Christopher L. Hodapp is the editor emeritus of the "Journal of The Masonic Society." He is the author of the best-selling "Freemasons For Dummies," and "Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C." His newest book, "Deciphering the Lost Symbol," about the symbols, rituals and locations in Dan Brown's newest novel, was released in December 2009.
He is also the co-author with Alice VonKannon of "The Templar Code For Dummies" and "Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies."
He is a 33° Freemason and a Knight Templar. He has appeared on the History Channel on the subject of Freemasonry and its role in the founding of the United States and the building of Washington D.C., the Discovery Channel, and most recently in 2012 in the History Channel program, "America's Book of Secrets: The Freemasons." In 2010, he and Von Kannon developed episodes for the History Channel program, "Brad Meltzer's Decoded," and web content for TruTV.
Hodapp has spent more than twenty-five years editing, writing and directing as a commercial filmmaker. He has written for corporate and non-profit programs, and his voice has appeared in many television and radio commercials. He is a popular speaker and appears on radio and TV, and at Masonic lodges and schools across North America.
Chris lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.