Friday, January 23, 2015

This week we're celebrating.....

 It's Friday again so we're celebrating things that happened during the week. Thank you Lexa Cain for continuing this blog. Here's what we're cheering about this week...

  • I think my interview went pretty well. The host was pleased with it so we'll see what it sounds like. It will be aired on Thursday, Jan. 29 so I hope you check it out and find out more about Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. You'll find it on
  • My awesome author friend, Janice Spina,  nominated me for 2 blogging awards this week. Thank you so much, Janice!
  • I had a lovely Skype chat with my Mom last weekend.
Thanks for visiting and wishing all of you a great weekend.

Copyright 2015 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Thursday, January 22, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award!

Thank you, my friend, Janice Spina for nominating me for another award! I'm so blessed and honored that you considered me worthy of it. Everyone, please stop by Janice's blog and check out all of her author interviews:
Here are the rules for the award.
  1. Display the logo on their website/blog
  2. Link back to this page
  3. Answer 7 questions about themselves
  4. Nominate another 7 people

Here are the nominees:
  • Bertha
  • Deb Hockenberry-
  • Lily Eva Blake-
  • Mark
  • C. Lee McKenzie-
  • Flo Kolton
  • Sandy
7 things about myself:
  • When I was little, I was so shy that I wouldn't get my lunch from the cafeteria ladies at school. My friend, Ilona always got it for me. If she was absent, I went without it.
  • I won an award in sixth grade for being the quietest one is school on Ash Wednesday.
  • My first pony, Little Man, fell asleep all the time, while I was still riding him!
  • I studied voice for about 9 years. I'm still close to my teacher. We talk on the phone all the time.
  • I'm notorious for my lack of sense of direction. All I need to do is turn around and I can get confused!
  • My parents were very busy with 2 businesses so we didn't take many trips. We went to the Museum of Natural History and I got the Measels right in the middle of it! When my mom wanted to know what was the best thing I saw all day, I said," A chair."
  • I love waltz music and the beautiful dresses ladies wore when waltzes were popular.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Drum roll Please! And the nominees are......

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo.
3. Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found.
4. Then, go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated, and   where to find the information they need to accept (rules).
5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.
I'd like to send a special thank you to my author friend, Janice Spina, who nominated me for this award. She's an amazing friend, as well as a gifted, award-winning author. She's always willing to help others, by offering her advice and support.  It's such a blessing to have her as my friend!
Many authors and aspiring authors have been kind enough to help me introduce my new book, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. Many of them have written lovely reviews for my book. They've all inspired me with their kindness and generosity. I appreciate you and your efforts a great deal.
Now here are my nominees:
  • Lily Eva Blake-Lilica's
  • Flo Kolton
  • Murees Dupe`
  • SK
  • Bertha
  • Andean
  • Suzanne
  • Susanne
  • Lexa
  • Cathrina
  • L.G.
  • Kate
  • Joyce Mitchell-
Congratulations and best wishes to all of the nominees!
Copyright 2015 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Monday, January 19, 2015

A highly recommended book for all.

January 19, 2015

This review is from: Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog (Paperback)
A cleverly written story involving the relationship of animals with humans qualities. The characters learn about the value of friendship, self esteem, acceptance and apologizing. They are also exposed to bullying and how through acts of kindness, generosity and encouragement growth and change takes place. Deanie's knowledge of horses was intriguing. Her witty sense of humor shined throughout the story. A highly recommended book for all.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

This week we're celebrating...

On Fridays we celebrate whatever we can think of from during the week. Thank you Lexa Cain for continuing  this blog.
Here's what we're celebrating..
  • Saturday I should  be able to have a Skype chat with my mom.
  • It' s warmer weather here! Yay!
  • My new book, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog is being well received.
  • Next week I'll be interviewed about my new book on
  • We are all healthy, a blessing for sure.
  • Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog is now on Kindle, thanks to the efforts of my friend, Sarah Mazor. Be sure to check out her books at

copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Children Will Learn Life Lessons with Bentley Bulldog and Others

January 14, 2015
This review is from: Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog (Paperback)
Charlene The Star and Bentley Bulldog - by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is the newest release in her children’s adventure books.

Among some of the characters in this enchanting adventure include Charlene The Star (a horse) from Jumping For Joy Farms who is a competitive jumper, Mary Harris who is Charlene’s owner and rider, Hattie the chicken who loves to wear bonnets, and Bentley the bull dog who learns a valuable lesson about bullying.

Charming animals with unique personalities teach children life lessons on having proper manners, the value of friendships, sportsmanship, accepting and owning our mistakes, apologizing and making amends when we have hurt someone, and even when winning there is always room for improvement.

Parents and teachers should know that at the end of the book there are 8 questions and answers that challenge the child to remember what they have read (enhancing reading comprehension) and congratulates them for what they do remember.

Delightful hand drawn illustrations by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj bring the story and characters to life.

Other adventures that are available include Charlene The Star, Charlie The Horse, Charlene The Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Tails Of Sweetbrier.

‘Charlene The Star and Bentley Bulldog’ along with author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne other books as educational tools with pure reading enjoyment for young impressionable minds. The review was completed by Cold Coffee Press on December 26, 2014.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog- New Release- blog by Lily Eva Blake

Charlene the Star and Bentley the Bulldog Book Release – Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Hey to all my blogger friends! Hope the week has been a good one for everyone. Most of you that know me, know that I don’t normally post book releases for children’s books nor do I review them. I remember saying a while back that I was going to ‘expand my horizons’ and read all kinds of genre. Just because I don’t have grandchildren yet, I do have young nieces and nephews.
There’s something else, too. When I started blogging early in 2013, I ‘met’ Deanie Humphrys-Dunne through my blog. Anyone that’s been with me through the beginning knows that I’ve had my ups and downs personally and medically. Deanie always took time to check on me, to see how I was doing.
Deanie herself overcame physical challenges at a very young age. I can’t help but applaud her for that. It was the basis of her first book of a series called Tails of Sweetbrier. Charlene the Star and Bentley the Bulldog was just released on December 29, 2014 and is part of the Tails of Sweetbrier series. At the end of this post, Deanie’s bio will list the other books she’s written. I’d also recommend you visit Deanie’s website and find out a little about her yourself. Her story and mission is inspiring.
BentleyCoverFrom the book:

Charlene the Star makes new friends in this exciting adventure. She wants to win a special award for jumpers. She must learn important things if she wants to reach her goal. Does she succeed? How does Hattie react when she sees the headline in The Gazette? Why is Cherish so afraid? Your child will be fascinated with the amusing adventures of Charlene and her friends. Children will be entertained and learn important life lessons.

Here’s an excerpt:
“I’m Bentley. It’s silly to see a chicken wearing a bonnet!” Bentley said, laughing loudly. “Chickens can’t do anything. Have you ever heard of anyone talking about a chicken’s outstanding skills? No! Nobody even mentions them unless they’re on the dinner menu.”
“Excuse me, but chickens, with or without bonnets, deserve respect,” Hattie answered. “You have no reason to laugh at me. Yes, I do have abilities! For example, I’m a good organizer with neat beakmanship. (It’s like handwriting.) My beakmanship helped us win the ‘Coaches of the Year Award.’
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a children’s book author with five books published at this time: Award-winning autobiography, Tails of Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. All of her books offer positive messages for children. Her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, beautifully illustrates her books. Deanie has been featured on several author websites and been interviewed on
I’ll be reviewing this one soon, so stay tuned! Until next post, have a great day.
*Reblogged from Lily Eva Blake's blog:
Thank you so much Lily Eva Blake!