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Jeff Kinney

Game Designer, Cartoonist, Producer, Actor and Author of Children's Books Including the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Series

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 Jeff Kinney Biography

Jeff Kinney is an author and cartoonist best known for the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Series.

In 1998 Jeff came up with the idea for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," a story about a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley. Jeff worked on his book for almost eight years before showing it to a publisher in New York.

Jeff Kinney was born in 1971 in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland in the early 1990s. It was there that Jeff ran a comic strip called “Igdoof” in the campus newspaper, and he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist.

However, Jeff was not successful in getting his comic strip syndicated after college, and in 1998 he started writing down ideas for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," which he hoped to turn into a book. Jeff worked on the book for six years before publishing it online on Funbrain.com in daily installments. To date, the online version of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" has more than 80 million visits, and is typically read by more than 70,000 kids a day.

In 2006, Jeff signed a multi-book deal with publisher Harry N. Abrams, Inc. to turn "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" into a print series.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" was released in April 2007 and quickly became a New York Times bestseller, eventually reaching the No. 1 spot. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" was released in January 2008 and also became a No. 1 bestseller.

In 2007, Jeff also created Poptropica.com, where he continues to work full-time as the creative and editorial director. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8

The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)

The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)

Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)

Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)

The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)

The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)

Dog Days  (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)

Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3)

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Jeff Kinney

Game Designer, Cartoonist, Producer, Actor and Author of Children's Books Including the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Series

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Jeff Kinney Biography

Jeff Kinney is an author and cartoonist best known for the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Series.

In 1998 Jeff came up with the idea for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," a story about a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley. Jeff worked on his book for almost eight years before showing it to a publisher in New York.

Jeff Kinney was born in 1971 in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland in the early 1990s. It was there that Jeff ran a comic strip called “Igdoof” in the campus newspaper, and he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist.

However, Jeff was not successful in getting his comic strip syndicated after college, and in 1998 he started writing down ideas for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," which he hoped to turn into a book. Jeff worked on the book for six years before publishing it online on Funbrain.com in daily installments. To date, the online version of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" has more than 80 million visits, and is typically read by more than 70,000 kids a day.

In 2006, Jeff signed a multi-book deal with publisher Harry N. Abrams, Inc. to turn "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" into a print series.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" was released in April 2007 and quickly became a New York Times bestseller, eventually reaching the No. 1 spot. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" was released in January 2008 and also became a No. 1 bestseller.

In 2007, Jeff also created Poptropica.com, where he continues to work full-time as the creative and editorial director. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

Jeff Kinney Videos

  • Jeff Kinney's Advice - How to Become an Author!
  • Jeff Kinney | 2014 Lowell Lecture Series: Gateway to Reading
  • Q&A with Jeff Kinney

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  • How to book Jeff Kinney?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jeff Kinney for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jeff Kinney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jeff Kinney or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jeff Kinney?

    Booking fees for Jeff Kinney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jeff Kinney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jeff Kinney?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jeff Kinney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jeff Kinney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jeff Kinney or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jeff Kinney or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jeff Kinney is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jeff Kinney for your event is available upon request. Jeff Kinney generally travels from MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rick Riordan, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Lee Child and Michael Connelly. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jeff Kinney for an upcoming event.

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  • Jeff Kinney's Advice - How to Become an Author!
    Jeff Kinney | 2014 Lowell Lecture Series: Gateway to Reading
  • Q&A with Jeff Kinney

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