Thursday Doors, with Olga Núñez Miret & John W. Howell

Thursday, January 21, 2021 

limousine Door up Arek Socha Pixabay
Arek Socha at Pixabay.   Ahhem… that’s a door!

I was so excited to read the review that author and translator, Olga Núñez Miret wrote for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak that I had to share it.  I’ve sent the limo above to pick up Olga and some other guests.

In her review , Olga mentions that Dead of Winter feels like it might, in part, be a coming of age story for Emlyn.  “Coming of age” has always been an engaging concept to me.  Personally, I don’t think it’s limited to the very young.

Teaganizations of Doors

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.  Dan Antion is the new host of this weekly excursion.  Now to the Teaganizations of doors for Thursday Doors.  I thought it would be fun to send a limousine for Olga’s characters. Of course the vehicle has Doors! 

You're Never Too Old to Be a Prom Queen by Olga Núñez Miret. Tomfoolery by Teagan
You’re Never Too Old to Be a Prom Queen by Olga Núñez Miret. Tomfoolery by Teagan

Among her many wonderful books, Olga has one that, to me, is a different sort of coming of age story — You’re Never Too Old to Be a Prom Queen.  After all, we’re never too old to make a dream come true, or to inspire one another.  During such a difficult time, this uplifting story is just the thing.  Every prom queen deserves to be transported in a limousine. (Winks!) 

Naturally Lucy and Twiggy had to have a ride in it when they heard I’d be headed to Austin to visit their “Boss.”

John W. Howell's Lucy and Twiggy
Come on Twiggy, hop in. This limo is luxe.

That’s right, today I’m visiting with the inimitable John W. Howell — and Lucy and Twiggy!  So now I’ve switched the limo for a 1956 Oldsmobile in honor of Eternal Road: The final stop.   I love the two-tone paint and interior in this car.  That’s suitable because this book touches several genres — giving it more than one tone, so to speak.

Eternal Road by John W. Howell. Door tomfoolery by Teagan
Eternal Road by John W. Howell. Door tomfoolery by Teagan

Click on the names of the books for purchase links.

Winter Is Here

As you already know, Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak is here.  I’ve made great progress on “Journey 2, Penllyn.” It will definitely be ready for February.  It will be a good deal longer than the very short first journey, but still only novelette length. 

Thanks for opening the virtual door to these books.  I hope you’ll take a moment to leave a comment.  As I did back when I wrote motivational posts, I’m wishing you a thriving Thursday — and hugs on the wing!

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

D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror  January 6th review

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

Olga Núñez Miret at Author Translator Olga  January 12th review

Mark Bierman at Adventures on Writing  January 12th

Robbie Cheadle at Roberta Writes January 13th review

Dan Antion at No Facilities  January 14th — special Doors

John W. Howell at Fiction Favorites  January 21st — a visit with Lucy & Twiggy

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

Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie  review

“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!


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 © 2020 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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64 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, with Olga Núñez Miret & John W. Howell

  1. Now, a limousine for Lucy and Twiggy is perfectly acceptable, I feel, for ladies of their extreme fame and notoriety. I just assumed John had his own that he chauffered them in?
    I love how you Teaganize stuff, hon. It’s awesome!

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    1. Hi, Vashti! I’m still glowing from Olga’s review. Thanks for your good wishes. I’ve been doing blog serials for so many years, that I decided to kick it up an notch with these novelette sized monthly volumes on Amazon. Stay safe and well. Hugs!


  2. What a fantastic, creative post, Teagan. It’s wonderful to know that Journey 2, Penllyn, will be debuting next month. Congratulations! ✨🎉✨

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  3. This was a fun visit, Teagan. I love what you do with your doors post!
    Congrats on the great review, and it was a treat to see Lucy and Twiggy here, as well as John’s great book, Eternal Road. Fun all around!

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  4. Great pix., Teagan.. I’ve never had an author carry over their tour stops as thoroughly as you. What a wonderful investment in being a tour guide. If you ever do another book promo, definitely count me in! Grateful hugs flapping swiftly your way.

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    1. Pat, you are more than welcome to do something for any of the future journeys. I loved visiting at your place. Email me if you want.
      I really appreciate all your support — every story. And look — it’s an all new day for this country. Wow! Hugs winging back to you.

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    1. My pleasure, John. Thanks for taking pictures of the girls for me, and for letting me make a playful image of your book.
      I’m having a great time over at your place. Twiggy keeps bringing me toys, but Lucy is a calming influence. 😉 Great big hug right back.

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  5. I really like the door on the black limo because it appears to have legs! Unique! 🤗

    The ’56 Oldsmobile is great. Comes from “my time”. I especially like the way the door and window are decorated with Lucy and Twiggy. Perfect touch.

    Think positive. Test negative.

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  6. Those are great doors, Teagan. I might not recognize the white wolf thats traveling alone, but there’s no mistaking Lucy and Twiggy, or that Oldsmobile.

    Olga’s story has an interesting sense about it, just from the title. The phrase “prom Queen” brings so many emotions to mind.

    I’m glad the support for the launch of Dead of Winter is still rolling in, and I’m happy to see you twist it for Thursday Doors – time traveling car doors certainly count, and I appreciate the support.

    Give those two cuties a hug for me, and have a wonderful Thursday.

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    1. Thanks so much for taking time to visit both places today, Dan. I know it’s a busy blog day for you. Feel free to borrow the limo! 🙂
      Olga’s book was such an unexpected concept to me — I enjoyed reading something different. I think it will appeal to people who think about turning points in their lives, and those who wish they could have acted more whimsically. Hugs on the wing!

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  7. Thanks so much for the ride and the mention, Teagan, and also for sharing John’s book and the Lucy and Twiggi. We’re all in great company. I am looking forward to the next journey and already clearing some of my diary for February. Take care! ♥

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