Christopher Healy is not Doctor Strange.

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

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  1. Hm… looks like you might want to clean your comments field Healy! : ) Anyway… I AM READING HERO’S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM FOR THE SECOND TIME!!! AWESOME BOOK! Do you know when The Worst Thing About Saving the World is coming out yet? Can’t Wait!! I LOVE your books!!! They really remind me of Marvel : ) I don’t know why but they really do! (it is a good thing they remind me of Marvel because i am a Marvel fan!) My favorite character is Duncan and Lila. Lila because she is kinda like me and Duncan because he’s just so awesome! I love your sense of humor! I am trying to get my Dad to read them but I still need to work on him ; ) That’s all I have to say! Maybe…

    1. Oh!! Almost forgot!! WE NEED A MOVIE!!! please! it would be awesome to have a movie of these books!! How do we promote this!!!???

    2. Clean the comments field? I can do that? Anyway, I’m a longtime Marvel fan myself, so, I take your comment as huge compliment. Keep working on your dad! Tell him I said all good parents take their children’s reading recommendations seriously.

      1. Oh alright I will tell him that ; ) OH YAY!! Can’t wait for it to come out! Yes! I love Marvel too! I have only been a Marvel fan for about 3 years but some people might call that long term… I’m not sure what other people think about that 🙂 Me and my sister are working on a book but I hate writing and she loves it so she will be doing the writing and I will be doing the drawing (which I think i’m pretty good if I do say so myself.) I am also quite good at acting, any tips on getting into the acting career?

        1. My acting advice? Read a lot of books. It’s the best practice in the world for getting into the minds of different types of characters.

  2. Hi, my name is Kieran and I was wondering if Christopher Healer will be writing another book in the hero’s guide series because I hae been checking for word on a new one for what seems like forever now and I haven’t come across any news of a new one. I can’t stand waiting any longer due to the cliff hanger the final book has left me on.

    1. There’s a new Hero’s Guide short story coming out this year, but you’ll have to wait a little longer for another full Hero’s Guide novel.

  3. My brother and sis-in-law got my 11 year old niece the Hero’s Guide trilogy for Christmas. I’ve never seen her that excited about a gift. She’s already read them all, but to actually own them herself was beyond fantastic. Needless to say she sat me down and showed me all the drawings in the first book and explained who everyone was. “Mo, you have to read this book!” I cannot tell you how happy I am that I get book recommendations from her. Makes my bookworm heart happy. Just finished the first book and I can’t wait to discuss it with her! Duncan is my favorite. Thanks for creating this special moment for us and many others out there!

  4. Somehow I can picture a scene in the movie (or in the third…) where the Baribunda Djinn Genie is so annoying. (#EddieMurphyWouldBeHilariousForThat)
    He literally “dies” every time he goes back into the bottle. He just gets sucked back in. It was something I did when I read the book, hoping at some point in my life I’d get the movie rights. 😉
    Darn.

    -Josh

  5. do you like harry potter, star wars, or lord of the rings ? and how many kids do you have? what is it like where you work? how long have you been a writer? did you ever have any other jobs? how old are you? how many books have you read? do you like cats? have you seen the series of unfortunate events on Netflix? have you read the book series for it? did you know that Lemony Snicket put a story in the same anthology that you wrote about on your site? do you have any brothers or sisters? do you play any instruments? how many times a day do you get in your site?

    1. Wow, that’s a lot of questions! But I’m gonna try to answer them all. Here goes:
      1. Do you like harry potter, star wars, or lord of the rings? Do I have to choose just one?
      2. How many kids do you have? Two.
      3. What is it like where you work? Blue, with lots of toys and pictures of superheroes.
      4. How long have you been a writer? Unofficially, since I was 7. Professionally, since around 2004.
      5. Did you ever have any other jobs? Yes, including cashier, shelf stocker, traveling actor, and haunted house zombie.
      6. How old are you? Old enough to have seen the original Star Wars the day it came out.
      7. How many books have you read? Just today or over all time?
      8. Do you like cats? Cats are cool.
      9. Have you seen the series of unfortunate events on Netflix? Not yet, but it’s on my watch list.
      10. Have you read the book series for it? Most of them.
      11. Did you know that Lemony Snicket put a story in the same anthology that you wrote about on your site? Yes! And I am honored to be in the same book.
      12. Do you have any brothers or sisters? Yes.
      13. Do you play any instruments? Guitar and piano, but neither very well.
      14. How many times a day do you get in your site? Not nearly often enough.