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Christopher Robbins

Christopher Robbins, the Pater Familius, has been in the magazine and book publishing industry for more than twenty years. He is a husband, father of nine children, backpacker, cello player, fly fisherman, and lover of a simple life. He is published in fiction, non-fiction, poetry. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in English and an MBA from Brigham Young University. He has served on the Writers@Work, BYU Management Society, Ogden Valley Arts, and Independent Book Publishers Association Boards.
Christopher Robbins is not just a story book character who plays with a silly willy old bear. He is a husband and a father to nine children, six boys and three daughters.  He is a terrible cello, piano, ukulele, Irish Tin Whistle, and guitar player. His musical claim to fame is that he can play the saw. He's an ok singer, having entertained passengers on a 737 to New York singing the sound track from the film Frozen. He's an avid backpacker and fly fisherman and has climbed Mount Whitney, backpacked the John Muir Trail, stood on the continental divide at Cirque of the Towers in the Wind Rivers, canyoneered Zions National Park, flown a kite in Tiananmen Square, competed in the junior Olympics, and danced on the Great Wall of China. He has also completed the master cleanse by eating and drinking nothing but lemon juice, molasses, and cayenne pepper for ten straight days. He is the founder and CEO of Familius, a book publishing company with a mission to help families be happy. He also serves as the president and partner of American West Books, one of the premier book wholesaling companies to Costco, Sam's Club, and the exclusive distributor to Wholefoods throughout North America. He is also the co-founder of Hummingbird Digital Media and Book Tree and is an adviser and partner in the Indian tech company Papertrell. He has served on the IBPA board as well as the Writers at Work, BYU Management Society, and Ogden Valley Arts boards . He loves BYU so much he graduated from that university twice. He likes a good book, a loving wife, obedient children, a focused managers' meeting, and dark chocolate. 
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