Author/composer, Vivian Slade is a vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, actor, author and mother to illustrator, Johanna Adrian Burr.  Before writing the story and music for The Dragon King, she focused her creative efforts primarily in the rock/pop genre. She toured the East coast from 1998 to 2000, receiving rave reviews and charting on college radio before settling in Nashville to raise her two daughters.  The Dragon King has been translated into Spanish with a values education curriculum available using thirteen character traits exemplified in Ethan's adventure.  It has also has been adapted to a stage production. One of Vivian's goals is for one copy of The Dragon King  to be donated for every copy sold as part of a campaign to give away one million copies of the book to hospitals, orphanages and schools around the globe.  Contact her.

Illustrator, Johanna Adrian Burr was born on April 17, 1996 in Nashville, TN.  She attended Linden Waldorf School from first through eighth grade where she and her classmates created their own textbooks; summarizing their daily lessons and illustrating them.  Johanna was particularly inspired by the art of calligraphy, taught in her sixth grade year, because of its beauty, grace, and intricacy.  As a freshman and sophomore, she boarded at St. Andrews preparatory school on the Clayborn Scholarship, awarded for academic excellence and leadership skills. 

Her junior and senior year were spent in Cuenca, Ecuador with her family where she baked gluten free baked goods for several restaurants around the city.  She is now currently studying Spanish and English at Ohio Wesleyan University. Johanna enjoys dancing, cooking, and singing, and dreams of mastering a martial art. Whatever Johanna does, she wants to continue to travel around the world experiencing different cultures and new ideas.  Contact her.

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