Behind the Scenes

Meet the Author

Delia Ruiz is an educator and writer. Writing a children’s book has been one of her biggest dreams! Delia loves to create teacher materials for others under her teacher store Aventuras en ESL. Aventuras en ESL is also her bookstagram platform used to showcase diverse books, especially Latine/x book picks. Roqui’s Pandero Beat is her first book of many more to come. She is working on her next series coming out in 2023 with Soaring Kite Books. Delia enjoys traveling, writing, and dancing. She resides in the DMV area with her husband and two pugs.

Meet the Illustrator

Luis Patiño is an artist based in Grapevine, Texas. Some of his favorite things include plants, hiking, and enjoying the benefits of traveling.