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My Life at Sweetbrier now available!

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Hi everyone,

I”m thrilled to announce my new book, My Life at Sweetbrier-A Life Changed by Horses will be released Friday May 12.

Here is a blurb about the book:

My Life at Sweetbrier:                   

A Life Changed by Horses

by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

What if you grew up on a horse farm and your single passion was to become a champion horseback rider? The problem is, you were born with a disability. Doctors tell your parents you’ll never walk, let alone ride. What will happen next? What does her dad do that changes her life? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This is the author’s true story of her journey. Even if Deanie prevails, will she find exactly the right horse to help her win?  Copyright (c) 2017. All rights reserved.

Here are the 3 endorsements on the back cover:

This book is a fantastic read for children! It shows them weather or not you have a disability you can accomplish anything you want and shows you never to give up! Her writing style helps you feel like you’re with her, sharing every part of her journey. Charlene Johnson Dunworth Creery, former equestrian instructor.

Deanie was my first riding teacher. Her determination and kind manner helped me learn how to persevere and become a good rider. Deanie’s writing draws you into her story and you share in her experiences. She is as encouraging in her writing as she is in person. Deanie not only taught me how to ride a horse, but also how to always follow your dream. Her book shows you that you can follow your dream with a grateful heart no matter what obstacles you have to overcome. Deanie brings her close relationship with her family to life in her story. She shows how each of the horses and ponies have their own personality and how she worked to figure out how to form a partnership with them. My Life At Sweetbrier is a wonderful story that makes you eager to find out what adventure Deanie will encounter next.

Alexis Kiss M.S.Psycholgy, former ARICP riding instructor

My Life at Sweetbrier is a wonderful book about courage and determination and succeeding despite difficult circumstances. Three generations of my family learned to ride at Sweetbrier Farm. Deanie and her family taught me both horse and life lessons that I will never forget and inspired me to go on and own a farm of my own and teach others to ride. I plan to have all my students read this inspirational book.

Jill Kulmann, owner of Epic Farm, Middlefield, CT

And an excerpt from the 5-star Reader’s Favorite Review:

“This is Deanie’s story. My Life at Sweetbrier: A Life Changed by Horses is a motivating memoir by a remarkable horsewoman, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. The memoir is written to inspire readers of all ages to work towards their goals, their dreams, and to never give up. Deanie and her parents never gave up. Even when she fell from her horse, or her leg was trampled by a frightened horse, Deanie always got back into the saddle again and again. Horses have a way of helping us overcome handicaps, disabilities. Horses don’t judge; they don’t tease or bully. For Deanie, the many horses in her life were her motivation. And being a Humphrys certainly helped, with the family motto: “The Humphrys don’t give up.” Deanie never did give up. A powerful message of compassion and determination. ”

Review by Emily-Jane Hills-Orford

“I was very impressed with this inspirational book and the courageous author who wrote it! I feel it should definitely be in your home library. It will teach your children that they can overcome whatever obstacles life throws in their direction.”
From 5-star review by Deborah S. Hockenberry.

 

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

 

 

 

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Deanie’s book is  only .99 for Oct. 10th and 11th.

Children’s book promo  main link: Oct 11th.

http://lannconsultings.com/childrenbookparty/

Other books in the promo: Timothy the Christmas Mouse, by Virginia Wright, Where Can We Have the Party, by Deb Hockenberry,  Yetunde, by Segilola Salami, My Special Sound, by Liz Lim, The Greasy Opossum, by Rachel Stafford, and Bess’s Magical Garden by M.E. Hembroff.

What if you grew up on a horse farm and your single passion was to become a champion horseback rider? The problem is, you were born with a disability. Doctors tell your parents you’ll never walk, let alone ride. What will happen next? What does her dad do that changes her life? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This is the author’s true story of her journey. Even if Deanie prevails, will she find exactly the right horse to help her win?
Testimonials  and review excerpts:

“My Life at Sweetbrier is about a young girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The doctors told her parents she would never walk. Little did the doctors know about Deanie’s father’s determination, and he told the doctor where he could go with that opinion. I like that line in the book. My Life at Sweetbrier is filled with Love, Determination, Strength, and Perseverance.” ~amazon review by Cathrina

“My Life at Sweetbrier is a wonderful book about courage and determination and succeeding despite difficult circumstances. Three generations of my family learned to ride at Sweetbrier Farm. Deanie and her family taught me both horse and life lessons that I will never forget and inspired me to go on and own a farm of my own and teach others to ride. I plan to have all my students read this inspirational book. ”

~ Jill Kulmann-owner of Epic Farm, Middletown, CT

“MY LIFE AT SWEETBRIER is the incredible true story of a young girl who achieved her dreams through perseverance and hard work. A children’s book that should should be required reading within a classroom.”

~Kris Miller, professional reviewer for Top Shelf Magazine

“Sometimes perseverance can take you places you’ve never dreamed of in life.
A delight for all ages to read.”

~ Amazon review by Tony Parsons

“This book is a fantastic read for children! It shows them whether or not  you have a disability, you can accomplish anything you want and shows you never to give up.”

~ Charlene Johnson Dunworth Creery, former riding instructor

~”Deanie was my first riding teacher. Her determination and kind manner made me learn to persevere and become a good rider. Deanie not only taught me how to ride a horse, but also how to always follow your dream.”

~ Alexis  Kiss, M. S. Psychology, Former ARICP riding instructor

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Children’s book promo Oct. 11th!

Whether you’re a children’s author who wants to promote your book or someone who loves good children’s books, you’re invited to stop by the Children’s book promo on Oct. 11th. You’ll learn more about these wonderful authors who answer interview questions about their books.
Here’s the link where you can learn more about the event. My book will be offered at $1.00, but some of the authors will have their books FREE. Be sure to stop by and check out these great children’s stories.
For more info, please follow this link:
 
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Celebrate the small things

Every Friday we celebrate good things that happened during the week thanks to Lexa Cain and her blog, LexaCain.blogspot.com. Be sure to stop by and check it out.
Here’s what we’re celebrating:

  • A deer family in our neighborhood. I saw a Mama deer and twin babies walking in the driveway across from us. so cute.
  • People in FL and TX are recovering from the effects of Irma. My family is safe.
  • An interview with amazing Romance\/Mystery novelist, Jessica Lauryn. If you’d like to read it , here’s the link:
  • http://romancebyjessicalauryn.blogspot.com/2017/09/an-interview-and-giveaway-with-award.html              There’s a giveaway of one of my books and today’s the last day to enter.
What are you celebrating?

website: http://www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com
copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Interview with award-winning children’s author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

I am so excited to welcome award winning children’s book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne to Passion Between the Pages! Deanie and I discovered each other through Goodreads.com and our mutual love of horses made us fall in love with each other’s stories. Deanie has written 6 award-winning books, including, My Life at Sweetbrier, a true story about the power of perseverance. Her books have won a number of awards, including the gold medal in the New Apple Book Contest.

I love creating stories that entertain children and encourage them to do their best.  If the readers smile along the journey of reading the story, that’s a plus.

My Life at Sweetbrier is a story about your personal experience, battling through a disability and achieving a dream.  Was it difficult to open up about this experience and share it with the world? What have you found to be the most challenging aspect of writing about your personal experience, and the most rewarding?

Peach and Me

When I started My Life at Sweetbrier, the message I wanted to share was clear; to inspire children to persevere through challenges, but I didn’t want the story to seem like it was all about me. With this in mind, I tried to find ways to draw readers into the story so they felt like they were taking the journey along with me. In my view, this was the biggest challenge. At first, I was shy about sharing the story, but my dad always said, “You never know what you can do until you try.” The most rewarding part is hearing from readers who say they loved the story and hearing that they’ve remembered how important it is to follow your passions. Some of our former students have read the book and commented on the special, happy memories it brought them.

For more of this interview and a chance to win a digital copy of one of Deanie’s books, please visit:

http://romancebyjessicalauryn.blogspot.com/2017/09/an-interview-and-giveaway-with-award.html

Australian Memories

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Australian Memories:

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Some of us cannot travel to Australia for various reasons. But if you’d like to find out more about the country from the comfort of home, Ndeye Labaden’s book Australian Memories is a must. You’ll find out which city was Ndeye’s favorite and why she loved it. You’ll see beautiful bright photos of some of her favorite moments of her trip. So, grab your copy of this award-winning true story. You may not know it was a finalist in the prestigious Reader’s Favorite book contest. That’s a wonderful honor.

Here’s the link to Ndeye’s video about her trip. You’re sure to enjoy this quick tour of highlights from her book.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9UahyGZc4o

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne: 2017

 

Celebrate the small things

Hi Everyone,
Happy Friday to you?  It’s time to celebrate whatever we want again. Be sure to stop by LexaCain.blogspot.com to see what everyone else is cheering about. Has anyone heard from Lexa? I hope she’s feeling better.
Here’s what we’re celebrating this week:

  • A new award for my new book, My Life at Sweetbrier-A Life Changed by Horses. This time, we got the silver medal in the Reader’s Favorite contest for non-fiction children’s books. So excited and honored to win it. Congratulations to all of the winners. My friends Janice Spina, Ted Cohen, and Barbara Mojica  and Yossi Lapid were also winners. Yay!
  • Two more wonderful 5-star reviews.
  • A chat with my sister.
  • More book reviews done for other authors.
What are you celebrating this week? Hope you have a fantastic week.
copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Astros Adventure Book Club Features Charlie the Horse Charlie the Horse by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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Charlie the Horse by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Now, which of your grandchildren doesn’t want a pony? Come on, be honest!
And which of us can honestly say we weren’t enchanted with Black Beauty as a child? I know I was.
Well, our Children’s Author Spotlight this week falls on the very talented Deanie Humprhys-Dunne who has written a delightful book called Charlie the Horse. If your grandchild loves horses, and dreams of their own one day, they are going to love this book.
for more of this post, please click this link:

http://www.astrosadventuresbookclub.com/charlie-the-horse-by-deanie-humphrys-dunne/