About Us

Brandy Pie Book Company makes books about characters who are makers not breakers, creators not destroyers. We show children they are surrounded by every day heroes, who will help them grow into heroes. Our stories are set in creeks, canyons, mountains, backyards, and kitchens. They tell of children, dogs, teachers, grandmas, parents, nurses and neighbors who learn to do hard things, who help others, and who make lives happier. Children start out confident, curious and collaborative. Our stories encourage these natural impulses. We create for ages 3 to 100. Three-year-olds are already trying to figure things out. We never stop. Our stories are about that way of living.

The People Behind The Pages

Kathleen Harward, Founder

Kathleen Harward founded Brandy Pie Book Company after 14 years as a campus lawyer helping college students overcome mistakes, learn resilience, think entrepreneurially, and develop their abilities to make their own and other people’s lives better. She started this company as an antidote to a growing culture that encourages our youth to blame and destroy instead of create. She calls her children’s stories “the pots and pans” stories of life. She knows that children would rather play with the pots and pans they can reach in your cupboard than a toy out of a box. Children lean toward what is authentic!

Get In Touch with Kathleen

The People Behind The Pages

Kathleen Harward, Founder

Kathleen Harward founded Brandy Pie Book Company after 14 years as a campus lawyer helping college students overcome mistakes, learn resilience, think entrepreneurially, and develop their abilities to make their own and other people’s lives better. She started this company as an antidote to a growing culture that encourages our youth to blame and destroy instead of create. She calls her children’s stories “the pots and pans” stories of life. She knows that children would rather play with the pots and pans they can reach in your cupboard than a toy out of a box. Children lean toward what is authentic!

Get In Touch with Kathleen

Meet The Brandy Pie Team

Brandy Pie Book Company proudly provides opportunities for early-in-career artists and designers from all over the world.

Rebecca Hill

Editor

Our most senior talent comes from our editor Rebecca Hill, who is a long-time, published and prize-winning author, a writing teacher, a painter, and a selective, part-time editor.

Christopher Jewell

Designer & Webmaster

CJ Jewell of Christopher Jewell Design is multi-faceted digital designer responsible for the design and lay-out for all Brandy Pie Books. CJ is also responsible for the development of the Brandy Pie website. Originally from Canada and now in Denver, he assists various businesses with all things digital and creative.

Gabriella Sulbarán

Illustrator

(María) Gabriella Sulbarán, an artist from Venezuela, illustrated our debut book, The Shared Dog and co-illustrated our third book The Paddle Board Dog. She holds a graphic design degree from the University of Andes in Venezuela. Her free-lance life allows her to collaborate on artistic projects that connect her to many different parts of the world that she hopes to visit one day!

Robert Dugarte

Illustrator

Robert Dugarte is a young professor of drawing and color at the University of Los Andes, in Venezuela. He uses many design programs to present traditional techniques in the digital medium. His paintings have been featured in exhibitions. He creates 3D characters. He has illustrated for the newspaper La Vida De Nos (The Life of Us) and for children’s books. He co-illustrated The PaddleBoard Dog for Brandy Pie Books.

Sergey Avdeev

Illustrator

Sergey Avdeev is an artist from Siberia, Russia with a vast range of creations using mixed media. He studied at Tomsk State University Department of Fine Arts from 2009-2014 and held his first art exhibition in 2013 in the city of Tomsk. He has taught drawing and plastic anatomy at Tomsk State Pedagogical University in the Faculty of Technology and Entrepreneurship. In 2019, he judged art submissions by hundreds of children in a “Favorite Fairytale Hero” competition. No wonder the universe led us to Sergey to illustrate our hero stories, with his first for us in Who Likes Green Pancakes?

Beata Banach

Illustrator

Beata Banach, a professional artist from Poland, illustrated our second book, The Lost Recipe. She holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Eastern Poland, where she majored in traditional easel painting. She works in traditional media such as pencil, oils, watercolors, gouache, and ink. For The Lost Recipe, she used a traditional style to match the vintage setting of the story.

Meet The Brandy Pie Team

Brandy Pie Book Company proudly provides opportunities for early-in-career artists and designers from all over the world.

Rebecca Hill

Editor

Our most senior talent comes from our editor Rebecca Hill, who is a long-time, published and prize-winning author, a writing teacher, a painter, and a selective, part-time editor.

Christopher Jewell

Designer & Webmaster

CJ Jewell of Christopher Jewell Design is multi-faceted digital designer responsible for the design and lay-out for all Brandy Pie Books. CJ is also responsible for the development of the Brandy Pie website. Originally from Canada and now in Denver, he assists various businesses with all things digital and creative.

Gabriella Sulbarán

Illustrator

(María) Gabriella Sulbarán, an artist from Venezuela, illustrated our debut book, The Shared Dog and co-illustrated our third book The Paddle Board Dog. She holds a graphic design degree from the University of Andes in Venezuela. Her free-lance life allows her to collaborate on artistic projects that connect her to many different parts of the world that she hopes to visit one day!

Robert Dugarte

Illustrator

Robert Dugarte is a young professor of drawing and color at the University of Los Andes, in Venezuela. He uses many design programs to present traditional techniques in the digital medium. His paintings have been featured in exhibitions. He creates 3D characters. He has illustrated for the newspaper La Vida De Nos (The Life of Us) and for children’s books. He co-illustrated The PaddleBoard Dog for Brandy Pie Books.

Sergey Avdeev

Illustrator

Sergey Avdeev is an artist from Siberia, Russia with a vast range of creations using mixed media. He studied at Tomsk State University Department of Fine Arts from 2009-2014 and held his first art exhibition in 2013 in the city of Tomsk. He has taught drawing and plastic anatomy at Tomsk State Pedagogical University in the Faculty of Technology and Entrepreneurship. In 2019, he judged art submissions by hundreds of children in a “Favorite Fairytale Hero” competition. No wonder the universe led us to Sergey to illustrate our hero stories, with his first for us in Who Likes Green Pancakes?

Beata Banach

Illustrator

Beata Banach, a professional artist from Poland, illustrated our second book, The Lost Recipe. She holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Eastern Poland, where she majored in traditional easel painting. She works in traditional media such as pencil, oils, watercolors, gouache, and ink. For The Lost Recipe, she used a traditional style to match the vintage setting of the story.