Interview – Frances Kelvin Otung

Two great friends here. Jennifer Nichole Wells, and Francis Otung. Poets – check out Felan! ❤

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Click through the following links to read Frances’ past interviews. Issue 1, 2, 5 & 6.

Tell us about the specific inspiration behind one or each of your accepted pieces.
I was doing a piece for a friend on ‘BEAUTY’ and it occurred to me that the beautiful may not always be “Beautiful”. Like the broken pottery that is held together with gold, a Japanese Art of Kintsugi which values breakage and imperfections. According to Wikipedia, “As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

fēlan is old English for feel. What makes you feel fascination?
Fascination springs from the intrigues that little scenes bring my way, like the wonders of childbirth, the unfolding of petals, the sprouting of new seeds – these and more keep me in awe. The constant amazement at life itself…

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About Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017. The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family. Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.

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