Thursday, April 21, 2016

Award Winning Children's Book Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Offers Real Hope To Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne writes captivating books that teach children valuable life lessons about tenacity and overcoming obstacles. She uses animal stories to help kids overcome challenges

Award winning children's book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne's personal life underlies the message she presents in her inspirational children's books. 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.

"I was born with cerebral palsy," Deanie stated in a recent article. "It only affects my legs, so I'm blessed in that regard. One of the most amazing benefits I had was my parents' philosophy. They constantly reassured me that I could do anything. Admittedly, certain things would take longer, but they never dwelled  on my limitations. This gave me a healthy outlook and the confidence to strive to reach my goals, no matter how lofty. In our family, giving up was never an option. We were taught perseverance is the key to success."

"This morning I read an article by the parent of a child with cerebral palsy. The author mentioned how "Frustrating" it was for her raising a child with physical limitations. Her child has “mild cerebral palsy” and struggles with simple tasks requiring coordination. I can certainly relate to that opinion. But I'd choose to encourage my child to set goals and work toward them. I'd advise him/her to search for what they love and pursue it. In my experience, it's amazing what you can accomplish if you try."

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.

"I constantly try to impress upon children a single message - 'Never give up on your dreams'. No one knows what you can do. The last line of Tails of Sweetbrier 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.

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.’

A WTNH interview featuring Deanie is available at Youtube at and at her website. In addition, two new videos have been created for her books. These videos can also 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.

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.


Deanie Humphrys-Dunne