I would like to introduce to you my featured author of the month, Chris Grabenstein, author of “The Crossroads“. Here is my review for “The Crossroads” if you missed it! Check out my amazing interview with Chris!
Chris was born in Buffalo New York on a cold and wintry night in September. Yes, it is cold and wintry in Buffalo every month except July and August. When he was ten, his dad’s company transferred him to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Being ten, he decided he better go with him. Fourteen years later, after college, Chris moved back to New York, this time the City, to be an actor and a writer. He did improvisational comedy for five years (Bruce Willis was in their group), wrote for the Muppets, co-wrote a Christmas movie with a buddy from college (The Christmas Gift starring John Denver), took a writing aptitude test, got hired by James Patterson at J. Walter Thompson advertising, wrote and produced commercials for seventeen years, quit, started writing books, started collecting rejection letters, finally got published in 2005 and now have about two dozen books out there in the world!
Sierra: When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
My first middle grades book, THE CROSSROADS, came out in 2008. There are now four books in that series. I also did a caper series for kids, have co-authored a few books with James Patterson, and recently became a New York Times best seller with ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY
Sierra: How did you choose the genre you write in?