Children’s books: anything’s possible

If you’re an author, you know sometimes you’re consumed with doubts about your ability to write amazing children’s books. You should believe in yourself. It will help you remember that anything is possible. Have you heard of Ethan Bortnick? He’s a young man with incredible gifts. Ethan has been playing piano since he was three years old. He only needs to listen to a song once and he’s able to play it perfectly! But being an astounding pianist isn’t his only gift. He sings and composes his own songs. He’s even been known to ask someone in the audience to play their ringtone on their phone so he can play something with those notes in it. Isn’t that incredible?

Ethan has already learned that anything is possible. He explains to his audiences that his little brother, Nathan, was born with a serious heart defect. He had three surgeries and had to endure “very scary times” but now Nathan is “happy, healthy, and he loves life.” Nathan’s ordeal taught Ethan that even when people say something can’t happen, it’s still possible. Many children with Nathan’s condition don’t survive, but Ethan and his family believed it was possible for him to recover and he did!” While Nathan was recovering at the hospital, Ethan learned that many people can’t pay for expensive surgeries. He began raising money for  various charities so that funds would be available if someone couldn’t pay their hospital bill. He has raised over $ 30, 000,000 for charities. Although he’s in the Guinness Book of Records for being the youngest performer to have his own show, Ethan knows,” We still have to stay humble.”

If you believe anything is possible, you might be looking for children’s books with the same message. My children’s books emphasize good character, such as never giving up on your dreams. When I was a little girl, my dream was to become a champion equestrian, against huge odds. My dad made a decision that changed my life. Find out what happened in the first of  my award-winning children’s books, Tails of  Sweetbrier.  It was the winner of the silver medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards contest. I hope it inspires you to always follow your dreams. it may become one of your favorite children’s books.


Copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014


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  1. Sherry Ellis says:

    What an amazing kid! I’d like to hear him play!

  2. Hi Deanie.
    You have a lovely place here. Is this your new website? I know I haven’t visited you in a while…

    What an amazing young man. Wise beyond his years and yet so humble? What a combination.
    I love his facial expression/body language in that picture. He could teach adults a thing or two about positivity! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing this.
    I’d also love to hear him play…

    • Hi Michelle,
      Thank you so much for visiting. Yes, this is my new website. We’re very excited to have it. I love writing about so many amazing kids. Ethan certainly is blessed with many incredible talents. There are lots of videos featuring Ethan online and he has a new program on public TV as well. I hope you are able to listen to him.
      Best wishes always,

  3. What an inspiring story! It is important to find a way to believe in yourself, although it’s not as easy as it seems like it should be.

    • Yes, I hope you can listen to Ethan sometime, Stephanie. He’s amazing and so generous. No wonder he’s admired around the world. Belief in yourself is important. I know from my own experiences that anything is possible if you persevere. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting.

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