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Who is A.A. Cristi?

A.A. Cristi was born and raised in the world capital of Christmas trees and musicals - New York City. By no small miracle she has managed to make a living writing about both topics. When she is not dreaming up fantastic adventures for inanimate objects, she is covering the Broadway industry as a Managing Editor and Features Writer for BroadwayWorld.


Though writing is her calling, her true passion is playing mother to a neurotic wiener dog called Jack and Aunt Rah Rah to two truly remarkable kids.

Photo Credit: Sean Sweeney

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The award-winning
debut children's book
from A.A. Cristi!

Available now wherever books are sold!

Bruce the Spruce has Christmas all wrong.

Thanks to his fancy decorations and adoring admirers, this artificial spruce tree doesn’t just wear a star at Christmas, he IS the star. But when his longtime family gets a new tree, it sends Bruce on a holiday adventure through New York City.

From a party in Brooklyn, to a run-in with rats, to a revelatory visit with his hero- the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Bruce the Spruce takes an unforgettable journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas trees!

2021 Mom's Choice Awards
2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards

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Read more from A.A. Cristi at 

Bringing Back Broadway, Part 1:

Waking the City That Never Sleeps


"Thumbs up for Bruce the Spruce!"

"This is a charming book with lovely illustrations. The rhyming verse is so cheerful...I think children will love this book and it would make a great bedtime story."

"A heartfelt family-friendly story that shared much deeper messages in a way that genuinely tugged readers' heartstrings."

"A.A. Cristi’s message is important and lovingly presented. This book will make a wonderful holiday present."