Christina E. Petrides


Author's Bio

Born in Texas and raised in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia, United States, Christina E. Petrides has lived and worked on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, since 2017.

Her first children's book, Blueberry Man, was published by Tchaikovsky Family Books in 2020; the Korean and Kindle ebook versions were issued in 2021. Christina's second children's book, The Refrigerator Ghost, was published by Kong Books, Seoul, in Korean translation in March 2022. Her third children's book, Tea Cakes, Quilts, and Sonshine, was issued by Tchaikovsky Family Books in September 2022. 

Scores of Christina's poems have been published in periodicals worldwide. Her first poetry collection, On Unfirm Terrain, was published by Kelsay Books in November 2022. Christina co-translated Maria Shelyakhovskaya’s Utverzhdenie v liubvi. Istoria odnoi russkoi sem’i: 1872-1981 (St. Petersburg: Zvezda, 2010) [Being Grounded in Love: A History of One Russian Family, 1872-1981], which is forthcoming from Slavica Publishers.

Christina is currently working with illustrators on several children's books, and continues to write poetry.

Publications & Prizes

In the Garden (Torrey House Press, 2022)
On Unfirm Terrain (Kelsay Books, 2022)
Prizes won: 

Blueberry Man (2020) was selected as June 2022 Book of the Month by the Georgia Farm Bureau (Georgia, USA) as part of their "Ag in the Classroom" initiative. 

"The Refrigerator Ghost" (a first draft of the story) was a Finalist in Adelaide Books Children's Literature and Illustration Award 2020 contest.

"Galbi Jjim at Delicious House," an essay about my favorite Korean food at one of my favorite local restaurants, won a Participation Award in the 2nd Korean Food Storytelling Contest held by the Korean Food Promotion Institute, December 2021.

"Life Story" was a Finalist in the Wingless Dreamer Decembré Poetry Contest (November 2021) and was published in the associated anthology.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
James Herriot, Robin McKinley, Benson Bobrick, William Shakespeare, Lewis Grizzard, Fyodor Dostoyevskii, Siddartha Mukherjee, Graham Oakley

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Last update: Nov 08, 2022