Dean Koontz And Auryn Bring Trixie Books To Life For A Charitable Cause

Los Angeles, California – Blockbuster author Dean Koontz has selected award-winning app publisher Auryn, Inc., to bring his children’s books alive on mobile platforms for millions of his fans around the world.

I, Trixie Who Is Dog, a children’s book by bestselling author Dean Koontz, wonderfully illustrated by Janet Cleland, is being released today as an iPad app. With its trademark leading animation and revolutionary digital storytelling style, Auryn has taken the uplifting and inspiration story of Trixie and created an innovative app that Koontz fans – both children and adults of all ages – will truly enjoy. The app is available first for the iPad starting today at the iTunes store. Koontz will be donating his proceeds from the app to Canine Companions, a charity he has long supported.

“Partnering with one of the most popular authors on the planet to bring his treasured children’s books to digital readers for generations to come is an honor for us,” said Umesh Shukla, Founder and CCO of Auryn. “We’re introducing Dean Koontz fans and readers to a new and innovative way to experience his books – through our groundbreaking storybook apps that educate and entertain both children and families.”

In I, Trixie Who Is Dog app, Auryn and Koontz give readers a fun, lighthearted glimpse into the imagination of Trixie, the beloved golden retriever whose quirky narration and irrepressible spirit has delighted readers both young and old.

“I couldn’t be more delighted with Auryn’s adaptations. They’re clever, charming, full of wonder, and totally in synch with the spirit of Trixie!” said New York Times’ best selling author Dean Koontz.

Auryn Inc. is a premiere digital publisher focused on creating award-winning interactive children’s stories for mobile devices. The company collaborates with well-known authors, illustrators and publishers to turn their stories into educational, engaging and entertaining experiences. In addition to Koontz, Auryn has worked with authors and illustrators such as Rosemary Wells and Lizbeth Zwerger and has received multiple awards and accolades for their leading apps.

About Dean Koontz:
Dean Koontz is a prolific New York Times bestselling author whom the London Times has called “a master, a literary juggler.” His books have been translated into 36 languages and have sold more than 450,000,000 copies. He also served as the “editor” of books by his golden retriever, Trixie–Life Is Good, Christmas Is Good, and Bliss to You–and writes children’s books about her. Dean lives with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever Anna, and the enduring spirit of Trixie in southern California. For more on Dean visit his website.

About Janet Cleland:
Janet Cleland has created acclaimed illustrations for a wide range of clients, including Parents Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Hallmark Cards, AT&T, Purina, Conoco, and J.P. Morgan. She lives in California.

Device Requirements:
* iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 107 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Auryn HD – I, Trixie, who is dog 1.01 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

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Uniting leading technologists, noted storytellers and exceptional animation production, Auryn produces digital storybooks and other creative apps. Auryn’s patented technology enables the company to produce motion media in any known style including those never before seen in animation such as oil paint, pastel and watercolor. Copyright (C) 2011 Auryn, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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