Jazz Age Wednesdays — Toasting a Ghost in the Kitchen

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I’m still celebrating the launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen. 

I wonder if Pip will ever learn how to cook.  It seems like she always lands in hot water, but I don’t think that’s what Granny Phanny had in mind.  As if Pip didn’t find enough distractions on her own, now there’s a ghost in Granny’s kitchen!

A Ghost in the Kitchen -- Three Ingredients 2. Image by Teagan R. Geneviene
Promo image by Teagan Geneviene for “A Ghost in the Kitchen”

Sheiks and Shebas, those of you who have scheduled in the near future, and those who have already hosted my book launch have my heartfelt thanks!  I hope you could tell, because I’ve found that WordPress has been eating a lot of my comments when I visit your stop on the trolley.  I apologize for that. 

Yes, I’m celebrating, so I tried to make a real life Roaring Twenties champagne cocktail!  This one is a perfect match for the 1920s and for me.  In that era, lemons were a big deal.  So was slang.  This drink is named the Bee’s Knees


A 20s Tidbit

Most of you know that this time period was also the Prohibition Era. Making or selling alcoholic beverages was illegal.  That didn’t put a stop to anything, particularly flappers and their goofs (boyfriends).  Gin was one of the most common of homemade liquors.  This 1920s cocktail uses honey and lemon to help with the bitterness of that homemade hooch. So, a Bee’s Knees is gin, lemon juice, honey (hence the name), and a float of champagne on top. 

Saturday, I’ll be visiting the virtual bar at No Facilities, hosted by Dan Antion. You can guess what the bartender will serve me. 

Launching “A Ghost in the Kitchen” has been so much fun that I’m including the book fair portion again today! Check out all the fabulous authors. It’s pos-i-lutely orchid!

Granny Phanny’s Book Fair

All the Pip stories by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
All the Pip stories by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene The Three Things Serial Story, Murder at the Bijou, and A Ghost in the Kitchen


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

Welcome to the book fair.  All these authors volunteered to help me by sharing the launch post for A Ghost in the Kitchen.  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!


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.

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71 thoughts on “Jazz Age Wednesdays — Toasting a Ghost in the Kitchen

    1. Thanks so much, Jacqui. Well… “historical fiction” might be generous given the level of whimsy, but I do a lot of research, making sure details and settings are historically accurate. Plus two of the characters (Maestro and a certain pope) are based on real life historic figures of the 1500s.
      Thanks for visiting. Wishing you huge success with your latest. You’re the cat’s pajamas!


    1. Horsefeathers, Robbie. I’m such a dumbbell. I thought you weren’t able to do the post when WordPress never sent me a notice. You are a treasure. I humbly thank you for all your support during this tour. You are pos-i-lutely the cat’s pajamas!


  1. Continued success on your tour, Teagan. I think you’ve hit a home run with the Roaring Twenties theme. I can’t say that I’ve ever tried a Bee’s Knees, but hey, the night is young.

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    1. It’s good to see you, Pete. I had not heard of the cocktail either, until I recently stumbled upon it. (Just the phrase.) If you like gin and you like champagne, it’s worth a try. Thanks for visiting. You’re the berries!


    1. Happy to have you in the celebration, Michael. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.
      Yes, I relocated to New Mexico (USA) this spring. It does have a border with Mexico, and that is approximately 150 km away from me. LOL, I hope to avoid mice in general — especially speedy ones. Crystal might think differently though. 🐱

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    1. Yay! Thanks, Deborah. It makes me happy for you to think that. They are a fun group to have running around in my head when I’m writing their stories. This one is the most whimsical and “out of the box” of the three books. Thanks for taking a moment to comment. You’re the oyster’s earrings!

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  2. This has been, as one blogger put it, a Magic Trolley ride like none other, Teagan! I like the sound of the drink you invented. 🙂 I love lemons too and a favorite lately, when I’m out and drinking socially is lemon vodka with tonic water and at least one slice of real lemon in it! 🙂

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  3. mmmm – gin, lemon, and honey with a splash of champagne. I think that’s something this former bartender might like to test drive 🍸

    Congrats on the new book, Teagan. I hope to dive into this new Pip story soon!

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    1. Hi Joanne. Gin is my liquor of choice. It was an interesting drink. I didn’t use the recipe, just winged it with the ingredients. I might have shorted myself on honey and lemon. I have to say that I like a gin Ricky better, and there’s no competition for my dirty martini. But it was fun and celebratory.
      Thanks for visiting. You’re the oyster’s earrings!


        1. I enjoy vodka cocktails. Many people don’t like herb flavors in gin and vermouth, but I do. particularly gin for my martinis. I even like vermouth cocktails. I find them very refreshing. Although my stomach can’t handle hard liquor very often. Or hot peppers… 😦 Hence the vermouth drinks.
          Groan… I’ve still been supporting the book launch and haven’t done this week’s chapter of the Delta Pearl. Time to get busy. Great big hug.

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    1. LOL. Naturally, I had to do research and make the “Bee’s Knees” cocktail. It was nice, but I prefer my dirty martini… or straight champagne. Many thanks for reblogging, dear Ape. You’re the frog’s eyebrows! (I promise that is a great compliment!)

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    1. Dear Cindy, as Pip would say, you must have the heart of a flapper. 🙂 I agree that a “goof” is one of the most adorable of the 1920s phrases. I’ll be releasing a book of them before the end of the year.
      Wishing you and everyone at the Holler a wonderful autumn. You’re the cat’s meow!


    1. I didn’t either, until I stumbled up on it recently. The complimentary phrase got so popular in the 20s that they made a drink for it. The one I made was good, but I still prefer my dirty martini. 😉 Hugs on the buzzzz!


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