About the Book: For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and Diary of a Third Grade Mermaid, comes Robin Loxley with her tell-all tale.
Fifth grade has just started, and the school bully, Nadia, already rules recess with an unfair Playground Tax. Robin Loxley refuses to be pushed around, but all she can think about is winning back her best friend, Mary Ann, after a disastrous fallout over the summer. To do so, she will have to stand up to Nadia, face the wrath of Assistant Principal Johnson, and become a legendary outlaw at Nottingham Elementary—all while forming a merry band of new friends along the way.
Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw is more than just an elementary school re-telling of Robin Hood. It’s a book about friendship, fighting the unfair, and food!
About the Author: Gina Loveless writes for nine year olds and forty-nine year olds. For kids, she’s the author of the middle grade series Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw (Epic! Originals/ Andrews McMeel, 2019/2020), Animal Rescue Friends (Epic! Originals, 2020), and forthcoming humorous health and wellness book Puberty Is Gross, but Also Really Awesome (Rodale Kids, Feb 2021). For adults, she writes ‘transformation’ pieces for MensHealth.com, and she has been a freelance researcher and fact-checker for the magazine since 2016.
She earned her BA in English from Duquesne University and then her MFA in Creative Writing from California Institute of the Arts.
Last, but not least, Gina is proudly represented by Alec Shane at Writers House.