you were made to build

Just like Brady and his industrious animal friends, God created you to make and do amazing things.

This sweet story will captivate you with adorable characters, charming illustrations, and a message that is equal parts delightful and meaningful for readers of all ages.

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story time

Gather your littles, get comfy and press play!

Build Cover Reveal

Find out how the cover was chosen.

Illustrating Build

Behind-the-scenes look at the sketching and painting process.

As a little girl, I pored over the illustrations as my mom read Blueberries for Sal and Caps for Sale. While my college roommates unpacked their cd collections on move-in day, I pulled Toot and Puddle and The Jolly Postman from my suitcase. And even though my kids have outgrown the adorable stories and pictures, they still find picture books like Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and I Had a Favorite Dress wrapped beneath the tree each year. What a pinch-me-moment it is to get to write and illustrate sweet books of my own!

It is my great joy as an artist and author to create pretty things that delight and encourage. Whether a book, a piece of art, or words thoughtfully strung together, my hope is to shine a light on God’s goodness, beauty, and truth in all I do. My husband, Ryan, and I live in Gig Harbor, Washington with our four children and an ever-growing picture book collection. 

“The rainclouds rumbled and the salmon tumbled and the ants went marching on. And Brady and his friends watched the rain pass by – all cozy and dry – as they dreamed up their next brilliant builds.”