January Photo-prompt Round-up

D. Wallace Peach has created a monthly writing challenge that is tons of fun. If you’re looking for something to read, this is the place to come! <3 Continue reading

Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, D. Avery

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you an author I met through my participation in the flash fiction challenges at the Carrot Ranch Literary Community (carrotranch.com). Her name is D. Avery, and I just call her D. because I think it suits her.  When I asked D. to… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Secret Lady,” (Ladies in Time 3 Book Series)” by Author, @BethTrissel

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: At Lavender House, Evie McIntyre is haunted by the whispers from her bedroom closet. Before she can make sense of their murmurs, the house “warbles” between times and transports her to the Civil War. Past and present have blended, and Evie wishes she’d paid more attention… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here’s your two words for this week: SLOW & WORK HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. <3 PLEASE support the… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 120, “Storm & Cold,” #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site:… Continue reading

“Creative Intentions,” #Haibun #Tanka

This week for my weekly syllabic poetry challenge, I used the word, “frigid,” for cold, and “tempest” for storm. I wrote a Haibun/Tanka Idyll which consists of a prose paragraph, followed by a Tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7). All syllabic poetry has rules, and the Haibun is no exception. Here are a… Continue reading

Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Jaye Marie

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you author, Jaye Marie, of the famous blogging duo of Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie. I asked Jaye to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE. We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way to learn… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Son of the Serpent (Fantasy Angels Series Book 2)” by Author, @VashtiQV

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: In Son of the Serpent, award-winning author Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts another fascinating glimpse into the dark, compelling world of fallen angels and demons, revealing more about their untold stories. The war in heaven might be over, but the ambitions of the fallen angel Lilith reach far… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 120, “Cold & Storm,” #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: COLD & STORM HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. <3 PLEASE support the… Continue reading

“It’s All in the Cards,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge for January 17, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes colonnades. It can be natural, architectural, or a metaphor. Take a stroll and go where the prompt leads. Respond by January 22, 2019. Tara laid… Continue reading