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, as an infant, that Christopher chewed the pages of his very first book. 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 made 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 before then: cashier, actor, toy store shelf-stocker, person who types things from one place into another place, haunted house zombie, person who makes sure celebrities’ names are spelled correctly in magazines, 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 was a lot about video games back in those 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. Now, he just can’t stop writing. A whole new trilogy — A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem — has also been born. And his first picture book, This Is Not That Kind of Book, was also recently born. 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.
Email me: Chris@christopherhealy.com
Send letters and art to: Christopher Healy, PO Box 507, Maplewood, NJ 07040
For business inquiries, contact my agent, Jill Grinberg: 212-620-5883, Jill@jillgrinbergliterary.com
Cool guy! I met him at his home about 14 years ago and I had a great time!
We just finished reading your story “Prince Charming misplaces his bride” in our 4th grade class. One of our students noticed on page 249 that Frederic is supposed to be wearing white pants. But when we went to page 251 he is wearing dark pants. They look red to us. What happened to his white pants? On the last page he’s still wearing dark pants. What happened? We’re using the book called Reading into Florida by HMH. Thank you, from Mrs. Mac’s 4th grade class.
Ah, those must be Frederic’s “mood pants.” They change color based on how he’s feeling at the moment. (Either that or the illustrator forgot–but I’m certain that wasn’t the case.) Kudos to your very observant students!
I wrote a little bit of a fanfic based off of the cliffhanger of the last book, and would love for the author himself to look it over and give me some writing pointers. My sisters and I are loving the books, and keep up the great work : ) .