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.

Comments from my Readers & Friends

  1. I would like to invite you all to a special pizza party. Admission is my book.

    • Your comment is the first time in my whole life that anyone has ever called me “Mr. Mack.” (It sounds weird. )

      • Everything I’ve tried to make doing dishes fun just stretches it out and makes me work longer…so I just do them as rapidly as I can…and get it over with.

        And if I don’t respond to a comment right away, it’s because I have lots of homework.

      • Are you the real Cheesie? Usually your comments have a tan box around them.

  2. My friend loves your book. She recomended it to me. Where can I buy it? 🙂 Love, Jeana

    • You could try Borders in Dubuque. Or any local bookstore can order it for you if it’s not in stock, and you should get it in just a couple of days. Or you can click on one of the icons on my home page and order it online.

  3. I am enjoying your book. Thank you for writing it. It is very funny. I’m glad I stumbled upon it. ( I might read Sherlock Homes now!)

    • I love Sherlock Holmes! He’s so smart.
      I wonder why no parents ever name their kids Sherlock.

    • I actually don’t watch much TV, if that’s what you mean. I’m too busy playing with my friends, reading books, and writing books.

  4. Hey cheesie have an important question 2 ask u, if u had parents who always yell and probably treat u like cinderella what do i do:[!!!!!!

    • I don’t know. That sounds terrible. But I am totally not qualified to answer such a hard question.

  5. i love the book my whole class is reading it (really my teacher is reading it aloud)and my best friend Erin is loving the book so much and u r so suptastic (another made up word i do that a lot to) from music

  6. For description number three. are you sure you haven’t heard it a quadrillion times? or a decillion? or a centillion?

    centillion=1 with 303 zeroes after it

    • How about a googolplex? That’s 1 with a googol of zeros. Of course, it would be impossible for a googolplex of people to know, since there isn’t even enough space in the universe to write out the full number googolplex.

  7. i love this book sooooooooooooooooooo much and im only on the 3rd chapt. good job cheesie!!

  8. That’s fine. When I grow up I would like to become an animator for a movie. P.S. I think you should become an author.

    • Wow! Good question. I don’t exactly know because there are so many things I am interested in. Georgie wants to be a cartoonist or a Navy jet fighter pilot. But I’m still thinking. What do you want to be, Jacob?

      P.S.–Sorry I took so long to reply. Somehow I overlooked this comment until now.

      • Dear Cheesie,
        r u still friends with Ms. prott? she seemed like such a nice lady. i have a question. R u or Ms. prott real?

        • Yes, I am still friends with Ms. Prott. Remember…Georgie and I agreed to do yard work and shovel her snow for a year…so we’re still doing that.

          She gives us cookies.