College Park. This transpired in the early days of the 1900s. As a student, he was able to generate ideas that struck his University. He had his popular comic strip called Igdoof. This was seen in their campus paper called the Diamondback. This became really successful. This became an encouragement for Jeff to finally decide pursue cartooning. Kinney then transferred to New England in 1995.

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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid was came about during 1998. However, the only difference though is that Jeff did not publish it in 2007. He was also able to create his second book. This is the second installment of his series. It was given the same title, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. This occurred in 2008. Another was launched in 2011 for he gave a revised and expanded version of the book. As for 2009 and 2010, two more books were published. After all, the book became famous. It even peaked to number one on different charts. This was true with a worldwide sale. As a matter of fact, 42 million copies were produced in 2010.

The series was made into a movie in March 19, 2010. It was the 20th Century Fox that produced it. As one of his contributions, Jeff became the executive producer of the film. After, there were mixed reviews given. These came from critics. Despite that though, it still performed well in the box office.  This even triggered for the second film to be pursued. It was entitled from the same book, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. A release also came about on the 25th of March, 2011.

Aside from being in the New York Times list as one of the bestselling authors, the name of Kinney appeared for so many times in the list of Time Magazine too. He was dubbed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. In relation to this, he also triumphed and won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award. This happened in the year 2009. The award was also a proof and evidence of how popular he is in young kids and readers. Children actually voted for him. This says a lot to his image as a writer.