Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Visiting with D. Wallace Peach

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 


Hodgepodge might be a good title for this post, because there’s so much I want to share! I’ve started combining Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I can participate in the Thursday Doors posts, hosted by Dan Antion, and still keep my normal blog schedule.  (Granted, during a book launch I’m sharing extra posts, in support of those who are helping me.)  Today I’m showing two doors, or Teaganizations of doors anyway.  

Doors to Adventure

Lords of Chaos by D. Wallace Peach. Doors promo image by Teagan
Lords of Chaos by D. Wallace Peach.  Doors promo image by Teagan

Today I’m also visiting with the amazing Diana Wallace Peach at her blog, Myths of the Mirror.  Diana is interviewing me, and we’re having a blast.

Dead of Winter: Journey 1 Doors Promo by Teagan
Dead of Winter: Journey 1 Doors Promo by Teagan

As many of you know, I’ve just launched the first in a collection of serialized novelettes, Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak.  That’s why Diana is interviewing me.  She had terrific interview questions, that really bring out different elements in Dead of Winter. 

By the way, on Friday Gwen Plano is hosting me for a fun visit too.  Her questions are completely different from Diana’s or Pat’s.

Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

With Dead of Winter, I call the installments Journeys, because the characters travel across the complex world I built, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. These journeys will publish approximately monthly.  Length will range from 30 to 60 pages, or so.

Universal Purchase Links



Kobo:  Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak eBook by Teagan Geneviene – 1230004446033 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Tour Schedule

Pat Alderman at e-Quips — January 2nd. Thank you Pat.

D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror  January 6th.  Thank you Diana.

Gwen Plano at Blog Reflections… From the Desk of Gwen Plano  January 8th.  Thanks Gwen.

Olga Núñez Miret at Author Translator Olga  January 12th

Mark Bierman at Adventures on Writing  January 12th

Robbie Cheadle at Roberta Writes January 13th

Dan Antion at No Facilities  January 14th


John W. Howell at Fiction Favorites  January 21st

Miriam Hurdle at Showers of Blessings for Journey 2, coming soon

Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie  Shared a lovely review — thank you!

“The Delta Pearl” is on a brief break, but the steampunk riverboat will return!

Thank you for being part of this first “Journey” of Dead of Winter.  Hugs on the wing!


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73 thoughts on “Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Visiting with D. Wallace Peach

    1. Thanks so much, David. Working with images has helped me get through the past week’s ultra-anxiety causing events. Now I really need to pull myself together to edit and write… even though collecting myself doesn’t feel possible right now. Thanks for visiting. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing.


    1. Thanks, Robbie. I’m having fun with my version of Thursday Doors. These book doors might become my regular feature.

      Oh! I do hope you enjoyed Journey 1. Thanks so much for taking time to read and review! I hope it gave you a moment to relax. 🙂 I’d love to send you a cover concept and very short statement about Journey 2 to go with it — if that’s okay?
      Happy weekend. Hugs on the wing!

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  1. Teagan, I’m loving the photos of the book covers as doors / gates … just makes me want to step into the new worlds! Your interview with Diana was superb and congratulations on the brilliant review. I wish you the best of luck with this new concept of serialised novelettes and can well imagine you are starting a new trend in modern-day publishing!

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    1. Annika, you gem! Heartfelt thanks for this wonderful, encouraging comment.
      I appreciate your feedback about the “Doors/book” images. I was concerned that they went beyond whimsy and into “eye roll” territory. LOL. The Thursday Doors posts are such fun… this lets me participate AND share about good books. Hugs on the wing!

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  2. You are so creative, Teagan. And Hodgepodge is the story of our lives, isn’t it? A Hodgepodge of everything to keep “it” – life, our stories, our experiences, our blogs – interesting. Loved the interview over at Diana’s. Love the idea of your “journeys.” First one is waiting for me in my Kindle!

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    1. Dear Pam, thank you — for everything in this lovely comment. I appreciate you visiting at Diana’s. Her (actually all the interviews) questions were wonderful to bring out various aspects of the story. Everyone has been so kind, whether to host, share, or comment. I’m overwhelmed. I hope you enjoy Journey 1. Hugs on the wing!

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  3. Love hodge podge posts the most! Since that is the way I do it mostly on my blog. The Lords of Chaos – how apt in this week:):) Hope you’re roaring to go this New Year … personally and professionally!

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    1. Hi Jesh! Ha — Diana wouldn’t have foreseen the chaos of yesterday, but her title fits this year, and certainly had some kind of roar coming from me. Then I started a (mental) rant at everyone who told me this would never happen. Saying “I told you so” doesn’t make me feel better. But blogger visits make me feel better. 😀 Happy New Year and hugs on the wing!


  4. Hodgepodge is such a good word and there’s nothing like a good book/door cover to excited and entice the imagination. I still haven’t been to the library in person and while I’m thankful for e-books (and using the heck out of the online checkout), I miss being able to browse and see those book covers and titles.

    Sorry that the last year was a bad place for you and I can only imagine the dismay (too light a word, but…) at finding Martin had used the phrase so key to your novel. I’m glad you’re making a recovery and wish you all the best.


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    1. Hi Janet! Thanks so much. I know. There’s nothing like walking into an entire building bursting with books. I always felt a sense of reverence in libraries. Prowling through, or browsing Amazon and filling a cart is easy and great, but it doesn’t touch all the senses the way good book stores and libraries do.
      My Dead of Winter serial/series introduces the Society of Deae Matres. They’re basically the librarians of that world… butt-kicking librarians. 😉
      I’m delighted you could visit. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. You are so kind, Tim. That means a lot to me. I’ve been in such a “bad place” for over a year… this launch going well is helping me. I think making this epic book into monthly installments will be good to let me see a finished product every month. (Although I won’t be doing a real launch for the other journeys — just a publication announcement.)
      I hope your 2021 is off to a great beginning. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing!

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      1. I think we will all have a better year. I need to get back to working on my La Llorona paper. I have to present it in a couple of months. I’m having too much fun with photography, music and cats. Then there’s getting ready to move the office, which is happening close to the same time my paper is due. Never a dull moment.

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  5. Can’t wait to read the other two interviews and see what questions other people thought to ask of you. Have a great rest of the week. What an adventure, Teagan. Hope this has you flying high.

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  6. I’ll be heading over to Diana’s place directly. Thanks for including a Thursday Doors theme to your post. That challenge is coming out of hibernation tomorrow. I think your doors are great and I like the way you weave them in.

    I hope you get over the first hump of 2021 in grand style, Teagan.

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