Christopher DePietro has always been an artist. As a child he enjoyed drawing superheroes. He eventually used his talents to become a graphic designer/illustrator. He would often dream about writing and illustrating a children's book but he could never think of any good ideas.
One night his son Dylan asked, "What do parents do after all of the kids go to bed?"
The idea immediately hit him. He told Dylan an elaborate story about how all of the adults in town came over for a huge party. And the best part was that they played with his toys, ate junk food, and ran all over the back yard.
Dylan thought it was a funny story and wanted to know more. The reaction made Christopher realize that this story could make an interesting children's book.
At that moment the story of Benjamin Bean was born.
Christopher grew up in the small town of West Pittsburg, PA. He graduated from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he met his wife Colleen. After marriage Christopher and Colleen moved to South Jersey.
Christopher DePietro now lives in Marlton, NJ with his wife and their three kids, Mya, Dylan, and Logan.
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Benjamin Bean's Unbelievable Dream
by Christopher DePietro
Benjamin, like most children, doesn't want to go to bed. But his parents insist so they can finish up their chores. When Benjamin hears laughter from outside his bedroom window, he decides to investigate, and learns that his parents, and their friends, aren't really doing chores at all. Join Benjamin as he discovers what adults are really up to once the kids are tucked away.
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