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Monday, March 8, 2021

Sophella's Birthday Wish by Maggi Nicholas - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Maggi Nicholas and her new book, “Sophella's Birthday Wish”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Maggi and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Sophella's Birthday Wish

by Maggi Nicholas


GENRE: Children's Book



Here is a modern fairy story about a little girl who has the gift to move between the fairy world and the human world. Her birthday wish comes true when she wishes to fly with the fairies, and so she is able to go on a magical journey with the fairies whilst using her human side to rescue animals and kids in a way that fairies cannot do. Throughout the journey she comes to realize her own strengths as she protects the penguins and rescues the dolphins with great bravery and compassion. During her heartwarming adventure. Sophella forms new friendships and demonstrates life-affirming lessons that can inspire us all.



Fairies fine and fairies good

We are in your neighborhood

In the flowers in the trees

Flying, dancing in the breeze

Magic wands and fairy wings

Fairy dust and sparkly things

We are big, we are small

You may never see us all

In the towns and in the cities

On the beach and in the sea

When the world is sad and lonely

Happy daydreams set you free



Fierce Female Lead Characters:

I've always admired strong females both in the real world and in the world of fiction where imagination can create inspirational role models that reflect the authors own values. In Sophella's Birthday Wish, the lead character, a little girl named Sophella, epitomizes my ideal of a strong young woman as she learns about herself and the world, and draws from her inner strength. It's something I've always related to myself growing up as an only child where I would write stories and transport myself into fantastical dream worlds.

For me, I think creating a strong female role model in a story involves drawing from one's own values, challenges, and victories. To celebrate both the person you are and the person you dream of being. I thought a lot about my own childhood when creating the character of Sophella. Nowadays I draw inspiration from my grandchildren. Their fierce sense of exploration, initiative, intelligence paired with their strong sense of kindness and caring.

The story may involve fairies but the true narrative is the journey of Sophella as she traverses different challenges on her way to self-discovery. She makes friends and helps those in need. And does it with grace and empathy, something I admire about her. I wanted Sophella to embody the warmth, love and aspirations that I cherish in the people in my life. That is how I brought her character to life for the story. I hope to communicate this to the readers through the course of her boundless travels.

Strong female leads are so vital in children's books I believe because it helps inspire little girls to live true and strong. To challenge themselves and push through hurdles with intelligence and empathy. I hope you find some inspiration in this very special book that is close to my heart. Please visit: www.sophellasbirthdaywish.com to learn more.



Maggi was born and grew up in the UK and later moved to Canada with her husband and sons. Inspired by her grandkids, she started writing stories for and about them and is currently working on her next Sophella book, and a book aimed at a slightly older readership about time travellers.











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Maggi will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Maggi ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. What a wonderful post for International Women's Day! Thank you for hosting Maggi on your blog today.

  3. This sounds like a wonderful book!

  4. Sounds like a very good book.