DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Elizabeth Johnson and Tyrell Plair signed copies of their new children’s book on life lessons Friday and Saturday at the town’s community center.
Joining the authors were other members of Georgia-based PlayTy Multimedia and Publishing.
The book, “Just Like My Dad,” follows four kids — Miriam, Justin, Desmond and Tyler — as their parents, and community baseball coach, Coach Carl, try to teach each child about sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility and life lessons.
It was released May 19.
The scenarios have fictional characters in fictional settings but are based on true stories, according to Plair.
The authors and members of the publishing team are invested in changing the lives of young people.
Johnson, co-author and director of marketing, is exploring the development of a workbook to accompany “Just Like My Dad,” so that the book can be used by parents and teachers to open conversations about real-life circumstances and how to cope in today’s world.
The Brooklyn native has associate degrees in Early Childhood Education and General Education and is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management, according to the PlayTy website. Johnson currently lives in Florida.
Plair, who is also CEO of PlayTy, is a Chicago native and Army veteran, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with a Media and Technology concentration from the University of Phoenix.boo
In addition to authoring his 2019 debut “Stolen Innocence,” Plair’s writing credits include screenplays, commercials and ghostwritten novels.
“The mission statement is to promote literacy throughout the world in a positive light,” said Plair. “Our main goal is to promote literacy, get people reading and to get people caring about children’s upbringing.”
Plair went on to explain that the company was interested in publishing a wide variety of publications.
PlayTy Multimedia and Publishing team: Front (from left) – Elizabeth Johnson, co-author, director of marketing; Glynna Siegler, editor. Back (from left) – Alonzo Strange, vice president; Tyrell Plair, co-author, CEO; Julian Howard, director of business development; Allen Little, coordinator of community outreach.