Author Biography – Jeff Kinney

Childhood
born Feb. 19,1971, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland

(Gunderson 6)

Family
Jeff’s dad “Brian, worked at U.S. Navy and later at the Pentagon

(Gunderson 6)

Childhood
Jeff had a older brother “Scott” an older sister “Annmarie” and a younger brother “Patrick

(Gunderson 6)

Childhood
At 3 Jeff showed interest in drawing

(Gunderson 7)

Childhood
Jeff loved to read his favorite book was “Tales of a Forth Grader Nothing” by Judy Blume.

(Gunderson 10)

Childhood
He went to Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland.

in all boys academy
(Gunderson 11)

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Adult
Diary of a wimpy kid publish 2007

http://www.famousauthors.org/jeff-kinney

Young Adult
He won Air Force ROTC scholarship

(Gunderson 11)

Young Adult
for college Jeff went to Villanova for a year and then changed to University of Maryland. he want to college for computer skills and graduated in 1993

(Gunderson 12)

LWF
Diary of wimpy on screen March 19, 2010

http://www.famousauthors.org/jeff-kinney

Adult
Jeff moved to Boston, Massachusetts.

(Gunderson-P.13)

LWF
created famous kids web site Poptropica.com

http://www.famousauthors.org/jeff-kinney

adult
he worked as layout artist at Newburyport for 3 years
and he used his computer computer skills.

(Gunderson 13)

adult
2000 became a computer game designer for Family Education network.

(Gunderson 13)

adult
Kinney moved to Plainville, Massachusetts with wife Julie and sons, Will & Grant

(Gunderson 14)

adult
in 1998 he found idea of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
adult
he work on book around 8 years before in publisher in New York times
http://www.timeforkids.com/news/qa-jeff-kinney/20671
Awards
won Children’s Choice Book Award

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/jeff-kinney-wins-author-of-the-year-award-at-2012-children%E2%80%99s-choice-book-awards_b51268

Adult
use to be cartoonist for newpaper

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/qa-jeff-kinney/20671

LWF
got idea of Cabin Fever when his family got snow in there house

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/qa-jeff-kinney/20671

Child-hood
played piano very poorly

penguin.com.au/products/9780143303831/diary-wimpy-kid/62977/10-things-you-did-not-know-about-jeff-kinney

adult
one time he study federal law enforcement officer

penguin.com.au/products/9780143303831/diary-wimpy-kid/62977/10-things-you-did-not-know-about-jeff-kinney

LWF
he sold over 75million copy of diary of a wimpy kid series.

http://primaryfacts.com/624/jeff-kinney-facts/

child hood
did not keep diary as child buy now he has a journey

http://primaryfacts.com/624/jeff-kinney-facts/

LWF
when jeff got money from book bought house next door used as writing space

http://primaryfacts.com/624/jeff-kinney-facts/

LWF
Jeff had made 10 books in his seirse.

http://www.famousauthors.org/jeff-kinney