Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. So far we’ve met passengers who include a young, but somewhat nurotic prodigy of an inventor, Dr. Victor Elam. He’s a little older than Émeraude, and she is quite intrigued, despite his imperfections. Or maybe because of them. Can … More The Delta Pearl, 5 — Read
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. I planned to do a cover reveal today, but something came up to take me out of the blogosphere for a day. So instead, I’m sharing a short story I wrote two years ago. Back then one of author John W. Howell‘s hilarious lists of what … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — In the Pip of Time
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! As you know, I’m re-writing a nearly finished novel, The Delta Pearl, for this serial. That has resulted in a few changes, such as the heroine, Émeraude, becoming several years younger. Now both she and one of the passengers (Victor Elam — you met him last … More The Delta Pearl 4 — Greet
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays! It’s been a constant “Lindy hop” choosing between priorities, shifting them, balancing, juggling, but I’ve finally done enough toward bookizing the third novel in my Roaring Twenties series, A Ghost in the Kitchen, that I’m ready to do a cover reveal. Sheiks and Shebas, could you lend a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Want to Reveal?
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! Even though we don’t see one another face-to-face, I do feel you are my dear friends. Regardless of physical appeal — and I acknowledge the endlessly different standards of beauty, faces are usually important to how we imagine stories. Whether we’re writing tales or reading them, seeing a … More The Delta Pearl 3 — Face
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! If you are looking for the latest installment of the #Steampunk fantasy, “The Delta Pearl,” click here for Chapter 2 – Fret. Most of you weren’t too excited about the “cock-a-leekie soup” that turned up in the last episode. However, several were downright enthuzimuzzy! At least … More Hidebound Hump Day — Hungry?
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! I warn you in advance that I’m flying by the seat of my pantser pants even more than usual today. My week has been so full of insomnia and interruptions, it’s no wonder Émeraude is looking like a worry wart. This week’s random reader things: Great minds think … More The Delta Pearl 2 — Fret
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Sheiks and Shebas — hi there, you’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays! Update: I apologize that I’ve been a poor excuse for a hostess at my own party. My Internet has been down more than it’s been up the past three days. I find myself repeatedly redoing … More Hidebound yet Jazzy – Blog Party!
Saturday, August 3, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! (If you are new around here, “chuckaboo” is what the Victorians called a dear friend.) As most of you know, I’m reworking an unfinished novel The Delta Pearl for this serial. Since I have a good bit of material that I want to keep, my secret hope was that … More The Delta Pearl 1 — Dance