A Ghost in the Kitchen — Launch Party Trolley through Haunted Savannah!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Welcome to the launch party for A Ghost in the Kitchen!  It’s a wild ride on a magical trolley through haunted Savannah, Georgia.

All the Pip stories by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

All the Pip books by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene. Purchase links: The Three Things Serial Story, Murder at the Bijou, and A Ghost in the Kitchen

Hi everyone. I’m sorry to interrupt The Delta Pearl.  My steampunk riverboat serial will be back next weekend.

Today I’m doing a very special post. I’ve finally “bookized” the third novel in my Roaring Twenties series about Pip.  I’ve brought a bunch of friends for this shindig on a magical 1920s trolley.  First let me tell you a little about this novel. 

When my character, Paisley Idelle Peabody (better known as Pip) came along, I started writing a type of fiction that I never expected.  Pip is a flapper. Her stories took me to Savannah, Georgia of the 1920s. 

It’s only natural that some ghosts got in on the act.  After all, many people say that Savannah is the most haunted city in the USA!  Here’s the blurb for this novel.

A Ghost in the Kitchen, Three Ingredients-2 continues the flapper adventures of Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip.  It’s a 1920s “pantser” story and a culinary mystery. This time Pip’s pal Andy (from The Three Things Serial Storyreturns. Granny Phanny is there too. She’s still trying to teach Pip to cook.  Granny is in a lather because of the supernatural goings-on in her kitchen. There’s also one pos-ilutely potent poltergeist!

New adventures abound as Pip and Andy unravel an old mystery.  It’s all spontaneously driven by “ingredients” sent by readers of the blog, Teagan’s Books.

A Ghost in the Kitchen by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
A Ghost in the Kitchen by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Did you hear the bell clang?  Our magic trolley is here! 

There are links galore, so limber up your clicking finger and jump on the trolley.  Here’s a map showing some locations. Friends who promised to participate in my launch will be at some of these haunted places.  They’ll get on the magical blog party trolley as we tour haunted Savannah!

Map showing haunted locations in Savannah, GA

I just wish this 1920s trolley could move faster… Oh! A brass lamp just clattered to the ground.  There’s purple smoke coming out.

“Your wish is my command!”

Aladin Fazel – my favorite magician! Now the trolley can go anywhere.

At the top of the map is the Moon River Brewing Company. That’s a good place to start incase anyone needs some liquid courage for this ghostly adventure!

Blue Moon Brewing Co Savannah
Blue Moon Brewing Co Savannah, GA

There’s Christoph Fischer.  Duck!  A rowdy, spifflicated ghost just threw a beer bottle. Olga Núñez Miret is helping him Christoph get away from the spirited spirit and onto our trolley.  Welcome aboard, Olga and Christoph. You two look darb in your 1920s glad rags.

Magician, those ghosts are going to follow Olga and Christoph all the way to the trolley. Can you please get us to the next stop?

We’ve traveled east, closer to the river. Our trolley is on a bluff above the River Walk.  Now we’re at Factor’s Walk.  The foundations of some of these buildings date back to the late 1700s. D. L. Finn and Valentina Cirasola should be waiting for us there. Ah, there they are, beside one of the sealed-off tunnel entrances. Love those hats, ladies!  Applesauce, hurry to the trolley. There are shadow figures all around us!

Factors Walk, Savannah, GA
Factors Walk, Savannah, GA

Tunnels that originate in this area  have been known to send ghastly moans into the still night air.  Look out, Dyanna Wyndesong! A tall shadow was sneaking up behind you. Get back on the trolley, quick! 

Yes, that’s one of the many tunnels.  They make a labyrinth beneath Savannah.  Wow, we’re going into the haunted tunnel.

A hidden tunnel in Savannah, GA
A hidden tunnel in Savannah, GA

Magician, why are you slowing the trolley?  You must see something ahead in this creepy tunnel…  Oh! It’s a poster for Teri Polen’s yearly October event, Bad Moon Rising!

I’ll be there on October, 18th, chatting with Teri about all sorts of Halloween-ish things, as well as my novella, Brother Love — a Crossroad I hope everyone will join us for the fun.

Bad Moon Rising 2019
Bad Moon Rising, hosted by Teri Polen

Since this is a magical trolley the tunnel will take us directly the Sorrel Weed House where we’ll pick up two more guests. Just beware the lady in black! I hope John W. Howell   and Dan Antion know about her.  Oh-oh! John and Dan, that’s no damsel in distress, it’s a mean ghost. Hurry over here to the trolley, guys!

The Sorrel Weed House, Savannah, GA
The Sorrel Weed House, Savannah, GA

If you’ll keep the trolley heading south, Magician, we can pick up Michael (from OIKOS Publishing) at the Andrew Low House.  I see that Jan Sikes is meeting us there too.  Jan don’t go in that room! Through the window I see Juilette Gordon Low lying on the bed – but she died in 1927!  Michael, watch out for that butler at the top of the stairs too. His clothes went out of style 150 years ago.  Those are ghosts. You two better get on the trolley fast!

Aladin, this is great! You found a magic tunnel to take us north east.  Sally Cronin and Jacquie Biggar are waiting for us at the Colonial Park Cemetery.  Ladies, I realize that handsome young man invited you to follow him. Don’t bother.  He’ll just disappear once he goes inside the gate.  He died a long, long time ago.

Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, GA, Wikipedia
Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, GA, Wikipedia

Applesauce! All these spooky apparitions have given me an appetite. Shall we find a haunted restaurant?  Ah, the 17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant is on our way.  Robbie Cheadle and Marje Mallon are already there. Robbie, take care. That little boy is really a ghost.  Marje, I know you feel sorry for Anna, but she’s been waiting for her lost love since before any of us were born. She’s a specter too.

That ghostly cook, does not seem nearly as friendly as Maestro Martino, the cursed chef in A Ghost in the Kitchen.  She’s banging her pots and pans and making a quite ruckus.  What’s our next stop, Magician?

17Hundred90 Inn, Savannah, GA
17Hundred90 Inn, Savannah, GA

Now we’re at The Marshall House.  It’s a haunted hotel where we’re picking up Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape.  What’s that dear Ape? You say your “naughty chimp” nephews are in a game of “tag,” chasing the ghosts of children who run up and down the halls there? They’re all having a great time!

Hey, there’s Traci Kenworth too, down at the other end of the building. Come on to the trolley, Traci. Those little ghosts are starting to raise a ruckus.

The Marshall House, Savannah, GA
The Marshall House, Savannah, GA

Thanks to Aladin and our magical trolley, we’ve taken another of those hidden tunnels. Now, we’re almost back where we started, between River Street and Factors Walk.  We have one more stop.  We need to pick up Resa McConaghy and Jacqui Murray at the Olde Harbour Inn.

Oh! They’re already running to the trolley. I expect the spirit known as Hank tried to crawl into bed with at least one of them.  I also smell his cigar smoke. I think I’d run too!

The Olde Harbour Inn, Savannah, GA
The Olde Harbour Inn, Savannah, GA

Alright everyone.  Pip and Granny Phanny are waiting for us at the cottage.  Granny is eager to start her book fair.  She’s a real bearcat, and she won’t like it if we’re late.  So let’s get a wiggle on!

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Granny Phanny’s Book Fair 

Welcome to the book fair.  All these authors volunteered to help me by sharing this magic trolley tour of haunted Savannah.  Their books are all swell.  So I put them in pos-i-lutely random order.  Hopefully that will lead you to look at some things you might not typically read.  You’ll find purchase links below the cover images. 

A Ghost in the Kitchen by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

A Ghost in the Kitchen, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Ghost book fair 1

Brother Love – a Crossroad, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
The Gemini Connection, Teri Polen
Through the Nethergate, Roberta Eaton Cheadle 
Tales from the Irish Garden, Sally Cronin

Ghost Book Fair 2

My Girl, Jacquie Biggar
Deadly Quotes, Olga Núñez Miret
The Season of Limbo, Al Fazel (not yet published)
Naked Lemons, Valentina Cirasola

Ghost book fair 3

My Vibrating Vertebrae, Agnes Mae Graham
The Curse of Time, M.J. Mallon
Circumstances of Childhood, John W. Howell
Over My Dead Body, Christoph Fischer

Ghost Book fair 4

The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Jewel, Jan Sikes
Nine Black Lives, Resa McConaghy
Just Her Poetry, D. L. Finn

Universal link to my Amazon Author Page

Sheiks and Shebas, thanks so very much for getting on the magical trolley for this tour.  Ya’ll are pos-i-lutely the berries!

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This is a work of fiction.  Characters, names, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, locales, or events is entirely coincidental.

Copyright ©  2019 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

All rights reserved. 

No part of this work may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission.  Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights.

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96 thoughts on “A Ghost in the Kitchen — Launch Party Trolley through Haunted Savannah!

    1. Thanks so much, Inese. That means a lot to me.
      The tour seems to have been well received. However, it has not brought any book sales. I think this will probably be my last 1920s novel, as much as I enjoy Pip, Granny, and the flapper crew.

      I appreciate you taking time to visit. Hugs.

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  1. Congratulations, Teagan. Sorry I’ve been so neglectful of your posts. I had no idea what I’ve been doing would take up so much of my time. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep up soon. Again, Congratulations on another release. Sounds like you’re all having a blast! Hugs ❤

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  2. I finally came over to your trolley tour for your exciting book launch, Teagan. You organized it so well that included all the signs and sounds. If you have spared time, you could be a party manager to take orders for organizing parties. 🙂 ❤ 🙂 Let me hop on and hop off…

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  3. Reblogged this on Graffiti Lux Art & More and commented:
    Congratulations to Teagan on her book launch “A Ghost in the Kitchen – (Three Ingredients-2)”!
    The launch is a ride through haunted Savannah, and she takes many of her friends along. Generous & creative, she also shares her friends blogs and books, and my “Nine Black Lives” is there! So, hop on the trolley, and enjoy the ride!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Hugh. It’s not the typical ghost story. I think there’s more fun and certainly more whimsy. When Pip ended up in Savannah for her stories, I had not even thought about the “haunted” aspect of the city. I never got to go on one of the haunted tours when I was growing up in Georgia, but they sound like such fun. Thanks for visiting. You’re the bee’s knees!

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  4. Woot! That was a fun ride, Teagan! You really put a lot of effort into this post!
    Congratulations on the book launch of A Ghost in The Kitchen. Also, thank you for inviting me along.
    I just reblogged a murals from Belfast post from A Frank Angle. So, I will reblog this in a couple of days!
    THANK YOU!!!

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  5. This is otherworldly fun, dear Teagan, I think I’ve shared it about 20x but it deserves even more. Congrats on your recent book, they’re all supernaturally fantastic! Wishing you al the best, always. Sorry I haven’t been around but life has been giving me a hard time and I have to keep remembering to go to people’s blogs because WordPress is still not sending notifications and every time I visit I have to refollow, but I will, refollow your blog until the end of time if I have to because it’s the elephant’s ears. 😉
    Congrats again and again, but the lucky ones are your readers. 🙂
    Hope the week ahead treats you well. 🙂
    Mega Pip! Pip! Hooray! hugs xoxoxoxoxoxox

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    1. Dear Donna, it’s lovely to see you any time you can visit. I know all too well how life can get in the way of things. I hope all is well in your world. Thank you for your encouragement, and for spending part of your weekend here. Great big hug! You’re the cat’s pajamas!

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    1. Indeed! Yesterday I discovered a 1920s gin and champagen cocktail named the Bee’s Knees! I plan to give that recipe a whirl at some point this weekend. Right now cool water is doing the trick. Thanks for all you’ve done, Jacquie. You’re the kitten’s ankles!

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    1. You are so kind, Sue. Haha — there should have been more food and drink on this trolley! Maybe I’ll do that for a midweek post. I actually discovered a 1920s gin and champagne cocktail named the bee’s knees! You’re the cat’s meow! Cheers.

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  6. I just got home from a business trip and I had to swing by. I’m not usually up buying books at this hour. Thanks for the trolley ride, and the heads up about the Lady in Black. I’m going to swing back through later this morning and click a few more links! Good luck with the tour!

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  7. Congratulations, Teagan! What an amazing ride! Thanks for allowing me to take part and share in the fun, especially with such great companions! Good luck and don’t forget to come by and visit!

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