Janine Macbeth’s dream to create children’s books first took root in second grade. Since then, she has contributed to a dozen picture books while at publishing companies and as a freelance artist. She has also been full time staff at racial justice nonprofit organizations for over a decade. Blood Orange Press is the alchemy of Janine’s passion for books, art, and racial equity. She identifies as a multiracial artist and woman of color of Asian American, African American, white, and Native heritage. She was born and raised in Oakland, CA where she lives now with her two suns and their loving and involved father.