Children's Books for the Whole Family

Morgantown, West Virginia


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Moment Johnson

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Moment Johnson


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About LostTruthPress

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I grew up outside of Washington D.C., in Northern Virginia, but the bustle of the metropolis wasn't my scene so I fled to more serene areas. Landing in Georgia, I found solace among palm fronds and swooping vines. Out in Utah, I discovered comfort in the silence within towering spires. Today in West Virginia, I have peace basking in the abundant waterfalls. It's hard to think of any one region as home as many areas hold a place in my heart. This love of nature's diversity inspires me to explore whenever I can. Through writing, illustration, and photography I hope to share my love of traveling with others.

Since childhood, I've dabbled in many different art forms, but writing has always been a constant. Art and travel are the two things that have brought me the greatest pleasure. For now they are mostly side projects, which isn't necessarily a bad thing as it allows me to create purely for the love of creating. Though I do hope others enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

My first adult travel novel, Blessed, is a personal account of my seven-month adventure in Belize. With no real purpose or plan, I set out to discover a different way of life. Opportunities appeared at every corner, and what seemed like a setback at first truly became a blessing in disguise. The journey lead to spending seven weeks In solitude on forty acres in the Belize rainforest, secluded among natural springs, chattering monkeys, and various palm trees.

My primary focus has been writing children's books. With ten titles available, there's a variety of subjects to choose from. The books "From Ute to Utah" and "A Hat Flies over Wyoming” continue with the traveling theme and contain vibrant mixed-media illustrations creating a dreamlike, imaginative world. These unique books take readers on colorful adventures through the wild rock formations found in these states. "Ancient Giants of the Black Hills" and "The Earth Keeps Spinning, but Never Gets Dizzy" fall into an almost ethereal account of timeless wisdom. All of the titles will leave you amused and thinking about things from a different perspective.

Other common themes include the importance of maintaining individuality and being true to yourself. The idea of being different while also accepting others is highlighted in "I'm A Platypus" and "The Lost Piece." Along with stories about nature, many of the books include engaging life lessons subtly interwoven with education and humor. "Little Caterpillars Dilemma" intermingles the path of a caterpillar from chrysalis to butterfly with personal responsibility and overcoming fear. "Spike Becomes A Daddy" reveals the unique circumstance of reproduction in seahorses while incorporating lessons in seeking common ground. Laughter often helps the medicine go down, and "The Booger that Escaped" has a hilariously disgusting plot featuring brilliantly colored boogers running rampant around the house... to explain how germs are spread and encourage little ones to properly cover up when sneezing!

I've been a childcare provider for the past 19 years. Working in day cares, preschools, elementary schools, and as a nanny. It was caring for these kids that inspired me to begin writing children’s books. In 2012, I started the publishing company Lost Truth Press. The idea behind the name is somewhere along the line as adults we lose our childhood simplicity and creativity. As children we see the beauty in all things. The magic inside the science. Everyone we come across is a friend waiting to be made and we express ourselves freely. Asking questions and making remarks without regard to how others may perceive us. Somewhere in this innocence is true wisdom. A place to return to. Using the slogan, “children’s books for the whole family,” the goal is to not only capture the attention of the child, but also the person reading to them. These books are just as much for adults and teenagers as they are for kids!

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  • Moment Johnson

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    The majority of our books are focused on connecting with nature and ourselves. Imaginative stories incorporating lessons on honoring the individual, being true to oneself, and opening up. These books are as much for adults as they are for kids!

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