Irrepressibly True Tales

One man's squint at the metaphorical signposts, songbirds, soapboxes, street musicians, and hot dog stands of life. Criticism, lyricism, polemics, performance, and making change…all with mustard.

Cheesie Mack Is Sort of Freaked Out

Beware of the night sky…

And what about RAT sandwiches, Candy Collecting Contests, and strange reptiles walking the streets? Yep, Cheesie Mack is at it again. And now Georgie has another one of his Great Ideas . . . a Massive Halloween Prank! Cheesie and Georgie will fool their friends into thinking a flying saucer is hovering over their town. It works! Everyone in sixth grade is talking about the UFO. Then Cheesie reveals that he and Georgie are tricksters. There’s no such thing as aliens!

Or is there? When Cheesie sees a flying saucer in the night sky, he doesn’t know what to think! Is it a hoax? Or is something really out there?

With made-up words, drawings, and wacky lists, Cheesie tells the hilarious story about the biggest middle school prank in the history of ever!

Cheesie Mack Is Not Exactly Famous

In his fourth adventure, Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, are exploring a construction site when they find a weird-looking . . . thingie . . . sticking out of the muddy ground. Whatever it is, it’s very old. And very valuable! Before they know it, Cheesie and Georgie discover they’re in possession of an object that dates all the way back to pre-Colonial times. They’re instant celebrities! At least at school. Will Cheesie and Georgie hold on to the ancient artifact and the fame it brings, or give it away for the good of all? Only time will tell!

Cheesie Mack Is Running Like Crazy!

It’s Cheesie Mack‘s third adventure! This time, Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, are starting sixth grade. That means they’re headed to middle school, where there will be new teachers, new classes, and lots of new kids..

Cheesie has a great idea—what better way to meet all those new kids than to run for class president? Plus, it’s sure to bother his evil older sister, Goon, the vice president of the eighth grade. But Cheesie gets bad news: one of his fifth-grade classmates, Lana Shen, will also be running for office. Cheesie has a tough decision to make, one that could affect his entire middle-school career. Should he bow out and support his friend, or go for the glory?

Old and new readers alike will love Cheesie’s wacky lists, drawings, and made-up words as—with a little help from Steve Cotler—he tells the story of the greatest election in the history of the sixth grade!

Cheesie Mack Is Cool In A Duel

Cheesie Mack and Georgie Sinkoff are back, and this time they’re off to the greatest summer camp in Maine. As the oldest of the Little Guy campers, they’ll get to make the campfires and choose the sports teams. It’s sure to be their best summer yet!

Then disaster strikes. Cheesie and Georgie are put in a cabin with the Big Guy campers, including Cheesie’s archenemy, Kevin Welch. Now the youngest—and smallest—of the Big Guys, Cheesie has no choice but to use his brains to fight Kevin’s brawn—he challenges the bully to a Cool Duel. The adventure that follows includes a toilet on a wall, a headless skateboarder, a garter snake mustache, and the scariest ghost story ever told. Will Cheesie survive to start middle school?

With plenty of lists, drawings, and made-up words, Cheesie—with a little help from Steve Cotler—tells the story of the best worst summer ever.

Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything

An 11-year-old author. That’s Ronald “Cheesie” Mack. He’s not a genius or anything, but he remembers everything that happened before, during, and after fifth-grade graduation, and he’s written it all down in his own unique and hilarious way—with lots of lists, drawings, and splenderful (that’s splendid plus wonderful!) made-up words.

Cheesie’s story is about more than his boring graduation ceremony and the not-so-boring party afterward; it’s also about his ongoing battle with his evil older sister, a mouse plot gone wrong, and his best friend Georgie’s discovery of a mysterious old coin that just might change the summer completely.

Cheesie—with a little help from Steve Cotler—writes about family, friendship, and tough choices in an unforgettable voice that will have readers laughing out loud and making their own BLART sandwiches.