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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 8 — Featuring J-Dubs

Saturday, September 25, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.  It’s a new season, autumn for me.  Wherever you are, I hope the equinox brought you positive vibes.  Featured Bloggers This episode features “things” from Jill, aka J-Dubs at the Grin and Bear It blog.  Thanks again to Timothy Price of Off … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 8 — Featuring J-Dubs

Wednesday Writing — Animals, Horses

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Hello, everyone.  It’s hard to believe that autumn is already here.  Particularly since my area has been having hotter than normal temperatures for three weeks.  Horsefeathers!  Maybe that’s why the procrastinator part of my brain is in overdrive. (That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ with it.)  While I should be getting … More Wednesday Writing — Animals, Horses

The Armadillo Files, Episode 7 — Featuring Owls

Saturday, September 18, 2021 Welcome to my sanctuary. You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   Featured Bloggers Several of my author and blogger friends absolutely love owls — so much so that they are featured in their blog designs or names, or books.  Some who come to mind are Olga Núñez Miret, Viv … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 7 — Featuring Owls

The Armadillo Files, Episode 6 — Featuring GP Cox

Saturday, September 11, 2021 Everyone here is aware of the significance of September 11th.  It continues to trigger heartfelt pain in many of us.  I begin this post with a moment of silence.  Then I ask you to escape with me into something whimsical. Respectfully, I need us to be happy. * * * Welcome … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 6 — Featuring GP Cox

Wednesday Writing — A #Review Exercise & “Yay!” to No Facilities

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Welcome everyone.  I’m not just sharing a review.  I’m sharing a terrific example of writing outside your comfort zone.  Dan Antion at No Facilities is always saying that he is not comfortable writing reviews. He rose to the challenge. That makes his post even more important to me.  For someone who … More Wednesday Writing — A #Review Exercise & “Yay!” to No Facilities

The Armadillo Files, Episode 5 — Featuring Pat of eQuips

Saturday, September 4, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.  First, in case you missed it, Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement went live on Thursday.  Details on that at the end of this post. Historic Tidbits This week’s random reader things are from Pat at eQuips blog.  Here are … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 5 — Featuring Pat of eQuips

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Thursday, September 2, 2021 The September issue of Dead of Winter ready! Welcome to my sanctuary.  Try not to let that giant eye worry you.  During the past ten days, I’ve put in so many long hours each day, but I’m on track and here to announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter.  To … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Dead of Winter-BOOK REVIEWS — from Baydreamer and D. Wallace Peach

Monday, August 30, 2021 Updated. It’s a busy week in the Land of Enchantment.  I’m behind (largely because I was behind last month) on the ninth issue of Dead of Winter.  Even so I couldn’t resist sharing a couple of marvelous reviews.  My favorite fantasy author, D. Wallace Peach, included Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The … More Dead of Winter-BOOK REVIEWS — from Baydreamer and D. Wallace Peach

The Armadillo Files, Episode 4 — Featuring Chris Graham the Story Reading Ape

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Welcome back to The Armadillo Files.  For the moment we’re still on the Jupiter AM-18 rocket in 1959.  Better hang on tight.  The ride is about to get bumpy. Historic Tidbits First, here are a couple of historic tidbits.  If the image above is unexpected, that will be cleared up in … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 4 — Featuring Chris Graham the Story Reading Ape

Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Just before I started writing this post, the part of my brain that I call “Squirrel” because it bounces around like a dog who’s just seen a squirrel… Squirrel!!!  Where was I?  Oh, yeah. I had landed on something about the “I Write Like” place that most writers have visited at … More Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal

The Armadillo Files, Episode 3 — Featuring Ms. Frances

Saturday, August 21, 2021 Hello. You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Are you ready to let your imagination loose? Even though story is not intended to be realistic at all, I like adding historic tidbits.  I haven’t had time to explain them previously. So I’m doing that right now, with the ones I’ve used so far.  … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 3 — Featuring Ms. Frances

Wednesday Writing — Free from SR Mallery

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 I’ve been carrying on about my monthly series of novelettes, “Dead of Winter.”  So today I wanted to do something different.  Junebug (above), whose many moods include the mood to share, told Crystal, and Crystal told me… about something marvelous.  You see, Junebug’s human, S.R. (Sarah) Mallery is sharing free Kindle … More Wednesday Writing — Free from SR Mallery

The Armadillo Files, Episode 2 — Featuring Fraggle

Saturday, August 14, 2021 Hello, all.  Welcome back to The Armadillo Files.  I’m still racing to keep up. Even though I’d like to do a preamble with all the history tidbits that have been in the story so far, there just wasn’t time. Here I am again, staying up late to write the episode and format … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 2 — Featuring Fraggle

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The August issue of Dead of Winter is here! Welcome everyone.  Thanks for visiting my sanctuary.  The “lost library” is one of the mental places where I like to relax.  Although, in Dead of Winter, it may not be a safe harbor.  Our characters definitely need to proceed with caution.  In Journey … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

New Interactive Serial — The Armadillo Files, Episode 1

Saturday, August 7, 2021 Hello, all.  Are you ready for the takeoff?  I’ve used this video before, but I love the song (and it was a really cool anime series too), and it’s just perfect for this beginning.  The all new, interactive, reader-thing driven serial is here!  My overbooked status continued throughout last week.  I’m still … More New Interactive Serial — The Armadillo Files, Episode 1

A new poetry book: Behind Closed Doors by Robbie Cheadle

Monday, August 2, 2021 Wow… you know someone is truly kind and generous when she features you in the middle of launching a new book.  Heartfelt thanks to Robbie Cheadle for promoting my Designed & Ready Book Covers service along with her lovely new book of poetry.   It’s a diverse and engaging collection of her … More A new poetry book: Behind Closed Doors by Robbie Cheadle

Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal, Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Hello, everyone.  It’s hard to believe that July is almost gone.  Where does the time go?  This is only a quick post.  I’m trying not to freak out, with “Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library” and the new blog serial — which I hope to launch this Saturday, competing for … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal, Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

Visit the No Facilities Bar — New Serial on the Way

Saturday, July 24, 2021 I’m at the No Facilities Bar Hello, all. Welcome back.  Today I’m splitting myself.  I’m also at Dan Antion‘s No Facilities Bar.  Click here to join the party.  We’re having a great time.  I went to that virtual event in style.  In honor of my upcoming new serial, I had to … More Visit the No Facilities Bar — New Serial on the Way

Wednesday Writing — Pride & Flowers, Prejudice & Dirigibles

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Welcome, everyone.  Mother Nature has been wreaking havoc across her planet.  Wherever you are, I hope you are safe and well. I have multiple pots on the fire.  This one won’t be mentioned very often.  However, since the new serial platform, #KindleVella just became available to readers, I’m dedicating a post … More Wednesday Writing — Pride & Flowers, Prejudice & Dirigibles

Wednesday Writing — Research & Character Creation

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Welcome, all.  Even though I engage in full-on whimsy, and often pantser (fly by the seat of my pants) through stories, everything I do is for a reason.  Today I’m explaining what undoubtedly seems like a strange quirk on my part — the color green.  That also relates to a character … More Wednesday Writing — Research & Character Creation

Wednesday Writing — Beware the Fearsome Boobrie!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Hello, everyone.  Today we bid farewell to June.  However, it is still June.  The July issue of “Dead of Winter” is on schedule for release on the first Wednesday of the month.  (Although I don’t commit to a firm publication schedule, that’s my own generally desired date.) I’m sharing some of … More Wednesday Writing — Beware the Fearsome Boobrie!

Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam by Teagan Riordain Geneviene #bookreview #folktales #myths — Books and Such

Monday, June 28, 2021 This weekend, after a two-year run, I posted the final episode of The Delta Pearl, my latest blog serial.  It seems fitting somehow, that Teri Polen also posted her review of the novel version of one of my past serials, Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam.  I’m excited to see this whimsical tale of … More Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam by Teagan Riordain Geneviene #bookreview #folktales #myths — Books and Such

#BookReviews — Olga Núñez Miret on Dead of Winter 5 & 6

Tuesday, June 15, 2021   One of Dan Antion‘s baseball playing crows stopped to check things out.  Promo image by Teagan, crow by Dan.  Olga Núñez Miret provides not just a double-feature review of both the May and June issues of “Dead of Winter,” but reader guidance through the story.  Click over and join the … More #BookReviews — Olga Núñez Miret on Dead of Winter 5 & 6

The Delta Pearl — Random Recap & New, Dead of Winter Journey 6

Saturday, June 5, 2021 Welcome, my chuckaboos. I hope everyone is safe and well.  The Delta Pearl is almost finished.  It’s been a complex story, stretching over many months.  So, I thought a recap of past chapters was in order.  Besides, I’ve come down with a head-cold, and it’s interfering with my “little gray cells.”  … More The Delta Pearl — Random Recap & New, Dead of Winter Journey 6

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Update:  The paperback is now also available.  Universal purchase link: relinks.me/B096CPJNSX Welcome June — and welcome to you too, everyone. Last month the May issue of “Dead of Winter” ended with a ginormous cliffhanger at “Llyn Pistyll Falls.”  Today I’m pleased to announce Journey 6, the Fluting Fell, and get us … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

Pause for Reflection

Saturday, May 29, 2021 Hello, my chuckaboos.  Thanks for coming to the river.  The Delta Pearl has paused for a moment of silence for this Memorial Day weekend.   Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  It … More Pause for Reflection