Lillian and I are deeply grateful for this wonderful, heartfelt and thorough review … So lovely that my eyes pooled with liquid gratitude when I read it last night. Thank you Katie!! 💜💜💜
(Lillian at the Barnes & Noble book signing in November 2018)
Excerpt from the review ….
” …. I also loved the beautiful drawing and photos of Lillian and her family. This really made the book feel even more special. I also think reading about how special Lillian is can only make you feel blessed to be able to see the magic she carries in her mind and heart …. ”
Please visit the below link to read more and if you feel moved, we would be incredibly grateful for you to “like” the post and/or comment.
On April 1, 2019, Lillian and I were a guest on the lovely Katrina Marie Hart’s blog to share a bit about Lillian and her debut book, “Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories”. If it feels right, we would be grateful for you to visit Katrina’s site to read the article in it’s entirety, and like or comment with your thoughts.
Here’s a wee bit from the article:
” …… My inspirations for writing are nature, coloring, drawing, reading, something I catch myself saying, food, and holidays. Most times my writing flows through me like a river.
Some of my favorite foods are French Fries, cheese (dairy and vegan – dairy bothers my stomach), dark chocolate, snickerdoodle cookies, chocolate cake, gluten free powdered donuts, and strawberries. I really enjoy volunteering at our local library one day a week and my family and I …. ”
Welcome to the radiant imagination of Lillian Darnell, a wonderful and unique human being, the kind who comes around only once in every 56,000 births, as she is missing the short arm of her 18th chromosome.
Leave this reality behind and enter enchanted lands awash in mysteries, happy endings, adventures, and inspiration. Come within and discover heartwarming and beautiful tales, woven with love and magic, brought forth from the imagination of a young woman with a different perspective. Lose yourself in wondrous adventures as you follow courageous, enchanting characters, kind animals and plant life, and graceful Mother Nature.
The delightful tales, legends, and poems within these pages were written by Lillian Darnell between the ages of four and fifteen. The stories and poems are mostly edited for spelling and grammar, yet the bulk of the stories remain as she originally wrote and published them to include a few grammatical errors and made up words.
Will a girls dream of becoming a princess come true? How can sad, mischievous, fearful animals help humans feel emotions? How did the world come to have color?
(Go here to view the interactive Google Pin Map of Where the Book Has Flown So Far)
Camilla: What types of stories are in “Where Would You Fly”?
Lillian: The types of stories in “Where Would You Fly” are poetry, songs, riddles, fictional stories, and fantasy stories.
Camilla: What inspires your writing?
Lillian: Nature, reading, something I say, food, holidays, and more when I can’t think of something to write. Other times though, my writing flows through like a river.
Camilla: What message would you like readers to take away from your collection of tales, legends, and poems?
Lillian: I would like my readers to take away from my tales, legends, poems to enjoy nature, be yourself, enjoy life, and enjoy reading as much as you can too.
Camilla: Is there a particular author or authors that inspire you?
Lillian: Camilla Downs (my mother), Daisy Meadows, Helen Perelman, and L.M. Montgomery are the authors who inspire me a lot.
Camilla: Are you still writing? If so, what types of stories do you write?
Lillian: Yes, I still write. The types of stories I write now are mostly historical and fantasy stories on my blog which is http://www.lilliandarnell.com/.
Camilla: What is your favorite story that is in “Where Would You Fly”?
Lillian: My favorite is all my stories in the book but if I had to choose just one, I would choose the story Princess Beauty.
Lillian Darnell is 16 years old. She likes to read, draw, paint, write, track weather and enjoys being in nature. She has 18p- which is a chromosome difference that affects 1 in every 56, 000 people.
Camilla See It. Share It. BE IT … Spread Love Everywhere You Go!
Amazing news! My 16 year old daughter, Lillian Darnell’s debut book, “Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories” is published. Learn more and order here.
Wonderfully exciting news! My 12 year old son, Thomas Darnell‘s book, Biggest Little Photographer is published. Be inspired! Learn more and order here.