Who We Are

Payton Press, LLC is owned by author Gloria Barone Rosanio, a member of the national Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators http://www.scbwi.org/

Gloria has spent the past 30 years working in newspapers and corporate communications and teaching college journalism and adult writing. Her personal essays have appeared in Philadelphia Stories literary magazine, More.com and Divine Caroline, the Ladies Home Journal website. Gloria published two children’s book, “Flip Flop Flo, the Know-It-All,” and “Pedro’s Hungry Ride” with her husband, Jim Rosanio, a designer and illustrator.

Gloria is accredited in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America and earned her certification in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Penn State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Rowan University.

She is a member of the Medford (N.J.) Arts Center and serves on the corporate partners board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gloria is also the professional advisor to the Rowan University Public Relations Student Society of America.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Jim Rosanio earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of NJ. He has worked as the art director for a corporate health and safety training company doing illustration and animation. Jim has worked on various freelance illustration and animation work including illustrating the book, “The Crow Flies” by Everett Applegate, production art and print materials for the film documentary “Survivors’ Stories” and background graphics for the television program “Greatest Sports Legends.”  Jim is the co-owner and creative director at Imagicians Advertising & Public Relations located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

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