Matt Christopher showed an interest in writing for armchair athletes when he was a 14 year-old freshman in high school. He originally drew from his experiences playing sandlot baseball and then semi-professional baseball with a Class C club in the Canadian-American League. His writing is influenced by a combination of his own personal experiences, other players reactions and insights from teammates, fans and managers including skating adventures.
Now, Christopher is known for writing fast-paced, action-packed sports novels just for kids. He is a best-selling author of more than a hundred sports books for young readers - and many of his books include inline skating sports and themes.
Matt has written many stories and books, and finds that writing for children is really his niche. His inline skating sports books like Roller Hockey Rumble, Roller Hockey Radicals and Inline Skater address a lot of problems children live through, and the story lines include problem and conflict resolution examples as well as good old-fashioned entertainment.
Skating books can do more than provide armchair entertainment. In many cases, short skating stories and books can help reinforce a skater's interest and build a sense of pride in this sport. If there are moments when your child has to be an armchair athlete, let a skating book build the brain muscle.