Winner of all sorts of awards, Chris Grabenstein (rhymes with Frankenstein) writes fast-paced and fun page-turners. He’s also a playwright and screenwriter not to mention a former advertising executive and improvisational comedian. Sometimes he sleeps. Chris started writing a long time ago. He and his four brothers used to put on skits and puppet shows in the basement of their home in Buffalo, New York. Their mom and dad were the only paying customers. Chris also wrote for Jim Henson’s Muppets. In 1986, he and his college buddy Ronny Venable wrote a TV movie for CBS called The Christmas Gift. It starred John Denver and can still be seen almost every year. Chris also spent close to twenty years writing radio and television commercials for Burger King, Seven Up, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dr Pepper, and many, many others. His first boss was a very talented advertising writer named James Patterson. Now they’re writing books together. Chris is working on several new projects including more Lemoncello adventures, the Max Einstein series with James Patterson, and a book called Shine!, co-authored by his extremely talented wife, J.J. Grabenstein. Chris and J.J. live in New York City with their cats Luigi & Phoebe Squeak and lots and lots of ideas.
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