"The reason I dedicate myself to helping animals so much is because there are already so many people dedicated to hurting them." ~ Erik Shein

Erik Daniel Shein was born Erik Daniel Stoops, November 18th 1966. He is an American writer and visionary, film producer, screenwriter, entrepreneur, philanthropist, pet enthusiast and animal health advocate.


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http://arkwatchfoundation.org  The Arkwatch Foundation
http://www.worldcastlepublishing.com/author_erik_daniel_shein.html  World Castle Publishing
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2152193/ imdb
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https://www.facebook.coom/arizona.for.elephants/?pnref=story  Arizona for elephants
https://www.youtuge.com/watch?v=SPUJy2DYRZw  Video for The Legend of Secret Pass
https://www.amazon.com/Erik-D.-Stoops/e/B001K7VRFO  Amazon Author Page
https://www.scbwi.org/members-public/erik-stoops SCBWI Member
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/ International Animated Film Society Member
http://www.wga.org/ Writers Guild of America Member
http://erikdanielshein.com
https://www.facebook.com/Arkwatchholdingscreativeassetcompany/  Facebook Arkwatch Holdings

Have you met Thunder yet?

Thunder: An Elephant's Journey Series


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.
 
Hardback Jacket ISBN: 9781629898025
Collector Hardback ISBN: 9781629895635
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895642
eBook ISBN: 9781629895659
LCN: 2016956982

Available March 7, 2017

One tiny elephant, one gigantic adventure…

A search for adventure may get Thunder more than he bargained for. He never expected 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.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896236
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896243
eBook ISBN: 9781629896250
LCN: 2017932547


Available June 6, 2017

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 he bargained for. He must find the courage to protect those that he loves once and for all.


Hardback ISBN: 9781629896298
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896304
eBook ISBN: 9781629896311
LCN: 2017932567


Available September 5, 2017

Courage has no bounds….

A great tusker is in trouble, and destiny calls Thunder again.

When a great tusker is captured by the uprights, Tusker’s mate, Thandi, seeks out the legendary Thunder to save her mate.

Thunder and Razor are on a rescue mission, and time isn’t on their side. And when a young gifted boy, Jabari, drops from the trees wanting to help, Thunder is unsure what to trust, instinct or his heart. He could use the boy’s help, but uprights got them into this mess in the first place….

Hardback ISBN: 9781629897745
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897752
eBook ISBN: 9781629897769
LCN:

Available May 14, 2018
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Darwin, a Galapagos tortoise, was a tender-hearted romantic who saw the world as a wonderful place filled with love and laughter. The moment he laid eyes on Anima, he was infatuated with her beauty and grace. Even though he was very young, his heart told him that she was his one and only true love.

To the Galapagos islands inhabitants, Darwin a friendly giant tortoise represents the soul of their environment, a living monument to the power of life. To sustain his kind (Pinta Island Tortoises) his friends, a marine iguana named Admiral Ignatius, Esmeralda, a pink iguana, Louie a comical crab, a blue penguin, a lava lizard, and Flash, the dolphin join forces to find his soul mate and perhaps more of his kind.

However, dark forces, who are led by an entity named Malos, would wreck their fragile environment, and prevent Darwin from being with his true love.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895895
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895901
eBook ISBN: 9781629895918

When Aurora was born, her destiny was already determined. The legend predicted that the Spirit Bear would become a symbol of peace and hope for the world. Unfortunately, being part of a legend came with a price, one that many humans would pay greatly for. When Aurora and her brother are captured by human trappers, she must find the courage to survive so that she could become the Spirit Bear that others need her to be.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895789
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895796
eBook ISBN: 9781629895802
LCN: 2016957981r

Up, up, and away! Pani and Omo are off to a new adventure to seek out new life forms and most importantly, new food. When the starving pelican and seagull discover a colony of seed krackers, they had no idea how much their life would change. If they had not stopped on the small seed kracker island, they would never meet the amazing Cloud Dancer, Marama, who would lead them on the best adventure yet, to the legendary Hushma.

While on Hushma, the seed krackers and their newfound friends must help foil the plot of the rebel Komodo Dragons who want to bring chaos and discord to the peaceful land of Hushma.

Hardback ISBN:  9781629895864
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895871
eBook ISBN:  9781629895888
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A young warrior must rise above what he is to become what he was born to be…

Legend proclaimed that the Cloud Warriors would be the key to saving the Inca people, and the secret to all could be found on the top of Alahambra, a sheer mountain next to Machu Picchu in the Western Amazon Basin. 

The young prince, Puri, had lost everything at a young age. An attack on his village took the only thing he had left—his loving grandfather. Lost and alone, the young boy learned to survive on his wit, despite his disability. 

When Puri grew older, his Uncle Kamen, the warrior that stole his birthright and kingdom, threatened his people again, and Puri must rise above what he is to become who he was meant to be—what he was born to be…. A King

Hardback ISBN:  9781629897189
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897196
eBook ISBN: 9781629897202
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Adventure
A tale of love and compassion. 

Kona loved everything about the ocean. The dolphin’s world was filled with interesting creatures and amazing colors that filled up every inch of space around her. When Kona was stolen from the only home she knows, she finds herself trapped inside four walls for the first time in her life. Her only friends are the rag-tag animals that scamper freely about the aquarium and Lily, an orca whale she can talk to through the tanks.  

Twelve-year old Melanie hates to see the wild dolphin stuck within the Oasis Aquarium in the hot Arizona sun. Melanie may be young, but she was wise enough to know dolphins did not belong in the desert. When she is given the chance to befriend Kona, she takes it in hopes that it will make Kona’s world a little better. If anyone can understand life with limitations, it is Melanie. After being in remission for two years, her cancer has returned with a vengeance. When the Charlie’s Dream Foundation wants to make one of her dreams come true, Melanie decides she wants nothing more than to set Kona free.   

Will one girl’s love for a dolphin be enough to return her friend to the sea?

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896830
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896847
eBook ISBN: 9781629896854
Genre: Middle Grade/Animated/True Animal Stories
Oaktree Farm is a sanctuary for animals that need new homes. From the billowy white sheep, all the way down to the tiny little chicks, Farmer Hubbard has a respect for all animal lives. Rocket, a greyhound and former racing dog, has made Oaktree his home after several years on the racing circuit. He loves his home and the friends he has made along the way. He is happy in retirement, until new pups make their way to the farm.

Cody and Taz are completely infatuated with racing. The chocolate lab and Australian shepherd are always racing along the pasture fences pretending to be all time famous racers who they call ‘Rocket Hounds’ after the famous racer Rocket. At first, they have no idea that the greyhound at Oaktree is the infamous racer. The retired race horse on the farm also puts ideas in their heads.

When the pups sneak off to find the race track, Rocket has no other choice but to follow after them. After he finds himself back at the track, he must run the race of his life to bring the pups back home safely and save the other retired greyhounds from a gruesome fate. Can one old dog bring them all home?

Hardback ISBN: 9781629897011
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897028
eBook ISBN: 9781629897035
Genre: Middle Grade/Animated/True Animal Stories
Coming 2018
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Children's Books

This Christmas tale tells the story of Willie Bear, a broken ornament who can't participate in a magical event where all of the intact ornaments acquire the ability to speak at midnight on Christmas Eve. 

"Mickey and I both are proud to be a part of "The Forgotten Ornament"... We highly recommend this wonderful book written by Erik Daniel Shein. 

"A beautiful Christmas book, bringing adorable animals to life. One broken little ornament is sadly neglected.... then mended and placed in a prominent position, high on the Christmas tree... and loved just as much as the newer ornaments. 

"This amazing book teaches children about responsibility... and the importance of protecting their pets, all animals and wildlife. 

"Beautiful Illustrations. with colorful pages and a wonderful Christmas story to delight even adults. 
For those who value and care about the welfare of God's critters and special creatures. "The Forgotten Ornament"... is a must read for children of all ages."—Jan and Mickey Rooney

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895369
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895376
eBook ISBN: 9781629895383
Genre: Children's Holiday Fantasy
This Galloping Guernsey takes on the special challenge of competing against several sanctuary animals—a field of zebras and stallions. She ignores the strangeness of being a “racing cow,” as this Valentine’s Day story emphasizes using the talents that we possess, and accepting the valentines from appreciating admirers. The valentines of the Sanctuary are the gratitude and love they show Apple for her bravery and tenacity—not for winning.
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