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Friday, September 22, 2017

celebrate the small things

Hi everyone,
How are you? Hope you had a great week. Stop by to see what everyone's celebrating.
Here's what we're celebrating:

  • Fun weekend plans with our sons
  • new projects
  • driveway repairs
  • a surprise in the mail
What are you celebrating?
Have a week full of fun


Friday, September 15, 2017

celebrate the small things

Every Friday we celebrate good things that happened during the week thanks to Lexa Cain and her blog, Be sure to stop by and check it out.
Here's what we're celebrating:

  • A deer family in our neighborhood. I saw a Mama deer and twin babies walking in the driveway across from us. so cute.
  • People in FL and TX are recovering from the effects of Irma. My family is safe.
  • An interview with amazing Romance\/Mystery novelist, Jessica Lauryn. If you'd like to read it , here's the link:
  •              There's a giveaway of one of my books and today's the last day to enter.
What are you celebrating?

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Interview and Giveaway with Award-winning author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

I    I am so excited to welcome award winning children's book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne to Passion Between the Pages! Deanie and I discovered each other through and our mutual love of horses made us fall in love with each other's stories. Deanie has written 6 award-winning books, including, My Life at Sweetbrier, a true story about the power of perseverance. Her books have won a number of awards, including the gold medal in the New Apple Book Contest.

    I love creating stories that entertain children and encourage them to do their best.  If the readers smile along the journey of reading the story, that’s a plus. 

My Life at Sweetbrier is a story about your personal experience, battling through a disability and achieving a dream.  Was it difficult to open up about this experience and share it with the world? What have you found to be the most challenging aspect of writing about your personal experience, and the most rewarding?

When I started My Life at Sweetbrier, the message I wanted to share was clear; to inspire children to persevere through challenges, but I didn’t want the story to seem like it was all about me. With this in mind, I tried to find ways to draw readers into the story so they felt like they were taking the journey along with me. In my view, this was the biggest challenge. At first, I was shy about sharing the story, but my dad always said, “You never know what you can do until you try.” The most rewarding part is hearing from readers who say they loved the story and hearing that they've remembered how important it is to follow your passions. Some of our former students have read the book and commented on the special, happy memories it brought them. 
For more of this interview and a chance to win a digital copy of one of Deanie's books, please visit:

Monday, September 11, 2017

Australian Memories

Australian Memories:

Some of us cannot travel to Australia for various reasons. But if you’d like to find out more about the country from the comfort of home, Ndeye Labaden’s book Australian Memories is a must. You’ll find out which city was Ndeye’s favorite and why she loved it. You’ll see beautiful bright photos of some of her favorite moments of her trip. So, grab your copy of this award-winning true story. You may not know it was a finalist in the prestigious Reader’s Favorite book contest. That’s a wonderful honor.
Here’s the link to Ndeye’s video about her trip. You’re sure to enjoy this quick tour of highlights from her book.

Amazon link:

Video about Australian Memories:

for Ndeye's interview with Deanie, follow this link:
copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Never Forget 9-11-2001

 Please take a moment to reflect on the horrors of Sept. 11,2001. So many beloved Americans lost their lives that day. The whole world changed. Please honor those who were lost and their families. Many lost their lives to protect us; Heroes in every respect.

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Friday, September 8, 2017

Celebrate the small things

Hi Everyone,
Happy Friday to you?  It's time to celebrate whatever we want again. Be sure to stop by to see what everyone else is cheering about. Has anyone heard from Lexa? I hope she's feeling better.
Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • A new award for my new book, My Life at Sweetbrier-A Life Changed by Horses. This time, we got the silver medal in the Reader's Favorite contest for non-fiction children's books. So excited and honored to win it. Congratulations to all of the winners. My friends Janice Spina, Ted Cohen, and Barbara Mojica  and Yossi Lapid were also winners. Yay!
  • Two more wonderful 5-star reviews.
  • A chat with my sister.
  • More book reviews done for other authors.
What are you celebrating this week? Hope you have a fantastic week.


copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2017
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Insecure Writers Support Group

Hi everyone,
It's time for us to talk about our new insecurities and encourage each other to persevere. Be sure to stop by to see what he and his co-hosts have to share this month.
September’s optional question - Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in?

I've been learning more about promoting so as usual, new things make me uneasy. But it's good to learn more and step out of the comfort zone now and then. I'm even doing more editing for others.
That's all of the new insecurities this time.
In answer to this month's question: I haven't tried writing in a new genre, but now and then something does happen to surprise me.
Have a great month everyone.