Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a children's author. We'll talk about my books, recent events and writing hints.
Monday, December 14, 2015
An interview with Elliott
"I am, Deanie. I love interviews. I just like to tell people about my animal friends.
We'll get right to the questions then.
Please tell us about your book Charlene the Star.
Of course. Charlene comes from a famous racing family. EVERYONE expects she'll become another outstanding racehorse. But from the beginning, Charlene is quite independent. She tells her Mama she'll decide what she wants to do when she gets old enough. Charlene likes to show her emotions. She has her own type of "tantrum" where she hops up and down stiff-legged. Here was her Mom's reaction the first time she saw it:
"Charlene,Why are you hopping up and down like that? Those little hops are called crow hops."
"I'm having a tantrum," said Charlene. Little people can have them so I thought I could have them since I'm a little horse."
She certainly knows what she wants Elliott.
Well, Charlene was wondering if she could make a living from having tantrums, since she was so talented at it.
Tell us how you met Charlene the Star:
Charlene was feeling nervous and upset once she moved to Jumping for Joy Farms. She refused to eat and was very sad. Charlene's trainer thought it would be helpful to get a special friend for her and I got the job! You might have noticed I"m a pretty calm fellow and my over sized head has room for brains and good thoughts. My job was to help keep Charlene calm and happy. We get along well.
Did Charlene have a long racing career?
No, she didn't. She found out she had other talents. She loved her new career. It's something she's very gifted at.
I think it's important for children to develop their own talents and not be afraid to be different from your friends.
Tell is about the second book you star in, Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes.
Oh, this time my friends Charlene, Hattie the Chicken, and Wooliam the sheep start a new business.
We're looking for something exciting to do in our spare time. We come up with a great idea to help some of our friends. I can' t give away all the secrets, but we become coaches.
Oh, that does sound exciting Elliott!
Yes, we made a great team and lots of exciting things happened.
What do you specialize in ?
I specialize in building confidence in my animal friends. It's one of my favorite things to do. My friends seem to look at my head and figure I have natural talents for building self esteem.
I agree with that, Elliott.
How many books are in the Charlene the Star series?
We have 3: Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. We share an exciting adventure in each one. But it actually all starts with Charlie the Horse, since he's Charlene's big brother.
Thank you so much for spending time with me today, Elliott. I know your young fans will love hearing more about you and your friends.
You're welcome, we had fun together.
book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rba4hkmmTyc&feature=youtu.be
copyright 2015: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
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