Posted by: nancyisanders | November 11, 2018

The 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway! Day 3

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Welcome to Day 3 of our 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway. I’m part of an amazing group of writer friends who specialize in writing engaging nonfiction for kids. We’re the Nonfiction Ninjas!

Each day for for 11 days we’ll be offering you the chance to win a free children’s book. Great for your little ones, for the classroom, for homeschooling families, and for libraries everywhere, these books are AWESOME! And they’re written by these talented gals I’m fortunate to know as my writing buddies.

During the giveaway, you’ll get to learn more of the story behind the story of each of these books. Plus you get to meet each member of the Nonfiction Ninjas! How great is that?!

Then, on the last day, Day 12, I’ll announce here on my blog the list of winners for each one of the books featured in this giveaway. So join in the fun. Every day for these 12 days! Here on my blog!!

(This giveaway is for folks in the continental US only. No overseas entries, please.)

Skeers 9781492653271-300

Women Who Dared
by Linda Skeers
Hip hip hooray for today’s featured book in our 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway! One of you will be our winner for today and will be receiving a free copy of this amazing book in your mailbox.


Thanks, Linda, for visiting my blog today! We’re eager to learn a little bit more about you and the journey it took to write this book.

Linda, why did you want to write about lesser known women in history?
So many women have done amazing, heroic and fascinating things through the years that haven’t made it into history books. I wanted to shine a spotlight on some of these remarkable women and share their stories with readers.

How did you choose the women you wrote about?
I did a LOT of research and although there are so many wonderful stories, sometimes I would get a special tingly feeling and wished I could give the woman a high five, a fist bump, and then just sit next to them and have them tell me all about their life. I looked for women who overcame obstacles or were told they couldn’t do something — and did it anyway. They all had courage and an inner strength that I found powerful and inspiring.

Who was your favorite woman to write about?
Each time I wrote a biography I would say “she’s my favorite!” That is, until I started writing the next one! Bessie Stringfield (Motorcycle Queen of Miami) really stood out — she asked for a motorcycle for her 16th birthday and got one. She rode all over the country in the 1930s and despite facing opposition and prejudice she never lost her sense of joyful adventure. And then there’s heroic Irene Sendler who smuggled over 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during the holocaust and Annie Edson Taylor who was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel…

Thanks, Linda, for visiting my blog today. It was great to hear more of the “story behind the story”!


Hey everyone. Hop on board and join the fun!!!! You can enter your name once today for a chance to win a free copy of today’s featured book by one of our members of the Nonfiction Ninjas! All it takes is 2 easy steps.

Step One
Click on the icon on the right to follow my blog and get an occasional newsletter in your inbox featuring releases of new children’s books by the Nonfiction Ninjas, and chock full of helpful tips on how you can write for kids. (If you already follow my blog, you can skip this step.)

Step Two
Go to Rafflecopter and enter to win!
CLICK HERE to go to Rafflecopter and enter your name in the contest.

That’s it!

Be sure to stop back here on my blog tomorrow for Day 4 of our Gala Giveaway. You can enter your name for a chance to win our next featured children’s book. We’re giving away 11 amazing children’s books during our Gala Giveaway. And on Day 12, we’ll announce the winners, here on my blog. I hope you’ll be one of them!

But hey…why wait until the giveaway is over to get your hands on this children’s book? It’s great for holiday or birthday giving and perfect for your kiddos to enjoy. It’s great for your school or classroom library, and makes a great holiday donation to your local library! CLICK HERE to buy it today on Amazon or at your favorite online bookstores!


  1. Good to see overlooked heroines getting their time in the spotlight–thanks Linda!

    • I love writing about women people have never heard of before!

  2. I love this book!

  3. Reblogged this on Susan Kralovansky and commented:
    An appropriate choice for today’s giveaway. Linda’s book features several women veterans among those who dared!

  4. Oh, I was a day late checking my email to get in the drawing! Nonetheless, I enjoyed the interview and look forward to checking this book out in the library!.

    • You can still sign in for today’s drawing!! And every day until the event is over, so be sure to check back in. :o)

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