Jeff Kinney (Author)
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.
Dan Russell (Reader)
American-born Dan Russell has had a varied career mostly centred on voice and vocals for TV, radio, and animation. He arrived in the UK in the mid-80s, essentially as a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, and was soon working as a voice artist/session singer & guitarist for what was at the time a very London-centric music business. In 1994, Dan was asked to voice a character in Peter Rabbit and Friends, and has been an animation voice artist and voice director ever since. Dan has acted in and/or directed something like 5000 shows. Most recently, he has played 11 characters in the multi-award-winning The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network). Some of the Australian shows he has worked on include The Skinners, The Pirate Dinosaurs, Tashi, Teenage Fairytale Dropouts, and Lexi & Lottie. Reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been an honour and far more fun than you could imagine. Dan spends his days now voicing & voice directing animation, and contributing to TV & radio ads, and docs. He is also an active songwriter. His pastimes include his dog and fly fishing.
I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons.
Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallway...[SEE MORE]