Author Erik Daniel Shein

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About the Author

 

A visionary storyteller and animal activist, Erik Daniel Shein blends his talent for children’s and young adult writing with a passion for CGI animation and animal health and well-being. He got his start first as a trained herpetologist, studying reptiles and amphibians, before turning his gaze to the art of written and visual storytelling.

As one might imagine, he is deeply passionate about animals, often featuring them in his stories and content, and he weds this passion with his philanthropic pursuits as a fierce advocate for animal rights. He has authored and co-written more than 30 novels and feature films, including the animated fantasy adventure tale, The Legend of The Secret Pass (Lions Gate Entertainment, 2019).

In addition to his writing, Erik is the founder and CEO of Shein Partnership LLC, a creative asset and intellectual property firm, with projects ranging from Live Action and CGI animated feature films, to television specials and series, and book publishing. A revered leader in the entertainment and publishing domains and a man of many talents, Erik is also a talented producer and voice actor.

Visit his websites:

Author website: http://erikdanielshein.com

Foundation website: https://thesheinfoundation.org

Facebook Arkwatch Holdings https://www.facebook.com/Arkwatchholdingscreativeassetcompany/

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Jungalou Crew and Riley Too!

 

Authors Erik Daniel Shein, Melissa Davis, and Karen Fuller

 

Hardback ISBN: 9781955086974

Paperback ISBN: 9781955086981

eBook ISBN: 978194955086998

Genre: Preschool Interactive Adventure
Release Date 10/1/2021


Description: 

The preschool years are the fundamental foundation for our children’s learning development. By encouraging a child’s interactive participation throughout the story, your little ones will have fun learning preschool basics: colors, numbers, letters and more.

Jungalou Crew! Trunks up, let’s go! With a little bit of magic, your little ones will follow the Jungalou Crew on a new adventure where they’ll meet Riley, the surfing hippo and learn a little about being responsible while having fun.

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Jungalou Crew The Ancients

 

Authors Erik Daniel Shein, Melissa Davis, and Karen Fuller

 

Hardback ISBN: 9781956788327

Paperback ISBN: 9781956788334

eBook ISBN: 978194956788341

Genre: Children's Superhero Adventure
Release Date 12/28/2021


Description: 

The ancient rulers have called upon Lumi the firefly to help save the planet. Tasked with putting together a team of young superheroes, Lumi and his new team prepare to save the world from the notorious Gilly Ring.

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Through the Mortal Veil

 

Author Erik Daniel Shein & Melissa Davis

 

Hardback ISBN: 9781949812498

Paperback ISBN: 9781949812503

eBook ISBN: 9781949812510

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Dark Fantasy
Release Date 04/15/2019


From the moment their parents moved them into the ancient relic of a house, Indigo Thornberg finds herself in a world beyond her worst imaginations. The wallpaper walls and clawfoot bathtub makes it clear the house was built long before the beginning of time. Their house isn’t even wired for the internet! To top it off her room is—pink! Like bubblegum pink, the pale pasty kind that ballerina girls would die for, but not Indigo. And while that might seem like the worst thing that could happen to a goth girl like herself, something even worse is lurking in the shadows. 

The only thing that makes the move bearable is the fact that her twin brother Crow is just as miserable as she is. The moment the teens turn sixteen, their lives take a bizarre turn as a dormant magic awakes within them. They are called to the one place that keeps them safe from the things that go bump in the night: the mortal veil. 

As they slip through the veil, they find that their destiny awaits on the other side. They must find a way to close the veil to keep their world safe from the evil that wishes to destroy it. Never one to back down from a challenge, Indigo is prepared to take on the trials ahead of her, but Hevexa is filled with dangers in all shapes and sizes, monsters that exist outside of her wildest imagination. 

Will they be able to restore the veil before the monsters of Hevexa take over their world? Or would they lose themselves to the darkness on the other side?

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A Graphic Novel Experience of The Monsterjunkies

 

Author: Erik Daniel Shein

Hardback ISBN: 9781950890033

 

Genre: Graphic Animation/Art

 

Release Date May 10, 2019

 

Description:

Welcome to the Monsterjunkie Universe, where the magical is real and the bizarre is quite normal.

 

Ah, but unfortunately all is not well at this quirky, gothic manor at 1313 Road to Nowhere. Outside forces are scheming to rid this eccentric family from the area. While their teenagers Crow and Indigo, as well as their friends, are forced to cope with harassment for simply being different.

 

Be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime with stunning graphic art which tells the Monsterjunkie tale.

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The Mighty Tusks

 

Author Erik Daniel Shein & Melissa Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9781951642020

Paperback ISBN: 9781950890972

eBook ISBN: 9781951642037

Genre: Anthropomorphic Epic Fantasy
Release Date 06/01/2020


A war has raged for centuries in the African rainforest. Animals living in factions band together for a greater cause. Once a place of peace ruled by a great tusker king, the rainforest now lies in shadows as the ghosts of the obambo fight for dominance. The story is older than time, but a glimmer of hope shines on the horizon. Change is in the wind, and the world is ready for it.

Dakarai, a young African forest elephant, has grown up on the stories of his father, the great tusker king, Ajamu. It is not only his birthright to follow in his father’s footsteps, but also his greatest desire. Hidden and sheltered from the ongoing war, Dakarai finds himself unprepared when the time comes to join.

With their very existence at stake, Dakarai must master his abilities and self-doubts to face the greatest evil in the jungle. If he doesn’t prevail, all is lost.

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Arkwatch Holdings LLC commissioned Len Simon Animation to do the animated characters for Thunder: An Elephant's Journey.

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The Story and Art of Thunder and Friends

 

Authors: Erik Daniel Shein, L. M. Reker, and Melissa Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9781949812916

 

Genre: Graphic Animation/Art

Release Date April 23, 2019

 

Description:

The story of Thunder: An Elephant’s Journey is a heartfelt tale of a young African forest elephant and the plight the elephants and all animals face at the hands of poachers. In the Forward, creator Erik Daniel Shein explains the purpose and drive behind Thunder’s story. Be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime with stunning concept art which tells Thunder’s tale.

Thunder

 

Authors: Erik Daniel Shein, L. M. Reker, and Melissa Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9781629898025

Collector's Edition Hardback ISBN: 9781629895635

Paperback ISBN: 9781629895642

eBook ISBN: 9781629895659

Genre: Middle-Grade Animal Adventure

Release Date March 7, 2017

 

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From the moment Thunder took his first step, it was clear that his footsteps would make quite an impression on the world around him. 

The tiny elephant’s life was pretty much perfect until one fateful night when poachers crept into it. In the cloak of darkness, they sprang on his herd separating him from his mother and the rest of the African pygmy herd. After a harrowing escape, Thunder must dig deep inside to find the courage to find his way home. With helpful friends and the watchful eye of the Great Tusker in the sky, Thunder’s journey is the adventure of a lifetime.

Len Simon Animation LLC commissioned to do cover.

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Hi Erik 

I hope you’re well. I’m writing to let you know that your review for “Thunder“ was selected by our Indie Editors to be featured in Kirkus Reviews 1/15 Issue. Congratulations! The review appears as one of the 35 reviews in the Indie section of the magazine which is sent out to over 5,200 industry professionals (librarians, publishers, agents, etc.) Less than 10% of our Indie reviews are chosen for this, so it's a great honor. I have included a link to the digital version for your preview: https://www.dropbox.com/s/apwcspsaup58eg2/Kirkus_

online_011517.pdf?dl=0   

All the very best and congratulations,

Crystal Timbeross 

 

Client Promotions & Advertising Associate   

KIRKUS REVIEWS |  KIRKUS MEDIA LLC 

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Footprints in the Sand

Thunder: An Elephant's Journey Book 2

Authors: Erik Daniel Shein and Melissa Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896236

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896243

eBook ISBN: 9781629896250

Genre: Middle-Grade Animal Adventure

Release Date 06/06/2017

One tiny elephant, one gigantic adventure… 

 

A search for adventure may get Thunder more than he bargains for. He never expects to find himself alone again, but the footprints left by his mother will be his guide to healing and finding his way. On his journey he finds himself making some new friends: Razor, a grumpy lion; Dash, a speedy genet; Archie, a chatty lizard, and two whimsical gorillas, Harold and Neville. A trip back to the caves reunites Thunder with old friends, and together they join forces to save the day and help Thunder find peace.

Len Simon Animation LLC commissioned to do cover.

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Hope Haven

Thunder: An Elephant's Journey Book 3

Authors: Erik Daniel Shein and Melissa Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896298

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896304

eBook ISBN: 9781629896311

Description: Middle-Grade Animal Adventure

Release Date 09/05/2017

 Description:

A story of perseverance and courage…  

Thunder is on the ultimate quest to fulfill his destiny. Tasked with finding Hope Haven, Thunder sets out to discover the mystery of Hope Haven with his friends Razor, a solitary lion; Dash, a spotted genet; and Archie, a black banded monitor lizard. When they discover that Hope Haven is a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals, Thunder stumbles upon more than what he bargained for. He must find the courage to protect those that he loves once and for all.
 

Len Simon Animation LLC commissioned to do cover.

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