Matt Christopher: By Jacob Kasdan

All about Matt Christopher


Matt was born on August 28, 1917. As a child he moved a lot. He became interested in writing when he was about 14. The first book he wrote was a mystery and never got published. It was upsetting but he kept working and eventually his books were good enough to be published. His first book sold for about $15.

Growing Up

He had a rough time growing up. His family moved a lot. Over the course of 4 years they lived in 3 different houses. That is tough. I would not like that. He also wrote a lot of books that did not get published, that must be annoying.

High School

During his first year of high school he became interested in writing books. At the time he was selling magazines, and briefly reading through the articles. He sure loved to write and read books. During his spare time Matt wrote wrote and wrote more.


Matt Christopher had two sons, Dale and Duane. As of now they travel the country to continue their fathers legacy, books, and life.


Matt Christopher died on September 20, 1987 at the age of 70.