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In this episode, Heather Booth talks with author DK Dyson and illustrator Rudy Gutierrez.
DK Dyson is a vocalist and composer who has devoted herself to community wellness and empowerment through her global performances, workshops, and seminars. She is also a yoga instructor who specializes in training survivors of assault and abuse. WINDOW FISHING is her picture book debut. She is the mother of musician Sandflower Dyson and lives in New Jersey with her husband Rudy Gutierrez and their singing dog Niyolo. Learn more about her on instagram @dkydyson_author.
Rudy Gutierrez is the Caldecott-honor-winning illustrator of DOUBLE BASS BLUES. Other awards he has received for his art include a Pura Belpré Honor, an Américas Award, a Children's Africana Book Award, and a New York Book Award. A Bronx native, he now lives in New Jersey with his partner DK Dyson and teaches illustration at the Pratt Institute. In 2002, he was commissioned to create the cover for Santana's multi-platinum album Shaman, and his art hangs in the private collections of musical icons Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, and Wayne Shorter, among others. Learn more at altpick.com/rudygutierrez or on instagram @rudy_gutierrez_art.