All content copyright 2011 by Christina Mandelski





Welcome! I spend my days doing what I love – writing stories and poetry for kids and teens. My first young adult novel, The Sweetest Thing was published in May 2011 by Egmont USA. It’s the story of a teenager juggling first love, a cake-decorating business, her dad's reality TV show, and the search for her missing mother.


Now that you’re here, I hope you poke around a bit. Whether you are a kid, a teenager or an adult, whether you love to write or read (or both!), there’s a little something here for you…



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Family drama, cute boy drama, and lots of cake (drama) make this a sweet read for a teen on a long car vacation or lazing on a summer afternoon.

Fresh Fiction Christina Mandelski has added just the right amount of sour to this sweet concoction, making it just the right flavor for those readers looking for an intelligent, uplifting piece.

Cracking the Cover

This sweet romance will appeal to girls who like their stories to be real (with a dash of drama).

From YALSA’s The Hub

Aimed squarely at teenage girls, this sensitive story explores the need to embrace the reality rather than the fantasy of love, both familial and romantic.

Kirkus Reviews


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