Angela Quezada Padron
Angela Quezada Padron is a bilingual, half-Dominican half-British Jersey girl who writes funny and heartwarming picture books, narrative nonfiction, informational texts, and middle grade novels with diverse characters. She is also an illustrator who works in digital collage and mixed-media techniques. Her art is influenced by Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Rafael López, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Yuyi Morales, Raul Colón, and Denise Fleming. Angela works as a Literacy Coach for English Language Learners and a freelance writer and editor for educational publishers. She has earned six college degrees, including an MFA in Illustration and an AA in Music. So far, Angela has illustrated two books (“The Hero in You” and “My Body Belongs to Me”) and a short story "Firefighter Mom" in Cricket Magazine. She was also chosen as a semi-finalist for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award in 2014. When she’s not writing or illustrating, you can find Angela in her art studio, walking along Florida beaches collecting shells with her son, singing songs from “Hamilton,” gushing over “The Mandalorian,” or rewatching “My Octopus Teacher.” To learn more about Angela and view her portfolio, visit www.angelapadron.com. Member of SCBWI.