About Cheesie Mack

Ronald 'Cheesie' Mack

Hi!

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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Comments from my Readers & Friends

  1. Hi Ronald Mack (Cheesie Mack)!
    My name is Nate and I am a huge fan of your book series. I just finished reading the last book of yours and they are by far, the greatest books I’ve ever read. Thank you for entertaining me and giving me a fun experience of yours to read about. I have a question for you: What is your favorite TV show to watch, and are there any video games you enjoy playing in your free time?

    Thanks Cheesie, Nate

  2. Why don’t you like when people say ”Cheesie Mack is eat’n mac and cheese!”? I’v only read one book but I know I’m going to love the rest!

    • They are not my teachers’ real names. If you use actual real people in books, you usually have to get their permission and approval. So, in order to avoid that hassle, I made up the names from my imagination. But their personalities are pretty accurate.

    • That’s a great question (no one ever asked me that before).
      I guess I’m fascinated by words because language is the main thing that separates us from other animals. I read somewhere that there are thousands of different languages on this planet. Think of this: You and I may think learning Chinese or Swahili or Xhosa would be difficult, but any baby can learn any language its parent teach it. I think language is amazing because it’s what makes humans human.

  3. Hey i love ur book cheesie mack is running like crazy its a great book. Im looking forward to reading all the rest of ur books. PS;i am also a cross country runner i went to nationals this year good luck.