Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Marie Lavender

Hello everyone! This week I'm happy to bring you an author I've seen throughout social media but didn't know. I love meeting new people so, when I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE, she jumped right in! We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way … Continue reading Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Marie Lavender

Happy Boxing Day!

Boxing Day is a British tradition! The day after Christmas, December 26th, is called Boxing Day because: It was a custom on that day for tradesmen to collect their “Christmas boxes,” gifts of money or goods in return for reliable service all year. Do you have any tradespeople who have been especially helpful this year—your … Continue reading Happy Boxing Day!

Goodbye 2018 – Hello, New Opportunities in 2019

Colleen's 2019 Goal Planning Each year I like to reflect on the highlights from the previous year as I move forward into the new year. 2019 is on the horizon. Are you ready? On colleenchesebro.com, it was a fabulous year. Here are a few of my accomplishments: Book Reviews I read and reviewed 49 books … Continue reading Goodbye 2018 – Hello, New Opportunities in 2019

December Slow-Down

I need a break! I'm going to take the rest of the month of December off from blogging. I need this time to work on a book whose characters are screaming for my attention... and let me tell you, those magical healing witches are pretty demanding! I do have book reviews scheduled and author interviews … Continue reading December Slow-Down

A Magical Book Sale!

"The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy," and "Fairies, Myths, and Magic ~ A Summer Celebration," are both on SALE for $.99 each for the entire month of December 2018.  It you haven't had a chance to experience the magic, now's your chance! https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B01MU69MXT&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_aaAcCbG3E17XG Fourteen-year-old Abigale Forester, recently orphaned and a ward of the State … Continue reading A Magical Book Sale!

Rodeo #3: Travel with a Twist Winners

What a wild ride it was at this year’s Carrot Ranch rodeo! Check out the fabulous stories from the “Travel with a Twist,” category. I’m thrilled to have won first place! ❤

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

By Sherri Matthews

Well, we asked for travel stories with a twist, and we got ‘em.  Thank you so much to all who entered, 29 in all. You’ve taken us around the world (twice), to Rome and through most of Europe, to Morocco, Lima, on sun-drenched holidays including the Caribbean and Hawaii, up mountains, along the coast, to a Harry Potter conference in San Francisco, a monastery, Lake Michigan, Key West, Rock Springs and the weird and wonderful Garbled Creese. We’ve walked, ran and hiked, and travelled by car, cruise ship, plane, bus, motorhome, and broomstick.

The high quality and enjoyment of every story, however, did not make it easy for the judges.  I don’t like this part of the job! First, I verified every story’s word count and sadly had to eliminate 2, one just under, one just below 99 words. Then we narrowed it down with each of…

View original post 1,476 more words

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 112, “Cold & Safe,” #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? 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. ❤ PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 112, “Cold & Safe,” #SynonymsOnly

Using the Gutenberg Editor

AND THE GUTENBERG EDITOR ALL AT ONE TIMEOH JOY! PLEASE NOTE: I FOUND AN ARTICLE THAT IS A GREAT REFERENCE ON EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EDITOR: https://ezseonews.com/blog/gutenberg-tutorial/. This article answered many of my questions. ~Colleen~ “Gutenberg” is the name of the new editor experience onWordPress. Their goal was to create a new post and … Continue reading Using the Gutenberg Editor