Three Ingredients – 21: Lettuce, Beet, Stew

I hope everyone had a wonderful week.  The characters in our 1920’s story might have been worried though.  The “ingredients cupboards” are bare!  The main idea behind this serial is to involve you readers, via the food-related things (the ingredients) you send.  Now, you wouldn’t want Granny Fanny to worry, or Cracker to stop getting into trouble … More Three Ingredients – 21: Lettuce, Beet, Stew

The Delta Pearl 58 — Seek

Saturday, December 12, 2020  Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos!  I hope all of you are staying safe and well. I invite you into my sanctuary, a place free of politics, religion, self-righteousness, and all the things that bring judgement with them.  Many of you know that I deal with the effects of … More The Delta Pearl 58 — Seek

The Delta Pearl 57 — Pin

Saturday, December 5, 2020  Thanks for coming back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos!  I took a little break, but I’m here today with an episode that is… eventful to say the least. Random Reader Things  Dan Antion at No Facilities provided the “random reader thing” used in this chapter — stopwatch.  This is a … More The Delta Pearl 57 — Pin

The Delta Pearl 46 — Concentrate

Saturday, August 29, 2020  Welcome to my sanctuary. It’s a safe place for all of us (including me), beyond any politics or creed, with no bullying or passive aggressiveness allowed.  I’m happy that you came back for another episode of The Delta Pearl, my chuckaboos.   There are so many great minds here.  were thinking alike … More The Delta Pearl 46 — Concentrate

The Delta Pearl — Refresh

Saturday, July 4, 2020  Happy Independence Day to all my chuckaboos in the USA!  Welcome back to the riverbank, everyone.  In one way it’s hard to believe The Delta Pearl first left the docks on July 27, 2019 for this serialized rewrite of my novel.  On the other hand, I feel it’s been part of … More The Delta Pearl — Refresh

The Delta Pearl 39 — Rise

Saturday, June 27, 2020  Welcome back to the riverbank, my chuckaboos.  This segment continues the adventures of the passengers and crew during their shore leave in my fictional, Victorian Era version of Cairo, Illinois.  Delightful blogger and fascinating person, Pat at e-Quips recently did a post about bells.  I stumbled upon it after I wrote … More The Delta Pearl 39 — Rise

A Delta Pearl Extra

Wednesday, June 17, 2020  Wait a minute — the steampunk riverboat is here?  Well, dash my wig!  Welcome my chuckaboos! Don’t worry, you aren’t arfarfan’arf or boiled owl. It really is Wednesday.  Today I’m doing something I rarely do — posting a revision.  A few people commented that they had to look up “scarab.”  Most of … More A Delta Pearl Extra

Brother Love 3 — A Hymn

Saturday, May 11, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads everyone!     I should probably begin with a disclaimer.  This story is not about religion, nor is it a social commentary — that’s just part of the setting.  I also want you to understand that I approach this aspect of the story carefully.  While the story includes … More Brother Love 3 — A Hymn

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 27

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 When I wrote this chapter back in 2015, I was experiencing a lack of energy.  It made me relate to these images of worn-out, abandoned locomotives. Since my characters sometimes reflect my experiences of a given moment, I went to my manuscript with the intention of exploring what a tiny magical … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 27

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.2

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 This episode finishes the three random things from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada.  Be sure to visit her blog and look around, read and enjoy.   The #submarine is at our port.  It’s rising to the surface now, and we’re ready for another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  Previously … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.2

A Bloomin’ Short — Blossoms & Bears

Saturday, November 3, 2018 Welcome, everyone.   As you know, I worked on the second novel in my Atonement, TN universe for several years before recently publishing Atonement in Bloom.  Forgive me if continue to celebrate the completion of that endeavor — my head and my heart are still in my quirky fictional town.  So, I decided to write … More A Bloomin’ Short — Blossoms & Bears

Baby You Can Drive My (Novel’s) Car

Saturday, August 11, 2018 Robert Matthew Goldstein is my “partner in crime” illustrating the #DieselPunk serial that you’ll find on my Jazz Age Wednesdays posts — “Hullaba Lulu.”  Sometimes Rob also makes videos that parallel the Lulu-verse.  He just did a fabulous one featuring (fictionalized) Nikola Tesla and the electric car that I wrote into the serial.  That … More Baby You Can Drive My (Novel’s) Car

Blogger’s Books: Teagan Geneviene

Originally posted on beetleypete:
I am always happy to promote new books published by fellow bloggers. Teagan is no exception, and I am pleased to feature her new novel. She is an American, a published author, and a blogger too. And what a blogger! Generous, involved, and engaged, she is an example to us all…

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 22

  Energy! Early this year I had a very unpleasant head cold.  So I gave my characters, Felicity and Cornelis, nasty head colds too — and funny, sneezing chaos ensued. Last weekend I barely found time to write Episode-21, and was a day late with it.  This weekend I had my every-other-Friday off.  But all … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 22

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 21

  Thanks for waiting  Welcome back everyone.  I’m so glad you waited for the steam locomotive to the Victorian Era. The “three things” for this chapter are from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada – Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure, a truly wonderful blog. In Donna’s posts she shares her thoughts on a variety of things.  In one … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 21

Rewind – Three Things Episodes 6 – 9

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is affectionately called, is underway.  I started out with a lot of enthusiasm; let’s just hope it holds out.  Writing the draft of a 50,000 word novel in a single month is grueling! While I’m slaving away at my keyboard, I’m posting a “rewind” of the original interactive … More Rewind – Three Things Episodes 6 – 9

Three Ingredients: Character Recap

Hello friends — old, new, and as yet unmet! Welcome to this character recap of the Three Ingredients serial I feel huge gratitude for all of your comments and encouragement. The Three Ingredients is the second storyline we’ve done in this “interactive” format. For new reader-friends, I call it interactive because the story is moved forward by … More Three Ingredients: Character Recap

Three Things Serial: 6 – Search, Cocoa, Fox

This episode features not just “three things,” but also a challenge from The Daily Prompt, “Life Line: You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insists she reads your palm. You hesitate, but agree. What does she tell you?”  (It was posted Monday the 12th, if you’re looking for it.)  I’m twisting … More Three Things Serial: 6 – Search, Cocoa, Fox