Friday, October 27, 2023

National Holidays Today: Black Cat Day, Bandana Day, Breaadsticks Day and Navy Day


Good morning everyone. Wishing you a fabulous Friday and a lovely weekend. Did you know it's National Breadstick Day? And Breadsticks are from Italy ?  The legentd goes that a young member of the aristocracy suffered from an intestnal disorder  His  mom made breadsticks for the little boy and he recovered nicely. 

There is also a mention that Napoleon loved breadsticks.  If you feel the same, be sure to enjoy them today. They can be enjoyed by themselves, or dipped.

copyright 2023 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Monday, October 23, 2023

Cocoa and Cream jumps to #1 in Children's audio books on Horses!

 I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, Cocoa and Cream-Remarkable Twin Ponies is #32 in  Children's Horse Books on Amazon. It's a multi-award-winning book.It recentlyearned 2 Firebird Awards from . It's available on Kindle and audio so be sure to check out the free sample.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

National Make a Dog's Day!

Do you have a pet dog who's the center of attention in your house? Maybe you should give your dog a special treat becuse today is Natinal Make Your Dog's Day! 

And if you are fond of your mother-in-law, let her know it's her day as well. Celebrate with her and let her know how much you appreciate her.

Have a fabulous day.

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Oct. 22, 2023


Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Cocoa and Cream-Remarkable Twin Ponies win Firebird Awards!

 Hello everyone,

I'm thrilled to announce my latest book, Cocoa and Cream-Remarkable Twin Ponies, has earned two Firebird Awards from Please stop by and read more about this honor.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

What is Lamington Cake and why it"s my favorite


We had a special occasion at our house last Saturday and our beautiful daughter-in-law, Elzabeth, brought a yummy dessert called a Lamington Cake. I'd mentioned to her that I had read about its origin.
According to the information available, Lord Lamington, the governor of Queensland, raved about this treat after his trip to Australia around 1900. 
One version I read stated that  Governor Lamington was so taken with this dessert that he tired baking it himself. At first, according to rumor, he tried making the cake himself, but wasn't happy with it's appearance. Then he decided to add the coconut coating. He was very pleased with the ene result. This cake also has a raspberry filling. If you ever see this in a bakery, or offered anywhere, I'd encourage you to try it.I bet you 'll love it.
Elizabeth is such a gifted cook! She can create anything perfectly on the first try! I can't imagine doing that. Anything I do, needs at least one practice effort.My husband and I think that Elizabeth is such a gifted cook that she could finance her future medical career through her culinary talents.

copyright 2023 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Friday, September 1, 2023

New 5-star reveiw from Literary Titan Reviews for The Adventures of Cocoa and Cream-Remarkable Twin Ponies


"Dive into the enchanting world of The Adventures of Cocoa and Cream - Remarkable Twin Ponies by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. This heartwarming tale follows the captivating journey of two five-year-old ponies. This charming story centers around the endearing relationship between these ponies and the children and visitors who adore them. When Dee and Nancee, two spirited young girls, cross paths with the ponies, an instant and unbreakable bond forms. Together, they embark on a thrilling adventure, discovering their forever home and eagerly anticipating the myriad of exciting escapades that lie ahead.

Narrated from both the perspective of the ponies and the children, the narrative beautifully captures the dynamics of their interactions. A delightful and breezy read, the book delves into the significance of collaboration, creative problem-solving, and the joy of venturing into uncharted territories. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne skillfully weaves a tale that radiates positivity and family values, making it not only an enjoyable experience for reading to children but also a source of personal delight.

As an amateur equestrian, I found this narrative particularly relatable, as it echoes my early experiences of bonding with animals and learning to ride horses. The author's adept storytelling paints a vivid picture, evoking a sense of nostalgia through charming illustrations and an atmosphere brimming with heartfelt emotions. It's a literary gem that effortlessly evokes cherished memories for adults while simultaneously igniting a newfound fascination with horses in young readers.

This book is a fantastic addition to home and school libraries, perfect for school-aged children. The Adventures of Cocoa and Cream - Remarkable Twin Ponies offers a delightful tale that resonates with themes of unity, appreciation for animals, and the joys of exploration. Whether your child is yet to mount a horse or has already begun their equestrian journey, this story is captivating. It encourages a love for reading and cultivates essential reading skills from an early age. I recommend this pony-filled adventure to parents, teachers, and caregivers, as it embodies the magic of companionship, discovery, and the unbreakable bond between humans and animals."

Ilustration by Mirjana Buveska

My Review of Little Miss History Travels to The USS Slater, Destroyer Escort


If you’re familiar with Barbara Mojica’s wonderful History books, you know she creates captivating stories of Historic events, all beautifully illustrated by her husband, Ramon.  This story describes the USS Slater, a Destroyer Escort. Readers will be fascinated by both the details of life on the Ship, and the illustrations which perfectly compliment the book.

You’ll love the tour of the ship as well as learning about the various sections of it and what their purpose was. You’ll learn about the weapons on the ship and their purpose. Once you finish reading the book and enjoying the pictures, you can test how well you remember the details by looking at the glossary at the back of the book.

I believe it’s essential for children to learn about history and Barbara Mojica’s books are perfect to accomplish that.  I highly recommend this book. Any of you who are not familiar with these books should read the series. They are amazing and perfect for class projects and discussions.