Hey there everyone.
We’ve made it halfway through the week! Give yourself a congratulatory pat on the back (or get someone else to do it or you may wind up in hospital before the end of the week is out).
I’m very excited to introduce you all to another exciting fantasy author in the ongoing Author Interviews series who has just released her debut novel. May I present to you author Colleen Chesebro, as she chats with us about her passion for her craft, along with all of her wonderful writing inspirations and influences.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the show muchachos!
Hi there, Colleen, it is a real pleasure to have you over here and find out what inspires and motivates you as a writer.
Hello, David. It’s nice to stop by for a visit. Thank you for your kind invitation.
Let’s start with your debut novel called “The Heart Stone Chronicles – Book 1: The Swamp Fairy”. Can you tell us more about the genre stylings of the book and the quirks of the lead character Abigale Forester, along with her story arc and what sort of twists we will find in this particular tale, as we delve deeper into her world and what is at stake for her?
I added The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy to the children’s fantasy genre for ages ten years and up. After further research, I also added it to the magical realism genre because of the magical aspects of the novel.
“Fantasy is defined as a work of fiction where magic is the main plot element, theme, or setting. Many fantasy novels take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common.” Wikipedia.
The difference between the two genres is that magical realism uses elements of fantasy which are rooted in our sense of reality, while the fantasy genre creates a new reality for your characters.
When using magical realism, you tell the stories from the viewpoint of people who live in the natural world and experience a different kind of reality. This is what I’ve done with my novel through Abby Forester, the protagonist.
Abby moves fluidly between her existence in the real world and where the fairy nymphs and the gods have their own reality, which occurs in our world, more like a tear in the fabric of time. Both realities exist at the same time on what I call the horizontal realm.
I also helped to reinforce this perception by giving Abby the gift of clairaudience.
The Free Dictionary.com defines clairaudience as:-
“The supposed power to hear things outside the range of normal perception.”
As in most hero-journey tales, the hero always has some type of fantastic ability. In my novel, Abby can hear and speak the languages of all creatures, animals, insects, birds, including the fairy nymphs who exist in Abby’s human reality. Ordinary people can’t pick up the fluencies of sound or understand the dialects, so Abby becomes a fairy whisperer, one who can understand the languages of all creatures and the fairy nymph clans. Her ability is an inherited family trait which is another way to normalize her power.
I find it fascinating how Fantasy Authors build their worlds and the things that inhabit them. How do you go about picking and choosing the names for your characters, objects and the places in your world? Do you base your choices on any particular love or preferences for certain things and adapt them accordingly or do you have other methods that you employ?
I based this story on a real-life experience of my own. While on a walk during a warm, foggy morning in November 2014, I had a close encounter of the fairy kind. We were living in Pensacola, Florida. I still remember the day, as if it had been carved into my memory, something I will never forget.
The road I took on my morning walk
I heard a sound that instantly caught my attention. At first, I thought it might be an injured bird rustling in the thick underbrush. I peered into the foliage and drew back in surprise. At first, I figured I saw a ruby-throated hummingbird with brilliant green feathers. However, that was not so.
Instead, I saw a tiny green swamp fairy hovering on delicate wings that looked like transparent leaves. She had hair the color of corn silk. Bottle green leaves adorned her small body. The heady fragrance of lavender, patchouli, and sandalwood wafted on the air. I stood there transfixed by the vision. I realized then, I had witnessed a miracle. I had been given the gift of fairy vision.
The spot where I saw the swamp fairy
The petite winged-being stared at me with eyes as green as the leaves she was hiding in. I felt something akin to a spiritual encounter. An overwhelming feeling of peace and love surrounded me and held me within its grasp. In an instant, she was gone. She vanished into the fog that swirled around me.
I shook my head and continued my walk. My feet felt lighter that day. I knew something had changed. The swamp fairy had ignited my imagination. I knew what this fairy encounter meant. I had been granted the ability to become a fairy whisperer.
I started to write stories about the swamp fairies. The stories (and blog posts) came in quick succession. Next, the dreams started. I began to channel the stories of the fairy nymphs that had inspired me that day long ago. I observed the real swamp that I walked past each day as it was being crowded out by the building of new homes. Slowly, a story began to form in my mind.
Fairy Swamp is found behind this development site in Pensacola, Florida
By fall of 2015, we moved to Colorado. The dreams continued and grew stronger. The stories changed. The fairy nymphs wanted me to tell their stories. And, that is exactly what I have done in this novel.
Character names are important and the name, “Abby Forester,” just came to me one day. “Aunt Magnolia’s name,” represented a genteel woman of the South, although I portrayed her as a strong independent woman to keep things interesting.
The antagonist’s name was more difficult. Since my novel took place in the Deep South, I researched the names of dead Civil War soldiers, looking for just the right nuance of sound. The bad guy needed a memorable name and “Rafe Cobb,” fit perfectly.
What are your own opinions on self-publishing and how come you chose to go down this particular route yourself?
I decided to self-publish because I wanted to retain control of my manuscript. I researched many different avenues and decided this was the best path for me.
If your novel was to be made into a movie, who would you cast in the lead roles?
I could see Elle Fanning, playing the amber haired, 14-year-old Abby Forester. She is an Aires and would bring just the right amount of fire and kindness that Abby displays in the novel. Cate Blanchette with silver hair would be perfect as Aunt Magnolia. The rest of the kids, I’m not sure about. You get the idea, though.
What do you find the most difficult thing about writing? And what do you find the easiest?
Writing comes naturally to me, especially a first draft. The hardest task was in the editing. That is where the actual writing happens. However, I had no idea where to begin. There is always room for improvement, yet I felt paralyzed at what steps to take to move forward. So, I asked a trusted author friend to show me the ropes. After the first few chapters, her corrections clicked, and I began to understand the editing process.
Who are some of the authors and historical figures that inspire you?
I am a huge fan of British Literature. Charles Dickens has always been one of my favorite authors. In fact, I have read almost every book he has ever written. J. K. Rowling is another author I adore because of the creativity factor she adds to her writing. I also love poetry and have several poets that really speak to me, such as, Alfred Lord Tennison, E. E. Cummings, and even Alan Ginsberg, one of the Beat poets. I am eclectic, to say the least. In fact, I really enjoyed your book of poetry, David.
What sort of research do you do to write your books?
I like to have many themes running through my novels, so that means lots of research. For example, in The Swamp Fairy, one of the main issues is that of the disappearing wetlands in Florida. My inspiration was a real swamp bordered by a new housing development which encroached on its territory. I researched the issue and found that Florida had a program to protect native wetlands. This is what Abby eventually discovers as a way to preserve the fairy nymph kingdom. Blending fact and fiction together is what makes your novel seem real in the minds of your readers.
Another example of extensive research I completed was on the fairy nymphs themselves. I based them off of Greek mythology because that was something that kids could easily relate to. By ten years of age, everyone has been exposed to the Greek myths.
Why do you write? What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. That was one gift I felt I possessed that came easily to me. It is almost like a higher calling, something I feel compelled to do. I’ve never been happier than when I’m writing and creating.
What keeps you motivated during creative slumps? How do you deal with Writers Block?
When I get into a slump, the first thing I do is walk away from the computer. Writer’s block is not wrong, it just indicates that you are tired or bored and need a distraction. In other words, a perception adjustment is required. So, I go for a walk, read a book, work on my crochet – clean the house. Creativity is a gift we much cherish and take care of. After a few days, my creativity has returned tenfold. Every writer should take frequent breaks.
You have access to a time machine. What advice would you give to your younger self?
That’s a great question. LOL. I always say in my next life… I would have gone to college earlier and pursued a writing career. I’m sure I would have been poor, but I would’ve been much happier than I was working as a bookkeeper for over twenty years. Retirement is sheer bliss, and I get to use the other side of my brain.
How do you spend your free time when you are not writing?
When I’m not writing, I’m reading, gardening, or any number of creative things. I like to keep busy and active which my two Pomeranians, Sugar and Spice love.
Sugar & Spice, The Pomeranian Sisters
Tell us more about your upcoming projects. Are you working on anything specific or have plans in the pipeline?
I’ve begun working on the second book in the series, called, “The Meadow Fairy.” Here is the synopsis:
Fourteen-year-old Abigale Forester journeys from Blackberry Ridge, Florida to Bent Grass, Colorado when her Aunt Magnolia accepts a job as a researcher working for an author who specializes in writing about myths and paranormal activity.
Abby, along with her deceased mother’s most sacred possession, a calcite pendant, continues her legacy as a Fairy Whisperer to the primordial fairy nymphs who inhabit unique places scattered about the world.
In Colorado, Abby meets two young friends, Crosby and Landon Miller, who along with their family are beekeepers on a small farm under the shadow of Pike’s Peak. Abby is summoned by a primeval nymph who asks her to resolve the secret of why the bee population is disappearing from the prairie meadows.
With the help of Nate Bannock, a Native American Ute rancher, Abby learns the astonishing truths behind the decimation of the bee population.
Does Abby have what it takes to save the bees and the Meliae Meadow Nymphs before it is too late?
Finally, are there any nuggets of wisdom that you can impart to other aspiring writers?
Writing is a gift to share with the world. Always remember words have meanings and carry enormous power. Use them wisely.
And that’s a wrap! Thank you for spending time with us today and letting us know more about your work 🙂
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Thank you again for the great visit, David. I had the best time. ~Colleen~
Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.
The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.
Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.
When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice.
You can connect with Colleen on the following Social Media channels:-
Blog/Website:- Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer
Facebook:- @CMChesebro (Facebook)
Goodreads:- Colleen Chesebro (Goodreads Author)
Google Plus:- Colleen Chesebro (Google Plus)
Instagram:- @colleen_chesebro (Instagram)
Pinterest:- Colleen Chesebro Fairy Whisperer (Pinterest)
Twitter:- @ColleenChesebro (Twitter)
Colleen also runs another blog/website about mindfulness, weight loss and inspiration called My Mindful Journey, which can be found here at A Mindful Journey.
You can buy her debut novel here:-
If you too would like to be interviewed on my blog at TooFullToWrite and you have a book or a series of books that you would like us to chat about then fill out the Contact Me form here with your details and we can arrange a future interview slot.
Still want more? Well, Colleen’s book is about a fairy and they are very shiny creatures. For more articles on the theme of ‘Shine’ then check out the links for my fellow bloggers below:-
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2. My Monthly Memories: January 2K17 – erhynireh
3. Shine – take a walk
4. I SEE STARS IN YOUR – stitches and poems
5. Joyously Hopeful – Shine
6. “Shine.” – Nomadic Adventurer
7. Chocolate Dazed – Shine down on me
8. And so it starts… – Shine: Acrostic
9. PenVille – What this author writes about is incredible
10. New Year’s Resolution for 2017 – Roberta Pimentel
11. The Reluctant Poet – SHINE
12. Weekly Tea Time For My Soul – 1/14/17 – Spectres & Stardust
13. Success Inspirers World – Get up & shine
14. 2017 is the year for change. – thethoughtskeeper
15. Le Drake Noir – Shiny rush
16. Shine – livergoodmakes
17. Growing Familiar With God – Lance Price Blog 2017
18. The Shining Light of the Stage – A Ballet of Life
19. Let’s shine together… – My Talking Fingers
20. The Creative Crystal – Shining bright on a Wednesday
21. Untitled – Caillen James — Author
22. Tricia T Allen – A Season to Shine: Goodbyes and New Beginnings
23. Work It Gurl! – Live Free & Love On Purpose
24. Get up & shine – alfaazmeredilse
25. Shine – Have a little faith
26. Fall Seven Times Stand Up Eight – Harlem Cafe
27. Shine – Suddenly they all died. The end.
28. Sparkle – Pen Pals
29. SoMuchToTellYou – Will You Share in this Beautiful Silence with Me?
30. Crocheted Coat Hangers – The Chicken Grandma
31. Shine: Riding Horses Again, an Inner Light – Shelby’s Starlit Crossing
32. Shine – cosistories
33. Mainline_Matter – MoonShine
34. Po’ Girl Shines – Shine
35. Reading Challenge 2017 – Sup, Nerds!
36. My Own Little Wars – Shine
37. mylocalweb – Yes I am uneven
38. Sandmanjazz – We’ve got our Shine on
39. I am a feminist Birdy – JUST A WRITTEN THOUGHT
40. Vandana writes – Bright Star (In Imitation of John Keats)
41. Groove Is In The Heart – 17 things we need more of in 2017
42. Be Your Best – Debbie Gravett
43. Passionate Soul – Mermaid
44. Treasure of the Broken – Patches of Light, Pieces of Grace
45. 9 liner on True Love .. – ramnathshanbhag
46. I Will Fight Site – Grace
47. Full Moon in Cancer — Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – The Cosmic Salon
48. The Shining – The Chaos Within
49. Shine – Inner Whispers
50. THE BRIGHTNESS OF MIDNIGHT – TRANSMUTATION.ME
51. Tales of a Traveling Marketer – Metaphor
52. Authentic Tesla AIO 70W TC Box Mod Kit – Vape Style Blog
53. Yellow stars – The art melon
54. It’s All in Finding the Right Words – Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!
55. A country of nostalgia – My Beirut
56. Shine – Darkly Dezire
57. The bling factor – My Beirut
58. Daily Prompt- Shine – Being an Eccentric
59. Shine – Melinda J. Irvine
60. logicaldreams – Agent Sunshine
61. Another thankful note: Two Awards – Wanderlust
62. Teens Day Devotion: Shine – Stay Strong, Daily Warrior!
63. Frost At Midnite – Shiny Lights
64. tuckedintoacorner – car + coast + shine
65. The 5 stages of a relationship : STAGE 3 – Blissful surrender – House of Rogue
66. MORAL STORIES THAT ENLIGHTEN, BOOK REVIEWS AND ARTICLES – The Shining Gown
67. 3 Ways to Improve Self-Esteem – Stay Strong, Daily Warrior!
68. Giggles & Tales – The Daily Prompt – Shine!
69. The Amethyst Flower – The One Scripturient
70. My Art & Me – A Patriot…
71. Shine – It’s Mayur Remember?
72. Shine without putting on a display. – Author Tony Damian, RMT, CMT on Self-Healing
73. Valete – Memories
74. A.M. Llovit – Everyone deserves a chance in the spotlight
75. Road-Trip Guide: Sunshine Coast to Capricorn Coast (Day 2) – All Over The Place
76. Heartbreaker reprise (Jay & Dee) – writemebad
77. through you. – MATREE
78. Shine – Mrs Reckless Writes
79. 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Happiness – Le Happyone
80. Moonlight Reflections – Shine
81. When I Grow Up… – Leigha Robbins
82. Rugged-Pic and a Word Challenge – Serendipitous Web Life
83. Shine – Bullyboy
84. Shine Away – Swa-Mikosho
85. thechelseapage – Shine
86. The upsides of envy – Your Creative Journal
87. Isabel Caves – Pretender
88. Blue in Monterosso – Evelina
89. Shine On – PalHachi
90. Shine – travel387
91. Â Shine – The Bag Lady
92. Shine – Life happens!!
93. Sacrificial Chain Breaker – SHINE
94. Following Him Beside Still Waters – Shine And Dazzle
95. Jottings and Writings – Shine
96. Frozen – Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored
97. Shine – DeepikasRamblings
98. Shine – Word Stitching
99. Poet’s Corner – Starting Fires
100. Drugstore beauty faves under $15 you’ll be obsessed with – A Day with Alex
101. Steps Times Two – Starting Fires
102. Shine – always in draft mode
103. Sun Shine – More Than Just Me
104. Shine – The Examined Life
105. What Rhymes with Stanza? – as you wish
106. Shine we’din – thinkinkadia
107. Margret’s Life Journey! – Shine
108. Levensfontein // living Fountain // Fontaine vivant – Levensfontein
109. Luster – My Take on Life
110. Personal Geographic – SHOPPING MY STASH
111. Growing Pains – Let it shine – The Hero’s Inferno
112. No – Far Behind Me
113. Pretty Penny – The Medici Files
114. Shining Brightly – Heaven’s Sunshine
115. Greater Than Gravity – See, It’s MY Car
116. Brighter We Shine – One Stone Away…
117. Shine – A Place for my thoughts
118. The Kindest Crow – The Eternity Acts
119. wordsareallihavesite – Shine
120. Flowers and Breezes – Shine
121. Shine – sparksbeforetheblaze
122. Write Now – Shine Through
123. Was it a Light? – 5 Books A Year By: This One’s For You!
124. The Petty Diary (Day 9/365) – KhaoticEuphoria
125. STELLA CAROUSEL – Shine Your Light!
126. Lost Property Repository – Shine On
127. A Caregiving Marriage – Proud of My Caregiving Label
128. Covert Novelist – Shine
129. There Are More Poets than Stars in the Firmament – mild and sunny forecast
130. 83 Unsung Heroes – A Bit Of Luck And An Injury
131. We’re so much more than the eyes meet – Green scrubs and blues jeans
132. Saturin and Her Moons – Sunflowers: The flower of Happiness and Awesomeness
133. a bliss of birds – a hidden language of the soul
134. You are my Sunshine (Daily Word Prompt is Shine) – My Loud Bipolar Whispers
135. Kate Murray – Shine
136. JonahzSong – Shine
137. Light Within – Just a thinker
138. Annus Mirabilis – By the Wayside
139. Extract from a letter… mother to son – sue writing
140. The Forest of Dreams – thehouseofbailey
141. Copycat Cafe: Kat’s Rock Wavers – Rexine Rawhead
142. Tom of the North – My Time to Shine
143. Charron’s Chatter – ‘Mark, Get Set…Scratch!
144. Life in a Few Words – Brighter Than…
145. LadyLebz – LIFE HACK: HOW TO GET BACK INTO WORK MODE AFTER THE HOLIDAYS
146. My First Thought as a Newborn!! – Soulful Poetry
147. Prenatal Aqua Aerobics…Yes a Real Thing – Modern Day Wonderland
148. Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle – The Sun and The Moon
149. You & Me – #Shine
150. Silver Pride – erhynireh
151. Awl and Scribe – ENFJ x ENFJ
152. Shine – All About Writing and more
153. Solar Powered – Zone of Non-being
154. Baylor Basketball – AP #1 – Jukz.Shoes
155. Cozybooks – My K-Drama Life: Goblin
156. Travel Much? – I haven’t killed anyone!
157. Unique Barcelona – Journeys of Len
158. Shine – Just me musing
159. Thumbs up cooking – Finding ways to shine
160. Shine – Image & Word
161. Frank Prem – Dangerous Decor
162. The Gad About Town – In Memory of Arthur Cash
163. Shine – Wings Of Poetry
164. What Make YOU Shine? – Crystaleyes20
165. The View From My Window – something beautiful
166. kStan(ly) kSays – the dark spiral
167. juantetcts – Shine
168. Faith Unlocked – Shine to the World
169. Shail’s Nest – Microblog Mondays: The falling words
170. challengingsingle – Daily Prompt:Shine
171. Things We Do Know: Passive Solar – sprout & sprig
172. Na’ama Yehuda – Shine
173. Telling the Truth – Shine on!
174. Severn Goddess – Daily Prompt|| Shine
175. Angelic Hands – Time to Shine.
176. 26 Letters Poetry Blog – Holding a Torch
177. The Sun was Shining – Girl Writing
178. kStan(ly) kSays – as evening wandered in
179. Shine – Full-Time
180. Native Nomadic – WRITE EVERY DAMN DAY
181. Relax – O hai!
182. Sunshine at a Hospital. – kindergartenknowledge.com
183. Exploring the World around us – Shine
184. zombrian – Shine on
185. Shine – Mimi A. Hanson
186. Monday Minstrel: Quote – HorseAddict
187. Musings of a Random Mind – Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G. Biv
188. Writing Natural – Life Advice
189. Friendly advice: On how to let your heart shine – Beghairat Kanya
190. Friendly Advice – Beghairat Kanya
191. SERENDIPITY – BRIGHT SHINY DAY
192. Parkinson’s Disease – Sharing an Awareness – Literary Panda
193. Inspirations and Aspirations – That I thought was my world!!
194. life is great despite its troubles – The broken ring
195. Zachary W Gilbert, Author – Shine
196. You’re Gonna Hear Me Roar – Quill & Parchment
197. Brillar – apserranoblog
198. Shine – Mrs Reckless Writes
199. Tiffany Metzger – Light In The Darkness
200. Beoxius – Power of The Sun
201. Stars Shine – My Second Act, Scene One
202. The Shining Toddler – A Place to learn and grow together
203. Shine – Site Title
204. Everyday Gyaan – Choose To Shine #MondayMusings
205. Copper Cranes – Blind Orchid
206. Sun and Moon. – Suzhalgal
207. haiku #14 – Short And Narrow
208. Life with Jess – Even In The Dark
209. The Story Files – Shine
210. Betcha Didn’t Know! – Is it ok to flirt with someone outside of your relationship?
211. Life…or Something Like It… – Success Strategies
212. Shine – In my world
213. Journeys with Johnbo – Miss Mitchell – Monochrome Monday and Daily Post One-Word Prompt
214. Ignite In The Darkest Night – The peepal
215. Reflective Glasses – emotionsoflife2016
216. Third Time Lucky! – Shine like you mean it….here comes the sun.
217. Love – crashcoursedummy
218. Waitin’ for the Gunshot – CD-W, Author Flawed to Perfection
219. quiet time journal – Winter Garden
220. Singular Fiction – Polishing That Draft
221. Suddenly Single in Marin – Streep: Brighter than the stars in heaven
222. The Cat Chronicles – Daily Feline Prompt: Shining Feline
223. Sunshine – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!
224. Madeline Scribes – Nice-Nasty
225. Bekende Hardlopers (BH’s) – Winston Churchill – @Peter’s Blog
226. New Ideas And Inspirations – Shine
227. Shine! Shine! Shine! – Authentic Woman—Rena Brooks
228. Sure Scribbles – You are my Sunshine
229. From Darkness to Light – They Once Called Her Pumpkin…
230. Haiku: Winter Breeze – whippetwisdom.com
231. Words Of A Researcher – Threads
232. Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – We used to shine
233. MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO – Shine
234. Glass shine – citySonnet
235. When the Clouds Part – a moment teller’s
236. I Miss the Sun – Spectres & Stardust
237. The Other Norway – My Inner Rihanna
238. TREASURE AND KEEP IT ALIVE – Rainbow
239. Hansling Peak:The peak with a scintillating effulgence – Travel Crusade
240. Sands Of Love – Sinner’s Prayer ~ Fallen Saint
241. Monday Motivation #3 – Cozy Light
242. Success Inspirers World – I like your light to shine
243. Southern By Design – Luster Lost
244. Like the moon – Yuhu
245. Kimberlee K. – The Year of Give
246. Tell me why the stars do shine… – Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky
247. Do Not Annoy The Writer – Shine On, You Crazy Diamond!
248. The Travelling Bat – Twinkle Twinkle …
249. Life Is Like That – A moment of reliazation
250. Shine On Monday – eddaz
251. The Happy Wordcrafter – Daily Post Prompt: Shine
252. Let Positivity Shine in Your Life – Body To Love: “A Space for Body Image, Identity, and Wellness”
253. Rebel Vaper – Flavour Of The Month – January Nominee’s
254. Shine – The Mind of Nox
255. Cahla’s Tawkin’ – DAILY POST: SHINE
256. Hot Dogs and Marmalade – Hope
257. Ancient Rock Art – Don’t hold your breath
258. My Year to Shine Again – The Comfortable Coop
259. Travel Much? – Snow car much?
260. Let it be beautiful – The shine of love
261. Wide Eyed In Wonder – The Sun Was Shining in my Eyes
262. And so it starts… – Shine: Acrostic
263. When stars collide« – Elaine’s Inner Sanctuary
264. Daily Prompt – Progressing into Solitude – Searching For Shine
265. Shine bright like a diamond! Give your confidence a boost. – art of being fabulous
266. Counterfeit Passion and How to Use It. – Zeckrombryan
267. Purposive Writer – Motivation Monday 9
268. Shining Moonlight – Random Thoughts and Musings
269. Zombie Flamingos – Telling it like it is
270. Hope! – Vanilla With Sprinkles
271. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – This Little Light of Mine
272. It starts with me – Do what makes you shine
273. Shine – Daily Prompt – Ladyleemanila
274. Vivitar 10-pc Nail Pro Care Kit – Zogi Deals Blog
275. Allison’s Written Words – Shine
276. Infinite rendezvous – Afterlife Love Story
277. Shine bright like a diamond? – YOLO a cocktail life
278. Mother Daughter Bonding Is An Amazing Journey of Self-Discovery – MidLife Inspirations
279. Sometimes You Got to Lose to Win Again. – LIVING AND LEARNING
280. Shine – My organic adventure
281. Losing His Shine – Just Writing!
282. A Vibrant Palette – Shine like the sun
283. Devil Doll Musings – Shine On
284. The Wandering Poet – Shining through
285. DIY Home Winter Projects – WeDiscover USA Geeks
286. Today’s Tomorrow – The Rays Of Love.
287. kStan(ly) kSays – how alarming
288. B_ up to date – Soon!
289. Science Traveler – Raphael and The School of Athens
290. Chronicals of The Black Files: The Apocalypse – The Harlem Experiment
291. Scribbling It Up – Shine
292. Shine… – Emotions that matter.
293. Designer Sophisticate – You seer of visions.
294. Shine – All About Writing and more
295. Darkness Gone – Pete Gardner Psalms
296. The Poetic Syndrome – Love is all about Colors
297. ….on pets and prisoners….. – happy monday
298. One word prompt. Shine – Fearless
299. Lost Property Repository – The Devil
300. sonja benskin mesher – . water people .
301. I wrote a book. Now what? – Don’t say my name!
302. Boring Bug – The attempts to conquer fear
303. Today’s Tomorrow – My Thoughts In 10 Minutes: Day 1.
304. shadows run long, losing form – tinyfawns
305. Lantern Words – He Does Shine