Jeff Kinney is an artist who has turned into a children’s book author. The Diary of the Wimpy Kid books has inspired millions of kids to become enthralled with reading. While he never planned to write a bestseller, millions of kids around the world are so grateful for what he has written.
Biography of Jeff Kinney
The famous author, Jeff Kinney, entered the world on February 19 1971. Kinney was born living in Fort Washington, Maryland, and was a student at Bishop McNamara High School. Kinney was a fan of reading his most loved writers: Judy Blume, J.R.R. Tolkien and Beverly Cleary as a young person. In the 1990s, he was a student at his first University of Maryland.
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Jeff Kinney Facts and Personal Life
The year 1995 saw Kinney relocate to Massachusetts, and he is now living with Julie Kinney (his wife), Will, and Grant (his two sons). They run a bookshop in the town, and Kinney always ensures that there are books around at home for the children to read.
The early career of Jeff Kinney
In the course of his college years, Kinney came up with the comic strip “Igdoof.” Kinney made this cartoon for the school’s publication, The Diamondback. Kinney’s first series of comics encouraged him to become a cartoonist. However, Kinney could not successfully distribute (when something is published across the nation) his following comic college; however, that didn’t stop him.
The year was 1998 when Kinney started work on what would later become his Diary of the Wimpy Kid novel. Kinney worked on it for six years before releasing the novel on a website named Fun Brain in instalments daily. Kinney’s breakthrough came when the publishing company Harry N Abrams, Inc offered Kinney a multi-book deal in the year 2006. The first of the adored books came out in 2007.
Jeff Kinney’s later career
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is extremely popular. In fact, more than 250 million of these books are available in bookstores around the world. The novels have been featured on The New York Times Bestseller List since the first was published. The books are available in 65 languages and in an assortment of 79 versions.
Kinney is also a game developer. He even created an online site called Poptropica, an online adventure site. Kinney’s most recent novels came out on October 26 2021. That’s 16 Diary of the Wimpy Kid books, including three on Rowley Jefferson and four additional books.
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Facts About Jeff Kinney
- He’s not required to shave every day.
- His first sketch included a turtle around the age of three (Jeff is not actually that turtle).
- The pianist plays “very poor, very poor.
- Scott, Jeff’s brother Scott has composed an original song featured in the film, Diary of a Wimpy Child.
- He developed the kids’ website Poptropica.com.
- His most played computer games include those from the Mario Kart series.
- The sandwich he loves the most includes peanut butter with jelly (eeeuw).
- His favorite song is ‘Brownville Girl by Bob Dylan.
- There are two brothers as well as one sister.
- At one point, he was studying to become an official of the federal police force.