Where Would You Fly Official Book Launch Day – Lillian and Her Hair

February 27 2018:

Lillian getting her hair trimmed yesterday afternoon by our beautiful and kind friend Kathy Montoya Duncan!!! Thank you incredibly much for trimming our hairs and giving me some bouncy curls!! Love you much!!

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She was getting ready for her appearance on KOLO 8 with Sarah Johns later in the day! To learn more about the book, go here … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com … 

Where Would You Fly – Official Launch Day

February 27 2018:

Good morning! Just a wee quick broadcast to kick off the “Official Book Launch” for “Where Would You Fly” … There will be a few more throughout the day! Thank you! xoxo

In this live broadcast I share about a fun map we created showing where the book has flown so far and I ask Lillian what is her favorite story in the book. To clarify she loves them all; yet, the story she mentions is her favorite! xoxo

We give update on how it’s going with the book launch and I ask Lillian “What inspires her stories” … Thank you so much everyone! xoxo

Hellooooo again!! Just an update on this book launch day!! I ask Lillian how it feels being a published author and at what age she began writing. We also talk about the current Amazon rating and how reviews come into play. Thanks so much everyone! xoxo

Last one for the Book Launch!! In this video we answer a question from one of you … “What advice would you give to someone who is thinking they might want to write a book but they are afraid they won’t be any good at it or maybe no one would want to read what they wrote?”

Lillian answers first. Then, I chime in … I am deeply, SoulFully passionate about this topic! So happy someone asked this!

Thank you from the depths of my heart for EVERYTHING today!!! May the blessings of your kindness shower upon you as you sleep and throughout your day … Namaste … xoxo

Go here if you’d like to learn more about the book … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com …. 





Top 100 and Top 50 on Amazon – Where Would You Fly Book

February 27 2018:

The book has reached the 100’s in its category!!! YAY! Started out this morning in the 900’s! Thank you, Thank you!! If there’s anyone who already has the book and is willing to write a review on Amazon that would be GREAT! The reviews help just as well as the purchases!! Oceans of gratitude! xoxo

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March 2 2018:

Oh WOW!! Came home from date day with Thomas to find “Where Would You Fly” has flown to the top 50 in the United Kingdom in her category of Fairy Tales!! You GO Girl!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you … xoxo

Top 50 in Fairy Tales & Folklore Amazon UK Where Would You Fly Book

If you’d like to learn more about the book go here, http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com … 

Where Would You Fly – An Interactive Pin Map

March 2 2018:

We got to add a few more pins to the map! A couple of more to Australia and bunches in the United States! Why is this map so fun? Hahaha!! We’re having a ball with it! If you click on the map it will take you to an interactive map where you can zoom in and out and move around the world!

If you purchased a book from Amazon, please let me know so I can add your city, state, country to the map. YAY! The purple pins have cool photos embedded of the book having reached its destination!

If you’d like to learn more about the book, go here … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com … 

Lillian and Camilla on KOLO 8 – Where Would You Fly Official Book Launch

February 27 2018:

Click on the image below and you can watch the 3 minute segment …

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The before pictures …

We’re here!!! Going on at 4:30 with Sarah Johns!!

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If you’re interested in learning more about the book, go here … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com … 

Dear Winterius by Lillian Darnell


December 13 2013:

Lillian cracks me up!!! This year for her multicultural project she chose hieroglyphics and for one of the genres she chose to write a letter. I explained to her last night that it needed to match the period and not mention modern stuff. Just got done reading it! Awesome! Next we translate it into hieroglyphics using this cool website we found!

“Dear Winterius,
Hi there Winterius! I am bringing over your cow that I had borrowed in November through March. Even though it’s May I’m making my way over to your temple. Tell your mother I’m coming. It just happened that my animals had run away so I’m wondering if you can help me work. Is that okay with you? In fact, it’s the whole reason I’d borrowed your cow for. I’m very sorry that I didn’t tell you before because it’s so unusual for the animals to disappear. Are you married to anyone yet? You are 12. You should be married to a man named Sirius because he knows about all laws and is the pharaoh so you’ll be the pharaoh so when you leave for any dead pharaoh in any area to make a pyramid.

Your Egyptian Friend,

I love having you at my temple! Bye now!”

Dear Winterius Letter from Lillian 12.13.13

**Update – March 12 2018: I missed getting this one in Lillian’s debut book, Where Would You Fly? …. If you’d like to learn more about her book, go here …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author

The Book Flew to Deventer, The Netherlands – Where Would You Fly

February 14 2018:

Ben het boek “Where would you fly” aan het lezen. Geschreven door Lilian Darnell tussen haar 4e en 14e jaar.

Ik hoop dat ze het park mooi vind waar het boek heen vloog met hulp van haar moeder Camilla Downs.

Reading the book “Where would you fly” written by Lilian Darnell between the ages of 4 and 14.

Hope she enjoys the park in Deventer, The Netherlands where the book flew to with the help of her mom Camilla Downs.

I’m reading the book ” where would you fly Written by Lilian Darnell between her 4th and 14th year.

I hope she likes the park where the book flew with help from her mother Camilla downs.

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Want your own copy of Where Would You Fly? Go here … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com …. Thank you!

Where Would You Fly – Interactive Map

A FUN interactive map displaying the answer to “Where Did IT Fly?” …. so far …

This map is so fun! You can zoom in on the pins and scroll around the entire World!! The purple pins have fun images embedded!

Please let us know your city, state, and/or country and we’ll add it to the map! The book has flown to The Netherlands, Australia, England, North Ireland, and to many of the 50 states!

Would you like a book to fly your way? Head over to the website to learn more about, “Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories” … Go here.

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

The Books Are Arriving and Chromosome 18 Facebook Page Live Event

February 4 2018:

I received my copy of Lillian’s beautiful book and have enjoyed browsing through the many delightful stories. I love the immensely witty dialogue and the truly magical storylines, and I swear there is a bright light shining through each and every word. One of my favorites is “A Mindful Mermaid Story.” I think I’ll have to try doing some MM sometime. : ) And, I definitely also love my notebook!

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February 4 2018:

61 books ordered and received on January 24th. 3 remaining. WOW! and YAY! Oceans of gratitude! xoxo


February 5 2018:

As part of Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society Facebook Live Series, Lillian Darnell, will be interviewed on Sunday, February 18th, at 6:00 pm CST.

She will talk about her hobbies, what it’s like being a part of the C18 family, her biggest dream, what it’s like living with 18p-, and her debut book. Does anyone have a question(s) they would like answered? xoxoxo (Be sure to “like” the C18 facebook page linked above if you’re interested in attending.)

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February 5 2018:

Camilla Downs, guess what came in the mail today?!? Serena is very happy and impressed since I explained how old your kids are and that they are the AUTHORS! She wants to go visit you now 😃! Great job Lillian and Thomas!! 💗

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February 5 2018:

Yay!!! Lillian Darnell look what arrived in our Mailbox today xx thanks to your Mum Camilla Downs for posting this to Us. Ella’s favourite chapter so far is The Flying Unicorns create a Rainbow 🌈 as Ella loves Rainbows and unicorns.

For my FB friends that don’t know, Lillian and Ella share something very special. They are Unique human beings who only come around once in every 56,000 births. They are missing the short arm of their 18th Chromosome. We have become friends with Lillian, her Mum Camilla and Brother Thomas. Even though they live in Reno USA we keep in touch most days 💖

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February 6 2018:

February 27th at 4:30 pm PST on KOLO 8 with Sarah Johns for Lillian Darnell to talk about her book!! … xoxo


February 6 2018:

Camilla look what I found in the mail box : )
So excited and look forward to reading it – so thrilled Lillian xx – Ailsa J., Australia

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February 7 2018:

My friend Lillian Darnell just wrote a book and it is awesome. I just finished the book. -Rebecca P.


February 8 2018:

The wait is over! Lillian Darnell’s debut book, “Where Would You Fly” & Other Magical Stories has arrived! Lillian is 16 years of age & is a published author! Her Mom, Camilla Downs & her brother, Thomas Darnell are also published authors. That makes 3 for Team TLC! Lillian will be featured on KOLO 8 with Sara Johns, Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 4:30 PST. She is an Amazing young lady & wise beyond her years! – Carolyn S, Reno

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Thank you so much Carolyn … for all that you BE. Not just this .. for the 6 or 7 years we have known one another and supported one another and become true friends. Oceans of gratitude … I LOVE YOU!!! xoxo

Can you hear me singing,
“WE ARE Family!” I Love Team TLC! Y’all are Shining brightly right where you are! Keep going! Push through! There’s a pot of gold on the other side of that rainbow.


February 10, 2018:

Thumbs up from Alanna !!!

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