Pub Rants

Maryann Jacob Macias

Maryann Jacob Macias received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Pine Manor College’s Solstice Low-Residency Program. She has spent the past two decades working with nonprofits dedicated to social justice. Currently, she is a senior director at National Crittenton, an organization that catalyzes social and systems change for girls and gender-expansive young people impacted by chronic adversity, violence, and injustice. She and her spouse are raising two delightful humans and a beloved furbaby in New York.

Primo Gallanosa

Primo Gallanosa is an author and illustrator for children’s picture books. He previously worked as an artist for video games, and created and co-owns an award-winning kids app called Pocket Worlds. He has lived in Southern California all his life and attended the prestigious art school, CalArts. He now devotes himself full-time to creating stories. When Primo isn’t drawing, you can find him playing video games, reading a book, or surfing. He lives in Los Angeles with his amazing author wife and two adorable pups. Who Made This Mess? is his debut children’s picture book.