Posted on 04/04/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you were a child or were around them during the 1980s and early 1990s, you probably encountered a choose your own adventure book.

And it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the first author to popularize the format was inspired to write them by his own children.

Fittingly, Edward Packard co-wrote his final choose your own adventure book — number 184 — with one of his daughters Andrea Packard.

Follow Packard’s journey from an amateur yarn-spinner to blockbuster author in Aaron A. Reed’s piece on the choose your own adventure series.

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