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Chris Grabenstein

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Chris Grabenstein is an award-winning author of books for children and adults, a playwright, screenwriter, and former advertising executive and improvisational comedian.

Winner of two Anthony and four Agatha Awards, he is also the co-author with James Patterson of The #1 New York Times bestseller I FUNNY.

A former writer for Jim Henson's Muppets and past president of the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, Chris co-wrote the screenplay for the CBS-TV movie, The Christmas Gift, starring John Denver.

He lives in New York City with his wife, three cats, and a rescue dog named Fred, who starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway. You can visit Chris (and Fred) at www.ChrisGrabenstein.com


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“We all make mistakes. That's why my pencil has an eraser.”
Chris Grabenstein, Tilt-a-Whirl
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“I figure when you come to a crossroads, you have a choice: right turn, left turn, straight ahead. Or you can just pull over to the side of the road and call it quits. But if you've got a good stretch of road up ahead and someone fun to travel it with, why stay stuck in the galdern ditch?”
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“A library doesn’t need windows, Andrew. We have books, which are windows into worlds we never even dreamed possible.”
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“I figure when you come to a crossroads, you have a choice: right turn, left turn, straight ahead. Or you can just pull over to the side of the road and call it quits. But if you've got a good stretch of road up ahead and someone fun to travel it with, why stay stuck in the galdern ditch?”
Chris Grabenstein

“Dr. Yanina Zinchenko, the world-famous librarian, was walking briskly”
Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

“We all make mistakes. That's why my pencil has an eraser.”
Chris Grabenstein, Tilt-a-Whirl
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message 9: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Chris. Lovely to catch up with you here. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?


message 7: by Terry

Terry Odell You've got quite the buzz at DorothyL - thanks for adding this new author to your list of friends.


message 6: by Chris

Chris Hi! Thank you so much for being a fantastic fan! The big news here is my YA book, THE CROSSROADS, was just nominated for an Agatha Award. Thanks again for reading and writing!


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Chris! I'm feelig pretty honored to be added to your friend list! Just couldn't resist being a fan.
Smiles,
Jeannie


message 4: by Chris

Chris Andrea M. Kulman wrote: "Hi & thank you for being a friend. Have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! P.S. Trojan Man was the best advertisement ever!!! Even my kids know "Trojan Man", hehehe..."

Hi! How funny that you remember TM! Secretly, when we were recording, we named his horse Magnum...after a special brand of condom Trojan had just introduced!


message 3: by Chris

Chris Hi! How funny that you remember TM! Secretly, when we were recording, we named his horse Magnum...after a special brand of condom Trojan had just introduced!


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend. Have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! P.S. Trojan Man was the best advertisement ever!!! Even my kids know "Trojan Man", hehehe...


Dorlana Hi Chris,
Thanks for adding me to your friends. Have a great day,
Dorlana



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