Author Archives: Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Hinting at Shadows,” by Author, @SarahBrentyn

From the Author: No One Escapes Life Unscathed  Delve into the deeper reaches of the human condition and the darkness that lives there.  A girl haunted by her sister’s drowning. A boy desperate for his father’s affection. A woman forced to make a devastating decision. A man trapped by his obsessions. Experience tales of love, loss, murder, and madness through

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Poetry Friday ~ Character & Wild

Originally posted on The Writer Next Door:
I’m sure some of you know by now that there’s a hurricane in the Atlantic headed for Florida. Well, Hurricane Dorian is headed northwest right now toward Florida’s northern east coast but there’s a pressure system that is predicted to push the hurricane southwest to make landfall anywhere from central Florida to the…

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POETRY/Flash Fiction & Poetry/ or Poetry/Short Story BOOK PROMOTIONS & A GIFT!

I am re-sharing this information as I still have three FREE Kindle books remaining for my free giveaway of Fairies, Myths, & Magic – A Summer Celebration. I would love to gift these three books to my regular readers – NOT just my poetry challenge participants. If you live overseas, I will gladly email you a mobi copy. ❤ Colleen!

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 143, 1st of the Month #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. This challenge is for Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms.

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 142, “Character & Wild,” #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and any honorable mention poetry that really caught my eye. 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. Make sure to read my exciting news and how I aim to help promote

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For my Poetry Challenge Participants ~ Poetry Book Promotions & a Gift!

I have a deep fondness for all forms of poetry, especially syllabic poetry. So, I would like to assist my poetry challenge participants in advertising their poetry books. As authors, I know we all struggle to get reviews. I know I do… If you have participated in my challenge for at least six months or more, I will create a

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Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Trent McDonald, @trentpmcd

Hello everyone! This week I’m happy to introduce Author and Poet, Trent McDonald. Trent is a regular participant in my weekly poetry challenge. I love how many authors write poetry too! Check out his poems HERE. I asked him to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE. We all aspire to be successful authors and the best

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“Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

The challenge words for this week’s poetry challenge are “character and wild.” I used tempestuous for character, and howling for wild. Here in Arizona, the weather forecasters speak of “the monsoon season” and the destruction it sometimes wrecks across Phoenix and Maricopa County. “Not to worry,” I said. We’ve lived through blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, hurricanes, tornados, floods, and earthquakes. What

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 142 #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: “Character & Wild” HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always

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