New Children's Picture Books
The adventures of a yellow dog named Dakota
and his friends Nashton and McKinzie

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Meet Gail Matthews

Edvardson Publishing Introduces Gail Matthews, Co-Author of The Dakota Children's Book Series.

Intertwined with her talents as trained singer, successful stage director, theatre arts instructor, and creative story writer, Gail Matthews has a devoted fondness for dogs! A fortunate meeting with Roger 12 years ago has lead to a collaboration which introduces children to the stories of Dakota and other whimsical characters. It is the hope of both authors that just as Dakota finds his bark, the readers too will learn how to voice their own confidences and purpose.

Meet Shaun Crum

Edvardson Publishing Introduces Shaun Crum, Illustrator of The Dakota Children's Book Series.

Shaun Crum is a freelance illustrator whos main focus is on Children's Book Illustration. His goal is to provide self-publishers and other authors, who have found most illustrators to be out of their price range, quality illustrations for a very affordable price. ‚Äč Originally from Medina, Ohio, He has been drawing for as long as he can remember, and has a degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In addition to drawing, some of his other interests include running, hiking, consuming large amounts of candy and Cheerwine, and failing at learning how to play the Banjo.

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Shaun Crum, Illustrator