Author/composer, Vivian Slade is a vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, actor, author and mother to illustrator, Johanna Adrian Burr. Before writing The Dragon King children's illustratated book and audio book, she focused her creative efforts primarily in the rock/pop genre--touring the East coast and charting on college radio before settling in Nashville to raise her two daughters. She presently lives in Atlanta teaching music.
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The Dragon King Social Emotional Learning SEL Curriculum-- Contact her.
Teenage illustrator, Johanna Adrian Burr was born in 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 of high school were spent in Cuenca, Ecuador with her family where she baked gluten free baked goods for several restaurants around the city. Johanna graduated in 2019 from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Spanish and English. After teaching English in Spain for two years, she is now completing her masters in Creative Writing at Iowa State University. Contact her.
Mother and Daughter Team
Contact Us: The Dragon King--Empowering Children: Inspired by a boy who had been badly burned. Available as: SEL Children's Book and Audio Book/Musical, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum, Spanish Children's Book ESL, Pediatric Burn Support.