Gela Kalaitzidis is an illustrator and author with a background in the visual effects industry. After many years of making things fly and explode on the big screen Gela pursued her career as a children’s book maker. Her debut picture book Ozzie and Prince Zebedee is coming out fall of 2022. Gela is an active member of the Illustration Department, SCBWI, 12×12 writing challenge, SILA, and has won the 2019 SCBWI Twitter Banner Award.
Gela lives in Venice Beach CA with three children, a Greek husband, too many pets and an endless number of stories to share.