Animal stories: overcoming challenges

Award Winning Children’s Book Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Uses Animal Stories To Help Kids Learn To Overcome Challenges

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne writes captivating books that teach children valuable life lessons about tenacity and overcoming obstacles


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To capture and hold a child’s attention long enough to teach something of value is a real challenge. Nothing does that more effectively than a story about animals.  While many children’s books do that in a fictional setting, children’s book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne writes engaging books that teach valuable life lessons that are based in fact.

Deanie has won numerous awards for her books. She was recently chosen as one of ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ for her story about the creation of ‘Tails Of Sweetbrier’. ‘Tails Of Sweetbrier’ also received honorable mention in the Young Adult Nonfiction category of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. The book took the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Juvenile/YA Nonfiction category in 2014 and it was one of five finalists in the CLIPPA Awards in the 3rd – 4th Grade category. Deanie recently received the Dragon’s Loyalty Blogging award from author/ illustrator, JD Holiday. She also appeared on Holiday’s radio show on Blog Talk Radio.

Based on her own life, ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ is a true story of a little girl who dreams of becoming a champion horseback rider. But this child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The doctors say she will never be able to walk. What does her dad do?  He decides to teach her to ride horses.  But what might happen when things don’t go well?  What happens when she falls off her horse?  Even if she prevails, she will need exactly the right horse so they can become a winning team.  This inspirational children’s book shows young people that nothing is impossible if they don’t quit.

Deanie_Cover_Sweetbrier“The purpose of Tails of Sweetbrier is to encourage every child to follow his/her dreams,” Deanie stated. “This message would benefit every child. The journey a child takes by reading this story will show that perseverance is the key to success. The closing statement of the book is: ‘You have the power to make your dreams come true so reach for them and don’t accept anything less.”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 animal stories that emphasize important values such as; never giving up, setting goals, and working together to realize great things. Other books written by Deanie include ‘Charlene The Star’, ‘Charlene The Star And Hattie’s Heroes’, ‘Charlie The Horse’ and ‘Charlene The Star And Bentley Bulldog.’ These animal stories are comical and told by the animal characters.

Two new videos have been created for her books. These videos can be accessed at Youtube at and at

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at A no-charge ebook download is available at Payhip 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 5 published books. All of her books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj. Many of her animal stories are  entertaining tales told by the characters.

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 Dragon’s Loyalty Award, and The Shauny Award.


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