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.
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.