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Thursday, March 23, 2017

celebrate the small things

Hi everyone,
We celebrate things on Fridays. Be sure to stop by to see what they're cheering about.
What are you celebrating this week?

Here's what we're celebrating?

  • We have a new family member. She's a Honda Civic Hybrid. Her name is Holly Honda. We'll pick her up from the dealership on Saturday. Of course, she's not brand new, but she's new for us.
  • I've been working on one of my books to expand it. Yipes, Been working on it for the whole week.
  •  I read my friend Deb's new picture book. It's adorable. Here's the link if you want to find out more.
Have a great week.

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copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The First Lines Contest!

Hi everyone,
The big news from here is I've entered my award-winning book, "Tails of Sweetbrier" in the First Lines Contest on I'd love it if you'd stop by and cast your vote for it here:

Here are the first 3 lines of my book:

     "Have you ever really wanted to be able to do something, but you came across a roadblock of some kind?  Maybe you’re afraid of new things, or   maybe you have a physical challenge. Are you going to follow your dream, or are you going to push it aside without even trying? "

Thank you so much, You're the best. I'm honored to have your support.

copyright 2017 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Celebrate the Small things

Hi everyone,
It's almost Friday again so that means we celebrate whatever we want. Hope you had a great week with lots to cheer about. Be sure to hop over to to see what they're all happy about.
Here's what we're celebrating:

  • A good friend got some very good news.
  • St. Patrick's Day: We're cooking corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots to celebrate the big day.
  • We made it through a big snowstorm without losing power.
  • My friend, Deb Hockenberry, has published her first picture book, "Where Can we Have The Party?" Here's the link if you'd like to check it out.

What are you celebrating?

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copyright 2017; Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Monday, March 13, 2017

Kid's books: Honesty

Did your parents ever tell you “Honesty is the best policy?” But maybe you disagreed. Perhaps you thought that would only cause more trouble.  Let’s say one of the three of us broke our mom’s favorite vase. Naturally, our dad would ask which of the three of us broke it. He’d promise if we told the truth, we would not be punished. Our dad would scold us and remind us to be more careful. In the end, we were glad to understand the importance of being honest. My kid’s books highlight things like friendship, teamwork, honesty, and kindness.
A young lady named Charlotte McCourt is well acquainted with the values of honesty.Here’s what she wrote about one flavor of Girl Scout cookies she sells:
“The 11-year-old gave the Do Si Do cookie a 5 out of 10 score because of its “bland, unoriginal flavor”. Her most scathing 1/10 review was for the Toffeetastic; saying that it was “a bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland”. Charlotte said,” She tried everything to make the cookies taste better including dunking them in tea or hot chocolate.”
Charlotte rated all the brands of cookies she sells and her rating letter went viral. People were so impressed with her honesty, they wanted to support her efforts. Good job,  Charlotte. You’re doing the right thing!
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copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Celebrate the small things

Hi everyone,
It's almost Friday so that means we can celebrate anything that happened during the week. How was your week? Hope you had lots to cheer about. Be sure to stop by to see what everyone is happy about.

  • I'm trying to learn how to format my own books. Now I know why people charge for it.:) It's been pretty frazzling, but I only have 2 more issues to figure out. We can celebrate at least I'm trying.
  •  I caught paid off one of my bills completely.
  • Chats with my sister. We always have fun and manage to laugh, even when things seem overwhelming.

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copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

Friday is here again. That means we can cheer about anything we want. Be sure to stop by to see what she and her blogging partners have to celebrate. Here's what we're celebrating this week:

  • We lost electricity twice today, but now, it's back! We missed it, especially with the cold weather we're not enjoying now.
  • A little party for "Fat Tuesday. We had extra stuff to eat and dessert.
  • My author friend, Janice Spina has a new book coming out soon.
  • My son found time to do some updates on my website. He did a great job.
What are you celebrating this week?

Thanks for stopping by.
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copyright: 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Insecure Writers Support Group

Welcome to this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group.

Purpose: To encourage writers who are struggling with various aspects of writing.

What am I insecure about this month? Trying to revise one of my books. You know how it is when you try different things. You think, okay this is coming along well. I think all the weak areas are fixed. Then the next day you wonder what made you think that? You keep finding more issues you didn' t notice before, yikes.

This month's question: Have you ever taken out a really old story and tried revising it? Did it work out?

I haven't done that yet. Too busy working on the not-so-old ones. :)

Hope you have a great month, with only small worries.

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copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne