Tashia Hart grew up in the wilds of Minnesota. She loves animals, writing, drawing, plants and cooking. “Gidjie and the Wolves” (Intermediaries, volume 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 she’s launching an independent publishing company called (Not) Too Far Removed Press. Born out of necessity, (Not) Too Far Removed Press is dedicated to creating beautiful works of art that reflect the world as percolated through lesser-known world views. The stories and characters deemed too ‘removed’ from what big publishers decide are marketable, are the ones she seeks to fill the pages of books with. The goal for (Not) Too Far Removed Press is to make it clear that these stories are not too far removed to have a place on the bookshelf.