D iz for Different Pre-Sold Over 100 Books

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May 15 2012:

THANK YOU everyone for helping meet the “100 Books Sold” Goal!! We are at 110!!! Free shipping has ended; but you can still get a 20% discount for 3 or more books purchased!! Just waiting on the printer to fix a few errors and then I can place that FIRST order!!! GRATEFUL for all y’alls support!!!

In her early thirties Camilla Downs landed in a different place than she had planned; a place more different than she could ever have imagined. Five years into her marriage with a happy three-year-old daughter, a phone call with a diagnosis from the pediatrician changed everything.

This A to Z inspiring memoir recounts Downs’ journey to acceptance of herself, her daughter’s genetic abnormality of 18p- and becoming a single mom. Through Downs’ realization’s we learn that accepting ourselves and our situations is the key to being able to accept others, tap into our vein of courage and live in the present moment. Downs details her journey with the methods and thought process that led her to achieve true acceptance and genuine happiness. You’ll learn ways to redefine your thought processes and belief system by applying the practical, insightful “Tips for the Journey” at the end of each chapter.

Whether you need to decrease stress and worries, or increase self-confidence, this powerful book will help you make changes for the better and realize you are not alone. Begin your new journey today!

“As a blind person myself, I understand the challenge and blessing of doing things differently. In this book, Camilla shares her journey with Lillian which will help us all do more, give more, and be more.” -Jim Stovall, Emmy-award Winner, Best-selling author, The Ultimate Gift

“My granddaughter Mable and my niece Elizabeth are both different enough to have special needs so I speak from personal experience about Camilla Downs enlightening book D iz for Different: One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance. I believe this book will help those who find themselves asking how and why questions about their “differently-abled” loved one. This quick and thoughtful read gives answers to hard questions and provides some easily used tools to help people move more quickly to a place of peace and acceptance.” -Julie Ziglar Norman, Proud Grandmother and Aunt, Founder of Ziglar Women, Inspirational Speaker, Author of Growing Up Ziglar: A Daughter’s Broken Journey from Heartache to Hope

Camilla with D iz for Different Book 2012

Team TLC on The Plush Life TV Show

Last month Team TLC appeared in a segment on The Plush Life TV show; which is a local Reno lifestyle show. We finally received the clip! Here ya go! If you feel moved, please like, comment, and share! Much gratitude!

Visit these links to learn more about our books:

Where Would You Fly

Biggest Little Photographer

D iz for Different

Team TLC on The Plush Life in Photographs

April 8 2018:

We haven’t had a TV since 2008, so I wasn’t sure we’d be able to see this. I found a way to watch! Not the best quality, yet, we went to the gym at the lodge and used the wee televisions attached to the gym equipment. Didn’t have ear buds with us so we turned on CC.

Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #1 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #2 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #3 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #3a Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #3b Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #4 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #5 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #6 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #7 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #8 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #9 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #10 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #11 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #12 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #13 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #14 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #15 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #16 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #17 Team TLC on Plush Life 4.8.18 #18

To learn more about each of our books go here:

Where Would You Fly

Biggest Little Photographer

D iz for Different

Adventures of Being a Family of Published Authors

March 12 2018:

Team TLC had a little adventure this afternoon. Got to be filmed for a wee segment about being a family of published authors. Will share details of the name of the show, airing date and time, and hopefully a link for viewing once we get it. xoxo

Plush Life Interview 3.12.18 #1

Where Would You Fly by Lillian Darnell

Biggest Little Photographer by Thomas Darnell

D iz for Different by Camilla Downs

The Tapestry of Life or Something Like That

February 20 2018:

Mailing this today reminded me of the stories about the tapestry of life … something like how one action leads to another, to another and they are all connected.

Barbara Hranilovich and I met online back in 2007. I asked her to blog for a website I owned at the time. She did and her articles were incredibly informative and just plain good.

I suggested she make the articles into a book as each article was about being an entrepreneur and each was paired with a letter of the alphabet. I’m pretty sure that was already Barb’s line of thinking as months later, after I had abandoned the blog, I received a book in the mail, titled “E is for Entrepreneur”.

Barb had created a book from the articles and I didn’t even know until she mailed me the finished product. Barb had included me in her gratitude list in the book and hand wrote a note that the book would never have happened without me.

However, I did not see the note or my name on the gratitude list as it came when I was packing. It was put into a box and I came across it a year or so later ….. when I was trying to figure out the style of my book.

It was exactly what I needed to receive, see, and find to shine the light on how my book was to be written. Hence, “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance”.

And, I didn’t tell Barb about it at all. I simply mailed her a book when it was finished with a similar message that she had written to me.

Side note: Barb loves fairies. Years ago she mailed Lillian a fairy book Barb had illustrated, plus a fairy house we keep hanging on our wall.

Now, today, I mailed her a book of fairy tales written by Lillian Darnell!

And we’ve never met in person …. Beautiful, magical, and wonderful tapestry of life …. xoxo

Where Would You Fly Book to Barb 2.20.18

You Will Never Know if You Do Not Ask

February 15 2018:

A continuation and the last of the series about publishing a book … xoxo

“D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance” was written by me in 2011 and published in 2012.

I wrote the bulk of the book in about three months. When I began writing I had no idea how it would get from the initial writing into a published book. Yet, I did not let that stop me from writing. I knew I was to write, so I wrote. Every morning I got up 30 minutes earlier than I had been, sat outside on the patio, with an expansive view of majestic Mount Rose, and wrote for thirty minutes to an hour every day.

It was either during writing the book or just after I had finished that I began researching how to self-publish one’s book. I decided to use Amazon’s self-publishing arm, CreateSpace. Having no money to invest in this book, was a major factor in choosing this option.

I found friends who were willing to be test readers and editors. I had an idea of what I wanted for the cover; yet, during that same time came across artwork that I fell in love with. The art is created by a young man, D.J. Svoboda, with autism who I had been connected with through a mutual Chromosome 18 friend. I was inspired to ask D.J. if he would like his artwork on the cover of my book. He excitedly answered back with a resounding “Yes”! Another friend designed the initial cover for me at no charge.

With the cover designed and the book having … Go below to read further …

Can a Book Be Published With Little to No Money – Part Three

What Does Hurricane Harvey Have to Do With D iz for Different

January 11 2018:

Just received five of these! Two are spoken for, so that means only three left with this awesome cover. The wheels are about to start turning for an updated cover. xoxo

D iz for Different Books Shipment of 5 Received 1.11.18

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What does Hurricane Harvey have to do with acceptance?
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Well. Hurricane Harvey must have needed a dose of acceptance as he borrowed my friend Monica’s copy of “D iz for Different”. By the time he was done with it, the book was destroyed.

So. Yesterday was a good day to mail Monica a replacement book. Courtesy of another friend who found out about it. Love, sweet love. xoxoxo

D iz for Different to Monica 1.12.18