Saturday Spotlight: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Today on SS I am featuring children’s author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne! Ms. Humphrys-Dunne has written a number of award winning children’s books, one of which will be reviewed by a guest reviewer on my blog next month!

Books by Ms. Humphrys-Dunne:

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Tails of Sweetbrier: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

This is an award-winning true story about a little girl who wants nothing more passionately than to become a champion equestrian, in spite of her handicap. What happens when her dad makes the decision that changes her life? What happens when she falls off her horse?
This inspiring story will show you the power of perseverance!
Charlie's cover from Amazon

Charlie the Horse: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Charlie wants to become a famous racehorse like his dad, Charles the great. But will he have the talent to succeed? Charlie finds that reaching his goals isn’t as easy as he thought. This endearing story is told from Charlie’s point of view and is amusing, as well as educational. Your child will love it!

Charlene from Barnes & Noble

Charlene the Star: Amazon | Barnes and Noble


Charlene is born into a family of famous racehorses, but what happens when she finds out that racing is not her thing? Does she become a model instead? Charlene tells the story from her point of view. She’s funny, and entertaining. The story highlights that it’s okay to have different talents than your friends. Charlene’s career takes a surprising turn when she finds her place to shine.

Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Charlene is becoming renowned for her particular talent, but she and her friends, Hattie, Wooliam, and Elliott, are looking for something exciting to do in their spare time. They start their own business and learn about the value of teamwork, and friendship, among other things. Charlene tells the story in her own voice and she will keep everyone entertained, while they learn important lessons.

Deanie portrait 2_darker2Bio:
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a children’s book author with four books published at this time: Tails of Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, (now on Kindle) Charlene the Star, and Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes (now on Kindle). All of her books offer positive messages for children. Her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, beautifully illustrates her books. She and Holly are currently working on their fifth book together,” Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog.”
Tails of Sweetbrier is an inspirational autobiography about a little girl whose one desire was to become a champion equestrian, in spite of her handicap. Tails of Sweetbrier will show children that anything is possible if you persevere. This book was chosen “Most Inspirational” by the staff of the Pawling Book Cove in 2009. Tails of Sweetbrier is in the process of being published in a second edition and will soon be available on Kindle. Deanie’s other books, Charlie the Horse, and Charlene the Star, and Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, are amusing, fictional tales, which contain important life lessons.

Deanie is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, as well as a member of Cambridge Who’s Who. She has been featured on several author websites and she is administrator of Claire Power Murphy’s group, the Pen is Mightier than the Sword and Claire’s group on Womens, called “improve Every Year” She has completed four radio interviews on Her last interview with Claire, “Building Character Through Children’s Stories” received top billing on

Peach and MeDeanie has recently received the following blogging award nominations: Liebster Award (2), Shine On Award, Sunshine Award, Dragons Loyalty Award, Very Inspiring Blogging Award, and the Super Sweet Award. She’s most grateful to authors Melissa Janda, Katherine Anthony and Beverly Fox for nominating her.

Deanie enjoys watching equestrian events, and figure skating competitions, music and singing, spending with her family, and their dog, Elliott. She is also an avid Yankee fan.

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