Keep on Keepin on Spreading HappYness! We have successfully infected more people with the HappY Virus!
Message I received today from someone in Canada:
“Hi Camilla! Got my book today and I’m so looking forward to curling up with my tea to read it! I also can’t believe it got here before Christmas! Hope you’re all ready for the holidays. A and I followed your lead and spread some love. We made simple treats that A could help with and she delivered them to all of our neighbours. We also delivered to an older couple up the street that we don’t really know….and their reaction warmed my heart. They were so grateful for a very simple gesture that they came to our house a few days later with a story book for my kids and to say thank you. It’s always nice to make new friends.”
**MARCH 6 2023 UPDATE** – This was about my first published book, “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance”. Go here to learn more:
“I really enjoyed your book Camilla. Fun, interesting, inspiring and heartwarming. Lillian and Thomas are very lucky to have you for their Mom. We are traveling to Lake Powell today, I started your book at 11:30. There were a few stops but finished it in 5 hours. Are you working on book 2? Haha. Hopefully one day I’ll get to meet you and your kids. Great job!!” – Beverly Romano Warford
My eyes are sweating!!! Do you know what all y’all have made happen?? I am now a Best-Seller!!! My book is now listed as #1 in Amazon Best Sellers!! Oh my Good Golly!! I cannot wait to give each one of y’all a big warm hug!
Oh my word y’all! It’s now reached #2 in Best Sellers Motivational Self Help! Team TLC had a celebratory dinner tonight. We toasted to all y’all! That’s right! I am grateful I listened to my inner voice and shared what I knew I was meant to share in this book and grateful to every one of YOU for helping me help others … This toast was, and is, with all my love y’all!https://www.amazon.com/…/1565…/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_2_5_last
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!
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
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 …
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
What does Hurricane Harvey have to do with acceptance?
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
Thank you Laura Petry Boyer for the inspiring review on Amazon … Big warm hug to YOU …
“As a mother to a four year old with special needs, it’ made me really think about my own life and relationship with my daughter. The one thing I have to say I took away from this book was the prevailing message throughout the book about “living in the moment’. Not letting …. “
Hope and Guidance to Parents of Children with Special Needs: Interview with Camilla Downs Thank you so much for introducing your book, D iz for Different: One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance in a guest post for our Special Needs Book Review site! Friends read about this mom-author and about her book >>