Lucky by Christy Mandin

Happy Publication Date to LUCKY by Christy Mandin which published with HarperCollins Children’s today! This is her debut as an author-illustrator and her illustrations/color palette/character designs are to die for. It’s one of those books where you’ll catch something new every time you read it. This is a story about a pearl whose shell home is crushed so she must embark on a journey to find a new one. It’s a story about home and friendship and taking care of our ocean! Plus, the illustrations are to die for. You can buy a copy here, and you can also check out Christy’s website to learn more about her beach cleanup movement called Lucky + Jim’s Cleanup Club

I’m joining P.S. Literary!

I’m so excited to finally share that I’m joining P.S. Literary Agency! I’ve always seen PSLA as an agency that launches incredible careers while also having a warm, supportive voice and presence within the industry—which is something I can’t wait to be part of.

This is a big move for me—I’d been at Martin Literary since I was a shy 19-year-old intern and really feel like I grew up there. I’m so thankful for my time at MLM—especially for the mentorship I received and the brilliant friends I made. I learned the art of tenacity at Martin Literary, and for that I am forever grateful. I can’t wait to see what happens next. 🙂

I’m open to submissions for picture books, middle grade novels, adult fiction, and graphic novels. You can read my submission guidelines here:

I look forward to making more magic at P.S. Literary!