From the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia, USA, 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 translation appeared in 2021. More than two score of her poems have been published around the world in the last three years. She co-translated Maria Shelyakhovskaya’s Utverzhdenie v liubvi. Istoria odnoi russkoi sem’i: 1872-1981 (Being Grounded in Love: A History of One Russian Family, 1872-1981), into English manuscript.