I just heard about John, I'm so sorry for your loss. His enthusiasm about his " Gumbo the Manatee" was contagious and I was excited to sell them in my store, " Blue Mermaid Jewelry & Gifts" in OB. I'd love to continue to sell them, I'm just sorry we won't be able to have John at a book signing as we'd planned. He had so many exciting plans for the future, it's a shame such a vibrant person was taken so young. Sending prayers to the family.