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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.

COLLEEN’S 2019 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Captain's Witch,” BY AUTHOR, Karen DeMers Dowdall, @karendowdall

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book: Lost in the Annals of Time: A Story of Love and War  The Captain’s Witch is a hauntingly beautiful story of love that transcends time. Sara Windsor Knightly, born into a family with generations of witches, inherits Windsor Manor, a colonial era… Continue reading

Conversations with Colleen: Meet Author, Judy Mastrangelo, @JMastrangeloArt

Hello everyone! This week, I’m thrilled to introduce you to an award-winning illustrator and author: Judy Mastrangelo. I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE, which she did. I’ve recently read and highly recommend Judy’s book, “Mystical Fairies.” You can read my review HERE. The… Continue reading

Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 156, #Poet'sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets choose your own words. PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Don’t forget to share your poetry… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 155, #SynonymsOnly or #ThanksgivingTheme

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. 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. I approve all comments and… Continue reading

"Flight Training," #Flash #Fiction

The November 28, 2019, Carrot Ranch Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about winners. Who are they, what’s the mood, and what did they win? Express emotion or subdue it. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 3, 2019. Tina balled up the award… Continue reading

2019 Rodeo « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

I’m thrilled to have taken part in this year’s contest. I managed to win second-place for the Three Act Story category, with my piece called “The Game.” I love flash fiction and have learned so much from the weekly challenges. Many thanks to the judges and to Charli Mills for… Continue reading

COLLEEN’S 2019 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “See A Dream Within: Found “Poe”try Based On The Collected Poetry Works Of Edgar Allan Poe” BY AUTHOR, David Ellis, @TooFullToWrite

Featuring Your Thanksgiving Read! About this Book: Decades after his poetry and short stories were published in the early to mid 1800’s, we still respect, revere and admire the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, celebrated master of the macabre, suspense and horror. Within this collection of found poems, David Ellis… Continue reading

COLLEEN’S 2019 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Mystical Fairies” BY AUTHOR, Judy Mastrangelo, @JMastrangeloArt

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book: Mystical Fairies describes the Fairy World, showing the fantastic Beings who inspire and uplift mankind. These beautiful creatures are depicted through lovely vivid, and detailed paintings. Please click the links for buying information MY RECOMMENDATION: One look at this book cover and… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 155 #SynonymsOnly or #Theme-Thanksgiving

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? This week you have a choice. You can write about the #Theme of Thanksgiving (thankful, grateful, family, etc. whatever that word means to you) OR here are your two words for… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 154, #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. 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. This is the perfect time… Continue reading