Christian McKay Heidicker has accomplished a handful of things outside of video games. He published a short story called “There Are No Marshmallows in Camelot” on Cast of Wonders and co-created a website called the Foxing Bureau. He’s never met a cute girl at a car wash, but he does live with the love of his life in Salt Lake City, Utah . . . and he often wonders how in the hell he did it.
Christian’s debut, CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE (Simon & Schuster, June 2016) is a Young Adult Contemporary novel. CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE is about a sixteen-year-old named Jaxon who scores the first date of his life only to be promptly committed to video game rehab. He now has four days to earn a million points in real-life skills so he can make back to his date in time.
- Favorite book growing up: MATILDA by Roald Dahl
- Childhood aspiration: A wizard
- Favorite time of day/place to write: He likes to write early in the morning at coffeeshops
- Book currently reading/most recently read: MAGICIAN’S LAND by Lev Grossman
- Favorite things to do (other than reading): Tame foxes
- Favorite sports teams: Favorite huh teams?
- Surprising personal fact: He has been stung in the rear by an extremely poisonous scorpion
- Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Time-traveling priveleges
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