Teresa Morales

Author & Creator

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Teresa attended Arizona State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has been a teacher the last 7 years, while being a busy wife and mom of two boys, who are 16 months apart. Teresa has a passion for writing and a love for Children’s books which meant it was time to combine the love for her family and writing to create Papito.

Veronique Medrano

Publisher & Editor

Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Veronique is the Editor and Chief of Puro Party Publishing. She is a 6x Tejano Music Award Nominee with a Bachelor's Degree in English from UTRGV and currently enrolled at UNT for a Master's in Library Sciences. 

Nick Garber


California & Texas Native, Nick Garber is a former Army Ranger and the artist and creative lead for Apogee Comics. He's the creative force behind well-known indie titles such as Bengali, Phantom Hawk and

Corvid and Sparrow. 

This is Nick's first lettering work in a children's book title. His other lettering work can be seen in such comics as: Bengali#2, Crimson Guardians, Phantom Hawk and many others. 

Marissa Valdez


Born and raised in South Texas, Marissa Valdez has always loved drawing. Looking to pursue her career in art, she attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and graduated with a degree in Animation. Although working as a Graphic Designer during the day, her true passion is children’s book illustration. Marissa received the illustration portfolio grand prize at the Houston Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in September of this year. She looks forward to illustrating a wide variety of children’s books in the future.

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