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Imagination=Dreams=Creativity

cloudsThe imagination is a terrible thing to waste!! When you tap into the colors of your imagination, you'll find so many wonderful dreams and endeavors. I have come to understand that my imagination is precious. At one point, I believe I lost a part of my imagination. As a child, I was forced to see and experience things that no child should have to experience. Innocence was taken away from me. Unfortunately, this happens far too often with children. They're stripped of their child-like innocence. Reality sets in and they forget how to dream. Thank God, He created Loopiethotamus for me in 2006. Who ever thought a Chihuahua and a Hippopotamus would ever cross paths??? Then in 2009, God created my son Elijah. Elijah's imagination intertwines with mine. With these two wonderful entities, I am able to feed my imagination each day.

I love thinking outside of the box and coming up with ideas for my books. I love to see the smiles on children's faces when they hear a Loopiethotamus story. They laugh at some of the "out of this world" stuff I've come up with and it just makes my heart swell up with love. The questions they ask are something else too! Creativity is an awesome thing! It allows you to explore the innermost parts of your being!!

We need to teach our children that it's okay to dream. It's okay to imagine beyond the stars! And it's okay to create something from nothing!!! When our stamp is on something that no one else has thought about, it shows uniqueness. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made of God. He has given to each of us a level of creativity and imagination.

Imagination=Dreams=Creativity!! Dare to Be Hipp-O!!!

Sometimes I Can’t Believe I Published My Book

Dare to Dream 5I remember when I used to write poetry all of the time. I was about 14 years old and I would write and write and write. It would go from writing letters to God and writing poetry. Back in 2004, I had gotten some material in the mail about writing children’s books. I sent a story to that organization and was accepted into the program for writing children’s books, but I couldn’t afford the tuition. I don’t even remember at this time how much the tuition was. When I began writing my first Loopiethotamus book, I didn’t believe in my writing. I didn’t have any knowledge of how I would go about publishing a book. Publishing a book I don’t think was even in my mind at that time, for that matter. My husband would always tell me to keep writing. He believed in me more than I believed in myself. Finally, I wrote another book and another, and found I was actually writing a series.

I thank God that I had my husband and my friend Nicole by my side to help to believe in myself and my dreams. I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but sometimes you can find yourself stuck when you don’t know how to go about it.

My first book, “Loopiethotamus, The Chihuahua Who Thinks He is a Hippopotamus- His Life,” was published March 2011. The second book, “His Journey” was published in September 2011. And the third book, “A Loopiethotamus Christmas” was published in August 2012.

Sometimes I still can’t believe I published my books, but I am grateful that I was able to take a leap of faith and work to have my dream come true. There are many more things to come. This is so far a 22-book series, so more books will be coming out.

I will tell anyone that has a dream to keep at it. Never give up. It is so easy to sit on your dreams and not believe they will come true, but that is a lie. When you work hard and believe in yourself, anything is possible. I could not do this all by myself. I thank God for a wonderful platform of friends and family that have helped me along this journey. God bless you and all of your dreams, big and small.