My name is Christian McKay Heidicker.
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Christian McKay Heidicker reads and writes and drinks tea. Between his demon-hunting cat and his fiddling, red-headed fiancée, he feels completely protected from evil spirits. Christian is the author of Scary Stories for Young Foxes, Cure for the Common Universe and Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. cmheidicker.com
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My first book, CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE, is available now from Simon & Schuster. It's about a kid who's committed to video game rehab. Learn more here.
My second book, ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT WALLFLOWER is also available, and has a slew of (read: 2) starred reviews. Order here.
My first middle-grade, SCARY STORIES FOR YOUNG FOXES is also ALSO available from Holt Macmillan here. It's my favorite thing I've written . . . but I'll let you decide for yourself.
There are other things on the horizon, including a graphic novel about a spaceship graveyard and a trilogy about two thieves trying to break into a magical manor.
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I spent several years working in education, developing instructional comic books for a non-profit, and teaching creative writing at Broadview University. I wrote science and history articles for 4th-12th graders over at Bird Brain Science, hoping to make young students giggle and gasp their way through what otherwise might feel like difficult science subjects.
I occasionally co-host storytelling evenings in Salt Lake City. If you can locate us, we'd love to have you.
You might enjoy these short stories:
And this article:
Here’s an interview or two:
If you don't find Facebook too annoying, hang out with me there.
It's been too long.