Tara Fleming is a freelance illustrator and a graphic designer who works primarily in the film and television industry. She was born in Portsmouth, England, and now resides in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She obtained her bachelor of fine arts at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia in 2005 and completed a graduate certificate in illustration a year later at Sheridan College in Ontario. Tara has loved reading and drawing from a very young age, and she continues to be captivated by the stories of talented authors brought to life through illustration. In 2009, Tara created illustrations for Fish for Dinner, a collection of stories by Paul O’Neill. Smokeroom on the Kyle by Ted Russell is the first children’s book that she has illustrated, and A Toot in the Tub is her second.