Faith Pray is an author-illustrator from the Pacific Northwest who regularly wrangles four wildebeests (twins plus two) and two cats. Faith is passionate about books, literacy and rainstorms. Her coffee cup is half-full. 

Her wand of choice is pencil, washed with watercolor, colored pencils, and a sprinkling of digital magic on top.


  • “the starkeeper” written and illustrated by faith pray, (author-illustrator debut picture book), summer 2020, random house

  • ”ONCE UPON A TIMELY,” by lynn parrish sutton, illustrated by faith pray, fall 2019, kane miller books   

  • in print:

  • Illustrations in SCBWI "The Bulletin" Spring 2016 + Summer 2017



  • scbwi oregon portfolio award, may 2018

  • SCBWI Western Washington portfolio award, April 2017

on display / installation:

  • illustrated library display

    salish coast elementary library, jefferson county, washington

events & appearances:

  • 2018, 2019 - Prime time family reading, with washington humanities & jefferson county library : storyteller

  • 2016, 2017 - mock caldecott program with jefferson county library: facilitator