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CHRISTY MANDIN

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AUTHOR.  ILLUSTRATOR.  MULTIPASSIONATE. JILL-OF-ALL-TRADES.

Christy Mandin is a children's book author, illustrator, and surface designer. She grew up in rural Georgia and credits her country life of solitude as an only child for much of her love of books and nature. You'll find this love of nature along with nostalgia, magic, and whimsy woven into the fabric of her art. Christy works mostly digitally in Procreate using an iPad Pro and Photoshop now that she has tiny humans under foot. When she isn't drawing she can be found quilting, gardening, or cozied up with a cup of coffee and the latest period drama on BBC or PBS. Christy currently lives in Georgia with her husband, 4 children, and a menagerie of animals and insects.

She is always on the lookout for new and exciting projects to stretch her skills and challenge her creativity. Christy is represented by Adria Goetz of K.T. Literary. For publishing related inquiries she can be reached here.

PUBLICATIONS

LUCKY,
HarperCollins Children's, 2022


THE STORYTELLERS RULE, HarperCollins Children's, 2023

MILLIE FLEUR'S POISON GARDEN,
 
Scholastic, 2024

MILLIE FLEUR SAVES THE NIGHT
, Scholastic, publishing summer 2025

BITTERSWEET
Simon & Schuster, publishing fall 2025

 

CLIENTS

HarperCollins Children's

Scholastic

Simon & Schuster

The TJX Companies (HomeGoods, Marshall's, TJMaxx)

The University of Notre Dame

WHAT'S THE MOST CREATIVE RESPONSE TO A BRIEF YOU'VE EVER SEEN FROM AN ARTIST?

 

"I have to give this one to Christy Mandin, the author-illustrator of Lucky (HarperCollins, 2022). I saw a quick sketch of the main character on her social media and when I asked her about it, Christy completely leaned into it and created an entire underwater world for this charming and hilarious pearl. It was magnificent to witness."

~ Luana Kay Horry, Senior Editor at Harper Collins, to childrensillustrators.com ~

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