Fairies Myths & Magic II

Thank you, Annette, for the opportunity to share the news of my new book, just in time for the winter solstice and Yule.

All comments on this blog post will be in the running for a $15 Amazon Gift Certificate compliments of Colleen Chesebro!

Annette and I met on the blogs many years ago, and we both live in Michigan. Of course, we bonded over syllabic poetry. But we also share a love for freestyle poetry. One thing I like to do with my poetry is to work between the realms—a bit of magical realism always brightens a day.

Here in Michigan, we’re surrounded by water. Lake Michigan to our west, Lake Superior to our north, and Lake Huron to our east, while Lake Erie borders our far southern edge.

In this book, I wrote some poetry with Lake Michigan as the location. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But now, Michigan is my home. I wanted to bring in a sense of where I came from to this collection.

Besides, it’s true… fairies wander there.

Fairies Wander There

When ancient winter winds spirits prevail,

cold moonlight shakes across the lake

as whirlwind waves grow in scale,

shore birds rustle in deep sanctuary.

 

Between sand and shore, grass, and bough

star-shine dapples the watery strand

where sand dunes build castles in the air,

and sea grasses sing ballads to mussels in their lair.

 

Breathe in this pure-frost Lake Michigan air

for fairies wander there.

© Colleen M. Chesebro

About the Book:

In this second book in the Fairies, Myths, & Magic series, step into a world where dark fairies, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by winter and the celebration of the winter solstice.

From Autumn’s scary fairies to the forgotten female characters of Yule, prepare to embrace the magical winter solstice myths from around the world. Meet Frau Holle in the Wild Hunt, Befana—the Christmas Witch of Italy, and the Japanese goddess Ameratasu who controls the springtime. Prepare to embrace the Scottish trows, The Irish Goddess of Winter—the Cailleach Béara, and Snegurochka—the Snow Girl.

Learn how to make Yuletide rituals part of your celebration by embracing the symbols of Yule by decorating with evergreens and crystals.

Fairies, Myths, & Magic II Links:

 Colleen’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Colleen-M-Chesebro/e/B01N9MV2RX

Amazon Universal Link: https://mybook.to/FairiesMythsMagicII

About the Author:

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction.

In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry.

 Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch.

In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books.

Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

Find Colleen here:

Word Craft Poetry: https://wordcraftpoetry.com

Colleen M. Chesebro, Author, Poet & Unicorn Cats Publishing Services: https://colleenmchesebro.com

Facebook Page: Colleen M. Chesebro, Poet & Author: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085941528913

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/colleen-m-chesebro-6b856b237

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65 responses to “Fairies Myths & Magic II

  1. I’m amazed by some people’s imaginations, including yours Colleen. Mine is, possibly, too practical! Happy days, and the very best of luck with your writing. Cheers!

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  2. Congratulations on your new release, Colleen. Wishing you all the best. Thanks for sharing, Annette. Hugs 💕🙂

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  4. “…for fairies wander there.” Beautiful imagery, Colleen. I’ve your collection on kindle, and though I’ve peeked, it’s resting for later this month. Congratulations! Thank you, Annette, for hosting. ❤️

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  5. The both of you should do a collaboration poetry book together… The Michigan connection ❤️ congratulations, Colleen! 😊

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  6. I enjoyed your poem about the lake in winter. I’ve always been around lakes in the summer, so I appreciated a different perspective.

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  7. Hi Liz. The Great Lakes are like inland seas (which is what my California born husband calls them) and they dictate the weather in Michigan. There are plenty of lakes here in the state too.

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  8. Congratulations, Colleen!

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  9. I imagine it is very cold where Colleen lives right now. I know Wisconsin from Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. A lovely post.

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  10. I get to start reading this book today, and I am SO looking forward to the gorgeous prose I know I am going to find! Congratulations to you, Colleen. Thank you, Annette, for hosting!

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author

    It does sound like the perfect place for fairies to wander, Colleen 🙂 Congrats on your amazing release. Thanks for hosting, Annette. Xo

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  12. I love the mystery and magic around fairies and goddesses but reading your lines, I get even more drawn into it, Colleen. Your words remind me of fairy and natural spirit books I read. They are everywhere. This summer we went to Iceland. You would have loved it, magic everywhere.

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  13. Love your fairy poetry Colleen. And love this collection you are so talented. Best of luck, Marje x

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  14. I’m following Annette for many years now, her poetry is lovely, and I really enjoy the Angel messages, they are always timely.

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  15. Of course you did an amazing review on Colleens book and well deserved Annette. Love this!
    ❤️

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  16. Loved the ‘for faeries wander there’ poem.
    Being surrounded by three huge lakes must be magical. It is easy to believe that magic really does wander there.
    I’ve just caught up with Colleen’s tour. Reading through it is in itself a treat. The book sounds amazing. Very hearty congratulations to Colleen.

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  17. Thanks so much, Jude. I’m happy you’ve caught up. Happy Yule, my friend. 🎄

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  18. I’ve read and will vouch for Colleen’s book, Annette. It’s an enchanting and magical read.

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  19. Congratulations, Colleen! This sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for sharing, Annette.

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  21. I love that, Fairies Wander There. I live in Windsor Ontario, just across the Detroit River and have spent a lot of time in Michigan so I love reading authors from there. Congratulations on your new book, Colleen.

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