Wednesday Writing — Hullaba Lulu visits Tea Toast & Trivia

Wednesday, November 17, 2020

Lulu & Cuban Moon, background photo by Dan Antion
Lulu & Cuban Moon, background photo by Dan Antion

My National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) efforts are floundering on the rocks of Apathy Shore.  So, I was delighted when Rebecca Budd invited me to take a break for tea and talk about my dieselpunk novella, Hullaba Lulu.  

Rebecca wanted to do an online version of a bookstore-type author reading. I chose a snippet that featured Cuban Moon, the angel-bot.  You’ll learn how he got his name and a little about some of the real-world tech in the story if you listen to Rebecca’s podcast. I’m opening the floor to questions about the book, the characters, and the retro-futuristic technology. 

I hope you’ll also click over and visit us at Tea Toast & Trivia for a cup of noodle juice.  You’re the cat’s pajamas!

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops are great places for book readings. There is something special about hearing the voice of an author reading their stories. Their voice and intonation are  nuanced by the many hours of effort putting pen to paper.  They created the […]

Season 2 Episode 56: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Reading Hullaba LuLu — Tea Toast & Trivia

Click the link above to go to Rebecca’s blog and the recording.

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39 thoughts on “Wednesday Writing — Hullaba Lulu visits Tea Toast & Trivia

    1. Thank you so much, Michael! I admire people who can speak more than one language. (All I can speak is English and “southern American” LOL!) I can understand how important speaking clearly, enunciating, would be for understanding a recording — particularly in a recording, where one can’t see the person’s mouth move to get a clue from that. Anyhow, that’s why your comment means so much to me. Thank you. Hugs on the wing.

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      1. You really did another great job, Teagan! Oh, i am at the beginning of a second language. In my first life i had to learn Latin, Greek and Hebrew. But all these old languages are not able to use for conversation. Lets hope i will get better with English. Lol Best wishes, Michael

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        1. You’re doing a great job with English, Michael. Having people to talk to (in person) helps. Everyone here always said Spanish was the easiest to learn. I tried it a few different times. In college, I was doing well with it, but there was no one for me to talk to and practice, so I never got the hang of it. I quickly forgot what I learned in college. Keep up the good work.

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          1. Thank you very much for the kindness, Teagan! Oh yes direct talk would help, but otherwise i am in a stage of needing more vocables. Lol I am daily listening do AFN, CNBC and – very interesting too – the English version of the Chinese channel. I am sure this will make it much more better. Thank you, and please stay well and save. Michael

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  1. Thank you for the recommendation, Tegan! Sounds interesting, and also very funny. Will head over. But honestly: You are drinking noodle juice? 😉 I only know the famous Asia noodle soup. Yummy! :-)) Be well, stay save, have fun! Michael

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    1. Oooh, I do like Asian noodles, Michael. 😀 Actually, noodle juice is 1920s slang for tea. In the Roaring Twenties “Noodle” also meant brain. Tea had caffeine to wake up the brain — so noodle juice. Have a wonderful rest of the week. You’re the cat’s pajamas! 🐱

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  2. I always wanted to try my hand at writing something for NaNoWriMo. I would (virtually) pencil it in on my calendar, only to remember it in late December. Something like work perpetually gets in the way. It’s actually four “short stories” strung together. The four short stories has the same cast of characters, same names, with all being rather unsavory and very flawed in each one. The common thread is the main character who is self-aware of each reality. A little sci-fi, a little adult. 🙂

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    1. Welcome aboard, David. I had similar timing issues with Novel Writing Month. One year a friend told me about it — in December. I planned to do it the next year — and remembered it, again in December. However, the good news is that they hold a “Camp NaNoWriMo” in the summer, which is about the same thing. (I *think* that’s in July — it would be on their webpage.)
      Your group of stories sounds like a cool concept. I’ve been seeing a lot of short story anthologies — and novel sets (similar theme but different author for each book) the past couple of years. What you describe would probably be well received. Good luck! Hugs on the wing.


  3. Thank you Teagan for your generous spirit. I am honoured that you were the first “Author Reading Books” podcast. Your joy and imagination – and most importantly, kindness comes through your voice. Many hugs flying to you on wings.

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