Shorts for the Weekend — Red Phoenix, featuring Kerfe

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  You’re in a safe place.  When I started this series of short stories, I had asked readers to send images I would use to spontaneously inspire the tales. Of course, I got off track, when inspiration flew under my nose.  I read Kerfe‘s beautiful poem and asked … More Shorts for the Weekend — Red Phoenix, featuring Kerfe

Wednesday Writing — The Letter A. #VictorianSlang

Wednesday, September 21, 2022   Belated Happy Anniversary… to me Welcome, my chuckaboos!  Yes, I’m in a Victorian state of mind.  Many of you will remember that “chuckaboo” was slang in that era for a dear friend.  I don’t talk about the details of this, so I don’t often mention it.  However, September holds two … More Wednesday Writing — The Letter A. #VictorianSlang

Shorts for the Weekend — The Radio Dial, featuring Olga Núñez Miret

Saturday, September 17, 2022  Hello everyone, and welcome back to this casual series of “Shorts for the Weekend.”  They’re written by yours truly, but illustrated with images that were created by and/or supplied by the featured guest, to inspire my stories.  I’m enjoying writing these tales, and hope that you have fun reading them. Today’s … More Shorts for the Weekend — The Radio Dial, featuring Olga Núñez Miret

#ThursdayDoors to Memory — Places in our Memories, with Judith Barrow

Thursday, September 15, 2022 Earlier this week, author Judith Barrow shared a post she invited me to do for her blog series, “Places in Our Memories.”  Her questions about personal recollections somehow brought to mind old amusement parks. That, of course, made me think of Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure, and the very strange amusement park from … More #ThursdayDoors to Memory — Places in our Memories, with Judith Barrow

Shorts for the Weekend — Lemon Trees at Sunset, featuring SR Mallery

Saturday, September 10, 2022  Hello everyone, and welcome back to this casual series of “Shorts for the Weekend.”  They’re written by yours truly, but illustrated with images created by and/or supplied by the featured guest. Today’s images were provided by an author you’ve gotten acquainted with here, S.R. (Sarah) Mallery.  She took the beautiful orange … More Shorts for the Weekend — Lemon Trees at Sunset, featuring SR Mallery

Man Made Items (like slang) — My Author Tool Chest #VictorianSlang #Vocabulary

Wednesday, September 7, 2022What a great surprise from Dan Antion.  He featured the slang dictionaries from my “Author Tool Chest” collection among a lovely collection of man-made items. I’m thrilled for the new addition to that series, Speak Chuckaboo, Slang of the Victorian and Steam Eras” to get this boost. Click the link in bold to … More Man Made Items (like slang) — My Author Tool Chest #VictorianSlang #Vocabulary

Shorts for the Weekend — Lulu Returns Featuring the Story Reading Ape

Saturday, September 3, 2022 Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, sent me the coolest steampunk image. I’m not sure why, but it immediately brought Hullaba Lulu to mind.  I re-created the image Chris sent adding Lulu. However, that’s at the end of the story, so it won’t spoil anything.  This little story takes place at … More Shorts for the Weekend — Lulu Returns Featuring the Story Reading Ape

The Evil You Choose – #NewBook from Dan Antion

Thursday, September 1, 2022 Join me, and the lovely MuMu in announcing her human’s new book.  Congratulations to Dan Antion on the second in his “Dreamers Alliance” trilogy.  The Evil You Choose picks up where Knuckleheads left off.  There’s no “evil” in choosing this book.  Okay, okay… you know I couldn’t resist that.  Click over to No Facilities … More The Evil You Choose – #NewBook from Dan Antion

S2 E15: Speak Chuckaboo! — Rebecca’s Reading Room #NewBook #Vocabulary #Slang

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Rebecca Budd and her sister, Sarah have been looking around in my “Author Tool Chest,” and I couldn’t be happier.  What a delight to sit in on their conversation about my latest slang dictionary, “Speak Chuckaboo.”  I hope you’ll click over and join the fun.  I’m closing comments here, because I … More S2 E15: Speak Chuckaboo! — Rebecca’s Reading Room #NewBook #Vocabulary #Slang

Shorts for the Weekend — Urban Waterfalls or Can’t Find My Way Home

Saturday, August 27, 2022 REVISED INTRODUCTION Hello everyone, and welcome to the first in my series of illustrated short stories. Most, if not all of these will be stand-alone short stories. There are no other episodes of the story below. Writing long-running blog serials is really intensive work.  I’ll certainly do another serial, but I … More Shorts for the Weekend — Urban Waterfalls or Can’t Find My Way Home

Indie Books — New in 2022 & Coming Soon! #NewBooks!

Saturday, August 20, 2022 It’s All About Indie! Welcome, my chuckaboos!  Come on in and join this fandango.  To me, sharing indie books is simply rum ti tum with the chill off! It’s so much better to celebrate my friends than to bubble around.  There certainly is a lot to celebrate.  So, pour yourself a … More Indie Books — New in 2022 & Coming Soon! #NewBooks!

#ThursdayDoors to Indie Books — Snippets in Time 1, SR Mallery

Thursday, August 11, 2022 Thursday Doors to Indie Books It’s a good thing that I pos-i-lutely love to share, because sharing and supporting one another is a big part of being an indie author.  S.R. (Sarah) Mallery is a fellow author who has been a big help to me.  I’m honored, because her work is … More #ThursdayDoors to Indie Books — Snippets in Time 1, SR Mallery

#NewBook, The Armadillo Files, now in book form

Monday, August 8, 2022 Update:  “The Armadillo Files” premiered at #1 in its category at Amazon! How should I say this…?  Tell everybody, but just don’t tell the ending! Announcing… The Armadillo Files It’s comic, cosmic, colorful, captivatingly calamitous, campy, and charmingly cray-cray! Many of you are not around for the weekends, when I post … More #NewBook, The Armadillo Files, now in book form

The Armadillo Files, Episode 34, Why do you have that? — Featuring Resa McConaghy

Saturday, August 6, 2022 Welcome.  You’ve reached Teagan’s Books.  The Time Manatees have intercepted your transmission. There is nothing wrong with your electronic device. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. The Forty Ferrets are controlling this transmission. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 34, Why do you have that? — Featuring Resa McConaghy

Wednesday Writing & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 4 — Don’t Chicken Out

Wednesday, August 3, 2022  Welcome back to the inside of my head.  It can be a wasteland in there.  You might want to bring some water. Don’t chicken out — come on inside.  You’re no dumb-cluck.  Later you can crow to the world that you survived.  Can you tell where I’m going yet?  For the … More Wednesday Writing & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 4 — Don’t Chicken Out

The Armadillo Files, Episode 33, How much is that? — Featuring Roberta Cheadle

Saturday, July 30, 2022 You’ve reached Teagan’s Books. There is nothing wrong with your electronic device. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. Time Manatees are controlling transmission. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… The Armadillo … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 33, How much is that? — Featuring Roberta Cheadle

Wednesday Writing & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 3 — Being Indie

Wednesday, July 27, 2022  Welcome to my sanctuary everyone, whether you are a reader, writer, blogger, “Doors” aficionado or something else.  As you see by the title, my post is doing double duty again, but what the heck? I’ve always been a multi-tasker.  I’ve had too many challenges and bad dreams lately, so you’ll see … More Wednesday Writing & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 3 — Being Indie

The Veil – Dead of Winter #BookReview – CFFC — No Facilities

Monday, July 25, 2022 Okay… How could I not reblog this?  Dan Antion’s prompt was about making a friend feel good. Well, he knocked it out of the park.  Please click over and join the conversation.  Comments are closed here. Scroll down and click the link to go to the rest of Dan’s post. The latest and last … More The Veil – Dead of Winter #BookReview – CFFC — No Facilities

The Armadillo Files, Episode 32, Who would do that? — Featuring Pete Springer

Saturday, July 23, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. There is nothing wrong with your electronic device. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… The Armadillo … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 32, Who would do that? — Featuring Pete Springer

Wednesday Writing, & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 2

Wednesday, July 20, 2022  Yes, my post is doing double duty again.  I’m flattered that Robbie Cheadle liked my post about My Author’s Mind enough last week that she used the theme.  I think she’s doing the same this week, so be sure to pop over and visit her blog.  Anyhow, that caused us to … More Wednesday Writing, & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 2

The Armadillo Files, Episode 31, What’s her name? — Featuring Tim Price

Saturday, July 16, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… the serial is hopping toward its conclusion.  If you’re wondering what’s next, please take a look at my previous post.  I put out a call to photographers and artists.  You might want to participate. Random Reader Things New Mexico’s Tim Price and I have been following … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 31, What’s her name? — Featuring Tim Price

Wednesday Writing, #ThursdayDoors, & Saturday Serial — Call for Photogs & Artists

Wednesday, July 13, 2022  How’s that for a post title?  Yes, it’s mindboggling — and yes, I couldn’t decide what day to post, because I had many things to mention, but not a lot to say about any of them.  Ha! For those of you who are relatively new here, I’m the founder of “The … More Wednesday Writing, #ThursdayDoors, & Saturday Serial — Call for Photogs & Artists

The Armadillo Files, Episode 30, What’s that sound? — Featuring D. Wallace Peach

Saturday, July 9, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. Stay tuned for zaniness.   Random Reader Things You probably know the stunningly talented D. Wallace Peach aka Diana from multiple fantasy series and her marvelous blog.  If you haven’t read The Ferryman and the Sea Witch, get it quick, because she’ll be launching something new before … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 30, What’s that sound? — Featuring D. Wallace Peach

#ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind — Noisy Characters

Thursday, July 7, 2022    Welcome to my sanctuary, everyone.  To those of you in the USA, I hope you were able to enjoy Independence Day.  To my neighbors to the north, I hope it was a lovely Canada Day.   Thursday Doors, is a weekly feature hosted by Dan Antion.  It allows door lovers … More #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind — Noisy Characters

The Armadillo Files, Episode 29, Who’s That? — Featuring Teri Polen

Saturday, July 2, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… and we’re back!  Thanks for bearing with me while I finished “Dead of Winter.”  Now back to the free story. Random Reader Things You might remember Teri Polen from her annual October event, Bad Moon Rising.  She recently launched the second installment of “The Colony” series, … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 29, Who’s That? — Featuring Teri Polen

#NewBook, from DL Finn — A Voice in the Silence

Friday, July 1, 2022  New from D.L. Finn https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Silence-D-L-Finn-ebook/dp/B0B1M1LF4R   Many, many books are coming out this summer.  I’ve been trying to support the ones who follow me, and really hope I don’t miss any.  D.L. (Denise) Finn has been on a tour with her latest, although I can’t reblog from her place.  So here’s … More #NewBook, from DL Finn — A Voice in the Silence

#NewBook from Toni Pike — Linda’s Midlife Crisis – #romance #womensfiction

Tuesday, June 28, 2022The time is right for a lighthearted read. Join me in congratulating Toni Pike on her new release.  Comments are closed here, but I hope you’ll visit Toni’s post.  See the link at the end. Linda’s Midlife Crisis by Toni Pike has just been released. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GO TO THE … More #NewBook from Toni Pike — Linda’s Midlife Crisis – #romance #womensfiction

The Armadillo Files, Episode 28, What will I be? — Featuring Dan Antion

Saturday, June 25, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… and we’re back!  Thanks for bearing with me while I finished “Dead of Winter.”  Now back to the free story. Random Reader Things Since Dan Antion just launched his first novel, it felt right that his “three things” helped guide this new episode.  Those things are: … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 28, What will I be? — Featuring Dan Antion

#AuthorInterview with Teagan R. Geneviene at e-Quips #EpicFantasy

Monday, June 20, 2022 Saturday, Pat over at e-Quips let me visit for an interview.  She asked great questions.  If you haven’t already, then click over and join our conversation.. Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbNBeJN_oUs Prologue narrated by author:  https://youtu.be/C2RxcIwRzsA?t=2  I just finished reading Journeys.  I didn’t want it to end.   What did you enjoy the most about … More #AuthorInterview with Teagan R. Geneviene at e-Quips #EpicFantasy

#NewBook, “Dead of Winter: Journey 14 the conclusion — & Armadillo Files Reminder

Saturday, June 18, 2022    The Journeys of “Dead of Winter” have reached the conclusion.  Next weekend The Armadillo Files will return.  So, if you need to refresh your memory before the next bit of zaniness with Fang and Dilly, go to the categories on the right side of the screen.  Click on Armadillo Files.   Since so … More #NewBook, “Dead of Winter: Journey 14 the conclusion — & Armadillo Files Reminder

#ThursdayDoors to Enchantment — Dead of Winter Conclusion

Thursday, June 16, 2022    The Journeys of “Dead of Winter” have reached the conclusion. In honor of the release of the final Journey, I’m making a Thursday Doors post related to the story.   The heroine’s home was the family apple orchard.  Emlyn might have made a wreath like this one. Emlyn’s chores included … More #ThursdayDoors to Enchantment — Dead of Winter Conclusion

Announcing “Dead of Winter: Journey 14, The Veil — the conclusion

Reblogs of this post are encouraged. Wednesday, June 15, 2022    The Journeys of “Dead of Winter” have reached the conclusion. All the Journeys  Blurb From the very beginning, a prophecy from a creepy voice threaded throughout this story.  “Winter is coming!” it warned.  As the Journeys progressed, we became aware of additional related prophesies … More Announcing “Dead of Winter: Journey 14, The Veil — the conclusion

Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 14, The Veil

Saturday, May 11, 2022 You know that if I’m doing a cover reveal, then that means the book will soon be released, right?  The concluding Journey of “Dead of Winter” is written, formatted, and is undergoing final edits.   Those who follow and encourage me on Facebook have seen me post a lot of potential … More Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 14, The Veil

An Image Teaser 2

Saturday, June 4, 2022 I’m still here… I’m still away from blogging to finish the conclusion of Dead of Winter.  …And I still miss you all.  So, I’m popping in long enough to say hello.   No, this is not the cover for Journey 14.  It’s a teaser. Prophesies Some of you will remember that a prophecy … More An Image Teaser 2

Book One is Done! – #1LinerWeds — No Facilities

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Announcing the debut novel from Dan Antion of “No Facilities” and “Thursday Doors” fame.  This is the first volume of a trilogy, the rest of which will be released as the year progresses.  Click over to Dan’s blog for details. Comments here are closed. Normally, my one-liners come with a lead-in, a … More Book One is Done! – #1LinerWeds — No Facilities

#ReleaseDay The Insurgent (The Colony #2) #YA #dystopian #scifi #Giveaway #freebook — Books and Such

I was late in sharing this great news. However, maybe that’s just as well, because Teri Polen is offering a great sale price on Subject A36 (The Colony #1). Better hurry though, it won’t last long. Learn more about that here. Now, please join me in congratulating Teri on The Insurgent (The Colony #2).  Click … More #ReleaseDay The Insurgent (The Colony #2) #YA #dystopian #scifi #Giveaway #freebook — Books and Such

A Strange Short for #ThursdayDoors Writing Challenge — Blue Door

Thursday, May 19, 2022 It’s still Thursday where I am… although not for much longer.  I was not satisfied with my progress on “Dead of Winter” today, although there was a little.  So, after my usual day was finished, I wrote another response for the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. This one … More A Strange Short for #ThursdayDoors Writing Challenge — Blue Door

A Short-short for Thursday Doors Writing Challenge, Lighthouse

Sunday, May 15, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  Lighthouses seem like sanctuaries to me.  Today I’m sharing another response I wrote for the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. As upside-down as it seems, writing these (at night after I’m certain that I can’t focus on finishing Dead of Winter”) has helped me … More A Short-short for Thursday Doors Writing Challenge, Lighthouse

Monday, but a Thursday Doors Challenge #1, @DanAntion, Deborah M. Zajac

Monday, May 19, 2022 Welcome, all.  You wouldn’t believe how down on myself I’ve been, because I haven’t been able to plunge through the PTSD-anxiety that keeps me from finishing “Dead of Winter.”  I had also forgotten about the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. I had promised to participate and was looking … More Monday, but a Thursday Doors Challenge #1, @DanAntion, Deborah M. Zajac

An Image Teaser

Saturday, May 7, 2022     My self-imposed absence from the blogosphere continues, I’m sad to say.  Those of you who are reading my “Dead of Winter” series know that, in addition to the story, I create black and white images to begin each chapter.  Suddenly I realized that I had never made an image … More An Image Teaser

A Teaser

Saturday, April 30, 2022   I’m still not around the blogosphere in general.  My work on the conclusion of the epic fantasy series, Dead of Winter, has been even slower than I feared.  I never dreamed it would take me this long.  I don’t lack inspiration or motivation, and I know the story.  It’s my … More A Teaser

Poetry Treasures 2: Available now! — Robbie’s inspiration

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Here’s the latest anthology from Robbie Cheadle! Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships.  Enjoy this wide range of poems from various authors.  Click the link at the bottom of the page to go to Robbie’s post.  Comments are closed here. Originally posted on Writing to be Read: Yes! It’s finally here. If, like … More Poetry Treasures 2: Available now! — Robbie’s inspiration

Meanwhile, if you aren’t familiar with Brother Love

Saturday, April 9, 2022 Anyone would be surprised by how much I honestly do miss all of you. However, I’m being firm with myself in trying to give all of my focus (absurdly illusive though it is) to concluding “Dead of Winter.”  I’ll back after I’ve written an ending that does the epic story justice. … More Meanwhile, if you aren’t familiar with Brother Love

The Armadillo Files, Episode 27 — What side-effects?

Saturday, March 26, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. We now resume your regularly scheduled program. Random Reader Things This episode features three random reader things from a non-blogging reader in Maryland who wishes to remain anonymous.  They worked nicely for the latest setting, and helped me get to writing this episode.  Those things are:  … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 27 — What side-effects?

Thursday Doors to #WomensHistoryMonth — the #1920s

Thursday, March 17, 2022 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Dimitri Svetesikas, Pixabay Since my post is skimpy on actual doors, here’s a lovely old green door with shutters (a sort of door) and a wall box (which has another sort of door). Doors to Women’s History Yes, it’s time for “the wearing of the green,” but … More Thursday Doors to #WomensHistoryMonth — the #1920s

The Armadillo Files, Episode 26 — Featuring Olga Núñez Miret

Saturday, March 12, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. Yes, I’m a little late, but I’m happy you’re here. Random Reader Things A few weeks ago, Olga Núñez Miret commented that the cave reminded her of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.”  A tickle began in the back of my mind.  A week or so … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 26 — Featuring Olga Núñez Miret

#ThursdayDoors to Self-knowledge & Fe-Lines at — Rebecca’s On The Road Book Club

Thursday, March 10, 2022 Welcome to Thursday Doors, a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week.  Then go to host, Dan Antion’s blog to share your … More #ThursdayDoors to Self-knowledge & Fe-Lines at — Rebecca’s On The Road Book Club

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 What a “Journey” it’s been.  We’re near the end of that road.  Sometimes it was sunny, other times dark.  I have heartfelt gratitude for everyone who has been with me.  I’m glad you’re part of the Journeys of “Dead of Winter.”  There’s still one more to go. The Penultimate Journey Is … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

The Armadillo Files, Episode 24 — Featuring Lauren Scott

Saturday, February 26, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for a wild and… psychedelic ride.  We’ll have mushrooms one more time. “Stop children. What’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down…” Stephen Stills I usually like 1960s original recordings best.  But I do love some good swamp blues, especially when it’s Tab Benoit.  Thanks … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 24 — Featuring Lauren Scott

The Armadillo Files, Episode 23 — Featuring Mushrooms, and GP Cox too

Saturday, February 19, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for a wild and crazy ride. When mentioning my weird imagination, more than a few people have asked me if I was doing drugs, specifically the psychedelic kind. After this chapter you might ask the same question. The answer is “No.”  Although lately I’ve … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 23 — Featuring Mushrooms, and GP Cox too

Thursday Doors to Enchantment — the North-country of Dead of Winter

Thursday, February 17, 2022 Doors to Enchantment Welcome to my sanctuary.  Spring is on the way in the Land of Enchantment, but Winter will be on my mind for weeks to come as I finish the final two installments of “Dead of Winter.”  In response to the Thursday Doors challenge, hosted by Dan Antion, I’ve looked … More Thursday Doors to Enchantment — the North-country of Dead of Winter

The Armadillo Files, Episode 22 — Featuring Ginger

Saturday, February 12, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from your blogs and social media.  Similar to most of my characters I have… issues.  Lately it’s been harder than usual for me to deal with them.  Thanks to those of you who asked offline about me and about Crystal. … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 22 — Featuring Ginger

Thursday Doors to Enchantment — In the Pink

Thursday, February 10, 2022 Thursday Doors to Enchantment Thursday Doors is a blog event hosted by Dan Antion.  Since the motto of my adopted state is Land of Enchantment, and because I usually write about magical things, I call my “Doors” posts Doors to Enchantment.  Characters I’ve created for books written in years past are like … More Thursday Doors to Enchantment — In the Pink

Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Saturday, February 5, 2022 For the only one I hold dearknowledge that an ending is comingFrozenBusiness obligationsFriends wanting helpNeighbors in needall my pathetic efforts dissatisfactory“Shoulds” in multitudesFrozena giant bulbous shape of ashwaiting to crumble No, that certainly isn’t poetry.  It’s not even a stream of consciousness because it has no flow.  It just is. A … More Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Thursday Doors to Enchantment — & New from SR Mallery

Thursday, January 27, 2022 Thursday Doors to Enchantment Thursday Doors is a blog event hosted by Dan Antion.  Since the motto of my adopted state is Land of Enchantment, and because I usually write about magical things, I call my “Doors” posts Doors to Enchantment.   Who knows what enchantment may be hidden behind a door?  This … More Thursday Doors to Enchantment — & New from SR Mallery

Wednesday Writing — 2 #BookReviews from Olga Núñez Miret

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 I wasn’t going to do a Wednesday post, because I had something for Thursday Doors.  I’ve been having a personal difficulty that left me exhausted, but when I saw two wonderful reviews from Olga Núñez Miret, I felt rejuvenated.    As Olga said, “Winter is no longer coming. It is here … More Wednesday Writing — 2 #BookReviews from Olga Núñez Miret

The Armadillo Files, Episode 21 — Featuring Geoff Le Pard

Saturday, January 22, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. The kind of spontaneous storytelling I do with my blog serials can lead to paradoxical problems — especially when you’re writing at break-neck speed, the way I’ve had to do The Armadillo Files.  I accidently dug that kind of hole for myself … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 21 — Featuring Geoff Le Pard

Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Answering Diana’s Challenge

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  In the magic of Teagan’s Books, today it’s both Wednesday and Thursday.  I’m combining my response to a writing challenge from D. Wallace Peach with Thursday Doors, hosted by Dan Antion. https://nofacilities.com/2022/01/20/old-wethersfield-business/  What can I say? There was a … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Answering Diana’s Challenge

The Armadillo Files, Episode 20 — Featuring Henry Apesly

Saturday, January 15,2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   It’s been a long time, but Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, and I collaborated on several short stories with my flapper character Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip, and his character, a genius ape named Artie.  It all started with Time Travel Esc-Ape.  Then … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 20 — Featuring Henry Apesly

Dead of Winter – Teagan’s Challenge — Graffiti Lux Art & More

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Last week, the extraordinary artist and designer, Resa, posted her response to my Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge.  I was amazed by all the thought and detail she put into her post.  Please click the link at the bottom of the page to see her entire post. Teagan from Teagan’s Books … More Dead of Winter – Teagan’s Challenge — Graffiti Lux Art & More

The Armadillo Files, Episode 19 — Featuring Pat at eQuips

Saturday, January 8, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. I think a new character is on the horizon. Random Reader Things Today’s random reader things are from Pat at eQuips blog.  They are Pigtails, Saddle Shoes, and Corset. Previously in The Armadillo Files Marie Browning’s name disappeared from the employee list for … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 19 — Featuring Pat at eQuips

The Armadillo Files, Episode 18 — Featuring GP Cox

Saturday, January 1, 2022 Happy New Year, everyone!  You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  It’s unreal so hold on tight. I meant to give myself a week off.  However, the real world had other plans.  Add to that… to be honest, I’m not doing well with my “stuff,” although I’m not exactly sure why.  I’m not … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 18 — Featuring GP Cox

Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 12 — Goddesses

Monday, December 28, 2021 Announcing the December issue of Dead of Winter! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  I’ve been working hard to finish the next novelette in “Dead of Winter.”  Happily, I published it on Christmas Eve.   Here’s the Blurb Dead of Winter: Journey 12, Goddesses So far in the Journeys … More Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 12 — Goddesses

Thursday Doors Challenge & Free e-Book (UPDATED)

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Thursday Doors Challenges Thursday Doors Badge Challenge I’m updating this post to include an entry for the Thursday Doors Badge.  Here’s my humble offering. Thursday Doors Favorite Doors Challenge This time, I’m the one responding to a challenge.  The host of Thursday Doors, Dan Antion has a few challenges going this … More Thursday Doors Challenge & Free e-Book (UPDATED)

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge Responses

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge Welcome, everyone.  I hope the week is going well for all of you.  Today I’m showing links to some of the wonderful responses to my Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge.  Each is a different form of creativity.  I’ll continue to collect responses until December 24, 2021, … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge Responses

The Armadillo Files, Episode 17 — Featuring Chris Graham

Saturday, December 11, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from author and blogger Chris Graham, also known as The Story Reading Ape.  Click over and check out his amazing resources for writers. You’re sure to find an amazing, varied collection … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 17 — Featuring Chris Graham

The Armadillo Files, Episode 16 — Featuring Alford Kindred

Saturday, December 4, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for weirdness with some reality.   The Armadillo Files image by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from a friend and former colleague, Alford Kindred. He doesn’t have a blog, but if you’re interested in connecting with … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 16 — Featuring Alford Kindred

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Welcome December! Welcome to my cozy sanctuary in the Land of Enchantment.  For many years I lived in dread of December’s weather… and January, and February, and even March when I lived on the east coast.  However, in the high desert southwest, I love December and the rest of winter.  Speaking … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge

The Armadillo Files, Episode 15 — Featuring D.L. Finn

Saturday, November 27, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for weirdness with some reality.  Today’s Tidbit of Truth is certainly weird.  How so?  Read on. Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from author and blogger D. L. Finn, also known as Denise.  Click over and check out her … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 15 — Featuring D.L. Finn

Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Happy Thanksgiving In my country, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.  I’m giving thanks for all of you no matter where you are.  Despite the many times “we” (as a country or segments of the population) have brought shame upon ourselves, I’m also thankful to live here, to have been born here. I’m … More Giving Thanks

The Armadillo Files, Episode 14 — Featuring Priscilla Bettis

Sunday, November 21, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for absurdity touched with reality.  I know this episode is late, so let’s just get right to it. Random Reader Things The three things that drive the episode are from Priscilla Bettis.  Click over and check out her blog, you’re sure to find interesting … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 14 — Featuring Priscilla Bettis

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon Escarpment

day, November , 2021 Announcing the November issue of Dead of Winter! Thanks for your patience this month.  Allow me to present the latest novelette in Dead of Winter — Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment  I know you’re wondering how many installments are left.  Don’t hold me to it, but I think there will be two … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon Escarpment

The Armadillo Files, Episode 13 — Featuring Darlene Foster

Saturday, November 13, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for absurdity touched with reality.  Random Reader Things This intro is all about “Girl Power.”  That’s appropriate since the three things that drive the episode are from Darlene Foster, author of the Amanda Travels series.  Her random reader things are Land Girls (aka Women’s Land … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 13 — Featuring Darlene Foster

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter is coming

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Dead of Winter is coming However, it’s taking more time to get the November novelette ready. I didn’t simply choose stop/start points in the 1,000+ epic I wrote a decade ago. Each month, in addition to editing the manuscript, I reorganize things for a better “serial” flow. Also for this format, … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter is coming

The Armadillo Files, Episode 12 — Featuring Beth

Saturday, November 6, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. Three Random Reader Things This episode features “things” from Beth at the I Didn’t Have My Glasses On blog.  Beth’s three things are Post Office, Bicycle, and Tomatoes.  I know I’ve used bicycle already, but it’s back with the rest of her … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 12 — Featuring Beth

Wednesday Writing — Readers Outside Your Genre & #BookReviews

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Happy November, everyone! Thanks for visiting my sanctuary.  Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, and maybe get a snack, put your feet up and relax here for a moment.  One of the things that delights me most is when a reader enjoys my stories — even though they don’t usually … More Wednesday Writing — Readers Outside Your Genre & #BookReviews

The Armadillo Files, Episode 11 — Featuring Christine Robinson

Saturday, October30, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for spook-tacular silliness.  Yes, I know I’m late.  I think all your good wishes brought back my unreliable Internet. Sort of like clapping for Tinkerbell and chanting “I believe in fairies!”  In this case, pink fairy armadillos. The past few episodes of The Armadillo Files … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 11 — Featuring Christine Robinson

Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal for Journey 11

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Hello, everyone. As the Journeys of Dead of Winter draw near their end, so does this year.  For my location, the approaching solstice (Halloween, Samhain, and other names) falls halfway between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice.  In most of the countries of Dead of Winter, it also marks the … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal for Journey 11

The Armadillo Files, Episode 10 — Featuring Resa McConaghy

Saturday, October 23, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for nuttiness.  This started as a promotion last time for Teri Polen’s yearly October festival of horror and suspense, Bad Moon Rising.  However, along the way I decided to have my own three part Halloween celebration.  This would be part two.  Three Random Reader … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 10 — Featuring Resa McConaghy

The Armadillo Files, Episode 9 — Featuring Bad Moon Rising

Saturday, October 16, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files, even though it might at first look like author Teri Polen’s yearly October festival of horror and suspense, Bad Moon Rising. Three Bad Moon Things In support of the aforementioned event, my things for this episode are Bad, Moon, and Rising. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 9 — Featuring Bad Moon Rising

Roberta Writes – My YT reviews of Dead of Winter Journeys 6 & 7 and short readings —

Thursday, October 14, 2021 I’m breaking my “twice weekly posting” pattern.  Author Roberta Eaton Cheadle went to so much work to do reviews, complete with videos, of two novelettes in my “Dead of Winter” series. So how could I not share?  Comments are closed here because Robbie deserves the full spotlight at her blog.  Please click … More Roberta Writes – My YT reviews of Dead of Winter Journeys 6 & 7 and short readings —

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 The October issue of Dead of Winter is here! Welcome everyone! Thanks for your patience this month.  Today I announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter.  It seems like only a few weeks ago that I started these Journeys.  Now we are on the tenth month. Wow.  We are nearing … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

The Armadillo Files Character Profiles — Fang

Saturday, October 2, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… sort of.  Sometimes I can’t do everything. To be blunt, September was extremely rough for me.  Plus I have a “real world” gig that came up with a quick deadline. There is not a new chapter today, but it’s not like I’m giving myself a break. … More The Armadillo Files Character Profiles — Fang

Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Welcome, my friends.  I’m hard at work on the October issue of Dead of Winter, so this post is just a quick cover reveal.  In the tenth installment of this epic fantasy, the travelers set out for the far away city which is the ancient seat of power of the Society of … More Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca