Tashia Hart grew up in the wilds of Minnesota. She loves animals, writing, drawing, plants and cooking. “Gidjie and the Wolves” (The Intermediaries, book 1) is a combination of things she loves. In addition to The Intermediaries series, she is currently planning book 2 in her adult series, Broken Wings and Things, as well as writing a wild rice cookbook in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society Press. She writes essays and recipes about wild foods for various organizations, tribal programs, and is an avid beader with 30 years of experience. She believes Indigenous people should control how their stories and likenesses are portrayed, and so has recently started the independent publishing company (Not) Too Far Removed Press. The mission of the press is to uplift fellow Indigenous authors and artists of the Midwest region.