Thursday, November 20, 2014

This week we're celebrating...





It's Friday again and we find things to celebrate every Friday. Thank you to VikLit for starting this group. Its fun to celebrate big things and small ones.

This week we're cheering about:


  • Our son got home safely from his first international business trip. He had fun and had lots of great experiences.
  • We have a book signing on Saturday and the weather is supposed to be warmer! Yay! 
  • Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you have a great time with your family and friends. We are thankful for so many things this year.
Website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This week we're celebrating...


It's Friday again so we're sharing things we're cheering about this week. Thank you to VikLit for starting this group! Please visit her blog: www. VikLit.blogspot.com.

Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • Our son, Brendan, arrived safely for his first international business trip. We've chatted online this week and he's enjoying the trip. He'll be home this weekend, Yay!
  • Small snowstorm predicted for tonight. We're always happy to hear we're not getting plowable snow. We'll see how accurate the predictions are. D
  • My author friend, Janice Spina is back from her vacation and busy promoting her first novel, Hunting Mariah.  Here's the link to her book:
  • http://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Mariah-Janice-Spina/dp/0692317171/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415914220&sr=1-1&keywords=Hunting+Mariah

Copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014

Website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Honor our Veterans


Wishing everyone a wonderful day and reminding you to thank our Veterans today. They are heroes every day. We honor and appreciate them always. For all of you serving our great nation today we pray you are home safely and soon. Thank you for all you do.

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014

Website: childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Thursday, November 6, 2014

This week we're celebrating...

 As you may know every Friday we share things we're celebrating. Thank you to VikLit for starting this wonderful group. Stop by VikLit.blogspot.com to see what she's cheering about this week. Here's what we're celebrating:

  • The grass isn't growing anymore! My husband doesn't like mowing the lawn much so now  we can celebrate we've tucked our mower away for the season.
  • I'll be having a Skype chat this weekend with my mom
  • Our son Brendan is taking a surprise business trip to Spain! He's excited about it and of course, I'm a little nervous. But we're very proud of all his accomplishments.
Wishing you all a great weekend. Thank you so much for visiting.

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014

Website: childrensbookswithlifelessons.com


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Some hints for you...


It's time to share our insecurities or some hints we think will be helpful to you. Since I don't have any new insecurities, I"ll offer some ideas for combating stress.


  • Make a plan to accomplish something every day related to your writing. Be sure your plan is realistic so you can meet your goals. If you set impossible goals, you'll only make disappointment more likely.
  • If you have a day when everything goes haywire, take a break. Do something to lift your spirits. Connect with close friends or go out to lunch with some of your friends. Do something that would be fun.
  • Join a critique group to help spot some areas of your work that need improvement. I did that and it's quite helpful. Remember the story is still yours. If you don't agree with the revisions you don't have to implement them.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. Those who are always negative are not helpful to you. They only depress your spirits and motivation.
I hope these hints are helpful to you. Best wishes to all of you.

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014
Website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This week we're celebrating...





Here we are at Friday again so we need to find things to celebrate. Thanks to VikLit for starting this group. Stop by to visit her blog at : VikLit.blogspot.com.


This week we're celebrating:


  • Halloween! Happy Halloween everyone. I hope you have lots of fun little urchins coming to your house. We always get quite a crowd so we'll have fun with our visitors.
  • All of the revisions to my book Tails of Sweetbrier are done! We found some things that should have been noticed before it was published. Now it's all polished up. Thank you to my awesome author friend, Janice Spina for helping me with copy editing. If anyone needs a good copy editor, I highly recommend Janice. You can contact her at jemsbooks.wordpress.com
  • We tried pumpkin spice coffee this morning and really liked it.
Wishing all of you a great weekend. Thanks for visiting.

website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

pictures from internet
copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This week we're celebrating...



It's Friday again so we celebrate whatever we can, big or small. Thank you to VikLit for starting this group.
Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • My gifted author friend, Janice Spina has just published her first novel, Hunting Mariah.  As part of her blog hop, I published a blog about it on this site so be sure to stop by to find out more. If you'd like to read about it on Amazon, here's the link:
  • http://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Mariah-J-E-Spina/dp/0692317171/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414007473&sr=1-1&keywords=Hunting+Mariah
  • My husband's little  English sportscar, Margaret, has been on her best behavior lately. Would you like to know why he says t's exciting to drive her?  He says you never know whether you're going to arrive at your destination or not. That's why he carries an array of tools and spare parts wherever he goes! D
  • This week we'll celebrate each of you who is kind enough to stop by to read my blog.  Thank you and  I wish all of you a great weekend.
Website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com
copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne