Dianna Hutts Aston

1964-

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many best-selling books for children. She is also the founder of The Oz Project, a nonprofit foundation which provides inspirational hot air balloon experiences to disadvantaged children. She lives on an island off the coast of Texas. From the dust jacket of A Beetle is Shy and A Nest is Noisy

In the Author's Own Words

It takes confidence to dream big. It takes courage to build confidence. And boy, does it take a lot of never-ending practice to build courage—the courage you need to achieve your goals. If there's something you want to do but are afraid to do, do it anyway—and do it now. It's perfectly okay to be scared. Who isn't at times besides James Bond, who isn't real. But never let fear keep you from your passion, joy and achievement. Empty your Bucket List. From diannahaston.com