A student of interior design and art, Madison Gaines prefers acrylics and pencils for producing original artwork, works from photographs, book illustrations, craft items, and more. She loves animals (cats in particular), supports pet adoptions, and has volunteered at local pet shelters. She loves movies and is an avid reader. Samples of her artwork can be found on this site. She is always painting and eager for new projects and opportunities.
Madison graduated from Stratford High School in 2016, where she was active in 4-H (serving as the SW District 4-H Vice President), Gavin County Teen Leaders, fast and slow pitch softball, BPA, and the Stratford Science Club. She attended the 2015 summer Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp, sponsored by the Rotary Club. She was also selected as a Wendy’s High School Heisman school winner, Red White and Blue All Star, and All Region Outfielder.
The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fantasy series, written by Roberta Hoffer and illustrated by Madison Gaines (released by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.), has been named the Silver Award Winner for Best Chapter Book Series in the 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. The series includes: THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE (Book I), THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH (Book II), and the GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR (Book III). Also, THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE won first place in the Purple Dragonfly 2014 Book Awards Chapter Book contest. Read the series in ebook (Kindle and EPUB), paperback, and hardback. Click on the above titles to read more and to find sales links.
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