ABOUT ANGELA QUEZADA PADRON

  • Growing up in a diverse New Jersey community while playing sports and spending summers visiting family in the Dominican Republic has given me a lot of ideas to write and illustrate about. Whether it’s a middle grade novel, a picture book biography, a nonfiction or informational story, a fictional tale, poetry, or a board book, my favorite stories to read and write are ones that pull me across the emotional spectrum. When I’m not being creative, you can find me in my art studio, walking along Florida beaches with my son collecting shells, singing songs from “Hamilton,” gushing over “The Mandalorian,” and re-watching “My Octopus Teacher.” Represented by Saritza Hernandez, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, saritza@andreabrownlit.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • My illustrations are colorful, bold and full of texture. I work mainly in digital collage and mixed media techniques. I’m a huge fan of so many illustrators, but the most influential to me are Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Rafael López, Ezra Jack Keats, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Yuyi Morales, David Diaz, Raul Colón, Amy June Bates, and Denise Fleming. 

     

    To date, I’ve illustrated two books – “The Hero in You” and “My Body Belongs to Me” – a Cricket Magazine article, and several stories for educational publishers. The highlight of my career so far was being chosen as a semi-finalist for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award and receiving a handwritten note from Tomie himself! Represented by Saritza Hernandez, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, saritza@andreabrownlit.com

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