After Thistledown — #GetCaughtReading and More

Saturday, April 27, 2018

Thanks again to everyone who supported Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam.  I always like for my blog stories to be “interactive” with you readers, at least to a degree.  You were an essential element of that faery tale. 

What’s Now and What’s Next? 

Well, one thing that’s next already is… or the future is the present… or have I just boldly gone where no (wo)man has gone before?

Hullaba Lulu

Val hat Lulu trumpet expressions

Art by Rob Goldstein

What I’m trying to say is that for those of you who aren’t familiar with my Jazz Age Wednesday posts, I currently have a series in collaboration with artist  Rob Goldstein.  It’s a Roaring Twenties, diesel-punk fantasy called Hullaba Lulu.  Is that news to you?  No worries, click here* for a post that has links to all the past episodes.  It’s pos-i-lutely darb.  Get aboard the diesel-punk train!

What’s Next? 

Get Caught Reading Month — All New Mini-series with Chris Graham

May is  Get Caught Reading Month. Twice in the past, Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I have collaborated on stories for this event.  Hold onto your hats, because we’re together again!  Premiering next weekend… (drum roll)…

Artie Meets the Alchemist!

Artie Meets Alchemist promo 1

Artie the genius chimpanzee is the creation of Chris Graham.  He has popped into several of my stories.  For our new story, a fictionalized Cornelis Drebbel is my character — he’s managed to wriggle out of the serial where I created him* and into some others too.  I wonder what will happen when those two run into each other?  Oh yes, this will be a steampunk story.

The Next What’s Next and Poll Results 

I haven’t completed the editing and proofing of Atonement in Bloom.  Although I still hope to finish before the summer arrives (as in solstice).  After “Bloom” is published I will start a new Saturday serial. 

A while back I polled you readers about what kind of “three things” serial you wanted next.  The results were overwhelmingly for a new Atonement, Tennessee story.  I’ve never done Atonement in a serial form.  However, I’ve always seen those books as a trilogy.  Blogging leaves me no time to write, so if there’s going to be a third book, it will have to come from a serial here.  That’s a while into the future, but stay tuned! 

This blog has always been about the readers, being interactive. I love your comments.  I appreciate your visits. You are a huge part of it, and I thank you.

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85 thoughts on “After Thistledown — #GetCaughtReading and More

    • Hi Suzanne. I appreciate you letting me know.
      Silly me, I thought I might have Bloom published by the end of May… but it’s already here and I’m still only halfway through my first round of proofreading. At least I’ve finished the edits. Now it is only fixing minor things that I find while proofing.
      That said, it will be a huge challenge to do Atonement-3 as a serial, but I don’t know how I’ll ever do the book otherwise. I won’t start that serial until after I publish Bloom.
      And I might have to bring Hullaba Lulu to a close before I start the Atonement serial too… Doing two serials (and working), when I started Lulu near the end of Thistledown, was hard…
      Hugs on the wing!

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    • Thanks, Lavinia. I’m going to scale back for a while now. Just the Lulu story on Wednesdays until I finish editing Atonement in Bloom and publish it. Maybe something to say hello on Saturdays… I appreciate all your support. Huge hugs!

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    • Thanks so much, Linda. I’m happy you enjoyed it.
      The Get Caught Reading story with Chris Graham starts Saturday — be sure to drop by and let me know what I’ve caught you reading! (Your own books included.) 😀

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    • Thank you kindly, Priyasha. It’s always great to work with Chris Graham (the Ape). He’s one of the most generous bloggers out there, always offering great resources for writers/bloggers. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs!

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  1. Dear Teagan, you absolutely AMAZE me my friend in all of your energy you put into your writing and story telling. And I thought the collaboration with Rob on the one I read was fantastic as was his artwork..
    I have perhaps still to catch up with more Jazz Wednesdays, But I know it will be waiting..
    Trying to catch up with my friend and leave at least one comment upon their blogs has had me in my reader for most of my afternoon..
    Now sat here for my second session, before I turn out the light.. 😀 and I doubt I will be on here tomorrow as Its my own Earth Day that I landed tomorrow.. 🙂
    Sending HUGE hugs your way Teagan for finding time out of your busy day to land on my blog.. I really appreciate you doing so..
    Sending love and Many thanks your way my friend..
    Have a great evening and rest of your week.. ❤
    Love Sue xx ❤

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    • Aw thank you so much Sue. I’m grateful for any time you can spend here. I’m glad you got to see one of the Hullaba Lulu chapters. Rob and I are going strong with it — both having a good time and benefiting spiritually from the work. It’s helped my depression a lot.
      Thank you for commenting. It brought a peaceful feeling to the end of a tiring workday. ❤ Hugs on the wing!

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    • Dear Robbie, that is so kind of you. I’m honored. Plus, I can’t wait to see your whimsical creation! ❤
      Thank you from my heart for being part of Thistledown.

      Meanwhile I'm delighted that you enjoy Hullaba Lulu. It's a different tone for me — trying to spread my wings a bit. I even got brave and put a voice clip on the chapter for this week. (Blushing in advance)

      I just rescued you from my spam folder. Sorry about any unsavory characters who may have been in there. I hope you didn't buy any Cartier jewelry from them! 😉
      Many thanks for all your support. Hugs on the wing!

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    • Thanks so much, Diana. I appreciate your encouragement. I’m working hard to get next week’s blogs ready. I just finished my portion of part 1 of Artie Meets the Alchemist and formatted & scheduled the post! Now to put the finishing touches on Chapter 5.2 of Lulu. Huge hugs!

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  2. Lots of monkeying around 🐒🐒🐒 here, no wonder everyone is going ape for this collaboration! Great way to start the weekend, thanks dear Teagan and Chris, off to share so others can go bananas over it!!! 😉 🍌🍌🍌
    Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂
    Mega “I Thank You” hugs on a wing xoxoxoxo ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Hi Claire, it’s great to see you. Yes, that is a good question. I had seen it spelled both ways — and since then I’ve seen a few more spellings! So I did my usual research. (I’m very much a research geek!)

      First let me say that most people will choose a spelling and insist it is correct. I don’t like to make “global statements” and my research didn’t produce a solid yes or no. I did not find a clear answer.
      Some will even say that the (first 2) spellings refer to different types of beings.

      During my research I discovered the works of Brian Froud https://www.amazon.com/Brian-Froud/e/B000APOEK2/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
      I was already leaning toward faery — but reading up on him and his reasoning for choosing that spelling sealed it for me. (I was looking for the article about him, but I can’t find it…)
      Fairy looked like the modern correct spelling. While faery seemed older but still correct. In writing stories I usually prefer archaic words/spelling, so I went with faery. Like other gray areas in writing/documents of any kind, the main thing is to be consistent (at least across a story).
      Thanks for visiting. Hugs on the wing!

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    • Oh Mary… maybe it’s hormones but you just made me smile and shed a tear at the same time. Heartfelt thanks for saying that. If only I had enough to live on doing only my books. If if if… Meanwhile, thank you — I’m trying.
      Chris is wonderful to work with. He’s always right there, despite the distance.
      Great big hug right back. ❤

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    • Thank you kindly Viv — and I appreciate the reblog too!
      Chris is such a gentleman — and brilliant at storytelling. It’s always an honor and a treat to work with him. Great big hugs on owl wings right back! 😀

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    • Tee-hee! Yes, Dan. Cornelis has been annoyed with me for not finishing that National Novel Writing Month book of his. So I figured he needed a little daylight. I’ll be bringing back your road locomotive too.
      This week I’ve been happily making up features for Valentino’s diesel-punk train for “Hullaba Lulu”. I didn’t realize how much I had missed the “punk” stuff until I geared up with it the past couple of chapters.
      I’m glad you could visit. Have a wonder-filled weekend. Hugs!

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  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    If you are already missing Thistledown, the world created by Teagan Geneviene… then don’t worry, next weekend as part of a grand collaboration, and to celebrate Get Caught Reading Month, Teagan and The Story Reading Ape will be working on a new story for Artie the Genius Chimpanzee.. catch up on all the news and head over.

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    • Dear Barb, you are so very kind! I’m happy to know you enjoy Atonement, Tennessee. I feel like I’ve given “layers” to book 2. I hope you’ll like it too. I need more hours in the day to edit! 🙂
      Happy weekend hugs! ❤

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    • Ha! What’s coming out of my head right now is related to the pollen… and that’s not pretty.
      Seriously though, you are so kind, Deborah. I’m happy that you’re feeling better and taking us along on beautiful photo hikes. Thanks for taking a moment to encourage me. Happy weekend hugs!

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