Missouri Writers' Guild

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Meet Rachel R. Russell, Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to present our featured keynote speaker, Rachel R. Russell, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Dork Diaries Series.

Rachel is the author of the #1 New York Times Best Selling book series, Dork Diaries. She’s an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren’t allowed in court. Rachel first introduced us to Nikki Maxwell in 2009 and since that time she has written 9 books in the series which have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. For a cool peak at some of the Dorky books that have been translated into over 32 different languages. Her serieis has been optioned for film by Lionsgate Summit Films

In addition, she’ll be on a panel entitled “From Zero to Series” about the path from unpublished author to a major national Middle Grade series.

Appearing on the panel with her is upcoming author, Crystal Allen who got her first publishing contract after attending a Missouri Writers Guild conference.


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