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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Celebrate the small things...

Another Friday is here so it's time for us to celebrate anything we want to share. Thank you to Lexa Cain and her team who continued this blog from VikLit. Be sure to stop by LexaCain.blogspot.com to check out what everyone has to share.
Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • A surprise visit from two friends. One ended up spending the night and we had fun together.
  • One of our guests treated us to dinner and we returned the favor for breakfast.
  • A new 5-star review for my book, Charlie the Horse.
What are you celebrating this week?

copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Video review by Chester McDaniel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIqzafSYyAw&feature=youtu.be

Book Trailer by Chris Graham:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rba4hkmmTyc&feature=youtu.be

Book trailer by Rhonda Patton:
https://youtu.be/tT5zBYieZbo

website; www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Celebrate the small things...

Ir's almost Friday again so we get to celebrate whatever we want. Aren't celebrations fun?  Be sure to check out LexaCain.blogspot.com to see what everyone is cheering about.

Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • You might recall, we name all of our vehicles, even our machines. That said, you may remember our old lawn tractor, Harrison. He needed an expensive part so he couldn't do his job of cutting the grass anymore, even though he ran. But he has a new owner who is going to fix him up. He'll be so pleased not to be unemployed. :)
  • When the man came to see Harrison, he raved when he met Wilbur, Harrison's replacement. Wilbur is so cute. We'll have pictures of him soon. :)
  • My car is fixed. It was super expensive, but we can celebrate it's fixed again.
  • Our son had a surprise business trip for a conference. It was fun for him.
What are you celebrating this week? Hope you had fantastic things to celebrate.
copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

website:
www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

book trailer by Chris Graham:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rba4hkmmTyc&feature=youtu.be

book trailer by Rhonda Patton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT5zBYieZbo&feature=youtu.be

book review video by Chester McDaniel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT5zBYieZbo&feature=youtu.be

Saturday, September 10, 2016

9/11 tribute


As this very sad day 9/11/2016 approaches, may we pause to remember the brave men, and children who lost their lives that day. We must also honor those rescuers who worked tirelessly to save every possible victim. The lives of all Americans were changed that day. May we always remember how blessed we are to live in "The land of the brave and the home of the free."

copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Celebrate the small things...

 It's Friday again so we can call celebrate all kinds of things. Thank you Lexa Cain for continuing this blog. Be sure to check out LexaCain.blogspot.com to check out what everyone is cheering about.

Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • My friend Julie Flanders has a new book out. Be sure to check it out, Baby Moo's Great Escape. Congratulations, Julie.
  • A dinner date with my husband.

What are you celebrating this week? Hope you had a great week.

website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

Video by Chris Graham:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rba4hkmmTyc&feature=youtu.be

video by Rhonda Patton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT5zBYieZbo&feature=youtu.be

Video book review by Chester McDaniel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIqzafSYyAw&feature=youtu.be

Baby Moo is now available!




Baby Moo has a dream. He wants to travel the world and sing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House! While he loves his home at Sunrise Sanctuary, it hasn’t been the same since a piglet named Nathan showed up and stole all the attention away from Moo. Jealous of the new baby, Moo decides now is the time to make his escape and pursue his dream.
But the world outside the sanctuary gates is not quite the fun and exciting place Moo imagined, and he quickly finds himself in big trouble. Moo's friends Missy the dog and Ruthie the cat rush to help him, and land in some trouble of their own.

Lost and frightened, Moo and his friends must rely on each other to find their way back home. Will they ever see Sunrise again?


My review of Baby Moo's Great Escape:

A story young readers will love!September 8, 2016
This review is from: Baby Moo's Great Escape (Paperback)
Baby Moo's Great escape is an entertaining story with several helpful messages. We start out meeting a restless Baby Moo, who wants to seek his fortunes as a singer. So he leaves his home, the Sunrise Sanctuary. Barely outside the gate, Baby Moo has a terrible experience. His friends Missy and Ruthie, rush to the rescue and start planning Baby Moo's rescue. During the adventure, Missy is badly injured so the three friends help as best they can. The story plot has interesting twists, sure to keep the young readers anxious to turn the pages. In the end, Baby Moo learns important lessons. I highly recommend this story. Congratulations Julie Flanders on your first picture book.
* I was given a copy of this book and chose to review it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016






It's the first Wednesday of the month so we can talk about our worries or offer hints to our author friends. Thank you, Alex J. Cavanaugh for creating this blog for us. Be sure to stop by AlexjCavanaugh.blogspot.com to check out everyone's thoughts.
Silly me, I forgot about the question.Still haven't managed to remember it at the right time.
My answer is it's fairly easy for me because I don't have a job outside  of home. I guess I'd have to admit I spoil myself and write when I can It seems to get priority most of the time. I must be spoiled. :)

This month, I don't have any new concerns so I''ll try to offer some hints.

Let's imagine you've slaved over your manuscript for months. Now you finally feel you've done everything possible. Your new creation is ready for it's debut, hooray! Here's what you might want to do first:

  • Have your work critiqued by a group of fellow authors. I think it's very hard for authors to find errors in their own work. Maybe you're so familiar with it you can't see the errors or areas needing improvement.
  • After you finish your work, wait a week or two before you check it again. This way, it's almost like having a fresh look at it.
  • Once you're sure you've gotten everything done, ask some of your author friends if they would put an announcement on their blogs about your upcoming book.
  • Ask your online friends and/or family if they would mind leaving a review once your book is released. Whenever I review books, if there's something I think could be improved, I send the author a private email, rather than including it in the review. Also, I don't post reviews with less than a 4-star rating. Instead, I would message the author with my suggestions.
I hope these hints are helpful to you. Did you enjoy the summer? It always flies by for us.

copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
website: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

video by Rhonda Patton:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT5zBYieZbo&feature=youtu.be

video by Chris Graham:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rba4hkmmTyc&feature=youtu.be

video book review by ChesterMcDaniel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIqzafSYyAw&feature=youtu.be


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Celebrate the Small things...

It's almost Friday again so we get to celebrate whatever we want, yay! Thank you Lexa Cain for continuing this blog. Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • My book, Tails of Sweetbrier, won the silver medal in the Reader's Favorite Book Award Contest! We're so honored and excited to receive this award. If you'd like to read more about the contest you can do it here:
  • http://bookawards.com/
  • also it's a great time to buy it if you have an interest in it because the price of Tails of Sweetbrier has been reduced.
  • Our son returned safely from his business trip/vacation.

  • My friend, Janice Spina won Honorable Mention in the same contest for her book Davey and Derek, Junior Detectives. Congratulations, Janice!
  • Another author friend, Joyce Mitchell, is offering one of her books free today and tomorrow.
https://www.amazon.com/Books-Kids-GRANDMA%E2%80%9D-Readers-Fun-Beginning-ebook/dp/B019TUPPQ0/ref=la_B006B8P41K_1_31?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472761317&sr=1-31&refinements=p_82%3AB006B8P41K#nav-subnav

What are you celebrating this week? 

Video by Chris Graham:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rba4hkmmTyc&feature=youtu.be

video by Rhonda Patton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT5zBYieZbo&feature=youtu.be

Video book review by Chester McDaniel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIqzafSYyAw&feature=youtu.be

copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne