The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy – 1st Place in the Authors DB 2017 Book Cover Contest

I’m excited to announce that The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy placed in the 1st PLACE category in the AuthorsDB 2017 Book Cover Contest.

Many thanks and love to my multi-talented book cover designer, Wendy Anne Darling, of Booxeedo Book Covers.

Thanks for sharing my joy! <3

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
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  1. Congratulations, Colleen! 💖 🙂 That is wonderful!

  2. Fabulous, Colleen. You have had a great week this week!

  3. Whoo Hoo! I’m throwing fairy dust all over. xoxox

  4. Oh Colleen, I’m so happy for you! And so proud of you! It’s a gorgeous cover, deserving recognition. Congratulations, Sis! Hugs hugs and more hugs ❤❤❤

  5. Fabulous news! Congratulations, Colleen.

  6. Many congratulations to you both, Colleen. What a week you’re having with having won this week’s Flash Fiction contest over at The Carrot Ranch as well. 💕

  7. Many congratulations Colleen and to Wendy Anne Darling too. Great teamwork. Hugs Xx

  8. Congrats, Colleen. That’s amazing! You must be thrilled. 🙂

  9. Excellent news… congrats Colleen, so happy for you! 🌟

  10. This is fantastic news, Colleen! Congratulations! 🙂

  11. Congratulations and celebrations Colleen…I am so happy for you and Wendy. I love the swamp fairy!

  12. That is wonderful, Colleen. Congratulations.

  13. wow, congrats!

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  15. Congratulations, Colleen! Well deserved! 😀

  16. Congrats!! 🤗😊🙃

  17. Many congratulations Colleen, well deserved.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  18. Congratulations to both you and Wendy!! 🎉🎉🎉 That is wonderful news – the cover is beautiful and striking. Hope you get a chance to celebrate. xx

  19. What a fantastic day! I am beside myself with this news. Colleen… you and your book gave me the inspiration I needed to create this cover. I’m grateful to be a part of your adventure.


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  21. Congratulations, Colleen and Wendy! <3

  22. Congratulations to you and your book designer!

  23. WOWIE! I am jumping over the moon with excitement! What fabulous news for both you and Wendy. Gosh darn it. If you two were here, I’d be hugging the stuffing out of BOTH of you. <3

  24. Oh Colleen! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!!!! And well done Wendy for creating such a great cover!

  25. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Congratulations to Colleen 🏆👍😃

  26. Reblogged this on M J Mallon Author and commented:
    So pleased for my bestie Colleen Chesebro, her cover has come first in the AuthorsDB book cover contest. And so happy for her designer Wendy Anne Darling too – (Wendy also designed my cover too – The Curse of Time – #1 Bloodstone was a semi-finalist.) 1st place was tichly deserved Colleen and couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. xxx

  27. Fabulousness!!

  28. I had a funny feeling you would win and my funny feelings tend to be spot on. I’m a bit psychic that way! So pleased for you and for Wendy too. 🙂 xxxx

  29. Wonderful news, Colleen. Congratulations to you and to your cover designer.

  30. Congratulations Colleen to both of you 😀

  31. Congratulations! That’s so wonderful! ~applause~ 😀

  32. Woohoo! That’s exciting news!

  33. Many congratulations, Colleen and to the designer as well, of course!

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