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

    • I am trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

      Oh, wait! That’s the Boy Scout Law. I’ve never been a Boy Scout, but my dad was, and he says those are pretty good character traits. So…I try to make those my traits.

  1. Rude guy:your and idout, chess mac:your very smart, 5 mins later, rude guy I’m sorry, chessy Mac it ok…… Full out cheesy is the niced guy in the world

  2. Hey cheesie! i am i big fan and i just read your 4th book! you are amazing! pls make more! and i really want to be in you next book!~Liliana

    • You’d be surprised to learn that almost every kid who writes to me wants to be in my next book. If I included them all, that book would be nothing but names from page one to the end! And anyway, my adventures are all about what really happened to me, so unless you move all the way across country to Massachusetts and go to my school and step on my toe or something….

  3. Hi Cheesie! My name is Colin Lurie, and I would like to be in your next book! (Even though I live VEEEEEEERRRY far away from you. Like, across the country. Just make a fictional story with me in it please, ok?) I am a big fan even though I only read your third book. I hope you will reply! Just one thing first: can I reply back? Please let me know!

    Your pal,
    Colin Lurie

    • Hi, Colin.
      Thanks for writing.
      I can tell from your comment’s transmission details that you live in California. Probably somewhere near Santa Rosa.
      Am I right?
      I have friends who live near you (I think).

  4. Hi, this is a person who has read all of your books and LOVES them. I just wanted to encourage you to make another book because people out there love your books. Thank you for taking your time to read this letter and MAKE MORE BOOKS!!!!!

    • Not so much. My mama refuses to let me put any in my books or on my website.
      But sisters are okay, so here’s one I made up for you:
      Yo sista’s so stupid she thinks the ABCs are called Alpharetta!