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Monday, May 21, 2018

Fun facts about Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes

Hi Everyone,
Today we'll talk about fun facts in Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes. Charlene the Star is a beautiful red horse who loves jumping. But she and her animal friends are looking for a new career they can  do in their spare time. How do they help their friends?  What is Elliott's specialty? Does Wooliam the sheep have a big dream?

Fun facts:

  • Elliott is a kind dog with a big head. He thinks it shows everyone he has confidence. He was our family pet or over 13 years. We miss him every day.  What did Elliott like to do?
  • Elliott and Hattie the chicken need to write a schedule for the racehorses. How do they do it?
  • Hattie has a surprising specialty? What is it?
  • What is Wooliam's big dream?
  • What kinds of values does Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes share?
Hattie and Elliott  writing the schedule
Illustration by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj
  • Elliott loved to build confidence and self-esteem in his friends.
  • As you can see in the illustration, Hattie stood on Ellliott's head and wrote the schedule using her beak and standing on Elliott's head.
  • Hattie loves using her amazing beakmanship to help her friends and she loves planning parties.
  • Wooliam the sheep wants to have his own business to raise money for charity.
  • Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes promotes friendship, sharing,  and helping others.

copyright 2018: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fun facts about Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog

Hi everyone,
Today I wanted to talk about my book, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. It's full of fun adventures and learning for children. The story is told though the eyes of the animal characters. My sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life and showing their endearing personalities.
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  • How did Hattie the chicken get her name? 
  • What was Hattie's favorite thing to wear?
  • What kind of talent does Cherish the chicken have?
  • How does Hattie help lift her friends' spirits and self-esteem?
Illustrations and cover by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj
  • Hattie had part of her shell stuck on her head so her mama named her Hattie.
  • Hattie loved to wear pretty bonnets
  • Cherish chicken loved singing, but she was very shy.
  • Hattie plans a special talent show to help her friends feel gifted.
copyright 2018: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Five fun facts about Charlene the Star

Hi Everyone,
Today we'll talk about my book, Charlene the Star. It's children's fiction, told by Charlene the Star herself. Who is Charlene the Star? She's a beautiful, talented horse who doesn't fit in with her friends.
Here are 5 fun facts about the story:

  • Fact 1: One of the main characters of the story is Charlene's friend, Elliott, the dog. Elliott was our family pet. We rescued him from the pound and we had the honor of having him as part of our family for over 13 years. We miss him every day. We tried to capture his personality in the book.
  • Fact 2: Charlene was beautiful, with her glossy red coat. But she didn't fit in with her friends. Why not? Because her friends loved racing and Charlene thought it was a big bore.
  • Fact 3: Charlene had to show her trainers she didn't like racing. How did she do that? She yawned and found a way to have her own tantrums on the race track.
  • Charlene tells the story herself. Readers will giggle at her amusing thoughts and actions. They'll love the beautiful illustrations by my sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.
  • Fact 4: How did I get the idea for Charlene the Star's story? I thought about all the children who feel like they don't fit in with their friends and wanted to write something entertaining, that they'd understand.
Charlene the Star and Mama
Illustration by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

I hope you've enjoyed a glimpse inside Charlene the Star's story.  If you'd like to find out more, please visit my website:

copyright 2018: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Friday, May 11, 2018

Celebrate the small things

Happy Friday eveyone! Hope you had a great week. What are you celebrating?
Stop by to see what kind of surprise Lexa got from her friends.
Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • Happy Mother's Day to all Moms. Hope you are treated like a queen on your special day.
  • A new back cover for my book, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. My friend, Rhonda Patton, did it for me. She's great at any kind of marketing and promotions. She's made beautiful banners for me too. She even put a cute little illustration from the book on the cover. My sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, did the illustration.

Happy weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by.
copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Wild Fire Publications chooses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Children's Author of the Month of April!

 Wild Fire Publications, LLC is proud to announce Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is Children's Author for the month of April.
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is an award-winning children’s book author with six books published at this time: My Life at Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog and Tails of Sweetbrier.  All of her books offer positive messages for children, such as; setting goals, perseverance, sharing and friendship. Her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, beautifully illustrates all of Deanie’s fictional books and designs the covers.  The fictional stories are told by the memorable animal characters, who keep readers entertained with their endearing personalities. The animals find creative ways to help their friends.  All books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You may also order signed copies from Deanie.
 My Life at Sweetbrier is an inspirational award-winning memoir about a little girl whose one desire was to become a champion equestrian, in spite of her handicap. This book is a revised, expanded version of her first book, Tails of Sweetbrier.
Deanie is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Her books have won a number of awards and recognition including her latest awards for My Life at Sweetbrier; The gold medal in the New Apple Book Awards, and the gold medal in the Mom’s Choice award, the Reader’s Favorite silver medal, and two cover awards. Other awards are listed on Deanie’s website:
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Celebrate the small things

Hi everyone,
As you may know, on Fridays we celebrate anything we want. Please be sure to stop by to see how Lexa is getting along. She's endured difficult times.

  • This week, my husband attended a church retreat. He really enjoyed it. The speaker stressed how important it is to be grateful. It's something my mom always said, "Be grateful for what you have, dear. She'd especially say that if we weren't wild about what we were having for dinner, or if we wanted whatever clothes were the fad. It's great advice, don't you think? With that in mind I'll concentrate on my many blessings this week.
  • Spring hasn't come yet, but today and tomorrow will be warm. Then cold air will pounce on us again, yuck. Hope you have great weather where you and and a fun weekend.
What are you celebrating?


copyright: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Celebrate the small things

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a Happy Easter, or Passover, whichever you celebrate.
May you have a blessed holiday with your families. I hope you had a great week. Be sure to stop by to say hello to Lexa and her team.

copyright 2018: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne