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. Hi cheese mack I love book one I am at the part when Georgie tells you that he can’t go to camp no more. I know I’m not that far in the book but I like it.😀

  2. hi I am Denise you also visited our school so I am doing a project about a author so I pick you so any ways can you give me some information about you.please respond as fast as you can ,have a grate day 🙂 and thank you for your time.

  3. Hello chessy boy. would you rather eat your favorite food everyday ONLY, or watch your favorite movie only, every time you want to watch something?

    • NEITHER! I would get bored doing something I had to do over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

  4. Hey Cheesie this is Aiden you came to my school Pottsville Middle Grade and I’m loving your first book you gave me. I’m on page 113, and i’m going to get the second book want’s I finish the first book. Thank you for coming to my school. Have a great night or day.

  5. I am reading your book Cheesie Mack is Sort of Freaked Out even though it’s almost Thanksgiving. ITS SO AWESOME! Happy thanksgiving! C:

    • Maybe I should write a Thanksgiving book. I could call it “Cheesie Mack and the Disappearing Turkey” (because Georgie ate it all!)

  6. i read your book cheesie mack is not a genius or anything the one with the all kind of characters and i really want another copy i really loved it thanks for letting me read.

  7. Oh no! I just ordered Book 2 for my child, but forgot to add what inscription I wanted! What should I do???
    Lily’s mom,
    Terri Holsted

    • Hey, Chessie Mack.(Or do you mind if I call you Ronald. I read you like Chessie best but I am still asking.) I have only read Book One twice and I’m a big fan. I even had Steve Cotler (your ‘publisher’) come to my school. You kinda remind me of… me. I have many scars and I love reading and I love writing my personal life. Anyway, you are not alone on weird birthdays. I have mine two days before Leap Year day. So I wanted to let you know. Thanks for your time.

  8. I like making list about everything like friends,family ,life, and everything in the world. I am a girl that was there on your authors visit on Nov. 14 at Pottsville Middle Grades I really enjoyed it. I get my books tommrow on the 15. I got the first and second book that you wrote. You know Mrs.Moudy is my librarian. :):):):):):):):):):):):)

    • Kelvin, you sound like you like basketball. My third book has a lot in it about basketball (because Georgie is really good at that sport).