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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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I’ll be deleting this site

Hi everyone,

Hope all of you are doing well. Just wanted to let you know I’ll be deleting this site next week because I want to concentrate on only maintaining one site. My blogs will be posted on: http://www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com.

Thank you all for following me. I hope you’ll continue to follow my other site. All the best to you and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all of you.

copyright: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2017

Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “A Tanka Picture Book,” by Author, Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen Chesebro✨The Fairy Whisperer✨

  • Title:  A Tanka Picture Book
  • Amazon Author Page: Annette Rochelle Aben
  • File Size: 1726 KB
  • Print Length: 38 Pages
  • Publisher:  Self-Published by Author
  • Publication Date: November 19, 2017
  • Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077MWZXVQ
  • ISBN-10: 197791313X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1977913135
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Japanese & Haiku, Asian, Literature & Fiction, Poetry

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

Life is alive with poetry; all the sights, sounds and smells. Blend it all together in your mind, and you will begin to sing songs in your heart. You deserve a reason to smile, to feel good while pondering the magic of your world. You are closer than you think.

Open, A Tanka Picture Book! Consider the story each picture shares through its visual. Enjoy how each is enhanced with a tanka poem. Engage your senses while on a journey of passionate creativity. To feel the excitement…

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Black Friday book promo till November 28!

Check out the Black Friday Super Sale now thru Nov. 28! Many great authors offered their work for you to enjoy in time for the holidays. You’ll find books from Ndeye Labadens, Boss Kelly, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, and others.
Follow this link to find out more:
http://lannconsultings.com/blackfriday/

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Why Your Favorite Author Probably Can’t Give You a Free Book

Bethany House Fiction

It’s a dilemma that many in my circles are puzzling over: in today’s world, authors have nearly limitless creativity and research sources and opportunities to get their stories out to a wider audience…but fewer people are willing to pay for them.

I’m an administrator for a few dozen authors’ Facebook pages, and from time to time I glimpse notifications of another message with the same question, phrased in a few different ways: “Why is your book (or ebook) so expensive?”

If you’ve ever wondered that yourself—and I don’t blame you, because I did too before I started working in publishing—here are a few thoughts that authors probably want to say but feel they can’t, because it seems a little too direct, a little too self-serving (even though it really isn’t).

It’s the same reason restaurant owners can’t give you a free dinner: because that’s how they make a living. Sure…

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Author interview with Heidi Angell

Today we are meeting a lovely new author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is an award-winning children’s author with six books published : My Life at Sweetbrier-A Life Changed by Horses, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. All of her fictional books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj. Deanie’s true story, Tails of Sweetbrier, won the silver medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards, a finalist in the CLIPPA, honorable mention in the Purple Dragonfly Awards, and the silver medal in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards. Her new book, My Life at Sweetbrier-A Life Changed by Horses, won the gold medal in the New Apple Summer e-book awards, as well as the silver medal in the Reader’s Favorite contest. Deanie’s fictional stories are told by the animal characters. Note: Deanie’s first award-winning book, Tails of Sweetbrier, has been replaced by her new book: My Life at Sweetbrier-A Life Changed by Horses.
Deanie believes the message that perseverance is the key to accomplishing amazing things is one that can benefit every child. Through her inspiring, real life and fictional works, children will learn that anything is possible if they refuse to give up on their dreams. We can attain much more than we ever imagine by never quitting.Children will be reminded that tenacity is the key to success. They will see proof that obstacles can be overcome and that quitting only guarantees failure.
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Charlie the Horse wins gold medal!

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Gold medal winner in children’s books

Titles – How Important Are They and How Do You Come Up With Them?

Author Don Massenzio

Many authors who write book series, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton, to name a few, have written books that have common words in them. Patterson uses the word ‘Cross’, as in his character, Alex Cross, in such books as Cross My Heart, Cross Country, etc. Interestingly enough, however, he started out titling his Alex Cross books with nursery rhyme references like Along Came a Spider and Jack and Jill. 

Janet Evanovich uses numbers for her Stephanie Plum novels. She started with One for the Money and is about to release Hardcore Twenty Four. Sue Grafton used the more limiting letter scheme for her titles. Starting with A is for Alibi, she is now about to release Y is for Yesterday. Having titles like these for a series is a great marketing idea and, in the case of Evanovich and Grafton, it gives you an idea…

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