About Cheesie Mack

Ronald 'Cheesie' Mack


Everyone calls me Cheesie, but my real name is Ronald A. Mack. The A is for Apton, which is a weird middle name. It’s my mother’s maiden name. I think most kids HATE their middle names. I actually don’t. R. Apton Mack is actually kind of cool sounding…but I like Cheesie best.

Here’s some stuff about me:

  1. I have brown hair, brown eyes, and three freckles on my nose. I also have a whitish scar on my thumb where a fishhook stabbed me when I was on a lake with my dad. I was eight and fooling around. Don’t ask.
  2. My birthday is August 16. I’m now 11, which is, IMO, a very cool age to be.
  3. My ears stick out. But you can probably see that in my picture above. It used to bother me, but now that I’ve written about my ears in my book, a zagillion (that’s a gazillion times bigger than a gazillion) people know, so I say…so what? And this is the last time I’m going to mention them on my website!
  4. I have three grandparents (plus one who died a long time ago), two aunts, two uncles, and two first cousins. I also have the meanest older sister in Massachusetts. Cheesie's Family TreeMaybe the United States. Maybe the world! Those tiny boxes and circles to the right are my family tree (which I made as a school assignment in fourth grade). Click on it to see it bigger and learn more about everyone in my family.
  5. I am a very fast runner. One of the fastest in my class, but I haven’t actually raced every kid. I’m on the sixth grade cross country team.
  6. I like sports. Especially baseball and soccer. And I’m a good swimmer.
  7. I read lots of books. Especially adventures.
  8. I love to write about my adventures.
  9. I love words.
  10. And I like making lists…like this one.

If you want to know anything else about me, just ask below.

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  2. Hi! I am Mrs. Piza, a fifth grade teacher from Baldwin School in Puerto Rico. My students are reading Cheesie Mack is not a Genius or Anything as their summer reading book. When school starts, can I have them write to you? I am planning tons of activities to do with them using your book, especially regarding the use of bigger vocabulary words! It was a fun reading!

    • Wow! I have never been to Puerto Rico. Thanks for writing to me. It makes me very happy to hear that you’re using my books in class.

  3. I know big foot is huge hairy no one can find him he do not wear shoes. just answering your question in book two cheesie. BYE!

  4. Hi I am from Wayne Thomas I am read all your books I think there great

    from Lili PS Love your books and I am from Wayne Thomas

  5. The class really, really liked the book. The book was entertaining, funny and creative. We plan on reading more of your books. Keep writing.

  6. Dear Author/Mac-N-Cheese/Steve Chortler,
    Regarding your first book, “Cheesie Mack Is Totally Not Advertising His Website Or Anything”, I found it terribly boring, un-creative, and like you were force feeding me to come here, to this dump of a website. The quote on the back of the copy I read, saying Mack was “creative” and “if they don’t believe you, they should check out your website. I’ve seen more creative characters in the 80′s My Little Pony cartoon. You and Jeff Kinney should both write a book together so we can all see just how bad the BOTH of you are.
    Yours Truly,

  7. i really like your book called chessie mack is not a genius or anything it is very intertaining and it’s AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!