Christina Mandelski is a YA author whose first novel, THE SWEETEST THING (Egmont USA) was released in May 2011. It’s the story of a 15 year old cake decorator with a missing mom, a distant father and a date with the cutest boy in town. Her search for happiness leads her to discover that the sweetest things are sometimes right in front of your eyes.
Chris’s own search for happiness (and her husband’s job) moved her family to Houston five years ago from Illinois. Before that, she lived in South Florida (where she was born). The Florida girl in her still craves a beautiful day at the beach, with a great book, under a huge umbrella (she is melanin-challenged) with a nice frosty cherry limeade. Her favorite things about Houston include Tex-Mex, BBQ, and winters that can’t be beat. She’s currently working on her next novel, another YA. When she’s not writing, Chris loves to read, spend time with her family, shop and meet people who love books.
The Sweetest Thing