Kit Grady is a full-time children’s illustrator and author living and playing in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with her two cats. 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 to study 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, Kaeden Books, 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. She is also featured as one of the winning artists in the SCBWI Carolinas Calendar for the 2021 Conference.
She is currently working on several picture books and a middle-grade novel with linework illustrations.
When not writing and illustrating, she gardens, hikes, and visits schools and libraries to celebrate the joy of reading.