This week we’re celebrating…

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On Fridays, we think of things we’re cheering about and share them with you. Here’s my list for this week:

  •  No snow!We were supposed to get a blizzard last weekend, but it went to other states so we’re delighted about that.
  • Lots of people have read our news release about the silver medal Tails of Sweetbrier won- Of course, we’re pleased about this. It you haven’t read it, you can check it out here:


  •  Spring preview coming next weekWeathermen are saying that we’ll have much warmer weather at the beginning of next week! We hope the warm air doesn’t take a detour.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have lots of good things to celebrate this week. Be sure to visit to find out what other people are celebrating!

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Tails of Sweetbrier takes silver medal!

 Silver Medal winner, 2014!

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Goshen, MA  Feb, 26, 2014  Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne has taken the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Juvenile/YA Nonfiction category for ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’.

‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ is a true story about a little girl who dreams of becoming a champion horseback rider. Deanie was born with a handicap, which made walking difficult. When doctors say she will never be able to walk, her dad decides to teach her to ride horses. This inspirational story shows children that nothing is impossible “if you don’t quit.”

“I’m honored,” Deanie stated, “that my children’s non-fiction book, ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ received the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Annual Writer’s Contest. It was my first experience with entering a contest, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to receive this award. I can honestly say this is a dream come true for me.”

Deanie believes the message that perseverance is the key to accomplishing amazing things is one that can benefit every child. Through her inspiring, real life and fictional works, children will learn that anything is possible if they refuse to give up on their dreams. Through her works, children are reminded that tenacity is the key to success. They will see proof that obstacles can be overcome and that quitting only guarantees failure.

Deanie wants to be a positive influence to children. She loves to write entertaining stories that emphasize important values such as; never giving up, setting goals, and working together to realize great things. Her objective is to write books that build self-esteem and confidence in children. She works tirelessly to write books that would appeal to children and also teach them valuable lessons, presented in an engaging manner. Other books written by Deanie include ‘Charlene The Star’, ‘Charlene The Star And Hattie’s Heroes’ and ‘Charlie The Horse’.

“Young readers,” Deanie continued, “will enjoy ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ because it’s full of exciting experiences from my childhood. They will find out what decision my dad made that changed my whole life. The story is proof that all things are possible, if they follow their dreams and refuse to quit. Children will be encouraged because they will realize that they can succeed, even against the odds.”

One reviewer stated, “. . .Deanie Humphrys-Dunne encourages discipline, high self-esteem, and a positive attitude throughout this compelling story. The author motivates children to overcome their fears, achieve their goals, and follow their dreams. ‘Tails Of Sweetbrier’ tugs at the heart, is as captivating as ‘Radio’ and as inspiring as ‘Forrest Gump’ . . .’

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at All of her books are available at Amazon. More information is available at her website at


Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a children’s author with 4 published books. All of her books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.

Deanie and Holly specialize in books that promote positive, character building messages for children.

Deanie is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. She has been featured on several author websites and received top billing in one of her interviews with renowned author, Amb. Claire Power Murphy on In addition she has been honored with numerous blogging awards and nominations including: The Sunshine Award, The Best Moment Award, The Super Sweet Award, The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, The Sisterhood of the World Award, and the I’m Part of the WordPress Family Award.


Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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This week we’re celebrating…..

On Fridays we celebrate the good things, big and small, that happened during the week. Here’s what we’re cheering about this week


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  • No snow!-Yay! We’re so excited that there was no snow this week.
  • My car stays outside and it finally doesn’t look like an igloo anymore.
  • I’m enjoying my new volunteer job.
  • A news release is out about Tails of Sweetbrier’s award: It you’d like to check it out, you can find it here:
  •  Be sure to stop by to check out what other people are celebrating. VikLit is the founder of Celebrate the Small Things.
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