Note about ZIA from a Happy Reader in Virginia

I received this kind email from a mother of two in Charlottesville, Virginia, about The Zoo of Impossible Animals:

Hi, Rob:
My kids loved your book. I just ordered six more copies to give as gifts and to donate to our library. I was hoping you could write a message in 2 of those: 1 for each of my kids. I’d like to give them both a copy they can keep and take with them as they grow up to read to their kids, like we did with their other favorite books,such as the BFG. They can’t wait for the second book! Thanks so much for considering and congratulations. — Erin

Thank you, Erin!

If you haven’t gotten your copy of the ZIA–or if you’d like to buy one for your local library–don’t be shy. Order your book on Amazon or at

Thanks as always for your support.


The New Shipment of the ZIA Has Arrived!

Good news! The new shipment of my novel for pre-teens and teens–The Zoo of Impossible Animals–is here. This version is more or less the same as the original, minus some pesky typos. We also decided to go with a glossy cover this time rather than the matte finish. I like it. I hope you do, too. It brings out more of the color and details in artist Steve Feldman’s drawings.

The bad news: I’m completely out of old copies, so my short-lived, half-off promotion is done. The purchase price is now $11.75, plus shipping. Still a bargain, I hope!

If you haven’t bought your copy yet and would like to, please go to the Amazon website and purchase one (though it will be the original version for a while). Or if you’d like one of the new versions, you can purchase it here on my website.

If you’ve already read the ZIA and liked it, I’d appreciate it if you review it Amazon. Thank you to all those who have already done so.

Happy reading!




New copies of ZIA are on the way — Remaining copies are HALF OFF!

Good news! Copies of a new, slightly revised version of The Zoo of Impossible Animals were recently shipped from the printer and should arrive this week. Before they do, I’m trying to clear out my remaining 25 or so copies of the original version. So I’m selling the books at HALF OFF ($5.75 plus shipping) until Friday.

If you haven’t ordered a copy and would like one, now is the time!