Tashia Hart is an award-winning author and illustrator of The Good Berry Cookbook: Harvesting and Cooking Wild Rice and Other Wild Foods (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2021), the middle grade illustrated book Gidjie and the Wolves (Not Too Far Removed Press, 2020) and Girl Unreserved (2015), a fictionalized retelling of her own coming of age tale. Current works include Native Love Jams, a romantic comedy/women’s fiction novel (tba). She’s the illustrator of 3 books in the Minnesota Native American Lives series (Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2020), and her short works include recipes, essays, poetry and short stories for various publications. She is also a bead artist having works shown at AICHO galleries and the Nordic Center in Duluth, and NWTC in Bemidji, and has participated in many art fairs over the last twenty years. She lives at Onigamiinsing (The Place of the Little Portage aka Duluth, MN) with her husband, son, two cats, and a turtle. She is Red Lake Anishinaabe.


Photo by Nedahness Greene