Happy Summer Solstice: Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration Available NOW!

 

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!

I’ve planned this day out in my mind for over a year… Today, as a tribute to the Summer Solstice, my first book of poetry and short stories has become a reality. Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration is now available on Amazon.

From June 21st through June 27th, this book will be featured at the introductory price of $.99! Grab your copy today!

Here is the Country Tagged Universal Book Link: Smarturl.it.FairiesMythsMagic

Blurb:

Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.

Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.

Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the past bringing them into the future.

What’s Litha ~ the Summer Solstice?

Litha is the celebration of the Summer Solstice—June in the Northern Hemisphere, and December in the Southern Hemisphere. Here in North America, the Litha Sabbat honors the longest day of the year with the most hours of sunlight.

Pagans celebrated Litha by observing and honoring the power of the sun. The sun’s influence reminded the people that the summer months represented fertility, ensuring the survival of the species.

During midsummer, magnificent fruit burst forth from the flowers, shrubs, and trees, providing ample food for all. Summer was also the most favorable time for the birthing and survival of animals, birds, and insects. This also included humans where the most births occurred during the months of July through October, which still continues today.

For the ancients, nothing represented the power of the sun more than fire. On the Solstice Eve, huge bonfires were erected on hilltops celebrating the link between the earth and heavens. Festivities lasted for days before and after the main event.

Yet, the primitive people recognized the need for balance between fire and water. Some celebrations included setting a wheel on fire, then rolling it downhill into a body of water, signaling the power of the sun at it’s mightiest, and also the day the sun’s power begins to diminish.

For me, a Summer Solstice celebration was the perfect day to share my collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the magic of the ancient pagans. I hope you’ll enjoy this collection. <3

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist writing YA fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet.

A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Whisperer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams.

Colleen won the Little and Laugh Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the CarrotRanch Literary Community.com in November 2017 for her piece, called “The Bus Stop.” Her debut novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy won gold in the 2017 AuthorsDB.com cover contest.

Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband, Ron. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and friends. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

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Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.

38 thoughts on “Happy Summer Solstice: Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration Available NOW!”

  1. merrildsmith – I am a historian, writer, and poet. My books have mainly focused on history, sexuality, and gender, and my most recent book is a reference book, Sexual Harassment. My blog is mainly poetry and musings about the world around me.
    merrildsmith says:

    Congratulations and Happy Solstice, Colleen!

  2. Lovely post! I like how you go into detail in explaining what Litha or Summer Solstice is. Congratulations on your book, and Happy Midsummer!

  3. coldhandboyack – Idaho – Just a fiction writer, trying to reach the world. I write fiction with a strange bent. I live in the world of science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal. Check out my novels: Wild Concept (science fiction) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IIWQ10A Panama (paranormal) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7Q949A Arson (science fiction) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LQ99QN6 The Cock of the South (fantasy) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P4H37WC
    coldhandboyack says:

    Wonderful news. If you’re going to do any promo, I volunteer to host something for you.

      1. coldhandboyack – Idaho – Just a fiction writer, trying to reach the world. I write fiction with a strange bent. I live in the world of science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal. Check out my novels: Wild Concept (science fiction) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IIWQ10A Panama (paranormal) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7Q949A Arson (science fiction) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LQ99QN6 The Cock of the South (fantasy) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P4H37WC
        coldhandboyack says:

        Won’t have internet this weekend, but I have Monday off and will be back in town. Happy to host.

  4. Natalie Ducey – Ontario, Canada – Cheers, I'm Natalie. As a content creator, I'm passionate about sharing informative content to help fuel online success. I love connecting with others and sharing design and creativity tips, social media marketing strategies, and blogging tips and resources. On this site, I share tips and short tutorials to help others tap into their creative side and build confidence in the design and marketing process. Creativity fuels my soul and paying it forward is my motto. I’m thrilled that you're here, and delighted to join you on this fantastic journey!
    Natalie Ducey says:

    Congratulations, Colleen! Wishing you continued success. Happy Solstice! 🙂

  5. Annette Rochelle Aben – Westland, MI – My life is ALL ABOUT being a COMMUNICATOR, so I write/publish books, (find my on Amazon) articles, essays, poetry, heck I love writing LETTERS. I am also a host/producer of internet radio shows; (find me on Blog Talk Radio) my own shows as well as shows that other people host. Since I was a little girl I have been a singer and fronted bands for years. People everywhere are wearing my jewelry and eating the food I create and sell. In my spare time I am a mentor/guide for others along their personal and professional paths. Thank you for joining me here and be sure to let me know what I can help YOU with!
    Annette Rochelle Aben says:

    YAY! Sis, this is fabulous. Happier for you than I have ever been and as eager to share as I am to read it. <3 Love you to bits

  6. Terri Webster Schrandt – Nine Mile Falls, WA – I am a leisure educator (former university adjunct faculty), self-published author, and retired recreation and parks practitioner living in Eastern Washington State. Second Wind Leisure Perspectives is my blog about living a leisure lifestyle that includes fitness, photography, and fun.
    Terri Webster Schrandt says:

    Happy Solstice, Colleen! How exciting! Just downloaded my copy!

  7. Jane Dougherty – Bordeaux – I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.
    Jane Dougherty says:

    Congratulations, Colleen, may you have a lovely feast day and sell lots of copies 🙂

  8. Jacquie Biggar – Canada – JACQUIE BIGGAR is a USA Today bestselling author of Romance who writes about smart, sassy females and tough, alpha males who learn the true power is love. Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: http://jacqbiggar.com You can follow her on at http://Facebook.com/jacqbiggar, http://Twitter.com/jacqbiggar or email her via her web site. Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!
    Jacquie Biggar says:

    Congrats, Colleen, I love the cover!

  9. D. Wallace Peach – 30 Miles beyond the edge of civilization, Oregon – I'm an adventurer in writing, peering under rocks in my garden for secret magic. I can't stop writing. My stories want to explode from my head. They demand my attention and surge from my fingertips faster than I can put them to paper. I love what I do.
    D. Wallace Peach says:

    What a lovely joyful post, Colleen. Congrats on the new book! I have my copy. 🙂 Happy Solstice!

  10. Congratulations. Wishing you the best. In love and light.

      1. Thank you. Belatedly for some reason your msg just appeared 🤔

  11. Tina Frisco – Tina Frisco is an author, singer-songwriter, RN, activist, and student of shamanism. Born in Pennsylvania USA, she attended nursing school in New York and lives in California. She began writing as a young child and received her first guitar at age 14, which launched her passion for music and songwriting. She has performed publicly in many different venues. Her publishing history includes book reviews; essays; articles in the field of medicine; her début novel, PLATEAU; her children's book, GABBY AND THE QUADS; and her latest novel, VAMPYRIE. She enjoys writing, reading, music, dancing, arts and crafts, exploring nature, and frequently getting lost in working crossword puzzles.
    Tina Frisco says:

    I’m so happy for you, Sis, and so proud of you. Happy Summer Solstice! ❤️

  12. syl65 – I live to share what God gives to me... Love. My purpose is to inspire. My goal is to entertain. Movies, music, sports (watching), learning and growing, open and receptive to God's spirit. I appreciate you for who you are and I believe in you...
    syl65 says:

    Congratulations, Colleen! 🙂

      1. syl65 – I live to share what God gives to me... Love. My purpose is to inspire. My goal is to entertain. Movies, music, sports (watching), learning and growing, open and receptive to God's spirit. I appreciate you for who you are and I believe in you...
        syl65 says:

        You’re welcome 😊❤️

  13. Dawn Renee – The goal of Lizardplanet.com is to help our little lizard friends. If together, we save but one beautiful lizard's life or simply inspire another to give a lizard it's best life possible, it is time well spent. Lizards make me smile. I want them to make you smile with me! Follow us, support the goal, or simply meet adorable Lil' Murph at Lizardplanet.com
    Dawn Renee says:

    Very informative, thank you. The book seems like a lovely read and a break from the mentally heavy gems I often read.

      1. Rhyme In Time – I write for a living. For no kind of living whatsoever, I also write poetry and study the Korean language. And I help raise a cat with my wife.
        Rhyme In Time says:

        Great theme too. 🙂

          1. Rhyme In Time – I write for a living. For no kind of living whatsoever, I also write poetry and study the Korean language. And I help raise a cat with my wife.
            Rhyme In Time says:

            More than alright–I’m honored!

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