A Valentine from Atonement, Tennessee 2017

For once I thought about doing a Valentine’s story before the last minute.  It’s a good thing too, because I stumped myself.  I wanted to use characters from Atonement, Tennessee, and bring back one from a past Valentine from Atonement, Tennessee as well.  However, connecting that part to another Atonement character presented quite a problem.  … More A Valentine from Atonement, Tennessee 2017

A Tricky Little Valentine

Hello everyone.  Thanks for coming back.  During the past four weeks we’ve all been playing with my mini-series on the five senses.  However, since Valentine’s Day is this weekend I decided to write a short story for the occasion.  Next weekend I’ll be back with the fifth and final part of the mini-series. If you … More A Tricky Little Valentine

Valentine’s Day in Atonement, Tennessee

Happy Valentine’s Day my friends! I wish there had been time to write a new short story as my Valentine to all of you… But I’m going to re-Press the one I wrote last year. At least it will be new to some of you. What is new is the video I made for it. … More Valentine’s Day in Atonement, Tennessee

Your Valentine from Atonement, Tennessee

I thought it would be fun to post a Valentine for all of you — in the form of a short story.  I admit the idea of writing a story for everyone came to me a bit late, so I knew I’d have to scramble to get it finished in time, especially since I wanted to … More Your Valentine from Atonement, Tennessee

A Valentine for You: Chocolate with Death

To all of you Valentines… I wrote and shared this short-short story back in 2006.  The basic idea had kicked around in my brain for two years, but I couldn’t make it come together.  Then came Valentine’s Day.  I had moved across the country and wished I had some kind of Valentine to send to … More A Valentine for You: Chocolate with Death

The Delta Pearl, 8 — Think

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Note: This post was meant to publish on the above date.  However, between WordPress finikyness and the absurdly shoddy Internet service I get from TDS Telecom… well, it was doomed. Hello, my chuckaboos!  Thanks for coming back to the #steampunk riverboat, after the detour for my book launch of A Ghost in … More The Delta Pearl, 8 — Think

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 30

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Happy Valentine’s Day, my chuckaboos! I know this image is not from the right era, but the dashing man looking all afternoonified, made me think of something Cornelis might do.  I think Valentine’s Day around him would be positively naty narking. Back in 2015, Christoph Fischer sent the “things” for this chapter.  Christoph … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 30

Atonement Ganesha

Saturday, February 9, 2018 Diana Wallace Peach started a  monthly feature at her blog, Myths of the Mirror.  I caved into the temptation to play along. Click the link to learn more.  Each month, Diana issues an image as a prompt. This time, my response is a twofer! My first response is my alteration of … More Atonement Ganesha

Happy Year of the Pig, and a Bloomin’ Character Interview

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!  Yes, I realize I’m a little early.  However, Atonement, TN’s porcine residents, Deme and Honeybell heard it is going to be the Year of the Pig.  Those two glowing gals wouldn’t leave me alone until they got their own special post.  Straightlaced Saturday will return next week … More Happy Year of the Pig, and a Bloomin’ Character Interview

A Bloomin’ Barn

Saturday, December 8, 2018 When I was ready to publish Atonement in Bloom, blogger extraordinaire Dan Antion did the first ever (as far as we know) fictional Thursday Doors post.  He used doors and buildings from his part of the country that made him think of my quirky fantasy town in Tennessee.  Recently, with the photos Dan … More A Bloomin’ Barn

What If I Take a Break…

Saturday October 27, 2018 My heartfelt thanks to everyone who got on the party bus for the launch of Atonement in Bloom.  I can’t describe how much I appreciate everyone who shared and contributed to the launch. Deme and Honeybell are still in a party mood I don’t seem to know how to really take a … More What If I Take a Break…

Matchmaking Pigs in Atonement, Tennessee

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Deme and Honeybell, the otherworldly glowing pigs of Atonement, Tennessee had so much fun visiting with you recently that they talked me into letting them have the spotlight again today.  Yes, it’s another snort story. If you’ve been following me for awhile, please forgive me for another rerun.  The past couple of work-months have … More Matchmaking Pigs in Atonement, Tennessee

Jazz Age Wednesdays 23 ― Pip Meets Tiny (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books.  Last time I posted part-1 of a story that resulted from a collaboration with Fiction Favorites* author John W. Howell*.  John did one of his terrific lists of Ten Things Not to Do, and I wrote a story.  You can read part-1 here*.  I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 23 ― Pip Meets Tiny (Part 2)

Jazz Age Wednesdays 22 ― Pip Meets Tiny (Part 1)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Happy Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day from Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books!  Awhile back I was lucky enough to do a collaboration with Fiction Favorites* author John W. Howell*.  He did one of his outrageous lists of “Ten Things Not to Do” and that took me to my short story, In the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 22 ― Pip Meets Tiny (Part 1)

Jazz Age Wednesdays 21 ― February Pondering

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Hi there, Sheiks and Shebas.  It’s darb to see you back at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  It feels like it’s been a long cold winter to me… and it’s only February.   Teagan’s Pondering   The research geek in me wanted to know how different I might have felt if I lived in the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 21 ― February Pondering

Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 2 (2016 Rerun)

#GetCaughtReadingMonth Hello everyone.  As you may have noticed I’m rerunning last year’s mini-series.  It’s about the escapades of our intrepid band of bloggers and their pets.  That was how I participated in Get Caught Reading Month.  After May I’ll get back to my usual posting schedule. This when I’m not working at my “real” job, … More Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 2 (2016 Rerun)

Mini-Series — The Senses — Taste

Hearing, Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch Welcome back to my mini-series on the five senses.  Last weekend I interrupted this series by posting a Valentine’s story.  The previous installment of this series was about the sense of smell, and I was glad everyone came out to sniff around! (Okay… I’ll try to control myself with the play … More Mini-Series — The Senses — Taste

What If — Features from Atonement, TN

What Would Happen If There Was a Character Like… Welcome back to Atonement, TN everyone.  Come on out to play! Are you ready for a little game? It doesn’t require a special arena, equipment, or athletic ability — and it doesn’t cost a cent. How My Writing Process Begins a New Story Have you ever … More What If — Features from Atonement, TN

My “Sexy” Saturday

I’ve been a busy blogger this extended-weekend. This post was a bit of something extra I suddenly decided to do. I’ve been feeling a tad guilty over just “re-winding” the first serial for you…  And then… Everything happened at once. There was no plan for me to re-blog that lovely post from Randstein, but how … More My “Sexy” Saturday

Three Ingredients II – 8: Lettuce, Shrimp, Hot Peppers

The other day I sent Pip to give everyone a “heads-up” that I wasn’t sure I could do this weekend’s episode… due to the unfortunate combination of my clumsiness and lots of stairs inside and particularly (the culprits in my misadventure) outside my home… The story nagged at me though, so I’ll try to provide … More Three Ingredients II – 8: Lettuce, Shrimp, Hot Peppers

Three Ingredients II – 7: Baby Bok Choy, Barbecue Sauce, Aluminum Foil

Isn’t it just the berries when with no planning at all, things just come together? Everything about our 1920’s serial is unplanned “panster” fun — even the timing of when you all send ingredients.  So I was tickled when I learned that the next set of ingredients coincided with something important for the reader who is featured … More Three Ingredients II – 7: Baby Bok Choy, Barbecue Sauce, Aluminum Foil