Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Our friend John Sazaklis' Super-Pets Sellout at Annapolis Book Festival

Rob and John at the Book Event
Our friend John Sazaklis is a well-known writer of children's books with Random House in NYC, and has written a lot of superhero books featuring Batman, Superman, the Super-pets and so much more. He's been on the NY Times bestsellers list, too.  So, last Friday, John traveled from NYC to stay with us for the Annapolis Book Festival where he made an appearance with my (Rob) favorite comics shop, Third Eye Comics in Annapolis. He was the featured author for Third Eye, and he had a table with many of his "super pets" books for kids.
  BIG HIT- John was a big hit with young and old and works very well with kids. He knows how to get kids excited about the stories, and he did a reading at 3pm, where he had a captive audience (including some adults like me). 
John signs a book for a young fan
Swamp Thin and Zombie Pets
 CLASSROOM READ - kids like monsters and zombies and John had that covered with his book "Swamp Thing and the Zombie Pets" - Swamp Thing is a DC comics superhero, btw. Take a look at the book here:Swamp Thing vs the Zombie Pets (DC Super-Pets
   The story is about SOLOMON GRUNDY's zombie pets taking over the swamp and SWAMP THING's bog buddies must stop them.
Talking with a family about the Super Pet Books!
Readying to read for the classroom


Reading from
John was a big hit with everyone


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next