<b>Jeff Kinney </b>is the #1 <i>USA Today</i>, <i>New York Times</i>, and <i>Wall Street Journal </i>bestselling author of the <i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid </i>series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. <i>The Meltdown</i>, book 13, was published in October 2018, and was a #1 bestselling book. His latest book, <i>Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal</i>, was published in April 2019. Jeff has been named one of <i>Time </i>magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of <i>Time</i>’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.