#Happy Easter #Blessings #NewBook

What an Easter Surprise😃 Without making a big fuss about it, Sylvester published his 8th book today. As he says in his post, it is not just a new poetry book. It is rather a collection of inspirational thoughts about what a soul encounters during its journey down here. Sylvester put it in the form of quotes, texts, and poems too.
Curious? Well, I certainly am! That’s why my copy has already been ordered. And what about you?

Please head over to his blog for learning more about his book, how to order, the story behind, and last but not least, to congratulate him!

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“If you speak from the heart and spirit, you will touch more than the ears, you will reach the soul.” -Syl

My writing journey has taken a lot of twists and turns. I am so very thankful to be blessed with the gift to write and create with words. I published my first poetry collection eight years ago which was a journey in itself, realizing a dream come true. Since then I have published several other collections.

Now I am thankful to present my latest book Soul Waves. This marks a change in my presentation style. There are poems, thoughts, and quotes sprinkled in. As my writing journey continues I become more aware of the purpose for my writing.

Thank you to all of you here in the WordPress community that have inspired me through your blogs, interactions, the smiles and laughs shared, an all the heartfelt comments.

Soul Waves…

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Geoff Le Pard’s New Release: The Last Will Of Sven Andersen

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Our lovely Geoff Le Pard of TanGental is about to publish his latest strike, a sequel of his book Dead Flies which will be free in Kindle for a download between October 30th and November 3rd.

I feel honored to support his new release with a guest post. So let’s let Geoff tell us how he got to write The Last Will of Sven Andersen: Read more ›

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Last night I watched this amazing movie in an IMAX movie theatre. It was the first day of release over here. Like most of you I love the songs of Queen and sadness still fills me when thinking of the loss of Freddie. Although I am not used to making movie reviews and also I basically don’t have time to do so. But this movie is really worth it when even I am doing it in a nutshell. Read more ›

First Christmas surprise!!


I just needed to share my excitement about what I found in my mailbox today! A thousand thanks to our generous Geoff Le Pard. I cannot wait to start reading. I will post a review as soon as possible. Please, check out Geoff’s writings with his fantastic twists and punchlines. Again, thank you very much, dear Geoff!

(Sorry, I am not so good at taking selfies but eventually, I had everything necessary in the picture…lol)

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I Finally did it

Now, look at our Rich! Disappearing for weeks and once he shows up he has his first paperback book in his backpack. Because it is him and his new book to celebrate, please head over to his blog.


I Finally did it, after what seems like years of promising and even more years of formatting it’s finally here. My first publicised paperback now available on amazon

PULL UP A CHAIR: A Collection of Poems and Prose.


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#NewRelease: The Sevens


What a timing! You are on your day off and finally, have time to go through the post of your blogily. And right then and there a post is published about a new release of one of your favorite bloggers!!

Our Mr. Poetry just published his 6th book (and second only e-book): “The Sevens”

Of course, I had to download it immediately – you know I am curious 😁
The download on whatever device is free!!

It is a beautiful collection of 30 encouraging, uplifting, inspiring, insightful 7-liners. And the cover itself is an inspiration and supports the message of the content.

You can find it here: #NewRelease: The Sevens

I am a bit of a numbers freak… hehe. When you publish a book called “The Sevens”, filled with 7-liners, and you publish it in the 7th month of the year 17 then it is definitely meant to reach the reader at exactly the point he needs it. 7 is the spiritual number. I already found many poems which went straight to my heart and I am sure there is the one meant for you!

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I proudly present: The Fairy Whisperer – Colleen M. Chesebro


I know Colleen for more than two years. She always kept me glued with her fairy stories. She even was blessed to take a picture of one of those natural spirits. I was absolutely delighted when she decided to start writing a book about the fairy world. Today I am even more delighted that Colleen shares the magic and background information of her amazing book here on my blog:

I would like to give many thanks to my friend, Erika Kind, for allowing me time to share about my new book and how to use gems, healing stones, and symbolism in your writing.

Calcite is a fairy stone, and it is believed that it bestows upon the wearer, the magical properties of prophecy and healing. It was the perfect gem to feature in my novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy.

Colleen's book cover.jpgAbby Forester, my protagonist, inherits from her mother, a calcite pendant which is a piece of a mystical heart shaped stone found on the swampland of her ancestors. The necklace has been handed down for generations in her family from the first-born daughter to her daughter. The pendant responds to Abby and often appears to have a life of its own. I used the calcite pendant as a medium for Abby to channel strength from the collective community of the fairy nymphs.

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My research on calcite explained that these fairy stones aid in the channeling process when it is grounded and practical, but not when the work is ungrounded or not for the good of others. In addition, the stones offer protection from evil spirits, offers psychic security, and protects the wearer by helping them to stay connected to the Earth’s center. Fairy stones often adopt the people they wish to help, giving the adoptees the nickname of “little helpers.”  Meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com

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I portrayed Abby Forester as following the hero’s journey. Since Calcite brings positivity to a person’s mental and emotional life, the gemstone was necessary to the story telling.

At the beginning of the story, Abby is fourteen years old and has left her hometown of Chicago, IL to travel to her Aunt Magnolia’s home in Blackberry Ridge, Florida. Her mother is dead, and her father has disappeared due to drug addiction. Her aunt becomes her legal guardian.

Abby is not a typical teenager, and her family circumstances have aged her. She is used to being on her own and dealing with life head-on. In fact, Abby is quite unusual. She is clairaudient and can communicate and understand the languages of all creatures, birds, and insects. This unique ability allows her to communicate with all the fairy nymph clans, making her a fairy whisperer.

As you can see, the use of a symbol in your writing can become part of your hero’s identity. For Abby, the calcite pendant stands for a tangible connection to her mother and family. Since her mother is dead, the stone brings her comfort when nothing else can. It also represents her connection and responsibility to protect the fairy nymph clans which becomes a symbol of her ability to survive impossible circumstances.

A symbol, like Abby’s calcite pendant, also gives your readers a way to connect with the hero in your novel. I contacted my friend, Irene, from IreneDesign2011, and asked for her help in bringing Abby’s calcite pendant to life. Irene outdid herself!

The small calcite heart stone pendant is pictured below. Here is the link to Irene’s Etsy site where you can buy your own jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480852170/black-silk-necklace-with-silver-wrapped

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The large calcite heart stone pendant is also pictured below. Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480852682/black-silk-necklace-with-silver-wrapped

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Symbolism in a YA fantasy/magical realism novel can be powerful to your readers and helps to reinforce your story line. The symbol or branding will live on in the hearts of your readers.


I am a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a retired bookkeeper. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, I also love gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into complex works of art.

I live in the mountains of Colorado with my husband, and my two, sweet little-old-lady Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can stop by and visit me on my website colleenchesebro.com. I’d love hearing from you.

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Sugar and Spice


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I thank Colleen for the honor of being the first guest author on my blog!

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Soul Embers


Not even a month ago one of our most amazing poets here on WordPress released his 4th book! Sylvester’s poetry has been deep and profound no matter which one I ever read – may it be on his blog or in his books.  Read more ›

Better Late Than Never!


My dear motherly friend, Linda of Nutsrok, published her first book this year. She wrote the memoirs of her mother Kathleen. I have to confess that I am not through it yet. But I read enough to finally give Linda’s book a shout out.  Read more ›

Set Me Free!!!

As I announced it yesterday the moment has finally come to present you all my latest song project.

I wrote the lyrics already one year ago but started working on the song in summer. With only one hour a week and holiday breaks in between the progress is often slow. But here we go.

It is a rock song and …. hmm… actually supposed to be posted on a (Tidbit) Tuesday 😉 Read more ›

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