If you're just stopping by, I'm Faith Pray. I'm an author, illustrator, mama of four kids and one wild kitten.
If you know me from my former blog spot "SacredDirt," you'll know that I've blogged for the past nine years about finding beauty in the daily dirt.
I've blogged about writing while mothering.
about creative homeschooling.
about stacks and stacks of books!
about having a stroke and heart patch surgery.
about trying to find a way back to story.
about SCBWI, UCSD, Puddle Jump Collective, library Mock Caldecotts, and the fortifying strength of my writing and illustrating community.
about the furrows and dips, the day job, the night job, and the delight of announcing that I'm represented by Molly O'Neill at Root Literary Agency.
And then the heart-thrilling, thunder-rolling news that I'm going to have a book!
- The Girl and the Star, written and illustrated by me! -
A picture book with Random House Books coming out in 2020!
So, if you've been with me along this winding journey, thank you.
Being connected to this great tribe of writers, illustrators and creatives across the world gives me courage. Thank you for being sunshine on some of the roughest days. Thank you for being part of my community.
If you're here for the first time, welcome.
I hope I can bring you encouragement and light.
I hope I can share helpful writing and illustrating tips, glimpses of the making process, the luscious books I discover as I read like a sieve, and all the small beauties that can be found within the daily dirt, no matter who we are.
Take heart, my friends.
This life is a winding journey with lots of dirt.
May we bring out the best in it.