As the writer of the school's advice column, Nikki knows things she shouldn't—about her big crush.
Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not (okay, definitely does) have to do with the fact that mean girl Mackenzie has started writing a gossip column. And there just might be some info involving Nikki's crush, Brandon, that Nikki doesn't want Mackenzie reporting to the world. So Nikki joins the school newspaper staff - and ends up as an advice columnist! It's fun at first, answering other kids' letters. But when Miss Know-It-All's inbox is suddenly overflowing with pleas for guidance, Nikki feels in need of some help herself. Fortunately she has BFFs Chloe and Zoey on her side - and at her keyboard!
Rachel Renand#233;e Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court.) She lives in Aldie, Virginia.