HERE are your Horror Anthology COVER Finalists!

Which cover to choose?

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

11 and 12 side by side

After much howling and gnashing of teeth, we derived two covers for you to choose from.

By virtue of their numbers, 11 and 12, you can correctly surmise that there were more than a dozen renditions of this.

There are very subtle differences between the two.



  • Higher clouds.
  • Lower clouds.
  • Blue clouds?

Can we see the eyes more???



In the end, these were the best, so which is the best of the best?

For those of you who are excited, you may express your enthusiasm by sharing the info about this cover with all your friends and see what they think as they help us choose THE absolute best one.

If you can’t choose, then use 11 (because I like it best) and SHARE it with all your friends to help us generate some buzz. This amazing anthology is coming out very soon!

Here’s 11, solo.

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The Heart Stone Chronicles has a New Look

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

I’m thrilled to share the new cover for The Heart Stone Chronicles created by my dear friend and Sister of the Fey, Wendy Anne Darling.  We decided that Abby Forester needed the place of honor on the cover, as this is the story of her journey into the realm of the Swamp Fairy.

Fourteen-year-old Abigale Forester, recently orphaned and a ward of the State of Illinois moves from Chicago to Florida to live with her aunt, her last living relative. Magnolia Forester becomes her legal Guardian, and together they claim an ancient inheritance; land that belonged to Abby’s mother’s family for generations.

Holding onto the only piece of her mother Abby has left, a calcite pendant and her mother’s most sacred possession, she discovers the truth of her legacy. The pendant is more significant than she could imagine. Forged from a giant mystical heart-shaped stone found on the very…

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HTTP vs. HTTPS – Why is This Important?

Colleen’s thoughts on new google safety measures. A must read.

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer


Last week I noticed that Google Chrome had been updated with a sleek new look to the browser. In addition, I suddenly began noticing flags in my Chrome browser alerting me that HTTP sites were not safe. (Now, I am not an authority on this subject, so please do your own research). I use a MAC so I decided that I would look into this situation and here is what I learned:



The “S” matters! Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure.’ It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

Apparently, Google clamped down earlier this year…

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New Blog Feature: “Conversations With Colleen” How to Submit

Conversations with Colleen, a great way for readers to get to know you.

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

the more you know

I’ve started a new weekly feature on my blog as another way to support my fellow authors. Conversations with Colleen will give you a way to introduce yourself to readers from around the world. Readers can check out your books and visit your Amazon Author Pages to see if they find anything that tweaks their reading fancy!

This is also a way for my readers to get to know some different authors. You never know what secrets I might be able to coax out of you!

Author interviews give a writer the opportunity to show off their writing skills and help to promote their creative work.

(Many thanks to Sally Cronin for her inspiration and the many ways she supports authors on her blog). ❤

How to Submit:

Please pick three to five (or one if you go into great detail) questions from the list below. Your answers must have…

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The Liminal Gods – Summer Solstice to Winter Solstice: The Lady of the Greenwood & The Lord of the Wildwood

The liminal Gods by Colleen ❤

The Sisters of the Fey

I’ve created an infographic of the Liminal Gods in fairycraft that rule from the Summer Solstice to the Winter Solstice so you can relate to these deities:

The Liminal Gods of Fairycraft

Follow the beginning of my journey following the path of the fairy witches. Please read Part I HERE, and Part II HERE, and Part III HERE. The book, “Fairycraft ~ Following the Path of Fairy Witchcraft,” by Morgan Daimler, inspired the information herein.

Colleen Thanks for stopping by. ❤

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Issue 41 ‘Hallowed Screams’ | #Horror #OpenCall #ReprintsWelcome #fiction

Submission Call

The Sirens Song


Once again, we’re rolling around to the most wonderful time of the year – Halloween!

For the 41st issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for your best creepy stories, bone-chilling poems, and horror-riddled prose. Seasonal or not, we’re always looking for good dark fiction, or works of straight-up horror to include.

Your piece can be creepy, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or be flat out scary as hell!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • It must be primarily horror/dark fiction.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

Send us your horror pieces, and if they qualify, we’ll make sure about 35,000 people have the chance to read them!


Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018

Circulation:Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)

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