Dixie Frank, children's author and illustrator, will be at The Learned Owl on April 12 at 11 a.m. to read her children's book, "I'm So Glad You Saved Me," the true story of a rescued bird named Ringo Starling.

Frank has been an art and nature lover all her life. She lives in the rural countryside in Ohio with her partner Mr. Tom, two dogs, two black cats and their feathered friend Ringo. She has specialized in painting portraits of her clients' beloved pets for many years. Having always wanted to illustrate a children's book, she finally found the subject of her first story to both write and illustrate.

The Learned Owl Book Shop is located at 204 N. Main St., Hudson, OH.