The Chronicle: Author’s books let kids become the illustrators

by Claire Galvin, Chronicle Staff Writer “A local author is using his experience as a teacher, and as a father, to craft interactive and customizable books for children. Mike Sposito, of Columbia, recently self-published his second book, Zagg & the Planetary Defenders, geared for ages 9-12. The book features an interactive storyboard design — theContinue reading “The Chronicle: Author’s books let kids become the illustrators”

Spowerks Launches New Book: Zagg & the Planetary Defenders!

New Book Encourages Imagination, Storytelling and Art In the interest of helping kids explore imagination through storytelling and art, local author and educator Mike Sposito presents Zagg & the Planetary Defenders, the second in a series of Spowerks Storyboard books. Prose and poetry combine in this new book designed for kids ages 9-12, who areContinue reading “Spowerks Launches New Book: Zagg & the Planetary Defenders!”

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center-Thank You!

  Yesterday was awesome! I got to spend the day with some amazing kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford, CT. We read some pages of my new book Zagg and the Planetary Defenders, did some drawing, and talked about the power of imagination, writing and art. Nothing is more inspiring to me thanContinue reading “Connecticut Children’s Medical Center-Thank You!”

Cape and Cowl

He sits on a stool beneath an old boxing heavy bag. It hangs motionless. The scuffs and soft-spots hint at a life of abuse. The sounds of grunts, and the slapping of leather on leather all but echoes, locked inside the concrete walls and fiberglass insulation dripping from the rafters.  He looks up from aContinue reading “Cape and Cowl”

Falling Asleep in the Back of the Car

“Just to let you know, all the rides are down right now. ‘Cause of the storm.” I feel a pang of panic. It was my idea to come to the amusement park on a rainy day, and it had taken us an hour to get here. “What do you think?” I ask my son. He’sContinue reading “Falling Asleep in the Back of the Car”

Guys Night, Ruck Hike and Tiny Dinosaurs

Guys night. The rare and beautiful opportunity when my wife is out of the house and it is just me and the boys. Granted, it looks a bit different in my forties than it did in my twenties. The guys have been replaced by my sons, eight and three years old, and a night inContinue reading “Guys Night, Ruck Hike and Tiny Dinosaurs”