Author Deanie Dunne with New Edition of Charlene the Star!

Please welcome today inspirational writer and award-winning author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, and her creative books. Charlene the Star is in its second edition and more beautiful than ever!




Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. Unlike her big brother, Charlie, Charlene decides she doesn’t like racing. How will she explain this to her mom? How does she show her trainers she doesn’t like racing? Will she become a model instead? Will Charlene discover her natural gift? Her career path takes many twists and turns before she finds her place to shine. You’ll love reading about Charlene’s adventures. She may surprise you with her unusual talent.

Charlene the Star is first in the series of Charlene the Star books. The others are Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. In addition, she wrote an award-winning children’s autobiography, Tails of Sweetbrier and a fictional story, Charlie the Horse. Her books have won a number of awards and recognitions.

All of Deanie’s books are beautifully illustrated by her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.

Here are two incredible illustrations from the book.

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Now available on Amazon , Create Space and Kindle.

Follow Deanie on her blog and website, another blog.

Thank you, Deanie, for stopping by today to share your beautiful book with me and my readers.

I have read all of Deanie’s creative and inspirational books with the beautiful illustrations and covers by her talented sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj. All ages enjoy them. Please check out all Deanie’s lovely books today.

Here is my review of Charlene the Star:

5 Stars A Unique and Inspiring Story for Children

Paperback: May 2, 2013

Charlene the Star is a wonderfully unique story for children of all ages. The writer speaks for the characters in a charming and irresistible way. She teaches children the importance of being yourself and if you work hard you will reach your goals. Charlene is a beautiful horse who comes from a long line of champion race horses. She does not, however, want to race. She has other dreams and goals. Charlene has friends who help and support her along the way. I wrote a more extensive review on my blog at This book is a sweet and sensitive story. The author, Deanie H. Dunne, has written a sequel to this book, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes which is equally entertaining.

Thank you, readers, for stopping by.


Blessings & hugs,


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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9 Responses to Author Deanie Dunne with New Edition of Charlene the Star!

  1. deanie2013 says:

    Thank you so much for the beautiful article about Charlene the Star, Janice. Holly, I, and Charlene are all honored that you featured her today so we could celebrate together.

  2. These sound fantastic. The sketches are magnificent. 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Check out the new edition of the book, Charlene the Star, by Deanie Dunn via the Jem’s Books blog

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