John R. Erickson, author of the award-winning "Hank the Cowdog" children's book series, presented a free lecture Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

The lecture was part of the John W. Hill Endowed Author Guest Lecture Series.

Erickson, who has published 75 books and more than 600 articles, has won numerous awards and has become a popular speaker at conventions and thousands of schools across the country.