About deanie2013

Deanie is a children's author with four books published, award winning, Tails of Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes. and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. Tails of Sweetbrier was chosen "Most Inspirational story of 2009, by the staff of the Pawling Book Cove, as well as the Silver medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards, finalist in the CLIPPA, honorable mention in the Purple Dragon Fly Awards.Her second book, Charlie the Horse, was a book of the week selection. Deanie specializes in books that encourage and inspire children. All of her books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj. Deanie has been featured on several author websites. She has been interviewed on several author websites and appeared in the TV program CTStyle. Deanie has also won an author award "50 Great Books You Should be Reading in 2015. Deanie is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature. She enjoys watching equestrian events, and figure skating events, baseball, and spending time with her family.

Christine’s review of Charlene the Star

Charlene the Star by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Children’s author Deanie Humprhys-Dunne has recently done a revised edition of Charlene the Star. This delightful children’s story has a wonderful life lesson. It explores the concept of finding what you do well – and that which you enjoy – and pursuing this.

Charlene the Star by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Charlene the Star by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

This is the first book in the Charlene the Star series. Charlene is a beautiful chestnut filly with a rich red coat. She is a thoroughbred with a family that has performed well on the track. Although she grows up in a beautiful home and is well cared for, Charlene questions if there might be more to life than running. She just doesn’t seem to have the heart for it.

Following her mother’s wise advice, Charlene decides to give racing a go. After all, it is anticipated that she will do it well – and enjoy it. When this doesn’t seem to be the case, Charlene remembers another piece of advice from her mother. She was told to try her best but if she didn’t like racing, then to find a way to let her trainer and exercise rider know.

Charlene the Star

Charlene is under the care of some observant handlers. When they realise that her heart isn’t in racing, they consider what else she could do.

Charlene the Star is a short story made up of some delightful characters. It is beautifully illustrated by Deanie’s sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.

For those who are looking for horse books for their young readers, you can’t go past Deanie’s books that are for children, with life lessons. There is always a moral to the stories and they are positive. At the end of this story is a set of questions to test reader’s memory and comprehension of the book.

Author: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Fiction – children
In My Library? As an ebook copy, yes!
Want it? Get it now at Amazon.

reblogged from Christine’s site:http://equus-blog.com/charlene-the-star-deanie-humphrys-dunne/

Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Charlene the Star,” by Deannie Humphreys Dunne

Thank you for such a wonderful blog about Charlene the Star.

Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

  • Title:  Charlene the Star
  • Author: Deannie Humphreys-Dunne
  • Illustrator: Holly Humphrys-Bajaj
  • File Size: 1207 KB
  • Print Length: 100 Pages
  • Publisher: Self-Published by Author
  • Publication Date: February 8, 2017
  • Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06X3RH9SN
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children’s Books

*I was given a publication copy of this book from the author for review purposes*


“Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. Unlike her big brother, Charlie, Charlene decides she doesn’t like racing. How will she explain this to her mom? How does she show her trainers she doesn’t like racing? Will she become a model instead? Will Charlene discover her natural gift? Her career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine. You’ll love reading about Charlene’s adventures. She may surprise you with her unusual talent.


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Celebrate the small things

Celebrate the small things

Friday is here again so we look for things to celebrate. Be sure to stop by LexaCain.blogspot.com to see what everyone has to say.
Here’s what we’re celebrating this week:

  • This week has been another frazzling one, but this is bounce back day so all is well.
  • NO  snow is forecast next week.
  • Charlene the Star is finally out in the revised format. We were having fits trying to get everything just right.
  • I saw some fantastic horse races recently and some good movies..
  • Sent surprises to my husband and sons for Valentine’s Day. I love doing that.
What are you celebrating?
Have a great week.
copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
free chapters of my books:

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Author Update – Barb Caffrey, Angie Dokos and Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

author-update-jpgWelcome to the first of the Cafe and Bookstore updates this week and three featured authors. Barb Caffrey, Angie Dokos and Deanie Humphrys – Dunne.


Now for a book released on February 7th by sci-fi/fantasy author Barb Caffrey. In the fantasy romance Changing Faces, a couple find themselves at a crossroads in their lives that might separate them for ever…The Ebook version is currently on offer at 99c.

About the book

Allen and Elaine are graduate students in Nebraska, and love each other very much. Their life should be idyllic, but Elaine’s past includes rape, neglect, and abuse from those who should’ve loved her—but didn’t, because from childhood, Elaine identified as transgender.When Elaine tells Allen right before Christmas, he doesn’t know what to do. He loves Elaine, loves her soul, has heard about transgender people before, but didn’t think Elaine was one of them—she looks and acts…

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Author Deanie Dunne with New Edition of Charlene the Star!


Please welcome today inspirational writer and award-winning author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, and her creative books. Charlene the Star is in its second edition and more beautiful than ever!




Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. Unlike her big brother, Charlie, Charlene decides she doesn’t like racing. How will she explain this to her mom? How does she show her trainers she doesn’t like racing? Will she become a model instead? Will Charlene discover her natural gift? Her career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine. You’ll love reading about Charlene’s adventures. She may surprise you with her unusual talent.

Charlene the Star is first in the series of Charlene the Star books. The others are Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. In addition, she wrote an award-winning children’s autobiography, Tails…

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Celebrate the small things

Well, it’s  Friday and that means it’s time to celebrate. Also time to hop over to LexaCain.blogspot.com t see what’s happening there.
Hope you’ve had a great week.
Here’s what we’re celebrating:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.
copyright 2017 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

An interview with Charlene the Star

“Hi everyone, today we’re excited to interview the beautiful red horse, Charlene the Star. “Good morning, Charlene. Thank you so much for stopping by to chat today.”
“You’re welcome, Deanie. I’m so excited to be here.”
“I know everyone is excited your new book is out now so we’ll get right to the questions, Charlene.”
“Oh, I can’t wait,” said, Charlene, stomping her hoof.

Charlene, can you tell us something about your story?
I’d love to, Deanie. The story starts when I’m a baby. My mom told me about racing. She said everyone in my family loves racing and she’d love to coach me in it when I grew up. Of course, I wanted to know what racehorses do, so I asked about that. She told me they love to run fast. The thing is, I wasn’t so sure I’d like it, the way my friends Blossom and Ann did. But Mama said I had to try it anyway, yuck. I stomped my foot to let her know I didn’t like that idea.It turned out I had to go to Sweetbrier Racing Stable to learn about racing.
Your mom seems like a wise horse, Charlene. She knew you had to try racing or you wouldn’t know if you liked it or not.
What happened when you tried racing?
Yikes, I tried it, but it didn’t seem like fun at all. I would’ve made a horrible racehorse, I think. It was a little tricky trying to show my trainers I was bored with racing.

How did you show the trainers racing wasn’t fun?
I gave them lots of hints. I yawned. But in case that didn’t help, I had a tantrum in the middle of the racetrack. Finally, they figured it out.
You were clever to plan different ways to show them, Charlene.
What happened next?
 I can’t tell you everything about the story, Deanie. That would spoil the surprise for my readers. But I did discover I have a special talent. I really love what I do.
I”m glad to hear that, Charlene. It’s important to love your job. I love writing for children, too. I understand why you don’t want to tell everyone what you like to do. I thought you might let it slip out, but you’re too smart for that. 🙂
Did you ask your friend, Elliott, to come for the interview? I was hoping he’d stop by.
I did, Deanie, but he was doing an interview with someone else today. He said he’s sorry to have missed our chat. But he asked me to remind you to share our cover so our fans will know what I look like. He loved being one of the heroes in the story. He and I love the new cover, by the way.
Would you like to add anything else, Charlene?

Yes, anyone who would like to find out more about my book can go to this link:

or this one:

My book will be on Kindle very soon. I’d love to hear from my fans about how they enjoy my story.
Thank you so much for spending time with me today, Charlene. We had a great time together.

*rebloggged from deanie@dhdunne.tk

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Baby Charlene and her mama