The Armadillo Files, Episode 9 — Featuring Bad Moon Rising

Saturday, October 16, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files, even though it might at first look like author Teri Polen’s yearly October festival of horror and suspense, Bad Moon Rising. Three Bad Moon Things In support of the aforementioned event, my things for this episode are Bad, Moon, and Rising. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 9 — Featuring Bad Moon Rising

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

The Armadillo Files Character Profiles — Fang

Saturday, October 2, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… sort of.  Sometimes I can’t do everything. To be blunt, September was extremely rough for me.  Plus I have a “real world” gig that came up with a quick deadline. There is not a new chapter today, but it’s not like I’m giving myself a break. … More The Armadillo Files Character Profiles — Fang

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 8 — Featuring J-Dubs

Saturday, September 25, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.  It’s a new season, autumn for me.  Wherever you are, I hope the equinox brought you positive vibes.  Featured Bloggers This episode features “things” from Jill, aka J-Dubs at the Grin and Bear It blog.  Thanks again to Timothy Price of Off … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 8 — Featuring J-Dubs

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 7 — Featuring Owls

Saturday, September 18, 2021 Welcome to my sanctuary. You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   Featured Bloggers Several of my author and blogger friends absolutely love owls — so much so that they are featured in their blog designs or names, or books.  Some who come to mind are Olga Núñez Miret, Viv … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 7 — Featuring Owls

The Armadillo Files, Episode 6 — Featuring GP Cox

Saturday, September 11, 2021 Everyone here is aware of the significance of September 11th.  It continues to trigger heartfelt pain in many of us.  I begin this post with a moment of silence.  Then I ask you to escape with me into something whimsical. Respectfully, I need us to be happy. * * * Welcome … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 6 — Featuring GP Cox

The Armadillo Files, Episode 5 — Featuring Pat of eQuips

Saturday, September 4, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.  First, in case you missed it, Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement went live on Thursday.  Details on that at the end of this post. Historic Tidbits This week’s random reader things are from Pat at eQuips blog.  Here are … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 5 — Featuring Pat of eQuips

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 4 — Featuring Chris Graham the Story Reading Ape

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Welcome back to The Armadillo Files.  For the moment we’re still on the Jupiter AM-18 rocket in 1959.  Better hang on tight.  The ride is about to get bumpy. Historic Tidbits First, here are a couple of historic tidbits.  If the image above is unexpected, that will be cleared up in … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 4 — Featuring Chris Graham the Story Reading Ape

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 3 — Featuring Ms. Frances

Saturday, August 21, 2021 Hello. You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Are you ready to let your imagination loose? Even though story is not intended to be realistic at all, I like adding historic tidbits.  I haven’t had time to explain them previously. So I’m doing that right now, with the ones I’ve used so far.  … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 3 — Featuring Ms. Frances

The Armadillo Files, Episode 2 — Featuring Fraggle

Saturday, August 14, 2021 Hello, all.  Welcome back to The Armadillo Files.  I’m still racing to keep up. Even though I’d like to do a preamble with all the history tidbits that have been in the story so far, there just wasn’t time. Here I am again, staying up late to write the episode and format … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 2 — Featuring Fraggle

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

New Interactive Serial — The Armadillo Files, Episode 1

Saturday, August 7, 2021 Hello, all.  Are you ready for the takeoff?  I’ve used this video before, but I love the song (and it was a really cool anime series too), and it’s just perfect for this beginning.  The all new, interactive, reader-thing driven serial is here!  My overbooked status continued throughout last week.  I’m still … More New Interactive Serial — The Armadillo Files, Episode 1

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

Visit the No Facilities Bar — New Serial on the Way

Saturday, July 24, 2021 I’m at the No Facilities Bar Hello, all. Welcome back.  Today I’m splitting myself.  I’m also at Dan Antion‘s No Facilities Bar.  Click here to join the party.  We’re having a great time.  I went to that virtual event in style.  In honor of my upcoming new serial, I had to … More Visit the No Facilities Bar — New Serial on the Way

Wednesday Writing — Pride & Flowers, Prejudice & Dirigibles

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Welcome, everyone.  Mother Nature has been wreaking havoc across her planet.  Wherever you are, I hope you are safe and well. I have multiple pots on the fire.  This one won’t be mentioned very often.  However, since the new serial platform, #KindleVella just became available to readers, I’m dedicating a post … More Wednesday Writing — Pride & Flowers, Prejudice & Dirigibles

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

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

The Delta Pearl 74: Stare — & DoW Cover Reveal

Saturday, May 22, 2021 Welcome, my chuckaboos. I hope everyone is safe and well.  The Delta Pearl is back.  Today we have the penultimate episode.  Or at least I think we do… you never really know around here. The steampunk riverboat awaits.  All aboard! The Delta Pearl Chapter 74 — Stare Hand firmly clasped over … More The Delta Pearl 74: Stare — & DoW Cover Reveal

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!

The Delta Pearl 72 — Hide. Plus a DoW-5 Cover Reveal

Saturday, May 1, 2021 Happy May Day.  Sorry for the delay — there was a WordPress scheduling error. Thank you for coming back to the river, my chuckaboos!  This post is a bit of a hodgepodge. There’s a featured image from my Designed & Ready Book Covers service.  Plus I’m finishing up Dead of Winter: … More The Delta Pearl 72 — Hide. Plus a DoW-5 Cover Reveal

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

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

The Delta Pearl 63 — Whistle

Saturday, February 6, 2021 But first, for those who aren’t here on Wednesdays… Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn At the beginning of 2021, I started monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.”  Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released then.  This week I published, Journey 2, Penllyn.  For that announcement click here. (Description … More The Delta Pearl 63 — Whistle

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn

Wednesday, February 3, 2021  February is here & so is the 2nd monthly installment Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn January 2021 actually began one good thing — monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.”  Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released a month ago. I actually wrote Dead of Winter ten years … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn

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

Thursday, January 21, 2021  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 … More Thursday Doors, with Olga Núñez Miret & John W. Howell

Thursday Doors within Doors — Visiting Dan Antion, Robbie Cheadle, Teri Polen, & Mark Bierman

Thursday, January 14, 2021  You aren’t mistaken — this is an extra post from me this week.  Everyone has been so gracious and generous  with my book launch for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak that I’m bursting with gratitude… and blog posts.  Thursday Doors Thursday Doors is now hosted by Dan Antion.  Today … More Thursday Doors within Doors — Visiting Dan Antion, Robbie Cheadle, Teri Polen, & Mark Bierman

Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors to the West

Wednesday, January 13, 2021  I’ve been combining Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I can participate in the Thursday Doors posts, hosted by Dan Antion.  To my surprised delight, the book launch for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak is still going.  So I’m sharing extra posts, in support of those who are helping me.) … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors to the West

Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Visiting with D. Wallace Peach

Wednesday, January 6, 2021  Hodgepodge!  Hodgepodge might be a good title for this post, because there’s so much I want to share! I’ve started combining Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I can participate in the Thursday Doors posts, hosted by Dan Antion, and still keep my normal blog schedule.  (Granted, during a book launch I’m … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Visiting with D. Wallace Peach

New Series Launch — Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

Saturday, January 2, 2021  (All new video trailer for Journey-1) Happy New Year, one and all!  For weeks I’ve been giving hints and making little shout-outs for a new serial/series, but uncertain of when I would be ready.  The day is finally here.  Presenting Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak! Dead of Winter will be … More New Series Launch — Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

Wednesday Writing — Book Cover Designs

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Announcing a new page at Teagan’s Books… Ríordáin Book Cover Designs You are not mistaken — the title and author name are missing from the cover above.  For several months, I’ve been creating a collection of book cover designs.  I’ve finally gotten up the nerve to offer them. Designed and ready, … More Wednesday Writing — Book Cover Designs

Wednesday Writing — Perception & Old Friends, Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Fly your imagination to new heights! Perception is a strange beast.  We all see things through our own “filters,” which means they probably look different to us than they appear to the rest of the world.  My perception of holidays is different because of my unique situation. While Thistledown — Midsummer … More Wednesday Writing — Perception & Old Friends, Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam

Giving Thanks

Saturday, November 28, 2020  Hello, my chuckaboos!  Even if you don’t live in the country that is my home, most of you know that Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in the USA this week.  No matter what the holiday, my personal way of commemorating it is simple — even humble. Even though the day of celebration … More Giving Thanks

Sunday’s Sound of Coffee Grinding — Off Center & Not Even

Monday, November 16, 2020 Several weeks ago, the multi-talented Tim Price invited me to be part of some truly whimsical fun.  Cats were involved, so I was all in. Warning/Disclaimer — there’s a musical ahead, and I’m in it. Brace yourself. You’ll hear me caterwauling.  Time went by, and yesterday Tim turned our zaniness into … More Sunday’s Sound of Coffee Grinding — Off Center & Not Even

Wednesday Writing — New Book by Valentina Cirasola

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Welcome to my sanctuary, and happy hump day.  It’s with pleasure that I bring you Design Nature for a Colorful Home, a new book by Valentina Cirasola.  She’s an interesting and talented person, so I hope you’ll also check out her blog. Here’s the Blurb “Nature always wears the colors of … More Wednesday Writing — New Book by Valentina Cirasola

Wednesday Writing — Winter’s Nightmare or Why It Took 10 Years

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Welcome to my nightmare… I mean sanctuary!  Today I invite you in, for some nightmarish thoughts. That sounds like a contradiction (sanctuary and nightmare), but after all, it’s October and Halloween is near.  My nightmare worked out.  Eventually.  Or maybe I should stretch that out, e-v-v-v-e-n-t-u-u-u-a-a-l-l-y.  Because it took a long … More Wednesday Writing — Winter’s Nightmare or Why It Took 10 Years

Hullaba Launch! With Olga Núñez Miret

Wednesday, September 30, 2020  Since I’ve been reblogging the other stops of the launch tour for “Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure,” I didn’t want to leave out Olga Núñez Miret and the marvelous introduction she did at her blog.  The trouble was, WordPress.org (her platform) and WordPress.com (this one) don’t seem to get along very well.  … More Hullaba Launch! With Olga Núñez Miret

The Delta Pearl 50 — Discover

Saturday, October 3, 2020  Welcome to the garden party, my chuckaboos!  I’m glad you are here.  Heartfelt thanks to everyone who visited, hosted (so far), and supported the launch of Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure this week. I’ll be visiting other blogs throughout the coming week.  You’re all pos-i-lutely swell.    Wow, it’s already October.  Another … More The Delta Pearl 50 — Discover

The Delta Pearl — Dry dock due to bad Internet

Saturday, September 19, 2020   Apologies, my chuckaboos. As you’ve gathered, The Delta Pearl is not here today.  I’m worried about many of you because of the terrible fires, particularly the ones along the Pacific coast states and provinces. Also, for everyone, I pray that each of you are safe, well, and happy, no matter where … More The Delta Pearl — Dry dock due to bad Internet

Wednesday Writing — The Punk of Punk

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Happy Hump Day, Everyone.  Thanks for visiting my sanctuary. This is  my safe haven where we can relax in the comfort and encouragement of each other’s presence — free of bullies and passive aggressive princesses.  Although, I’m allowing certain “punks.”  That’s my prerogative as proprietress and bouncer. I wrote the first … More Wednesday Writing — The Punk of Punk