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. Hey, Cheesie. I remember reading your first booking and commenting stuff here a few years ago. I had remembered this just recently and I thought it’d be fun to go back and see what’s happening. I hope life’s treating you well.

  2. Can you send me a book of yours sign by you plz it will mean a lot if you
    From a big fan Hector or as people call me Hec thank cheesie

  3. After reading your books, I started a point battle with my 7 year old brother Heath. He is evil half the time. The score is 7 to 21. I’m winning… ha ha!

  4. Hey Cheesie! I want to make a website for my main book character, Ellie O. what website maker did you use and did you have to pay for it? Please let me know!

    • I had help (lots) from my Aunt Brenda. Here’s what it says about her on my Family Tree page:

        Brenda Brianne Apton Wada

      . Lives in New York. She works for the company that publishes my books. She is a vice president of computers or internet or something, and without her help I never could have built this website. She is an excellent present giver on birthdays. Married to Uncle Frank. He’s an Army colonel and a very cool guy who is almost always in another country. They have no kids. But they have a cat with one gold eye and one green eye.

  5. Hi cheesie i love your book and i just want to say if in the next book you could put my name as a person in your books plz i will love it i live in spring valley

    • Lots and lots of kids ask me to put their names in my books, but if I did that, my book would be nothing but names!

      I erased your street address from your comment because kids should never put their real addresses online because you never know who is going to read your comment.

  6. So I wrote a book but it is only like 90 pages. Do you have any tips to make it longer? I’m all out of ideas! Your books are amazing so I decided to get advice from you

    • My best advice is to add in a subplot. Have one of your minor characters get involved in some action or activity that only barely interacts with the main character…but that the main character has to help with.

    • I guess the best tip is to write. It’s just like soccer. You have to practice to get good at it. So write every day. It doesn’t really matter what you write. Just write. Even if it’s only a single paragraph. Every day!