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12 Days of Brave Writer Giveaway!


     The Grand Prize Winners have been announced!


Ashlee won the US Big Bundle Grand Prize of comfort and joy goodies:

  • Library bag embroidered with one of our favorite Brave Writer sayings and selection of the classics
  • Kindle Paperwhite
  • colorful cover
  • reading light
  • leather journal with sketch paper pages
  • dragonfly bookmark
  • and an Amazon gift card!!

Amber in Romania won the International prize- an Amazon gift card!

Congratulations ladies!

What is the 12 Days of Brave Writer?

12 Days of Brave Writer 2016

We Bring you Tidings of Comfort & Joy

We want those little Internet breaks you take this holiday season to be as rewarding and happy as possible.

You know the ones: when everyone’s home cranking up the noise, the “Wild Rumpus” is underway, and you steal a few minutes away for a few minutes to scroll through Twitter or Facebook.

The forecast is for snow!

It turns out there was some pixie dust in the winter clouds and that has resulted in some very special snowflakes!

12 Days of Brave Writer

They have fallen all over our social media! And, if you find one you’ll be eligible to play one of our favorite games:


How to Play

1) Follow us and look for a snowflake.

Check each day between December 26 and January 6 for the numbered snowflake. When you find it…

2) SHARE anything Brave Writer. It could be the day’s Facebook post, one of our YouTube episodes, a link to your favorite product shared on your own profile—just share!

3) GO to the contest entry page and fill out the easy form with:

  • The snowflake location
  • Your share link
  • Your information

Every day between December 26th and January 6th there will be a drawing from that day’s entries and the winners will be announced here, on the blog, every evening by 9 EST.

On the 12th Day of Brave Writer…

You will not want to miss this! The Big Bundle of Comfort & Joy Grand Prize is valued at $300. It’s drawn from ALL the names from the entire treasure hunt! The more times you enter, the more chances you have to WIN.

Big Bundle Grand Prize winner announced on Monday, January 9, 2017 on Facebook Live and also shared here on the blog!

International? No worries! You can play too! We have a special 12th Day gift for our Brave Writer fans overseas. If you are outside of the US you are still eligible to win! International entries will be entered in a gift card drawing on Day 12 for $100.00!

Join the fun! Watch-Share-Enter-Win!
12 Days of Brave Writer 2016

Here are our 2016 winners!


May your season be full of Comfort & Joy!


Podcast: Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen Interview and Giveaway
Today we welcome one of the most prolific writers of children’s fantasy and poetry, Jane Yolen!

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When I began my freelance writing career, I chose the picture book genre. After all, my kids were small and I read dozens of them aloud per week. It didn’t take long to discover the writing of Jane Yolen. Jane’s books embody the best of the picture book genre. She uses language artfully, poetically. She gives the reader an immersive experience any time you come into contact with her words. She’s also in tune with a child’s sense of humor and wonder.

I also found a bird-watching companion in Jane! Her husband brought to their family a naturalist’s passion for the natural world. Jane took that passion and translated it into wonderful prose and poetry.

When Jane agreed to be interviewed for our humble podcast, I felt like a fan girl at a rock concert. It has been 20 years of admiration on my part that led to this wonderful conversation. Heidi Semple, Jane’s adult daughter, joins us as well. She and Jane have co-authored several books that feature birds, in fact!

Enjoy this rich exploration of poetry, writing, nature, and the celebration of family culture! I introduce to you: Jane Yolen.

Show notes are available as a free download! Sign up for them HERE.

Show Notes for Jane Yolen Podcast


Check out Jane’s written interview on the Poetry Teatime blog.

PLUS we have a FUN GIVEAWAY featuring Jane Yolen’s brand new book, Grumbles from the Forest, and two others! We also discovered one last Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz tea cozy and are including that too.


Stacie Canales!

Congrats, Stacie! You will receive:

Grumbles from the Town
Grumbles from the Forest (NEW!)
You Nest Here with Me

…plus the LAST Poetry Teatime Tea Cozy called the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz (sold out pattern).

BONUS Surprise: Two bookmarks from Jane!


Jane Yolen Book Giveaway

Name That Frog Contest!

Poetry Teatime Name That Frog Contest

Have you seen the fabulous but nameless frog in our Poetry Teatime tea cozy video? Said frog has been informed that she will never get a star on the Walk of Fame without a name. Learn below how you can help our frog plus enter to win fun teatime prizes!


Our frog would like a name with panache. Some of her favorite celebrity names are Napoleon, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Waikiki Beach. (Our frog admits that last one is a place and not a person, but she likes it anyway.)

  • Use this form to send us a suggested name for our Frog Brand Ambassador & Film Star.
  • Contest runs from July 19 – July 27, 2016 (midnight EDT).
  • Each entry will be tried on for size. The winner will be chosen by our star and her managers.

GRAND PRIZE (for the first person to enter the winning name): Poetry Teatime goodies to delight parents, kids, and famous amphibians alike.

The winner will be announced Friday, July 29th!


Poetry Teatime Contest Deadline is Tomorrow!

Poetry Teatime Contest

It’s not too late to enter our Poetry Teatime Contest for our Big Prize Bundle which includes
Poetry Teatime Companion

  • a cool Peruvian tea set (purchased in Peru!)
  • a gorgeous custom made tea cozy
  • lovely poetry books
  • plus a signed copy of our upcoming poetry anthology

How to enter

Enjoy Poetry Teatime with your kids.

  • Photograph it.
  • Write about it.
  • Share write-up and upload photo(s) to this form
    (upload a zip file for multiple images).

BONUS: Share your teatime on your social media site(s) with the hashtag #PoetryTeatimeContest. Include the link(s) on the form. Every share is an additional contest entry!

How to win

Submit entries by April 27, 2016 (midnight EDT).
Grand Prize winner (selected randomly) announced May 1, 2016.

Poetry Teatime Contest

Contest Ends Tomorrow
April 27, 2016 at midnight EDT

Enter Today!


PLEASE NOTE: Submitting your Poetry Teatime gives Brave Writer the permission to publish your text and images on our blogs (Poetry Teatime, A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief), social media sites, and in Brave Writer and Poetry Teatime materials. Brave Writer employees and staff may not enter.

Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Hip HS 2016

The Hip Homeschool Moms
Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Giveaway
is this week!

From Tuesday, April 25th until Thursday, April 28th, Brave Writer will be giving away 10 FREE copies of Exploring Poetry with Children ($14.95 value), so be sure to enter.

Exploring Poetry with ChildrenExploring Poetry with Children contains 4 weeks of poetry lessons using popular poems for children. It’s now illustrated and includes a new section on reading poetry aloud!

This digital product does not contain exercises in futility, hunting for images so subtle, you go cross-eyed in the search.

Rather, your kids will

  • depict a poem’s meaning through acting,
  • copy a poetic form,
  • create a visual poem using collected images,
  • and write limericks to amuse and amaze you!

Click here to join in the fun!