I’m Christine Bernardi, author of magazine stories and longer fiction for children. My writing has appeared in HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE (March 2019) among other publications. My next published piece will be appearing in HIGHLIGHTS.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and still live here. Here are some facts about me:

I love cats.

I have wanted to be an author since I was in elementary school. I used to write books and plays for my friends, and my dad photocopied them at work. (Thanks, Dad!)

In college, I studied to be an opera singer.

I grow roses and I choose them both by color and also by their official names. My favorite rose row in my garden features: Barbra Streisand, Queen Elizabeth, Lucille Ball and Judy Garland!

One of my favorite books of all time is THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate di Camillo.

I’m a professional writer during the day. I write grants to raise money for theater, music and dance!