H is for Hobbes:
Introducing Hobbes: a stuffed lion puppet and my alter-ego. I wanted to share our once-in-a-lifetime trip around the perimeter of South America by writing this book for my grandsons. And I thought I would take Hobbes, and tell the story through his eyes, taking photos wherever we went. And so. . .Hobbes is a published author, thanks to www.blurb.com. Our trip was magical and it was even more so with Hobbes. I learned how to say in Spanish, "I am writing a children's book for my grandsons." and on we went to 23 destinations from Los Angeles to Miami in seven weeks. I could insert my own thoughts about people and places, the beauty, the poverty, the homeless dogs in Chile, the brave Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, and my favorite poet Pablo Neruda and much more.
Hobbes took on a life of his own. Our stewardess from Estonia became part of the story as she put Hobbes in different scenarios in our cabin.: Hobbes doing yoga, Hobbes with his own dune buggy, Hobbes having a little party in our cabin while we were at dinner. He was "Mr. Hobbes" to her. If you would like to see the first 15 pages of the book, the link is: http://www.blurb.com/ Click on "Bookstore" and then "Hobbes Goes to South America." I encourage all of you to check out this website. Their prices are reasonable and it is fun to publish your own book. I don't sell this book as I would have to have permission from all the people we photographed in order to do this. But I bought quite a few for members of the family and friends. Take a look at some of the books; they are well done.
This was the inside of the cover.