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Libby McNamee

An award-winning author and enthusiastic school speaker, Libby loves to visit America's historical sites - and get kids excited about history! "Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War" is based on a TRUE story and also offers a STUDY GUIDE.


Susanna's Midnight Ride: Historical Research Is Fun!

I have a highly interactive approach and would love to tailor my talk to your child's specific interests. My goal is to bring history to life and install an interest in history that will last throughout your child's life.

Libby McNamee

45 Minute Program

Upon learning of Susanna's heroism from a descendant, Libby was determined to share her story with the world.

"Susanna's Midnight Ride" has won the following awards:

#1, Juvenile Fiction, Independent Publisher Book ("IPPY) Awards

#1, Juvenile Fiction, 2020 Pinnacle Book Awards

Finalist, Fiction: Historical, 2020 Best Book Awards

In 2019 Virginia General Assembly unanimously approved Libby's Resolution establishing "Susanna Bolling Day" in Virginia on December 5, Susanna's birthday.

Her next novel, "Dolley Madison & the War of 1812: America's First Lady" AND its accompanying study guide will publish on May 20, 2021, which is Dolley's birthday.

Libby is also a lawyer and US Army veteran. She served in the JAG Corps and was posted in Bosnia; Germany; South Korea; and Fort Lewis, WA. She is a graduate of Georgetown University cum laude and Catholic University Law School.

She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her book-obsessed son and husband. Their zany cat, Zeke, curls up at her feet while she writes.

Check out Libby online:

STUDY GUIDE Susanna's Midnight Ride

Susanna's Midnight Ride