Writing and illustrating for children is like stepping into a new dimension, a world full of imagination and colors that transcends time and space. Let us take this wonder-filled journey together through the Author’s Lounge. Throughout my childhood, I experienced the joy of being surrounded by nature, the vivid colors of aromatic flowers and fruit trees blossoming each spring and summer, the exuberant beauty of sweet-scented roses, petunias, carnations, lilies, daffodils, dazzling lilacs, tulips, and red poppies.
I quickly became fond of the gracefully fluttering butterflies, red and yellow ladybugs, delicate dragonflies, glowing fireflies, the musical lullaby of crickets, fluffy clouds and brilliant rainbows. I have always admired the delicate beauty and tiny details of butterfly wings, rose petals, leaves, shells, and their variety of colors and textures.
The gentle sound of cooing doves, the cheerful chirping of blue swallows, the melodious songs of robins, and the howling wolves at night mesmerized me. The peaceful sight of the wandering and baaing sheep, dashing horses racing against the wind, lively rabbits chasing each other, deer leaping over the flower colored meadows among yellow sunflowers, and the skillful maneuvers of journeying birds filled my heart with wonder and awe.
The glistening stars like millions of tiny lamps illuminating the sky made me dream of another world. Finding God and His love confirmed me that there is another world awaiting for us, full of wonder and joy illuminated by His presence. I am so greatful for Author’s Lounge to share these echildhood memories that inspired me to write and illustrate for children.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the Author’s Lounge for welcoming and showcasing Enchanted Rainbows, the first English edition that was published on January 15, 2019. Enchanted Rainbows is a heartwarming visual representation to say happy birthday to someone you love. I feel honored to be invited to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (April 13-14. 2019), where I would like to share my works by giving out free copies of the book Enchanted Rainbows.