Thursday, June 11, 2015

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne announces Tails of Sweetbrier wins Honorable Mention in Purple Dragonfly Contest

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Silver Medal winner, 2014!
Silver Medal winner, 2014!

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[Ware MA June 16, 2015]  Children’s book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne has announced ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ has received honorable mention in the Young Adult Nonfiction category of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.

‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ is a true story of a little girl who dreams of becoming a champion horseback rider. But this child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The doctors say she will never be able to walk. What does her dad do?  He decides to teach her to ride horses.  But what might happen when things don’t go well?  What happens when she falls off her horse?  Even if she prevails, she will need exactly the right horse so they can become a winning team.  This inspirational children’s book shows young people that nothing is impossible if they don’t quit.
“I’m thrilled and honored ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ has received this award,” Deanie stated. “It’s rewarding that the message this story shares is reaching children, parents and teachers.”
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. Through her works, children are reminded that tenacity is the key to success. They will see proof that obstacles can be overcome and that quitting only guarantees failure.
Deanie wants to be a positive influence to children. She loves to write entertaining stories that emphasize important values such as; never giving up, setting goals, and working together to realize great things. Her objective is to write books that build self-esteem and confidence in children. She works tirelessly to write books that would appeal to children and also teach them valuable lessons, presented in an engaging manner. Other books written by Deanie include ‘Charlene The Star’, ‘Charlene The Star And Hattie’s Heroes’, ‘Charlie The Horse’ and ‘Charlene The Star And Bentley Bulldog.
‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ took the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Juvenile/YA Nonfiction category in 2014. It was one of five finalists in the CLIPPA Awards in the 3rd – 4th Grade category.
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at All of her books are available at Amazon. More information is available at her website at
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a children’s author with 4 published books. All of her books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.
Deanie and Holly specialize in books that promote positive, character building messages for children.
Deanie is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. She has been featured on several author websites and received top billing in one of her interviews with renowned author, Amb. Claire Power Murphy on In addition she has been honored with numerous blogging awards and nominations including: The Sunshine Award, The Best Moment Award, The Super Sweet Award, The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, The Sisterhood of the World Award, and the I’m Part of the WordPress Family Award.

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  1. Oh, well done! And well-deserved! I would be so happy!

  2. Thank you, Diana, We are honored to receive this award and excited.
    We're happy that children and their families are enjoying the story.
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.