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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

The Deep End, An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller!

Jeff Kinney '89 Instant #1 Bestseller with The Deep End

Jeff Kinney ‘89 is the international bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series who published on October 27, 2020 the fifteenth book in it titled The Deep End where Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

The series started off online on in 2004 and made its print debut in April of 2007.

There are now more than 200 million copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books available in 77 editions in 65 languages. 

Jeff, a 1989 graduate of Bishop McNamara High School, is the #1 USA TodayNew York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Wrecking Ball, book 14, was published in November 2019, and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an instant #1 global bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. 

Jeff Kinney '89, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series with Dr. Robert Van der Waag

Jeff Kinney '89 with BMHS' Dr. Robert Van der Waag


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. 

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