London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 23, 2012 -- Edina Jackson is based in the UK in East London's Olympic Borough. She is a business woman and children's author who took her inspiration from the birth of her son in 2009. After battling severe depression and unemployment she decided to set up her own business. She wrote Dusty the Ditsy Dog Paints the Town Blue one evening when her newborn son was sleeping. She sat up for 14 hours writing nine different stories about the character.
The book was immediately published by UK based publishing company Bright Spark Publishing. The book has sold over 5,000 copies so far and is still selling. Edina decided to donate a portion of the profits of the book to help educate children when she recalled a trip to Ghana in 2001. It was then that she witnessed the issues that exist in Africa in terms of education and funding.
She will no be donating a portion of the money from the sale of every book to children in Ghana to pay for their school fees.
Edina plans on releasing the nine other titles of the Dusty series in the coming years. She is also in the process of putting together other projects for her writing career and her business. She is working closely with local schools to help to encourage children in the local area to read. Her pick up a book campaign is going to launch this year in schools in East London. She will roll out the campaign in other areas of London in the coming years.
Edina is trying to gain as much publicity for her campaign to raise funds for African children. As well as helping to raise awareness about her pick up a book campaign. She hopes that Dusty the Ditsy Dog will continue to go from strength to strength in the coming months.