it Grady is a full time children’s illustrator and author living in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with her husband, son and border collie. Kit is best known for her bright colors and expressive animals. Her love for drawing animals, nature and children began very early. She continued her passion studying art at Virginia Commonwealth University and later studied under Caldecott winners Uri Shulevitz and Gale Haley.

Her clients include
Houghton Mifflin, The United Methodist Publishing House/Cokesbury, KaedenBooks, and  Guardian Angel Publishing.

She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and received first place with her children's picture book manuscript from SCBWI Carolina's Chapter, now in revise and resubmit submission.
She is currently working on  two new picture books and a middle grade novel with line work illustrations.
When not writing and illustrating, she hikes, gardens and visits schools and libraries to celebrate the joy of reading.