Saturday, August 1, 2020 Welcome back to my sanctuary, my chuckaboos. Here are some notes for those of you who were not aboard at the beginning of this riverboat journey. Chuckaboo is a Victorian Era slang word for “dear friend.” Everyone who reads and leaves a friendly comment is my chuckaboo. The setting is a … More The Delta Pearl 43 — Dart
toSaturday, July 25, 2020 Hello, my chuckaboos. I’m glad you could come back to my sanctuary. Yes, this blog is my sanctuary. I am the gatekeeper of this place. It’s a safe haven not just for you, but for me too. It’s safe from vitriol, religion, politics, and negativity. Remember that. Random Reader Things. It gives … More The Delta Pearl 42 — Prance
Saturday, July 18, 2020 Welcome, my chuckaboos. I know everyone is sick of me talking about my pathetic excuse for Internet from TDS Telecom. So, I’m only bringing it up to apologize for my absence from other blogs. It’s hard to stay online long enough to read or even comment. Despite the lack of … More The Delta Pearl 41 — Swim
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Welcome, my chuckaboos. I’m back with another all new episode of my steampunk serial, The Delta Pearl. As most of you know, this is a re-write of a novel with which I wasn’t satisfied. I include random “things” from readers in most chapters. This time Diana Wallace Peach gave us Jackstaff. … More The Delta Pearl 40 — Plummet
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
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
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Welcome, my chuckaboos, to another episode ashore in my fictional, Victorian Era version of Cairo, Illinois. Last year, just as this riverboat left the dock, Rob Goldstein left an amazing “random reader thing.” It’s Telectroscope. Read on to learn what that is. Now we return to Émeraude and Eliza. I think … More The Delta Pearl 38 — Tangle
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
Saturday, June 13, 2020 Welcome back to the riverside, my chuckaboos. The episodes of this serial keep getting shorter. I’m trying hard to make progress on the novel I began in November. I’m a research geek, and the deplorable Internet service I get from TDS is making my pace a hundred times slower. Even though … More The Delta Pearl 37 — Stalk
Saturday, June 6, 2020 Welcome my chuckaboos. That’s a Victorian Era slang word for dear friend. Some of you have been following since very early in my blogging career — my long-time chuckaboos! One of the earliest of those is author and blogger, Christoph Fischer. Last weekend’s chapter prompted Christoph to mentioned something I never knew … More The Delta Pearl 36 — Research
Saturday, May 30, 2020 Welcome back to the riverbank my chuckaboos. It’s another all new episode of The Delta Pearl. This one was not part of the original novel. Several newer readers have asked that I include a list of past episodes. There are many reasons why I don’t do that. (Those of you who asked … More The Delta Pearl 35 — Frown
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Welcome back to the riverbank my chuckaboos. It’s another all new episode of The Delta Pearl. This one was not part of the original novel. I was able to use a couple of “random reader things.” First we have Ribbon Candy from Jan Twissel. Also, Beth suggested Red Herrings. Last time, our potential … More The Delta Pearl 34 — Scrabble
Saturday, May 16, 2020 In the Victorian Era, someone’s dear friend was their chuckaboo. So welcome back, my chuckaboos! When I first wrote The Delta Pearl, I wasn’t satisfied with the story. So I’m using this serial as a means of rewriting it. I’m also adding random reader things to keep the paddlewheel turning. With this episode, … More The Delta Pearl 33 — Chaperone
Saturday, May 9, 2020 Welcome back to the weekly serial about a #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos. Last time, The Delta Pearl reached a spot at my fictional version of Cairo, Illinois where there is a confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Dan Antion of No Facilities sent some of his photos to illustrate … More The Delta Pearl 32 — Grasp
May 7, 2020 The multi-talented Resa McConaghy just did a post about my little collection of short stories, The Glowing Pigs – Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee. I’m tickled pinker than Deme or Honeybell! In addition to her lovely Art Gowns, Resa photographs and shares brilliant murals and street art that she finds. She’s used … More Resa Honors the Glowing Pigs — Graffiti Lux Art & More
Saturday, May 2, 2020 Welcome my chuckaboos. Thanks for being patient while the steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl was in unknown waters. Today she’s back! This is a brief episode, to get my toes back into the water. Even so, I was able to use a “random reader thing.” It’s from GP Cox, who suggested … More The Delta Pearl 31 — Disagree
Hearing, Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Traditionally those are the five senses. I suddenly decided to rerun this mini-series on The Senses. I originally did this series five years ago, so maybe it’s fitting. In novel writing I try to involve all your (the reader’s) senses. Today I want all of us … More Wednesday Writing with the Senses — Hearing
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Welcome my chuckaboos. In the Victorian Era “chuckaboo” was the term for a dear friend, and that’s what all of you are to me. Because of you, I’m here with the steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl! I was able to use two “random reader things” for this episode. First, from John … More The Delta Pearl 30 — Observe
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 I got such a kick out of the concept the first time I heard of “Draw a Bird Day.” I found the whimsy irresistible. Jinx of Brother Love — a Crossroad would approve. You can read the sweetly sentimental story behind the day by clicking Draw a Bird Day. The website … More Wednesday — Draw a Bird Day
Saturday, April 4, 2020 Welcome back, my chuckaboos. I’m here with the steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl! This chapter is short, but it’s completely new — it was not part of the original version. Even though it’s brief, I managed to use one “random reader thing.” Deborah Zajac gave us Renoir. It just happens to … More The Delta Pearl 29 — Search
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Happy hump day, everyone! In keeping with the current, surreal version of “normal,” I wondered what my characters might think about social isolation. I’ve had a lot of characters. The one who “spoke” loudest about the topic is Birdie Devovo, heroine of Brother Love — a Crossroad. You see, Birdie experienced more … More Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Welcome one and all, to the steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl! It’s wonderful to see you, my chuckaboos. Thanks to Dan Antion at No Facilities, for letting me use some of his photos in this series. In this chapter of my serialized re-write of the novel, I’ve added two “random reader things.” … More The Delta Pearl 28 — Shatter
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. So, wouldn’t be even better when something makes you snort? I write all sorts of stories. I’ve been told that I do some genre mash-ups. However, there’s one thing you can count on with my stories — whimsy. In the universe of Atonement, Tennessee, … More Laughter is good medicine — snorts are even better. #FreeBook
Saturday, March 21, 2020 Happy spring, my chuckaboos! I hope the vernal equinox brings all of us good health and happiness. The “random reader thing” for this chapter comes from Jacquie Biggar — corset. I made links to the previous chapter — and several others, just click here. Without further ado… All aboard! Last … More The Delta Pearl 27 — Claim
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Sometimes a “random reader thing” comes from a comment that I just can’t resist. That’s what happened when John W. Howell mentioned conundrum. It’s been quite a while since this riverboat first left the dock. Before reading this chapter, you might want … More The Delta Pearl 26 — Mesmerize
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Here we are at another halfway point, another hump day. I’m only halfway on one particular thing because of one evil villain — Procrastination. Or at least I’ve begun to think that is what’s to blame. I go round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel… … More Wednesday Writing — or Procrastination?
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Many weeks ago Kevin Cooper left Christmas tree as a random reader thing. I’m almost certain that another reader also left that as a thing, but if that’s the case, I don’t have it in my story matrix — and I apologize. I see … More The Delta Pearl 25 — Talk
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Hello, my chuckaboos! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and a lovely Valentine’s Day too. Romance aside, it makes a good excuse to show gratitude for our friends. I was beginning to wonder if I’d make it to the riverbank today, but I did, and the #steampunk riverboat is here! … More The Delta Pearl 24 — Walk
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day! Yes, that’s little early, but I won’t be here tomorrow. Yes, my chuckaboos, I’m back again. I had so much fun creating this novelette, that I just can’t help sharing it again. There’s a nice long snippet from the beginning last week. So I’m only sharing a tiny … More Happy Valentine’s Day (Early)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Yes, it’s finally Hump Day, my chuckaboos! There are two reasons why I’m posting on two consecutive days. One, for those of you who would only find me on Wednesdays, I had to share this fun. Two, if you were disappointed yesterday that there was no paperback, well Amazon finally got … More Hidebound #Valentine — #NewBook
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Don’t look at your calendar, my chuckaboos. You’re right, this is not Wednesday. I couldn’t wait to let you know that I have a new novelette. With your encouragement, I finished the story I told you about last week! I even made a video trailer for this whimsical steampunk-Victorian tale. People … More #NewBook! #Valentine
Saturday, February 8, 2020 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat. Many of you know that I’m way down in the desert southwest of the USA. I’m not in the mountains, but it is still a high altitude. We got snow this week. I promised a couple of you a picture of “cactus … More The Delta Pearl 23 — Bruise
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 The second month of the year has already begun. I feel like I completely missed Christmas and New Years… and the whole month of January for that matter. I guess a long collie shangle with the “everything flu” will do that to you. It tore me down physically and emotionally. Despite the … More Wednesday Writing — Valentine Pondering
Saturday, February 1, 2020 Welcome to one of the dining areas in my #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos. Serve yourself brunch at the buffet and enjoy another chapter of The Delta Pearl. I’m no grammar prude. I enjoy new and even made-up words, and creative use of language. “Soapy” is a word I’ve been seeing creatively … More The Delta Pearl 22 — Buy
Saturday, January 26, 2020 The #steampunk riverboat is back, my chuckaboos! My Writing Process From the beginning, back in the original version of The Delta Pearl, I wanted to give the story two unique characteristics (along with the magical riverboat setting). One was the gemstone names for the crew. The other was having the … More The Delta Pearl 21 — Poison
Saturday, January 1x, 2020 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! There have been several interruptions in the voyage of The Delta Pearl during the past few months. I appreciate you for steadfastly coming back to the riverboat dock. With that in mind, here are links from the most recent chapters. The Delta Pearl … More The Delta Pearl 20 — Slash
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Happy weekend, my chuckaboos! You must be tired of hearing me complain — I’ve had “the everything flu” for two weeks. I’m finally doing better, although sinus and tummy issues are still trying to hang on. Anyhow, after two weeks of it, I’m purely exhausted and couldn’t get a chapter of … More Delta Pearl Delay
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Announcing my first non-fiction book! Well, not exactly. In my long career of writing and editing in the “Federal world,” I produced volumes and volumes of non-fiction. However, I didn’t get the credit for that work. So, I should say that this is my first independently published non-fiction book. I hoped to … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Speak Flapper #NewBook
Saturday, January 4, 2019 Happy New Year, my chuckaboos! May the new decade and the year 2020 bring 20/20 vision. I’m still crawling back to the surface after Santa brought me a big bag of the Everything Flu on Christmas morning. The “stomach flu” part of “everything” is still hanging on. So let’s get right to … More The Delta Pearl 19 — Flirt
Saturday, December 28, 2019 When I created Wednesday’s holiday greeting I felt fine. Little did I know that I was on Santa’s “Naughty List.” The Jolly Old Elf brought me a flu bug Christmas morning. Not to worry. I expect to be fine and begin 2020 in good health. That said, I apologize for the inevitably … More The Delta Pearl 18 — Bump
Wishing you and yours all the blessings of the holiday season. Welcome to my sanctuary. I hope I can give you a moment of peaceful relaxation. Regardless of what we intend, this time of year usually gets stressful. For many it can be a painfully sad time. You’re welcome here, to take a moment away … More Happy Holidays from Thistledown
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam book is ready to fly your imagination to new heights! Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene (that’s me!) is a wildly whimsical tale of faeries. However, lest you think you’re too old for that stuff, it also has a dark side. For those who read the … More #NewBook Launch: Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Where is the #Steampunk riverboat? The Delta Pearl should be here, but she has been delayed. Does it have something to do with that “smudgy sooty cloud”? Did matchmaking Agate run the boat aground to throw Emmeraude and Victor together? Maybe Obsidian got jealous of the two and came up with some … More Where Is The Delta Pearl?
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam I’m hard at work getting Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam ready for publication as a book. Meanwhile, how about some whimsical hump day fun? Have you ever thought about what your name might be if you were a whimsical magical creature? If you were following when I posted that tale … More Find Your Faery Name & a Thistledown Contest #FreeBook
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Most of you will recall this serial is a rewrite of a novel I wrote in 2016. I wasn’t satisfied with it, so I’m adding to it via this serial. During National Novel Writing Month, I posted a few chapters that did not get … More The Delta Pearl 17 — Jump
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Happy December everyone. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has concluded, but one of my November activities on that book continue. It’s a good thing I’m a life-gime learner. Even though I have decades of writing and editing experience, I still enjoy study and research. I thought I’d share some of the writing … More Wednesday Writing — Dialogue
Saturday, November 30, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! For those of you who are celebrating an extended weekend for Thanksgiving, stay safe and warm! With the holiday (here at least) in mind, I expect a lot of readers will miss this chapter. So, it’s just as well that there is not a … More The Delta Pearl 16 — Suffrage
Friday, November 29, 2019 A “Black Friday” announcement, and a cover reveal! But first… WordPress weirdness attacked this post. Sadly some of your comments were lost. I apologize. Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam Several of you will remember Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam from 2017, when I posted it here as a serial. It’s a set-your-imagination-free, wildly whimsical story. … More A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 I am endlessly grateful to have friends and readers across this planet. In my country, tomorrow is supposed to be a day of gratitude, the giving of thanks, Thanksgiving Day. I give thanks for each and every one of you, no matter where you are, or what the day means to you. … More I Give Thanks for You
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Thanks for returning, after my detour last weekend to work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Then I took time out from both — to revise my “Books” page. I didn’t realize how woefully overdue that was! If you’ll remember, last time Émeraude had a … More The Delta Pearl 15 — Groan
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Like hundreds of thousands of other people, I’m hard at work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This year, I quickly saw that I had shared too much about my new story for NaNoWriMo. So, I am keeping this one close to the vest, even though it’s so very hard not to share … More Where Is Teagan? WriMo-mo-mo!
Friday, November 29, 2019 A “Black Friday” announcement, and a cover reveal! Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam Several of you will remember Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam from 2017, when I posted it here as a serial. It’s a set-your-imagination-free, wildly whimsical story. However, it has a dark undercurrent. With that in mind, I describe it as a tale … More A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays!
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Where the heck is Teagan? More importantly, where is The Delta Pearl? This weekend, I’m taking a break to work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). However, here’s a little teaser from The Delta Pearl’s chapter for next weekend. If you missed the most recent episode of The Delta Pearl, you can find it … More Where in the World Is Teagan?
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 It’s the middle of the week, but it’s not Hidebound Hump Day or Jazz Age Wednesday. With National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) in full swing, I’m making it easy for myself. However, I’m also doing something for those of you who were not following my weekend serial this summer. That’s right! … More Hump Day: Brother Love — a Crossroad
Saturday, November 9, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the magical #steampunk riverboat, the The Delta Pearl. I have a chatty intro this weekend. Most of it is rooted in National Novel Writing Month, so that’s were I’ll begin. This is my eighth year to participate in “NaNoWriMo.” Horror of horrors I’m behind on my average daily … More The Delta Pearl, 14 — Drink, & an Announcement
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 It’s Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! I’m already struggling with the pace of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). However, I’m happy with what I’ve done so far on my new, quirky story. Not to be coy, but I’m keeping this one “close to the vest,” as The Dealer might say. Regardless … More Hidebound Hump Day ― Punk Response to Prompt
Saturday, November 2, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Happy November. I’m so glad you came back to the The Delta Pearl. This week’s random reader things I didn’t make it a “thing,” but Diana Peach recommended an explanation of how the tempest prognosticator works be added to the story. I try to keep a faster pace in serials, … More The Delta Pearl, 13 — Agitate
Saturday, October 26, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Based on my own experiences the past two weeks (and more), I know it might have been difficult for you to get here. I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many … More The Delta Pearl, 12 — Prognosticate
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays! WordPress has made blogging so difficult for me that I’m taking the week off — sort of anyhow. I’m rerunning this short story from 2017. Unfortunately, because of the WordPress problems, I won’t be able to visit many blogs during this “sort of break.” In … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Pip in the Field of Fear
Saturday, October 19, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Based on my own experiences all week, I know it might have been difficult for you to get here. I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many of us. Their denial … More The Delta Pearl, 11 — Pretend
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Today I have an all new story for you, from the Pip-verse. It’s a new collaboration with Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape! Chris is really busy with huge personal projects right now, so double thanks to him for working on this … More Pip & Artie in Outer Space
Saturday, October 12, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. It’s been a busy week. Are you ready to sink into the soft cushions of imagination and let the river gently take you to extraordinary places? This week’s random reader things This steampunk riverboat runs on random … More The Delta Pearl, 10 — Cover
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, it’s another Jazz Age Wednesday. Today I’m here with a little trivia. If you’re a regular, then you know that I like to use Roaring Twenties slang in my replies to comments. They had such fun with language back then. Twenties Tidbit One of my favorite 1920s compliments is You’re … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Cat’s Pajamas
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Let’s get right to it. This week’s random reader things This steampunk riverboat runs on random “things” from readers. Diana Wallace Peach provided tap shoes. John W. Howell mentioned pandemonium. Thanks to Dan Antion for letting me use some of his photos. He staged a photoshoot … More The Delta Pearl, 9 — Secure
Wednesday, October , 2019 I’m still celebrating the launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen. Sheiks and Shebas, welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Thanks again to everyone who supported and visited my book launch for A Ghost in the Kitchen. It’s hard to choose a category for this latest novel, or any of the stories … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Renaissance Era to Fantasy
Saturday, September 28, 2019 WordPress got snitty with me Friday when I tried to schedule this post, and it went out early. In case you missed it, I’m linking to here. Please Click Here for Chapter 8. Now for the obligatory shameless self-promotion… Universal link to my Amazon Author Page USA: The Three Things Serial … More The Delta Pearl, 8 — An oops
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
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 I’m still celebrating the launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen. I wonder if Pip will ever learn how to cook. It seems like she always lands in hot water, but I don’t think that’s what Granny Phanny had in mind. As if Pip didn’t find enough distractions on her own, now … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Toasting a Ghost in the Kitchen
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Welcome to the launch party for A Ghost in the Kitchen! It’s a wild ride on a magical trolley through haunted Savannah, Georgia. All the Pip books by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene. Purchase links: The Three Things Serial Story, Murder at the Bijou, and A Ghost in the Kitchen Hi everyone. I’m sorry to … More A Ghost in the Kitchen — Launch Party Trolley through Haunted Savannah!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays! I’m working away, finishing up all the million and one details for the book launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen. I hope everyone will join me this weekend. It’s no ordinary book launch! A magical trolley full of your friends will take a tour … More Coming soon — A Ghost in the Kitchen
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. This week’s random reader things I could have used this as a “thing” last time, but it seemed more important this time. What? Paddlewheel! Two readers left it as a “random thing.” One was Ginger, of Murphy’s Law. Thanks … More The Delta Pearl, 7 — Catch
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Update! My book launch for A Ghost in the Kitchen, will be a magical trolley, touring haunted Savannah, Georgia! The trolley will visit various haunted sites and “pick up” participants along the way. At the end of the line, “Granny Phanny” will show everyone her library (your books and/or post links). … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Prepare to Launch
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. I was pressed for time this week, so let’s get right to it. This week’s random reader things G. P. Cox gave us a thing that was a name, Sir Reginald La Felin. That actually continues last week’s thing from D. … More The Delta Pearl, 6 — Listen
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays and a double cover reveal! That’s right not just one, but two covers — both for Roaring Twenties books. I’ve brought along a couple of 1920s musicians to liven up this celebration. I love making book covers and promo images. Today I’m double excited to reveal two … More 1920s Covers Revealed!
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. So far we’ve met passengers who include a young, but somewhat nurotic prodigy of an inventor, Dr. Victor Elam. He’s a little older than Émeraude, and she is quite intrigued, despite his imperfections. Or maybe because of them. Can … More The Delta Pearl, 5 — Read
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. I planned to do a cover reveal today, but something came up to take me out of the blogosphere for a day. So instead, I’m sharing a short story I wrote two years ago. Back then one of author John W. Howell‘s hilarious lists of what … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — In the Pip of Time
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! As you know, I’m re-writing a nearly finished novel, The Delta Pearl, for this serial. That has resulted in a few changes, such as the heroine, Émeraude, becoming several years younger. Now both she and one of the passengers (Victor Elam — you met him last … More The Delta Pearl 4 — Greet
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays! It’s been a constant “Lindy hop” choosing between priorities, shifting them, balancing, juggling, but I’ve finally done enough toward bookizing the third novel in my Roaring Twenties series, A Ghost in the Kitchen, that I’m ready to do a cover reveal. Sheiks and Shebas, could you lend a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Want to Reveal?
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! Even though we don’t see one another face-to-face, I do feel you are my dear friends. Regardless of physical appeal — and I acknowledge the endlessly different standards of beauty, faces are usually important to how we imagine stories. Whether we’re writing tales or reading them, seeing a … More The Delta Pearl 3 — Face
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! If you are looking for the latest installment of the #Steampunk fantasy, “The Delta Pearl,” click here for Chapter 2 – Fret. Most of you weren’t too excited about the “cock-a-leekie soup” that turned up in the last episode. However, several were downright enthuzimuzzy! At least … More Hidebound Hump Day — Hungry?
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! I warn you in advance that I’m flying by the seat of my pantser pants even more than usual today. My week has been so full of insomnia and interruptions, it’s no wonder Émeraude is looking like a worry wart. This week’s random reader things: Great minds think … More The Delta Pearl 2 — Fret
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Sheiks and Shebas — hi there, you’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays! Update: I apologize that I’ve been a poor excuse for a hostess at my own party. My Internet has been down more than it’s been up the past three days. I find myself repeatedly redoing … More Hidebound yet Jazzy – Blog Party!
Saturday, August 3, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! (If you are new around here, “chuckaboo” is what the Victorians called a dear friend.) As most of you know, I’m reworking an unfinished novel The Delta Pearl for this serial. Since I have a good bit of material that I want to keep, my secret hope was that … More The Delta Pearl 1 — Dance
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Those prim, straightlaced, hidebound Victorians would never talk about this… but I hope to give you midweek entertainment with my mishap. It could make a stuffed bird laugh. Here’s the spew. It was Monday morning, and I had slept very poorly (that happens a … More Hidebound Hump Day — Spewed!
Saturday, July 27, 2019 A New Serial Begins! Welcome, my chuckaboos! If you are new around here, “chuckaboo” is what the Victorians called a dear friend. Changes abound! Those of you who visited my midweek post already know I’ve changed things. If not, then you see that I’ve redecorated my sanctuary. After many years of … More The Delta Pearl — Prologue. A New Serial Begins!
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 It’s Hidebound Hump Day! Welcome, my chuckaboos! I promise you are at the right place. After many years of the same blog-look, I’ve changed things. It is Hidebound Hump Day. For those of you who are new around here, “chuckaboo” is Victorian slang for dear friend. Saturday I stopped wallowing in my … More Poll Results for the Next Serial
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Hello again, everyone. Two posts in one day is unlike me. However, it’s a reflection of how torn I’ve been, and still am, about which serial to do next. Using reader-provided random things in serials has been a great way for me to write and finish stories. However, The Guitar Mancer is … More What’s Next? Again…
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Hello everyone. Welcome to my sanctuary. Now that Brother Love has concluded, I didn’t want you to think I had given you the shaft. I’m here with some clues about what’s coming next here at Teagan’s Books. Go Back — Jack. That’s only the subtitle of the song, but it’s the biggest hint. Call … More What’s Next? Clues Follow
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 I was so impulsive in deciding to quickly “bookize” the serial that I didn’t plan ahead for a launch or promotions. So I begin by repeating my thanks to Sally G. Cronin for announcing Brother Love – a Crossroad at her blog earlier this week. My weekend post included a give away … More Brother Love — A Novella!
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Thanks for joining me for this walk to the crossroads. This chapter comes with a couple of warnings. Warning 1: It’s long. I can hear some of you groaning. Warning 2: It’s the conclusion, the last chapter. Now I hear the rest of you. I didn’t know until Monday that Chapter … More Brother Love 11 — A Walk
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 I haven’t been sure whether it was close or far — the end of this story. It seemed like it was both at once. However, that’s been part of “Brother Love” from the beginning, things not being as they appear, or seeming more than one thing at once. I didn’t know … More Brother Love — A Note
Saturday, July 6, 2019 Welcome to the crossroads. To my friends to the north, I hope you had a lovely Canada Day. To those in the USA, I hope you enjoyed the Fourth of July and celebrated our precious freedom. I appreciate you coming back after my little break last weekend. Thanks to Dan Antion of … More Brother Love 10 — A Cut
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Welcome to the crossroads. Happy Fourth of July! From Birdie, Jinx, and me Summertime is busy for many people. I know it’s hard to keep up with serials. So, I’m even more grateful that you read Brother Love. In the USA, lots of folks will be taking time off and/or vacationing before, during, … More Brother Love — A Pause
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Hi there, shieks and shebas. Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Horsefeathers! Look at that date… June is more than half over, and I still haven’t gotten back to work on finalizing my third Roaring Twenties novel about Pip and Granny. Maybe it’s hard to have my head in two different eras at once … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Three Things Serial Was “Born”
via An Interview with the wonderful, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Author and musician, Kevin Cooper (and his feline friends) invited me to his place to talk about my urban fantasy town, Atonement, Tennessee and the books that are set there. Of course they also wanted to know more about the calico of the novels, Lilith. … More Kevin Cooper and his cats had me over for “An Interview with Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene”
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads. I think this is an upbeat chapter. You could say it has a good gospel beat. (Winks.) However, the characters experience some uncertainty. Hence the melody in this introduction. In Chapter 7 — A Lament, Birdie Devovo was reluctant to go to the revival service, even … More Brother Love 9 — A Hallelujah
June 26, 2019 #BookReview! My heart is bloomin’ full! Musician and author, Kevin Cooper shared his review of the second book in my Atonement, Tennessee series, “Atonement in Bloom.” Here’s a link to Kev’s review of Atonement in Bloom. He was away from blogging for awhile, so please click over to visit Kev for the … More Kevin Cooper #Reviews “Atonement in Bloom”
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads. This chapter has two things from Dan Antion, who shares his photographs to illustrate Brother Love. Read on to see how I used Bubblegum and Newspaper in this episode. The third “thing” that is used to drive Chapter 8 is from Fraggle, aka C. J. Hyslop, who … More Brother Love 8 — A Confession
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads. This chapter turned out to be for the birds — or rather for the magpie. If Brother Love was a television series, then this would be the quirky musical episode. I was already working with music because of the “thing,” Elvis Presley, from Mary J. … More Brother Love 7 — A Lament
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Rob and I are together again! Last year I was kicking around a serial idea with Rob Goldstein, Who did the beautiful illustrations for Hullaba Lulu. I envisioned a steampunk satire of The Scarlet Pimpernel. My heroine is Fiona Finch, the Pink Pimpernel. Her story is one of foppish frivolity, sarcasm, and … More Hidebound Hump Day — Fiona Fights Back