Chris Grabenstein


Chris Grabenstein is the author of the New York Times best-seller Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library from Random House. He is also the coauthor (with James Patterson) of the #1 best-sellers I Funny and Treasure Hunters. He is the author of twenty other books for children and adults, a playwright, screenwriter, former advertising executive, and improvisational comedian. Winner of two Anthony and three Agatha Awards, Chris wrote for Jim Henson’s Muppets and cowrote the CBS TV movie The Christmas Gift starring John Denver. Chris lives in New York City with his wife, three cats, and a rescue dog named Fred who starred on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. You can visit Chris (and Fred) at