Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Tales from the Realm of the Green Elf,” by Author, Wendy Anne Darling

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Title: Tales from the Realm of the Green Elf

Amazon Author Page: Wendy Anne Darling

Publication Date: August 25, 2018

Formats: Paperback & Kindle

Genres: Anthologies, Magical Realism, Anthologies and Literature Collections

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IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

Magic Takes Many Forms!

Wendy Anne Darling’s latest anthology includes a large number of brand-new, never-seen-before poetry and stories that have never appeared in print until now.

The author enjoys writing fresh takes on traditional ideas and following her heart where her creativity leads. For instance; what WOULD happen to Wendy and the Lost Boys if something horrible happened to Peter Pan? How DOES one unpopular and very plain boy find a way to make a place for himself in his world? Does poetry rhyme? Sometimes, and sometimes NOT, but it always flows and dances to its own unique rhythm.

Finding a balance between life and magic can be a challenge, but Ms. Darling’s prose attempts to prove that life and magic are one and the same thing.

Spend a happy few hours discovering if she succeeded. 🙂

MY RECOMMENDATION:

Tales From the Realm of the Green Elf is Wendy Anne Darling’s first published poetry and short story collection. In this inviting anthology, she shares her poetry and short stories written as if each selection erupted from her heart, surrounding the reader with the magic of her words.

I find anthologies and poetry collections to be some of the most satisfying reads, and this book falls into that category. Between these pages, you will encounter a unicorn with a sense of humor, experience a new sequel to Peter Pan, and read an enchanting story of a teen who learns how to make a friend out of an enemy. And, this is just a small amount of the magic that explodes from this tome.

This is the kind of book you will want to curl up with on an autumn afternoon, as you relish the last rays of the summer sun. In fact, I read this book one evening, not even realizing the passage of time. The captivating prose and poetry will cast a spell over you.

MY RATING:

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies

5 fairies

*I follow the Amazon Rating System*

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Author, Wendy Anne Darling

About the Author:

Once upon a time in soggy, wet England…

Long before Wendy Anne Darling started writing poetry (age 9), and even before she began reading everything she could lay her pudgy, little hands on (age 6); she picked up a pencil and started drawing.

Stick figures made way for portraits, fashion designs, and oil paintings (using all the left-over colors from paint-by-numbers kits), and Wendy decided she was going to be an artist.

The desire to write stories came to the forefront, thanks to the encouragement of her family and her English teacher; Miss Buss, but still Wendy stuck to her plans and got a degree in Graphic Design. Her first ever job was drawing advertisements for drive-in movie screens with a company called Cine Media in South Africa. She later had a fabulous time working in graphic design for Out Front Colorado; Denver’s most well-loved, gay newspaper.

She also loved to read aloud, and became a narrator and audiobook producer for Amazon Audible and currently has 15 audiobooks in her portfolio.

If it involved creativity, Wendy was into it.

While her number 1 goal now is to write fantasy and sci-fi fiction, she could never let go of her love for drawing. Trying to decide what she was going to be when she ‘grew up;’ which she never succeeded in doing, Wendy, sensibly, came to the conclusion that she was simply going to do ALL OF IT.

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How to Connect with the Author:

Author Blog – Wendy Anne Darling.com

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Twitter: @AuthorWDarling

Facebook Author Page: Author Wendy Anne Darling

LinkedIn: Wendy Anne Darling

Pinterest: Wendy Anne Darling

Amazon Author Pages

Amazon.com Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00OG3B91G

Amazon.co.uk Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00OG3B91G

Woot Thanks for stopping by to meet Wendy and to hear about her new book, Tales from the Realm of the Green Elf. <3

 

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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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37 Comments

  1. Pingback: Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Wendy Anne Darling – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

  2. Wendy’s book sounds great. I have it on my TBR.

  3. I liked your review and the way you put a little extra research into it, like the different links to the author’s social networks and information about the author.

  4. A wonderful review, sister. <3

  5. I look forward to reading this. Lovely review. Well done Wendy. 🙂

  6. Fabulous review and I concur while I read half of this book before it was published. And what’s better than 5 fairy stars!!! Congrats Wendy <3

  7. Thanks so much for your wonderful review Colleen, it thrills my heart!.

    This book was long time coming, and is an outpouring of many of the intense emotions and experiences of my life.

    So glad you loved it!

  8. “Finding a balance between life and magic…” I like that. All the best to the author.

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  10. I visited Wendy this last weekend and learned so much about her blog, her book, and her love to help the fellow blogger with the book cover designs. We have had a delightful conversation already.

    Thank you for this book review, Collen! <3

  11. Sounds cute!

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