Amelia’s Angel Visit by Lillian Darnell

**THROWBACK POST**

November 22 2013:

Lillian’s class participated in NaNoWriMo and she chose to write a collection of short stories. Reading her notebook brought “sweat” to my eyes … xoxo … Here’s one of them:

Amelia’s Angel Visit
Written: Lillian

Once upon a time, Amelia’s prince had died and Amelia was a poor queen but one night, Amelia had been visited by Amelia’s prince angel. He had said,

“Respect all other angels like you do with me.”

And so her father, stepmother, stepsisters, and their princes’ angels came along with Amelia’s prince angel and they had said,

“Keep your confidence and hopefully you will strengthen your courage.”

Then one night they stopped visiting and left Amelia alone because she had enough courage to be super-duper happy. To this day, she’ll tell you to keep confidence and you will soon build up courage to be super-duper happy.

**Update – December 19 2017: This is an example of the stories included in Lillian’s debut book, Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories. You can learn more and pre-order the book by going here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author …. 

Where Would You Fly Updated Cover 9.2017

Issues Addressed and Glossy versus Matte – Where Would You Fly Book

December 31 2017:

Issues addressed! Another proof book on its way! This time with gloss cover for comparison to the matte cover. xoxo

January 2 2018:

Look what we got! Time to start addressing envelopes!! So far, three Where Would You Fly beauties are flying internationally to Australia!! Thank you to our Aussie friends!!! xoxo

Bubble Mailers 1.2.18

January 5 2017:

Matte vs Glossy …… I like matte. Thomas prefers glossy. Lillian Darnell likes glossy. It’s her book! Glossy it is!!

Placing our first order tonight or tomorrow. Just waiting for one wee little change to the cover. Changing font color to white on the spine so it stands out when on the shelf amongst other book lovelies!

Let us know if you want in on the first order! Incredible gratitude to all!!!

Matte v Glossy Where Would You Fly Book January 2018

If you would like to learn more about the book or place an order, go here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/Author …. Thank you to everyone for your support and kindness!

The Sky is the Seagulls Ocean

December 15 2017:

“The sky is the seagulls ocean.” – shared by Lillian Darnell on our date yesterday.

Look what we got to pick up today!!! Bookmarks with Lillian’s artwork! The special something that those who pre-ordered before 12.1.17 will receive.

Thank you Toni Ponce Quiruz at Digiprint!!! We are incredibly grateful!!!xoxo

Where Would You Fly Boomarks 12.15.17

If you would like to learn more about Lillian’s book or pre-order a book, go here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author … 

Best Time for a Post Office Trip and Let’s Go Swimming

December 14 2017:

The best time to make a post office trip: 10:30 at night! One Biggest Little Photographer book on the way to Virginia!! Have fun Mr. Minifigure man!

We also found out how many times we can drive around the round-a-bout before feeling dizzy. Four. That’s it!

TLC Trip to Post Office 12.14.17 #1 TLC Trip to Post Office 12.14.17 #2

TLC Trip to Post Office 12.14.17 #3

December 15 2017:

Homeschool swimming day at Carson Valley Swim Center! Thomas is having a great time! What a fun place and a beautiful drive to get here too. Lillian opted for some quiet alone time as it’s kind of overwhelming in here.

Thomas Swimming 12.15.17 #1 Thomas Swimming 12.15.17 #2 Thomas Swimming 12.15.17 #3

Proofing the Proof Book – Done – Where Would You Fly

December 27 2017:

Just finished the checklist and review for the proof! There are two handfuls of minor issues to address. Once addressed, we are done!! xoxo

Proofing Where Would You Fly Book 12.27.17

Just seeing her writings in book form is a success for me. What a process creating a book is when doing it all oneself (except for the hard work our angel book designer has put into it)! I really enjoy the creation process and can’t wait to get that first shipment!!

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Our goal is to pre-sell 50 books. We’ve sold 40! Almost there! If you’d like to learn more about the book, go here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author … Oceans of gratitude!

Top 10 Blog Posts for 2017

Christmas Decorations 2017 #11

Top 10 Blog Posts With the Most Views (Culled only from 2017 blog posts)

  1. Help Team TLC With Attending the 2017 Chromosome 18 Family Conference
  2. Biggest Little Photographer on KOLO 8 News
  3. Natural Fresh Water Pearl Beads and Skeleton Key Wind Chimes
  4. Chromosome 18 Registry Family Conference 2017 – Naperville, Illinois
  5. Unpacking So We Can Start Packing
  6. Movie Night: My Dog Skip
  7. Book Review: Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious
  8. Round and Round With Ridiculousness – Health Insurance Companies
  9. The One Lesson I Prioritize
  10. Movie Night: Back to the Future Part III

Top 10 Blog Posts With the Most Views for 2017 (Culled from all blog posts)

  1. Help Team TLC With Attending the 2017 Chromosome 18 Family Conference
  2. The Penguins of Madagascar: I Was a Penguin Zombie
  3. Winds of Change
  4. June 5 2012: Dirt Bike Riding
  5. Biggest Little Photographer on KOLO 8 News
  6. Disney Rarities – Take One
  7. Natural Fresh Water Pearl Beads and Skeleton Key Wind Chimes
  8. February 8 2012: BB Guns and Busy and WOW
  9. March 15 2012: Green Boots and School and Garlic Fries
  10. February 4 2012: Washoe Lake and Dinner and a Movie

Top 10 Blog Posts of All Time With the Most Views

  1. June 5 2012: Dirt Bike Riding
  2. Wind in the Willows
  3. The Penguins of Madagascar: I Was a Penguin Zombie
  4. February 8 2012: BB Guns and Busy and WOW
  5. March 15 2012: Green Boots and School and Garlic Fries
  6. January 2012 Date Day with Thomas
  7. The Second Jungle Book
  8. Disney Rarities – Take One
  9. Help Team TLC With Attending the 2017 Chromosome 18 Family Conference
  10. The Rescuers

Date Day with Thomas November 2017 11.21.17 #11Sunset Walk All of Team TLC Vintage lake 8.13.17 #3

Proof Book Has Arrived – Where Would You Fly

December 22 2017:

Oh my gosh!! Oh my gosh!! Oh my gosh!!! Look what just got delivered!!!!

Lillian with Proof Book Where Would You Fly 12.22.17

Camilla and Lillian with Where Would You Fly Book 12.22.17

Another from Friday …. Squeal!!! I’m reviewing, reviewing, reviewing like crazy! xoxo

Lillian with Proof Book Where Would You Fly 12.22.17 #2

I’ve been working hard at combing through the proof book to make sure all items that need to be addressed are spotted! This is THE final stretch!! Thank you to those who have pre-ordered 44 books to date! If you would like to learn more about the book go here …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author …. 

The Best Reader in the World

**THROWBACK POST**

November 6 2013:

A couple of weeks ago Lillian asked if she could email authors of books she’s reading. I told her, “Sure” …. And she did just that. I didn’t know until I saw the return email of two of the authors as I monitor her email.

I emailed them both back to thank them for responding to her and Chris Grabenstein emailed me back and asked for our address so he could mail a signed book! It came in today’s mail. Thank you tons and tons Chris for your enthusiasm and spreading kindness!

Lillian with Chris Grabenstein Book 11.2013 #1 Lillian with Chris Grabenstein Book 11.2013 #2

Finding and Fixes Those Glitches – Where Would You Fly

December 15 2017:

Yesterday our beautiful and wise angel book designer was able to finally find the culprit of one of the glitches in the interior!!! Just one left now!!!! Wahooo!

Plus, I saw the back cover design last night and am so excited!! Looks beautiful! A few tweaks to that and it’s finished too!

Here are a few more sneak peek pages for you! Oceans of gratitude to everyone! We are incredibly blessed and thankful! xoxo

Dedication and Gratitude Where Would You Fly Book 2017 Closing Where Would You Fly Book 2017 Patty's Love Story Where Would You Fly Book 2017

You can pre-order the book here …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author

Where Would You Fly Updated Cover 9.2017

Closer Still – Where Would You Fly

November 11 2017:

Forward, Closing, About the Author … Done! Next: C18 Info & Book Blurb for Back Cover!

November 16 2017:

Font style chosen. Next to complete: copyright page and back of the book blurb! xoxo

Where Would You Fly Updated Cover 9.2017

Want to pre-order and help us in bringing this to life? Our goal is to have 50 books pre-ordered and we have 15 so far. We are hoping to have them in hand by the end of December 2017. Go here to learn more …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author

Thank you!! xoxo