Monday, January 17, 2022

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: You Can Do Anything by Danni Maynard

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for You Can Do Anything by Danni Maynard. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author about her childhood dream. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: You Can Do Anything
Author: Danni Maynard
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: March 30th 2021
Print Length: 24 pages
Genre: Children's Fiction Picture Book
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The most inspiring people in the world started with a dream that a lot of other people thought wasn't possible. By setting their minds to something and working hard, they proved that their dream was achievable. Dream big and be what you want to be.

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EXCERPT:
When I am a lawyer I will stand up and be proud. I will shout to the world, “I can be anything,” OUT LOUD.

To the airport I’ll go and fly in the sky, because I am a pilot who loves being up high.

On weekends I will sail to the sea and the ocean, my smile will be huge when the waves are in motion.

It is great to be a girl in the world of today, I can be anything and I still get to play.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Danni Maynard grew up dreaming big and wanting to break the stereotype of what women were 'meant' to be. She is a lecturer in aviation, a pilot and is working towards her doctorate in, you guessed it, aviation. Danni is still dreaming and has turned her attention to encouraging young minds of today to dream along with her. She is a strong believer in supporting kids to pursue their passions no matter what the world tells them they can or cannot do.

She brings this passion to her daily life as a mother of three amazing children who are constantly reminded that they are allowed to imagine a life that encompasses fantasies, aspirations and ambitions. This attitude to life was shaped by her mum, who is a powerful and supportive role model in Danni's life and sculpted her to be an independent and strong-minded thinker. Danni also dedicates time to Women in Aviation – Australian Chapter to educate and inspire young girls about the fascinating industry that is aviation and the opportunities it presents to women.
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GUEST POST:
- When you were a child, what was your biggest dream?

When I was a child my mum bought my brother and I an airport set. I was 8yrs and my brother 5yrs old. We loved that airport set. I would operate the airport and my brother would fly the plane. It was 1990 and the mentality mostly was that women weren’t pilots, only men were airline pilots. So my brother decided he wanted to be a pilot and I said I wanted to be a flight attendant.

All throughout primary school I said I wanted to be a flight attendant and even high school. It was year 11 when I got my first job in an airline, but wasn’t till around 2002 that I got accepted into Qantas as a flight attendant. It was my dream job, and with the best airline, our national carrier. I worked with Qantas for a number of years based in Sydney and then Melbourne. I am from the Northern Territory and wanted to move back to Darwin however there weren’t any wide bodied (two isle) planes that were based up there. One day I heard of an airline that operated an A330 and was basing out of Darwin. I was so excited. I applied and was accepted. It was there I moved into cabin management where I was senior flight attendant. The type of flying done out of Darwin was what’s called long haul. 14hr flights overseas. A lot of down time to experience, so I decided to study to make use of my time and to keep me alert during the night flights.

I finished my study, which was a Master in Science and Technology- aviation by the time my first child was born in 2009. I’ve since finished another Masters degree and have moved into a specialized field in aviation accident investigations. I’ve never been more passionate about aviation until now. I’ve now got three amazing children and have decided to learn to fly. I’ve already been offered a position with an airline as a pilot once I meet the requirements due to my impressive safety in aviation background.

My motto is Dream Big. You can have everything if you want it bad enough. It might take a while though, but hang in there.
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GIVEAWAY:
Danni Maynard will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility with this giveaway.)

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114 comments:

  1. Sounds good, thank you for sharing.

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  2. love the cover, this sounds very interesting

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  3. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  4. I have grand kids who would love and benefit from this book!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  5. This would be a wonderful book for my daughter's classroom library. She is a teacher and loves books like this for the kids.

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful book. My grandchildren would love it!

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  7. Looks like a cute book that my niece would enjoy.

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  8. What inspires your main character ideas?

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  9. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Looks like a great book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  11. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  12. What is the first book that made you cry?

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  13. Do you use an outline when you write?

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  14. What’s the best way to market your books?

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  15. What is your favorite childhood book?

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  16. You Can Do Anything sounds like a fun and encouraging read for children! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular day!

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  17. What an inspirational book for everyone.

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  18. I love the book details sounds like a great read.

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  19. This sounds like an interesting book to read. I also like the cover.

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  20. When you were a child, did you ever build a snowman?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  21. How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

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  22. This cover really illustrates what the book is about.

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  23. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  24. This so sounds like my kind of read and I love the cover too.
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  25. What's your New Year's Resolution?

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  26. You Can Do Anything by author Danni Maynard has a cute cloud watching front cover.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. This sounds like a wonderful book.

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  28. It is icy and snowy where I live. Have you ever gone ice skating with your family?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  29. What is the best piece of advice you have received?

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  30. What is your favorite travel destination?

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  31. Do you have a favorite genre of music that you like?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  32. When you were a child, did you have a particular career in mind?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. How do you select the names of your characters?

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  34. I like the color cobalt blue. Do you have a favorite color?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  35. This sounds like a great read that I would really enjoy.

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  36. If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

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  37. What is your favorite type of music?

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  38. How long on average does it take you to write a book?

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  39. What is favorite place to do your writing?

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  40. How do you handle writing slumps?

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  41. What part of the book did you have the hardest time writing?

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  42. What is the current weather where you live? We are having a snowy day.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. I think I would have a hard time putting this book down after starting to read it.

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  44. Do you have a favorite outdoor sport that you enjoy playing?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  45. Do you have have a favorite movie?

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  46. Do you have a favorite water sport that you enjoy?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  47. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

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  48. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

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  49. Do you have a favorite place to do your writing?

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  50. What did you want to be when you grew up?

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  51. Cute book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  52. Does writing energize or exhaust you?

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  53. How long did it take you write the book?

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  54. Do you have a favorite way to relax?

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  55. My question from yesterday doesn't seem to have posted - what's the furthest you've been from home?

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  56. The book details sound great. Best of luck with the publication, and much success !

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  57. Where do you get your ideas for writing?

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  58. When you were a child, who were some of the women you looked up to as role models?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  59. Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?

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  60. Do you enjoy watching the various sports events in the Winter Olympics?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  61. What was your favourite subject in school?

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  62. My niece would love this book!

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  63. Do you prefer colder or warmer climates?

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  64. I think that the cover of your book is charming and cute.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  65. What advice do you have for writers?

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  66. What is your favorite Valentine's Day food?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  67. Do you believe in love at first sight?

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  68. Do you celebrate Valentines Day?

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  69. I am adding this book to my to be read soon list!

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  70. Have you ever danced in the rain?

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  71. What is your favorite Valentine's Day candy? I Like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  72. Do you like to buy reduced price Valentine's Day goodies after Feb 14th? I do!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  73. Have you ever met someone from the internet?

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  74. How did you decide on the cover for this book?

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  75. sounds like a fun one

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  76. What's the weather like where you are? Here it's sunny and almost 70°! Only 30° tomorrow!

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  77. As a nurse I took care of one of the first female pilots and she was so lovely. Her room was filled with flying memorabilia and newspaper clippings about her. It was very inspirational and she was so proud (as she should be) with all her accomplishments!

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  78. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  79. Do you listen to music when you write?

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