Chris Grabenstein

chris grabenstein

Born September 2, 1955


Meet Chris Grabenstein:


Author biography:

Chris Grabenstein graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he spent his available time acting at the university's Clarence Brown Theatre. He then left Knoxville for New York City, working evenings during the early 1980s as an improvisational comedian in a troupe that included the well-known actor Bruce Willis. He supported himself by day with a clerical job in a bank. However, writing was something he did from the time he was a child, and always with an eye to entertain.

Over the course of his childhood, he wrote numerous plays, skits, and puppet shows that he and his brothers then performed for their parents in the basement of their family home, charging five cents admission per performance. In New York, he continued writing skits, this time for his friends, which were performed in another basement of sorts—a small theater in Greenwich Village. He also wrote scripts for Jim Henson's Muppets.-See more at


Books by Chris Grabenstein:

Mr. Lemoncello series

Max Einstein series

Books co-authored with James Patterson

Jacky Ha Ha Series

I Funny series

Treasure Hunters series