For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016
New Fairfield, CT
Reader’s Favorite recognizes “Tails of Sweetbrier” in its 2016 international book award contest.
The 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.
Readers’ Favorite has become the fastest-growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors.
In addition to reviewing for some of the biggest names in the literary industry, as well as the first time independent author, they host a respected award contest which features entries from new authors to NYT best-sellers, as well as celebrities like Jim Carrey and Henry Winkler.
“Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “Tails of Sweetbrier” by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a Silver Medal Winner in the Young Adult – Non-Fiction category in our 2016 International Book Award Contest.”
Deanie says, “I’m excited and honored my book has won this award. My objective is to continue to inspire readers to follow their dreams. You may be surprised by what perseverance can do.”
Tails of Sweetbrier is an inspiring autobiography of a little girl who dreams of overcoming her handicap and becoming a champion horseback rider. The story shows the power of perseverance and that it’s possible to realize your dreams against the odds.
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne has authored 4 other award winning fictional books: Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. All books convey valuable lessons for children and are beautifully illustrated by Deanie’s sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.
Tails of Sweetbrier has won a number of other awards including: Silver medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards,(2014) Honorable Mention in the Purple Dragon Fly Book Awards, (2015)Finalist in the CLIPPA(2014) Deanie has also won an author award”50 Great Books You Should Be Reading” (2015)
Tails of Sweetbrier
Excerpt from review: by Sarah Mazor;
“The parents of Deanie Humphrys-Dunne were told that their little girl, who was born with a physical handicap that was eventually diagnosed as cerebral palsy, will never walk. This is devastating news to any parent as it was to Deanie’s, but her father refused to accept the decree and announced that his little girl will learn to ride horses.
The power of a young girl’s passion, perseverance and determination and the effect of a family’s support, love and commitment, are celebrated in this remarkable true story of an extraordinary individual. Deanie, pursued her dream with tenacity and persistence, and against many odds achieved success in the very demanding world of competitive horse shows. This wonderfully inspirational story begins with a challenge to young readers that would make it difficult for them to put the book down. Deanie asks “Have you ever really wanted to be able to do something, but you came across a roadblock of some kind?” and goes on to inquire “Are you going to follow your dream, or are you going to push it aside without even trying?”
Acquire this book and be inspired! I heartily recommend this story for readers of any age.”
Deanie is available for interviews. Her contact information: