Visionary Writer, Photographer and Blogger Uncovers the Beauty of Different

In her new book The Beauty of Different (Bright Sky Press, December 2010), nationally renown photo-blogger Karen Walrond proves that those aspects of ourselves that make us individuals are actually the source of our own beauty, our super power.
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Dec. 14, 2010 - PRLog -- The Beauty of Different explores beauty in nine fresh ways and challenges the reader to revel in her—or his—own uniqueness. Combining beautiful imagery, portraiture, insightful commentary, essays and interviews this multi-sensory exploration of what is really beautiful provokes deeper self-discovery.

Designed to connect and inspire, The Beauty of Different encourages the reader to reframe differences not as shortcomings, but as characteristics of distinction.

On her blog Chookooloonks (, Karen Walrond pairs striking imagery and inspiring words to show readers how to see beauty all around them. Published online since February 2004, Chookooloonks was named one of the Best Adoption Blogs on the web by Adoptive Families Magazine. Walrond is a seasoned public speaker and has appeared on both local and national television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” She contributes to the collaborative website Shutter Sisters, a photoblog aimed at inspiring and creating community among women photographers, and she writes “Through the Gadling Lens,” a weekly column on the travel site Recent speaking appearances include:

*"8 Ways to Deal With Bastards" at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.
*Texas Women Who Rock Conference, Council for Alcohol & Drugs, Houston, TX
*The University of Houston Friends of Women's Studies, Table Talk Luncheon
*Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, University of Dayton, Ohio
*“Momversation” appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Beauty of Different
By Karen Walrond
Hardcover • 8.5” X 8.5” • 224 pages
December 2010 • Bright Sky Press • 24.95
ISBN 10: 1-933979-96-8 • ISBN13: 978-1-933979-96-0

For more information about Beauty of Different or other Bright Sky Press titles, please contact: Kim Swanstrom,, 888.537.6727 ext. 1162.

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