Tuesday, September 28, 2010

**Welcome Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne**

Author of:     "TAILS OF SWEETBRIER"

Illustrated by:     Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

Genre:              Children













or Email the Author directly at:    deanie@dhdunne.tk


Deanie Humphrys-Dunne spent her childhood at a riding school in Easton, CT. She has always enjoyed writing, and is a graduate of Children's Literature. She is also a member of Cambridge Who's Who. She has had one article published in 'Horsepower Magazine.' Her first book is "TAILS OF SWEETBRIER." It was published in 2009. Her second book is "CHARLIE THE HORSE." Deanie's essay will be featured in Publish America's new book, 'Why We Wrote.'

Deanie's other interests include: watching equestrian events, spending time with her husband Francis, and her sons Brendan and Shane, and their dog Elliot. She is an avid Yankee fan. She also enjoys music, and singing.

Deanie and Holly recently appeared on a local educational TV channel, where they were interviewed, conducted by a middle school student, who is a member in a journalism club. "TAILS OF SWEETBRIER" was used as part of the reading program in a school in Easton. Another school uses this book as part of their curriculum.


Holly was raised on an equestrian farm in the small town of Easton, Connecticut, now 'Lion Hill Farm.' At an early age, her formal training began under the teachings of Mr. Ray Quiqley, a renowned local Connecticut artist and illustrator. Country life inspired Holly's artistic talent. She has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. While she studied at SMU, Holly majored in drawing and painting. After graduation, her career shifted to professional photography for several years. Recently, Holly returned to art as a profession, specializing in Equestrian portraits, family portraits, and children's book illustrations. In 2009, she illustrated "TAILS OF SWEETBRIER" and "CHARLIE THE HORSE." Both books are authored by her sister, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. They will have a third book released soon titled "CHARLENE THE STAR." Holly's art has been featured in several local art shows. In addition, she has designed equestrian note cards, available for sale at local shops. Art has always been her passion, which she enjoys. Holly is a member of the Ridgefield Guild Of Artists.
Her hobbies and interests include: horseback riding, hiking, gardening, supporting local animal and horse charities.

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