Dar Hosta is an award winning children’s book author, illustrator and educator who is known for her books, her presentations on creativity at national educational conferences, and her programs and residencies with elementary schools throughout the country. She is an annual presenter at the American Horticultural Society’s Children & Youth Garden Symposium and a member of the Growing Good Kids Book Award Panel. Dar has published over 40 books written and illustrated by children and teachers, and these books can be seen at Blurb. She received a BA in creative writing from the University of Missouri, a language arts education certification from Cleveland State University and has been working with children and adults in education since 1992. You can learn more about her at www.darhosta.com.