About Kristina Cardoza
KRISTINA CARDOZA is a 10-year-old children’s book author/illustrator. She is currently in the 5th grade but taking all her courses in middle school at Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA). She’s a straight A gifted student who enjoys reading, writing, drawing, playing the piano, computers, video games, fashion, watching/making movies, and spending time with friends. In addition to being a children’s book author, she’s a junior Girl Scout, a soccer player, and a brown belt in mixed martial arts at Meng’sMartial Arts & Mile High Karate of Centerville. Kristina began reading simple children’s books when she was 18 months old and she wrote her first story at
the age of five – it’s called Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten!
The Making of Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten:
In 2006, the military moved her family to a different state and Kristina was not looking forward to starting over or kindergarten. She was shy, she didn’t know anyone, and she missed her friends from preschool and from her old neighborhood. She expressed her feelings to her parents, so her mother encouraged her to go to the computer and write a story about how she felt about kindergarten. Finding inspiration from Pinky, a pink stuffed Easter bunny that her grandmother, Grandy, had given her, Kristina began writing her first story! Everyone in her kindergarten class loved her story and so did Grandy! Grandy passed away a week after Kristina’s 6th birthday and the story was put aside for years only to be read by family and friends. Although Kristina wrote numerous stories after her first book, Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten was still close to her heart. On September 23, 2011, Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten was published!
Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten:
Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten is about a pink bunny named Pinky who is nervous to start kindergarten. When Pinky gets to kindergarten, she finds the experience to be a little scary, but after a while, she feels good about kindergarten because she meets a new friend and has fun playing with him. Later, she meets Hops, the class bully, and he’s bullying Pinky and her new friend! What will she do now? Follow Pinky on her adventure to see what happens while having fun learning colors!
Stories by Kristina
Since her first story, Kristina has written numerous stories both for school and for fun! Her first book, Pinky Bunny’s First Day of Kindergarten, is available in both paperback and eBook format. Other eBooks by Kristina that are soon to be published include Pinky Bunny’s First Sleepover and Pinky Bunny Travels the World! She’s also writing a story called A Tale of Two Wizards that is being co-written by her brother Sean Cardoza. Her unpublished works include The Elementals, Tenth Year, The Chronicles of Me, and much more!
Kristina as a Blogger
Kristina started blogging to review books, games, movies, and more. She reviews for blogging for books companies such as NetGalley, Tyndale House Publisher, Waterbrook Mulnomah, BookSneeze, and more. She started this WordPress blog just for kid stuff. You can visit her Blogger website at http://reviewsbyKristina.blogspot.com for more blog posts.
Kristina enjoys her author visits! It’s a wonderful opportunity for her to share her stories with other children as well as inspire them to write their own stories! For more information about Kristina or to request a visit to your school, library, organization, or club, email info@KristinaCardoza.com, visit her Facebook Fan Page, or visit her Mini Site.