Barbara Flores is the designer of the iconic food art poster series for TenSpeed Press and an award-winning author. Her five books include The Great Book of Pears, (IACP, International Association of Culinary Professionals Award, nominee), The Great Sunflower Book, Confusion is the State of Grace (a recovery quote book), Separated, Acting Badly, A Bi-cultural Memoir, and the upcoming middle-grade fiction, The Miraculous Mind of Dee Dee Alvarez.
Her story features have appeared in More, Diablo, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicken Soup series. She received a Master of Literature and Writing from Bennington College and taught writing for U.C. Berkeley Extension, Moraga College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and private classes. Her support for the Latino community includes founding and co-directing Manos, a San Francisco East Bay jobs program for Central American refugees. She lives both in the East Bay and South Florida. Her love is teaching, editing, and helping other writers see the brilliance in their story.