“I am very blessed to have been able to make my living doing what I love,” says Christopher P.N. Maselli. “Whether it’s a marketing piece or a middle-grade novel, I love bringing words to life and taking my readers on page-turning adventures.“
An award-winning writer and seasoned professional, Chris has a passion for not only producing quality writing, but also for teaching others how to do the same. Chris has written more than 40 books, including Carson-Dellosa’s Sleuth-It-Yourself mysteries, Zonderkidz’ Amazing Laptop series and the Superkid Adventures. For more than 10 years, Chris also served as the editor of the award-winning, international children’s magazine, Shout! The Voice of Victory for Kids.
Writing was a hobby for Chris during his youth, but then in college, he won a writing contest that allowed him to develop his skills in a bi-weekly devotional column for his college newspaper. After graduating with a degree in business management from Oral Roberts University, Chris accepted his first writing position as a marketing writer at Kenneth Copeland Ministries. During his years there, he also developed a vast array of children’s products, helping the ministry forge their way into the children’s marketplace.
Until recently, Chris was a self-taught professional, having gained insights from close mentor relationships, books and through trial and error. Then in 2004, Chris returned to school and received a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College.
Chris’ passion, not only for developing his own writing skills but also in helping others become writers, is a source of inspiration. Chris believes that writing is a skill that can be developed. He regularly speaks at writers’ conferences and schools, encouraging others to realize their full writing potential.
In addition to his own work, Chris continues to contribute to other magazines such as the Believers’ Voice of Victory and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse magazine. His work has been recognized with both positive reviews and awards from the Evangelical Press Association. He is also an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Chris lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, author Gena Maselli, and their three children. In his free time, Chris enjoys collecting It’s a Wonderful Life movie memorabilia, playing hide-and-seek with his kids, running, and “way too much” computing.