In Friday with Jerome in Jamaica, Jessie spends the day at her nanny Georgia's house in Jamaica, Queens, where she is warmly welcomed by Georgia's multigenerational family. Papi, Georgia's father, brightens up a rainy day by inviting Jessie and his grandson Jerome into his art studio, where he shows them how to unleash their creative juices. With Papi's encouragement, Jessie is inspired to soar to new heights and express herself in an entirely new way.
Phylliss DelGreco is an intellectual property and technology attorney. She has been openly out in the workplace since 1991. In addition to her work responsibilities, Phylliss has participated as a panelist on various legal panels addressing diversity. Away from work, Phylliss, who is truly a child at heart, loves hiking and biking, exploring the scenic mountains in her own backyard, and long-boarding with her partner, Donna. Jaclyn Roth has two amazing daughters: Jessie, now 6 years old and the initial inspiration for our books, and 2-year-old Addison. Jaclyn earned a BA in Literature and Rhetoric, and has been a freelance writer for over 10 years, as well as a sales/marketing professional. Outside of work, Jaclyn savors activities with her family and dabbles in amateur photography, to the delight of her enthusiastic daughter-models. Kathryn Silverio has been married to her husband Vince for over 30 years. She is a writer, editor, and designer, whose career in the publishing industry at two major publishing companies and as an independent professional spans over 25 years. Kathryn has a life-long appreciation for fine children's books and delighted in creating humorous stories, which she would tell in serial style on long afternoon walks with her young daughter, Katie (now a grown-up astrophysicist).