Christopher Daniel Mechling

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in San Diego, California, The United States




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July 2013


Chris Mechling was born and raised in San Diego, California. Together with his brother Nick, he owns and manages several businesses. Now 30 years old, Chris has been writing since childhood, and intends to publish a number of his completed works over the next few years- with Peter: The Untold True Story being the first to be released.
His passions, besides writing, include teaching, painting, and martial arts practice.

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Peter: The Untold True Story

3.79 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Since publishing Peter: The Untold True Story, I have received messages from many readers about my book, and about Peter Pan. I enjoy receiving these, and have been happy to respond as much as I am able.

I recently received a moving message from a reader who shared how books like Peter Pan and Harry Potter had provided an escape for her at difficult times in her childhood. As a girl, she had... Read more of this blog post »
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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
“Love leaped out in front of us like a murderer in an alley leaping out of nowhere, and struck us both at once. As lightning strikes, as a Finnish knife strikes! She, by the way, insisted afterwards that it wasn’t so, that we had, of course, loved each other for a long, long time, without knowing each other, never having seen each other… ”
Mikhail Bulgakov
“It is difficult to think outside the box because the thinking IS the box.”
Michael Braun
“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.”
Jonas Salk
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“All children grow up, all but one. His name is Peter and by now, all the civilized world has heard of him. He has captured the public imagination and become a legend, a subject for poets, philosophers and psychologists to write about, and for children to dream of. The children’s tales might be lacking in some details, but on the whole they are more accurate than most other accounts, for children will always understand Peter intuitively, as I did when I first met him.

"I shall endeavor to tell you the true story of my friend Peter, because he cannot tell it to you himself. Afterward I hope you will love him and defend him as I have for the remainder of your days. Pass on to others a true account of the wild boy who would not grow up, who danced with kings and won the hearts of princesses. He defied logic and reason, lived and loved with an innocent heart, and found peace in the midst of a turbulent world.”
Christopher Daniel Mechling, Peter: The Untold True Story

“…This place was once like your Enchanted Forest is- home to tens of thousands of fairies. But that was many ages ago, before the Kingdom of Britain was established. In those early days, the fairies ruled over the land.”
Christopher Daniel Mechling, Peter: The Untold True Story

“Prince of the Enchanted Forest. Adopted son of the Fairy Folk. Wild Boy. Your reputation precedes you, child. All of Germany has been talking about you lately. And yet, no one knows your name.” The boy looked up at the King and smiled. The king smiled back, and took a deep breath. “…Henceforth, you shall be known as Peter.”
Christopher Daniel Mechling, Peter: The Untold True Story

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“Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.”
Ray Bradbury

“Some disquieting confessions must be made in printing at last the play of Peter Pan; among them this, that I have no recollection of having written it.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“To reveal who he really was would even at this date set the country in a blaze.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Some day the soft Ideal that we wooed
Confronts us fiercely, foe-beset, pursued,
And cries reproachful: “Was it then my praise,
And not myself was loved? Prove now thy truth;
I claim of thee the promise of thy youth.”
James Russell Lowell

“Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction. ”
Ray Bradbury

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message 26: by Tiffany (last edited Jun 11, 2015 01:05PM)

Tiffany Thanks Christopher, Im looking forward to reading it :)

Christine Hatfield I liked your facebook page just now

Christopher Mechling Christine wrote: "Do you have a facebook?"

Here's a link to my official Facebook page:

Best Wishes

Christine Hatfield Do you have a facebook?

message 22: by Anna

Anna Hey! Your welcome, Christopher! Have a nice day.=)

message 21: by Kelsey

Kelsey Orellana I just won your book, Peter: the untold story in the goodreads giveaway and I am so thrilled to have won. Thanks for adding me as a friend I can't wait to read your book!!!

Bonny Bon Bon Thanks for the friend request :D

Hope you have an awesome day!

message 19: by Janice

Janice Cartagena Thank you for the friend request!I really appreciate it

message 18: by Brianna

Brianna Hello. Thanks for adding me as a friend! I love Peter Pan, and I can't wait to learn about person who's life inspired the story of Peter Pan. I hope your book is very successful, and I can't wait to read it!

Mackenzie Herbert Thanks for the friend request! Your book sounds incredible! Peter Pan has been my favorite story since I was super young (I have an entire collection of different editions of the original!) so I am really looking forward to reading your twist on it!!
I'll buy it regardless but having a signed one would be amazing!

Have an amazing day!!

Maria Ivona Thanks for the invite :)I'm looking forward to read your book :)

message 15: by Izzy

Izzy Thanks for the invite. I hope win your book. :)

message 14: by Bianca

Bianca Frances Hey Christopher! Thanks for the invite! Really excited for your book. Hope I win! :)

message 13: by Anna

Anna Dear Christopher,
Thank you for the friend request.
I look forward to reading your book. Peter Pan (and Neverland in general) has always fascinated me, and even though my interest isn't academic in nature and I don't spend every waking minute trying to find out more about the character, every chance to expand my knowledge of him is a treat and a privilege :)

Samantha Trillium ☂ Thanks for the friend request! I am excited to read your book for sure! And as for the recommendations, I have read Watership Down... I read it when I was in school, I loved it!

message 11: by Christy

Christy Thank you for the friend request. Can't wait to read your book!

message 10: by Katie

Katie Biggs Thanks for the friend request! Really hope I win your book in the Goodreads First Reads giveaway, dying to read it!

message 9: by Sarah

Sarah Thank you Christopher for the add! I look forward to reading your book, it's sounds fantastic! -Sarah

Lucinda Dear Christopher,
Thank you so much for the friendship request here on Goodreads! Your novel "Peter: The Untold True Story" sounds utterly fascinating and i am looking forward to finding out more about your work.
Thanks so much,
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

message 7: by Tara

Tara Piña Thanks for the add! Your book looks like a great read for my students! Especially my boys!

Shannon Thanks for the friend request! Your book sounds like it's a great one :)

message 5: by Monet

Monet Thank you for the friends request :)

message 4: by Bree

Bree Hodges Thanks for adding me! I loved Peter Pan as a little girl and would love to read your book.

Christopher Mechling Charity wrote: "...Any recommendations for something good to read? "

Check these out:
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Man Who Was Magic by Paul Gallico
Joan of Arc by Mark Twain Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Man Who Was Magic  by Paul Gallico

Charity Cano Pierson No problem, I love reading anything fairy tale. I know almost every one of them by heart but no matter how the story is retold I still am at the edge of my chair needing to know what comes next. Books are my life.

Thank you for the add. Any recommendations for something good to read?

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

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