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The Swamp Fairy – My First Book is Under Construction NOW!

My excitement continues to grow as my book is beginning to take form. This will be my first novel, and as many of you know, my inspiration came from my blog posts called, “The Swamp Fairy.”

Here then, is a blurb for my book jacket, as was suggested by The Daily Post:



“One autumn day, on her way to school, twelve-year-old Abigail (Abby) Forester meets a fairy who asks for her help in saving the fairy kingdom that resides in the nearby swamp down the road. A new housing project with 180 units is being built next door, threatening the existence of the swamp fairies.

The swamp fairy explains to Abby that it is her destiny to help them, as she was chosen long ago in a different time and place. The fairies have always helped humans in the past. Abby proves to be the link who can help preserve the fairy kingdom, and the natural balance between their world and ours, to keep them both intact. One place cannot survive without the other.

Abby tells her best friend Savanna, and together the two girls embark on an adventure to save Fairy Swamp. They travel back into time to the beginning of Pensacola, Florida, where the girls learn about becoming stewards of the land, human equality, and what cultural harmony really means.”

I have even set up a word count meter on my blog, to track my progress. Please feel free to comment and lend me your support. I am excited at my new endeavor and look forward to sharing my novel in the near future!


Thanks for sharing in my excitement,

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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54 Comments

  1. Reading this introduction, I think, it might be something that my daughter would really enjoy – she loves fairies and all things magic 🙂

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  4. I like the idea of the girls going back in time. It takes the story in slightly different direction than just stopping construction. I’m interested in seeing how they save the Fairy Swamp.

  5. I wish we had real life magic to save Florida from developers…

    • I just read an article about the Everglades and how they are shrinking. In fact, the encroaching development has caused the flora and fauna to shrink also. Alligators are now much smaller than they were 30 years ago. I used to live in Okeechobee. I understand the Inter-coastal canals are all over there now. Houses everywhere. 🙁

  6. I love the blurb! This is such an exciting time for you. Best wishes, my friend. Hugs.

  7. This is really, really good. Found you accidently unfollowed. How does this happen?

  8. Your fairy swamp…such a labor of love. “stewards of the land, human equality, and what cultural harmony really means.” Love that…all the best as you move forward, Colleen. Keep writing !! ☺ Van

  9. Sounds to me that you have this nailed, Colleen. If I was picking up that book and read that blurb on the book’s cover, I’d certainly want to know more and would buy the book.

    As I have said before, you have a real gem of a story here and I know that once it is released it will be very well received.

    I’m keeping everything crossed for you. 🙂

  10. Love the title. 😀

  11. Colleen, I am excited with your, for you, and for the fact that I am a wittness of you bringing this wonderful gift into life. I cannot wait to read it. You are so full of enthusiasm regarding the swamp fairy and I have no doubt that your book will spread it around the world and inspire each reader to be aware of nature and their guardian spirits.

  12. What a lovely idea for a story, well done and good luck, may your words fly across the world.

    – sonmi smiling upon the Cloud.

  13. I love your fairy swamp and I wish you all the best for your book !!!

  14. I wish you reach your goal.Best of LUCK!!!

  15. Great storyline. Can’t wait!

  16. What is wonderful about your idea/blurb is that immediately from the first paragraph, I could see the story being optioned for film by Pixar or something. Anyway, loved the plot. I know this will be a good one!

    • Erica, thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I have worked in some interesting plot twists and want it to be educational, but still fun to read by young and old. <3

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  18. …great cover, m’Lady 🙂

  19. Hooray! Hooray! The excerpt you wrote is so enticing ! I can’t wait to read more 🙂 I’m so excited and proud to be a part of your writing journey … You are my inspiration !!!

  20. It sounds like a good plot. Good luck! I, too, amy working towards publishing a novel.

  21. oh nice.. the plot is well set.. all the best! 🙂

  22. This is a really great blurb. I found myself smiling while reading it because it occurred to me that this is the kind of book i can definitely picture my little sister reading. My best wishes for the book 🙂

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