An Image Teaser

Saturday, May 7, 2022     My self-imposed absence from the blogosphere continues, I’m sad to say.  Those of you who are reading my “Dead of Winter” series know that, in addition to the story, I create black and white images to begin each chapter.  Suddenly I realized that I had never made an image … More An Image Teaser

A Teaser

Saturday, April 30, 2022   I’m still not around the blogosphere in general.  My work on the conclusion of the epic fantasy series, Dead of Winter, has been even slower than I feared.  I never dreamed it would take me this long.  I don’t lack inspiration or motivation, and I know the story.  It’s my … More A Teaser

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 What a “Journey” it’s been.  We’re near the end of that road.  Sometimes it was sunny, other times dark.  I have heartfelt gratitude for everyone who has been with me.  I’m glad you’re part of the Journeys of “Dead of Winter.”  There’s still one more to go. The Penultimate Journey Is … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Thursday Doors to Enchantment — the North-country of Dead of Winter

Thursday, February 17, 2022 Doors to Enchantment Welcome to my sanctuary.  Spring is on the way in the Land of Enchantment, but Winter will be on my mind for weeks to come as I finish the final two installments of “Dead of Winter.”  In response to the Thursday Doors challenge, hosted by Dan Antion, I’ve looked … More Thursday Doors to Enchantment — the North-country of Dead of Winter

Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Saturday, February 5, 2022 For the only one I hold dearknowledge that an ending is comingFrozenBusiness obligationsFriends wanting helpNeighbors in needall my pathetic efforts dissatisfactory“Shoulds” in multitudesFrozena giant bulbous shape of ashwaiting to crumble No, that certainly isn’t poetry.  It’s not even a stream of consciousness because it has no flow.  It just is. A … More Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Wednesday Writing — 2 #BookReviews from Olga Núñez Miret

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 I wasn’t going to do a Wednesday post, because I had something for Thursday Doors.  I’ve been having a personal difficulty that left me exhausted, but when I saw two wonderful reviews from Olga Núñez Miret, I felt rejuvenated.    As Olga said, “Winter is no longer coming. It is here … More Wednesday Writing — 2 #BookReviews from Olga Núñez Miret

Dead of Winter – Teagan’s Challenge — Graffiti Lux Art & More

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Last week, the extraordinary artist and designer, Resa, posted her response to my Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge.  I was amazed by all the thought and detail she put into her post.  Please click the link at the bottom of the page to see her entire post. Teagan from Teagan’s Books … More Dead of Winter – Teagan’s Challenge — Graffiti Lux Art & More

Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 12 — Goddesses

Monday, December 28, 2021 Announcing the December issue of Dead of Winter! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  I’ve been working hard to finish the next novelette in “Dead of Winter.”  Happily, I published it on Christmas Eve.   Here’s the Blurb Dead of Winter: Journey 12, Goddesses So far in the Journeys … More Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 12 — Goddesses

Thursday Doors Challenge & Free e-Book (UPDATED)

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Thursday Doors Challenges Thursday Doors Badge Challenge I’m updating this post to include an entry for the Thursday Doors Badge.  Here’s my humble offering. Thursday Doors Favorite Doors Challenge This time, I’m the one responding to a challenge.  The host of Thursday Doors, Dan Antion has a few challenges going this … More Thursday Doors Challenge & Free e-Book (UPDATED)

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge Responses

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge Welcome, everyone.  I hope the week is going well for all of you.  Today I’m showing links to some of the wonderful responses to my Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge.  Each is a different form of creativity.  I’ll continue to collect responses until December 24, 2021, … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge Responses

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Welcome December! Welcome to my cozy sanctuary in the Land of Enchantment.  For many years I lived in dread of December’s weather… and January, and February, and even March when I lived on the east coast.  However, in the high desert southwest, I love December and the rest of winter.  Speaking … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge

Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Happy Thanksgiving In my country, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.  I’m giving thanks for all of you no matter where you are.  Despite the many times “we” (as a country or segments of the population) have brought shame upon ourselves, I’m also thankful to live here, to have been born here. I’m … More Giving Thanks

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon Escarpment

day, November , 2021 Announcing the November issue of Dead of Winter! Thanks for your patience this month.  Allow me to present the latest novelette in Dead of Winter — Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment  I know you’re wondering how many installments are left.  Don’t hold me to it, but I think there will be two … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon Escarpment

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter is coming

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Dead of Winter is coming However, it’s taking more time to get the November novelette ready. I didn’t simply choose stop/start points in the 1,000+ epic I wrote a decade ago. Each month, in addition to editing the manuscript, I reorganize things for a better “serial” flow. Also for this format, … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter is coming

Wednesday Writing — Readers Outside Your Genre & #BookReviews

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Happy November, everyone! Thanks for visiting my sanctuary.  Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, and maybe get a snack, put your feet up and relax here for a moment.  One of the things that delights me most is when a reader enjoys my stories — even though they don’t usually … More Wednesday Writing — Readers Outside Your Genre & #BookReviews

Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal for Journey 11

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Hello, everyone. As the Journeys of Dead of Winter draw near their end, so does this year.  For my location, the approaching solstice (Halloween, Samhain, and other names) falls halfway between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice.  In most of the countries of Dead of Winter, it also marks the … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal for Journey 11

Roberta Writes – My YT reviews of Dead of Winter Journeys 6 & 7 and short readings —

Thursday, October 14, 2021 I’m breaking my “twice weekly posting” pattern.  Author Roberta Eaton Cheadle went to so much work to do reviews, complete with videos, of two novelettes in my “Dead of Winter” series. So how could I not share?  Comments are closed here because Robbie deserves the full spotlight at her blog.  Please click … More Roberta Writes – My YT reviews of Dead of Winter Journeys 6 & 7 and short readings —

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 The October issue of Dead of Winter is here! Welcome everyone! Thanks for your patience this month.  Today I announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter.  It seems like only a few weeks ago that I started these Journeys.  Now we are on the tenth month. Wow.  We are nearing … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Welcome, my friends.  I’m hard at work on the October issue of Dead of Winter, so this post is just a quick cover reveal.  In the tenth installment of this epic fantasy, the travelers set out for the far away city which is the ancient seat of power of the Society of … More Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Wednesday Writing — Animals, Horses

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Hello, everyone.  It’s hard to believe that autumn is already here.  Particularly since my area has been having hotter than normal temperatures for three weeks.  Horsefeathers!  Maybe that’s why the procrastinator part of my brain is in overdrive. (That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ with it.)  While I should be getting … More Wednesday Writing — Animals, Horses

Wednesday Writing — A #Review Exercise & “Yay!” to No Facilities

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Welcome everyone.  I’m not just sharing a review.  I’m sharing a terrific example of writing outside your comfort zone.  Dan Antion at No Facilities is always saying that he is not comfortable writing reviews. He rose to the challenge. That makes his post even more important to me.  For someone who … More Wednesday Writing — A #Review Exercise & “Yay!” to No Facilities

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Thursday, September 2, 2021 The September issue of Dead of Winter ready! Welcome to my sanctuary.  Try not to let that giant eye worry you.  During the past ten days, I’ve put in so many long hours each day, but I’m on track and here to announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter.  To … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Dead of Winter-BOOK REVIEWS — from Baydreamer and D. Wallace Peach

Monday, August 30, 2021 Updated. It’s a busy week in the Land of Enchantment.  I’m behind (largely because I was behind last month) on the ninth issue of Dead of Winter.  Even so I couldn’t resist sharing a couple of marvelous reviews.  My favorite fantasy author, D. Wallace Peach, included Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The … More Dead of Winter-BOOK REVIEWS — from Baydreamer and D. Wallace Peach

Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Just before I started writing this post, the part of my brain that I call “Squirrel” because it bounces around like a dog who’s just seen a squirrel… Squirrel!!!  Where was I?  Oh, yeah. I had landed on something about the “I Write Like” place that most writers have visited at … More Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The August issue of Dead of Winter is here! Welcome everyone.  Thanks for visiting my sanctuary.  The “lost library” is one of the mental places where I like to relax.  Although, in Dead of Winter, it may not be a safe harbor.  Our characters definitely need to proceed with caution.  In Journey … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal, Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Hello, everyone.  It’s hard to believe that July is almost gone.  Where does the time go?  This is only a quick post.  I’m trying not to freak out, with “Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library” and the new blog serial — which I hope to launch this Saturday, competing for … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal, Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

Wednesday Writing — Research & Character Creation

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Welcome, all.  Even though I engage in full-on whimsy, and often pantser (fly by the seat of my pants) through stories, everything I do is for a reason.  Today I’m explaining what undoubtedly seems like a strange quirk on my part — the color green.  That also relates to a character … More Wednesday Writing — Research & Character Creation

Wednesday Writing — Beware the Fearsome Boobrie!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Hello, everyone.  Today we bid farewell to June.  However, it is still June.  The July issue of “Dead of Winter” is on schedule for release on the first Wednesday of the month.  (Although I don’t commit to a firm publication schedule, that’s my own generally desired date.) I’m sharing some of … More Wednesday Writing — Beware the Fearsome Boobrie!

#BookReviews — Olga Núñez Miret on Dead of Winter 5 & 6

Tuesday, June 15, 2021   One of Dan Antion‘s baseball playing crows stopped to check things out.  Promo image by Teagan, crow by Dan.  Olga Núñez Miret provides not just a double-feature review of both the May and June issues of “Dead of Winter,” but reader guidance through the story.  Click over and join the … More #BookReviews — Olga Núñez Miret on Dead of Winter 5 & 6

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Update:  The paperback is now also available.  Universal purchase link: relinks.me/B096CPJNSX Welcome June — and welcome to you too, everyone. Last month the May issue of “Dead of Winter” ended with a ginormous cliffhanger at “Llyn Pistyll Falls.”  Today I’m pleased to announce Journey 6, the Fluting Fell, and get us … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

Stay Tuned

Saturday, May 8, 2021 Hello, my chuckaboos.  Thanks for coming to the river.  It’s good to see you, but I just didn’t have the energy to make a Delta Pearl post for today.  Everything is fine, but the past seven days have been overflowing with… stuff.  One good thing was that I was able to … More Stay Tuned

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls — Giveaway Winners

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Hello again, everyone.  The deadline for giveaway entries passed at 5 PM.  Random number generators make this so easy that I’m announcing the winners tonight.  Remember this includes entries from a Facebook post I did yesterday before the geeky-gishy-giddyness of the number 5 took hold of me.  I will reach out … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls — Giveaway Winners

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls — and a Giveaway!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Hello, everyone. Welcome to a celebration of synchronicity!  It’s May 5th, and today I announce the fifth Journey of “Dead of Winter.”  No I did not plan this in advance.  Update! The paperback is now available too. Universal link: relinks.me/B0942KC471 When I realized the timing, I got all geeky-gishy-giddy. … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls — and a Giveaway!

ANNOUNCING — Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road

Wednesday, April 14, 2021  The April Journey is finally here! Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road I never intended to do much writing when I decided to convert this epic novel into an Amazon serial of monthly novelettes.  It was already plenty long.  However, this Journey gave me the chance to tell part … More ANNOUNCING — Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road

Pictures and Research

Saturday, April 10, 2021   Hello, my chuckaboos!  I was not able to make it to the river today for The Delta Pearl.  At least Émeraude wasn’t still literally hanging when we left her last time.  My author-head is deep in the Emlyn-verse of Dead of Winter.  Recently, Pat at eQuips blog shared an interview.  Her … More Pictures and Research

Wednesday Writing — “Dead of Winter” Conversation at Tea Toast & Trivia

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 I love creating characters of all sorts for my stories. If there is an aspect of writing that I enjoy more, it would be world building.  The world of Dead of Winter is perhaps the most interesting of my many worlds.  I’m visiting the amazing Rebecca Budd to chat about that.  … More Wednesday Writing — “Dead of Winter” Conversation at Tea Toast & Trivia

Wednesday Writing — When Editing Becomes Writing & Cover Reveal

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Yes twice…Sorry… I didn’t know comments were turned off. That’s fixed now. Really… this time I think they’re enabled.   Did somebody change this day to Monday? Happy hump day.  It’s almost April Fools’ Day, but I’m not foolin’ around.  I’m hard at work getting Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road … More Wednesday Writing — When Editing Becomes Writing & Cover Reveal

ANNOUNCING Dead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever Field, and #Bookreview of Journey 2, Penllyn from Roberta Cheadle

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 You know what they say about “the best laid plans of mice and (wo)men…”  I wanted to announce “Dead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever Field” and schedule the post for my usual Wednesday slot at midnight Eastern Time.  Unfortunately, my life has been ruled by Murphy’s Law this week, and … More ANNOUNCING Dead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever Field, and #Bookreview of Journey 2, Penllyn from Roberta Cheadle