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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Comments from my Readers & Friends

  1. I am very excited! I want to read your book so bad!!! I think you are a great kid! I like you better that your sister Goon (june). Keep up the hard work Cheesie! I WILL read your book!:)

  2. Mrs. Fritsch’s class at Warner would like to know if you have done anything mean to your sister.

    Would you aver write a book about Cheesie Mack’s sister?

    Have you ever gotten in trouble at school?

    • Yes! Lots of times, but usually because she has done something mean to me first. (But not always.)
      Yes! She’s in every one of my books (she’s my sister and I live with her. DUH!)
      Yes! Sure. In almost every book. When you read Book #1, there’s the Mouse Plot! (In fact, I’ll probably get in trouble for writing this reply, because exactly right now I’m in my technology/computers class and I’m supposed to be doing homework instead of working on my website!)

  3. Hi Cheesie Mack! I love your book and i have it right now! (well the second book cool in a duel.) At my local library i found the second book but can not find the first book. 🙁 ( i found cool in a duel at san pedro library.)Is it worth buying? its kinda weird to read the 2nd book first and the 1st book second. But anyway i love your book Cheesie Mack!are you making a third? Sorry for all the questions! Oh, one last question what is a imo (im only 9 going on 10 so.) Please write back soon! 🙂

  4. i was thinking… is your second book rare could not find it any where. tell me where to rent the book at a library in culver city, THX!!!!

    • That’s weird.
      I checked with the Culver City Library, and you’re right. They do not have Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel. but if you go to the library and suggest they get it, maybe they’ll order it. Tell them the book was picked as one of the best books of 2012 by the school librarians associations of both New Hampshire and South Carolina…and was named as the best humor book of 2012 (ages 9-12) by the Bank Street College of Education. Maybe that will convince them.

  5. Last year your first book was a class book.For my B-day I got your second book.My mom took a pic of that and it was the only one I smiled in!Ha,and I read it in a day so,double ha!

    • What is a class book? Does every kid in the class read it?
      Hey, maybe I could come to your school. You should have your teacher or principal email me.

  6. I’m 13 and I just read your first book, I love it ! But my local library doesn’t really carry that many books and I can’t find your second one ! Is it worth buying ? Thanks

    • Of course I’m prejudiced, but I think Cool in a Duel is just as good as Not a Genius or Anything. So, yeah…it’s worth buying. But you could also just ask your local librarian to get it for their collection. Sometimes they respond to requests like that. And to convince her, you could suggest she look at the reviews of the second book.

      • I’m already reading your 2nd book so far it’s really good
        I can not wait till your 3rd comes out also I’m 7
        but I’m really smart and………….. I read at 7th grade
        level in reading and math

          • like nobody in my school reads your books Number one
            Too Hard/Number two can’t understand the books and
            Number three we never get reading time also you should
            read 9(American Chillers) there’s a new one called
            Manaic Martians Maroon the state you live but it’s not
            real though soooooooooo if it WAS real that would be terrible wouldn’t it Cheesie

    • Sure. The books are aimed at kids 8-12. I bet they’ll laugh.
      (Hey, aren’t you friends with some of my relatives? You could ask them becase I KNOW they’ve read my books!)