Dr. David W. Hickey is a retired Information technology executive. He holds a B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University; an M.Ed. in educational administration leadership from Ohio University; and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Northern Kentucky University. Dissertation: The Developmental Reading Assessment and the Third Grade Reading Ohio Achievement Assessment: An investigation of possible relationships, February, 2012.
His career included 30+ years as an administrator, adjunct professor, and consultant in both the public (K-12 and higher education) and private sectors (for-profit and non-profit organizations). He enjoys golfing, kayaking, biking, traveling, spending time with his grtandkids, and supporting struggling young readers. Dave and Marie reside in Northern Kentucky with their four-legged family including Buddy, Peanut, Sheba, and Red Dog (who returned to the household in the summer of 2019).
This Author supports Welcome House of Northern Kentucky www.welcomehouseky.org. Their mission is to provide a continuum of services that will end homelessness and promote stability for each person they serve. They are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Donations can be made to https://www.welcomehouseky.org/make-donation/
This Author supports Owen County Friends of Animals, Inc. OCFA is a non-profit 501(c)3 no-kill animal shelter founded in 2005. Donations can be made at http://ocfa.weebly.com/donate-here.html the Owen County Friends of Animals Facebook page; or by check to OCFA, PO Box 234, Owenton, KY 40359. Donations to OCFA can also be made by contacting OCFAnimals@gmail.com.
"The story of Little Red Dog tugs on one's heartstrings and weaves important life lessons into the narrative. The author exhibits a deep understanding of canines AND their owners, adding authenticity to the book, Little Red Dog's numerous escapades keep the reader engaged through the little abandoned dog's exuberant personality and trials and tribulations as he seeks to find his perfect home. Anyone with a love of animals will want to share Little Red Dog's adventures with their family and friends, as it's a story full of compassion, love, and understanding. The fact the tale is based on a true life experience adds to its over all appeal. Everyone needs a Little Red Dog in his or her life." Gini Browsh (Retired K-12 Educator)
Michelle Lambert is a computer graphics designer with a wide variety of experience in the printing industry. She is originally from Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, and currently resides in Georgetown, KY with her husband, Steve, and a spunky dog named Frankie. Michelle loves spending time with her family, plants, gardening and just being outside. This is Michelle’s first time illustrating a book, and she hopes that you appreciate her contribution to the Little Red Dog Adventures Book Series.
Kara Schuler lives in Northern Kentucky. She is a senior majoring in Communication Design at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cincinnati, Ohio. Kara loves to travel, especially internationally, and enjoys spending time with her own three dogs, Ripley, Maggie, and Bailey. She is honored to assist Dave in bringing Little Red Dog and his friends' story to life.