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Published! #47ThingsILearned

What propels me?  Timely Truths, Amusing Musings, and Fun Profundities.

#47ThingsILearned is published!  It is available through Amazon in both a paperback and Kindle version.  I have one of each, but must own up to preferring paper.  I like to dog-ear, notate, scribble in, doodle over, and chew on books.

Publishing has been a marathon, a quest with an International Standard Book Number at the finish line.  It took me 47 years to get it, and I freely admit to scrawling my “race number” (aka ISBN) on my arm with a sharpie, proudly, and going to the gym for several hours to burn off the adrenaline of authorship.  I have also danced like Snoopy from Peanuts.  And celebrated with PIE!

I like #47ThingsILearned, and I hope you do too.  I’m going back in.  Watch for #47LearningsForLeaders.  Soon!



  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on May 23, 2013

    Poem written for me by the Fun Patrol, part of the 100+ youth (ages 13-18) who taught me tons while I was teaching them Protocol of Movement and Situational Social Awareness (aka Manners) using #47ThingsILearned :

    We value who we are
    brave, strong, and honorable,
    we establish the bar
    of respect infallible
    Stand out, be strong
    make lasting impressions
    listen well
    to hear the song
    of polite conversations
    Sharing, compassion and kindness
    Positive attitude and truthfulness
    this is the code
    we will uphold.
    ~The Fun Patrol

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on May 13, 2013

    “This insightful and fun little book is packed with wisdom — upbeat and charming, it will continue to be a reference for finding the happy things that life has to offer.”
    ~ Deena’s Mom

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on May 13, 2013

    “Our two sons just returned from Honor weekend, a weekend devoted to honor, manners, chivalry, and social appropriateness with the BSA where they heard you speak. THANK YOU for your inspiring message to these MN teens and for giving them many nuggets of wonderful advice. Our son wants to give these books as grad presents this spring so I am happy to have found you on Amazon. I think this is a MUST read for all of us.”
    ~ Hipgeorgette

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on May 07, 2013

    “Our daughter already has selected several favorite lessons that she likes to hear over and over.”
    ~ D. W. Cortland

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on Apr 26, 2013

    “A great little book full of big thoughts, soon to be on the shelf at the library. Check it out!”
    ~ Mendocino County Library

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on Apr 25, 2013

    “I’m practicing #37 from my friend Deena’s book. #37 – The secret to success should not be kept secret! Love it. Writing, speaking, and sharing it all today. Check out this cool little bundle of inspiration to explore more lessons.”
    ~ Jeff Stafford – Speaker, Coach, and Author of LEARN2 Lead

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on Apr 22, 2013

    “…powerful and loving and wise and witty. It will pick you up and propel you…”
    ~ L.M. Schuster

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on Apr 22, 2013

    “…positive and uplifting…I love it! Huzzah!”
    ~ King Henry of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on Apr 19, 2013

    Regarding the Secrets Of Success in #47ThingsILearned
    “Buy 78 copies and give them away, because they should not be secrets.”
    ~ Mark Lazarchic – Otterology Chief

  • Deena Ebbert is Propellergirl on Apr 19, 2013

    “#47ThingsILearned was an incredible book! It was inspiring, positive, uplifting and funny. Deena Ebbert’s combination of the profound and the humorous is pure literary genius. I could not go to sleep last night until I finished it. I know it is one I will read over and over again, especially on those days when I need some humor and perspective in my life. Everyone should own a copy of this book!!!”
    ~ Teri Christensen