Who is Christopher Healy? (or, A story in which many people and things are born)
Christopher Healy was born in the quaint Northeastern town of New York City. It was there, while still an infant, that Christopher chewed the pages of his very first book. Later, he learned that the squiggles on those bound-together pieces of paper had meaning. And thus, a lifelong reader was born.
Even in his youth, Christopher knew he would someday be a writer. And he wrote numerous Tables of Contents to prove it, a few of which sounded like they might have been pretty great books had he ever written the stories to go along with them. It would be quite some time before Christopher actually got the chance to write for a living. And his career took many detours in between: cashier, actor, toy store shelf-stocker, person who types things from one place into another place, haunted house zombie, person who checks the spelling of celebrities’ names, etc. Eventually, he cobbled together a tiny little video game review — and it actually got published. Thus, a writer was born.
From there, Christopher penned articles for numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites — stories about everything from new video gaming gadgets to the costumes worn by characters in video games (okay, there wasn’t that much breadth back in the early days). Then his own children were born — and Christopher began writing about them. He wrote about their behavior, their taste in room décor, the books they read, the movies they watched, and more. He did so in the pages of Cookie magazine for years, as well as online at ParentDish. He even wrote a whole book about being a new dad (titled Pop Culture — get it, Pop Culture). But finally, he decided he wanted to write a something for his children. And The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom was born.
That book was greeted with much fanfare and thus, two sequels were born: The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle and The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw. Now, he just can’t stop writing. A Dastardly Plot, the first book of a whole new trilogy — A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem) — has just been born. And its two sequels will be born sometime in the near future. His first picture book, This Is Not That Kind of Book, will be born next year. And of course, he still writes about all sorts of other things, as well. Including himself. And thus, this About Me page was born.
This is what his desk looks like.