Erik Daniel Shein is an American writer and motion picture producer. He is the author of over 30 nonfiction and fiction books whose writings include six scientific articles in the field of herpetology. His children’s book, “The Forgotten Ornament” is a Christmas classic, and was endorsed by Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney.
One of his passions is classic Animation, including his CGI and 2D original story, “The Legend of the Secret Pass” which was made into an independent theatrical animated motion picture with several A list celebrities. He was instrumental in raising production funds and working with his team to make the project come to fruition. With Legend of Secret Pass Mr. Shein used his zoology studies, and his love for Fortean Zoology and American Indian mythology to weave a story that may become a classic fable. Mr. Shein also created the TV show Reptile Chronicles where he hosted each adventure as the character Professor E with his animated side kick, Doupy the Gila monster. The show received three media industry awards.
Mr. Shein has consulted over the years with such organizations as the Arizona Fish and Game Department and USFWS in assisting them to protect endangered wildlife. He has lectured in over 400 elementary schools, on many conservation and animal-related topics.
Mr. Shein’s media, ecological and educational goals are to protect and preserve the world’s flora and fauna. One of his dreams is to find a host city and create the Earth Genomic Institute and wildlife sanctuary. He currently resides in Arizona.