non fiction book: Reader’s Favorite Award for Tails of Sweetbrier

For Immediate Release:  September 1, 2016

New Fairfield, CT:

Reader’s Favorite recognizes  the non fiction book, “Tails of Sweetbrier” in its 2016 international book award contest.

Award-winning true story!

Award-winning true story!

The 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of silver medal for Readers favorite, webcontestants 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.

“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 book category in our 2016 International Book Award Contest.”

Deanie states she is “Thrilled and honored to receive this award for her book, Tails of Sweetbrier.  She continued, “My objective is to encourage every child to set goals and work for them because perseverance is the key to success.”

Tails of Sweetbrier is an inspiring non fiction book about a little girl who dreams of overcoming her handicap and becoming a champion horseback rider. The story shows the power of perseverance and inspires children to reach for their dreams because anything is possible if you don’t quit.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 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.

The non fiction book, 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).


Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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 it for all ages.

Deanie is available for interviews. Her contact information:

Phone: 203-546-8518




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