Diona Reese Williams is an independent children’s author. Her passion for storytelling stems from her love for nature-based learning. As an educator Diona established the first nature-based out-back garden for pre-k learning. Diona is also an educational podcaster. Her podcast, Black in Nature, focuses on cultivating a love for nature-based learning through interviews with other nature-based educators, experiences in grounding and healing through nature, and her own experiences as a residential farmer. Diona infuses her wealth of knowledge and experience as an educator, podcaster, and childhood development advocate into her children’s books, giving a unique perspective to nature based learning and inspiring emotional development in children through outdoor learning, while providing teaching tools for educators or parents.