Weekend Shorts — Do Not Enter, featuring Resa McConaghy

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Hello, everyone.  I’m back with more Weekend Shorts.  Also, I brought along the Pumpkin Hat Girls again.  They were up for some more Twilight Zone-ish fun. Back when I asked photographers and artists to send me three images that were “generally related” one another (unlike the randomness of the reader things … More Weekend Shorts — Do Not Enter, featuring Resa McConaghy

Revised: Spook-tober Shorts — Surar Fiends, featuring Robbie Cheadle

Saturday, October 22, 2022 Hello everyone, and welcome back to Spook-tober Shorts.  A couple of weeks ago I introduced some new character-friends, the Pumpkin Hat Girls.  They’re back for some more Twilight Zone-ish fun. BASED ON COMMENTS, I REVISED THE STORY TO INCLUDE AN EPILOGUE. Haunted Halloween Holiday is a delightful story by Robbie and … More Revised: Spook-tober Shorts — Surar Fiends, featuring Robbie Cheadle

#BookReview Olga Núñez Miret #VictorianSlang

Monday, October 17, 2022   Welcome, my chuckaboos!  I’m doing an extra post this week, because I’m *almighty* honored and excited about Olga Núñez Miret’s review of“Speak Chuckaboo, Slang of the Victorian and Steam Eras.”  Comments are closed here, but I hope you’ll click over to Olga’s post and say hello. https://www.authortranslatorolga.com/?p=14418 ♥ ♥ ♥ Back … More #BookReview Olga Núñez Miret #VictorianSlang

Spook-tober Shorts — Snippet: A Peril in Ectoplasm, #NewBook #Halloween

Seances, a psychic medium, warnings from a ghost, a manipulative fiancé, a woman who can’t go home, an older woman who might lose her job and home, a freakishly strong woman with a soul tie to an evil entity. All these things and people come together in 1920s Coral Gables, Florida. … More Spook-tober Shorts — Snippet: A Peril in Ectoplasm, #NewBook #Halloween

Spook-tacular Shorts — The Game of Sinful Delights, featuring Dan Antion

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Hello everyone, and happy October.  I hope to use this series of short stories I’m writing to promote new books from indie authors, whenever synchronicity allows.  Today that happened with the second book in Dan Antion‘s trilogy, “The Evil You Choose.”  The title is what inspired my short story, although Dan has … More Spook-tacular Shorts — The Game of Sinful Delights, featuring Dan Antion

Shorts for the Weekend — Red Phoenix, featuring Kerfe

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  You’re in a safe place.  When I started this series of short stories, I had asked readers to send images I would use to spontaneously inspire the tales. Of course, I got off track, when inspiration flew under my nose.  I read Kerfe‘s beautiful poem and asked … More Shorts for the Weekend — Red Phoenix, featuring Kerfe

Wednesday Writing — The Letter A. #VictorianSlang

Wednesday, September 21, 2022   Belated Happy Anniversary… to me Welcome, my chuckaboos!  Yes, I’m in a Victorian state of mind.  Many of you will remember that “chuckaboo” was slang in that era for a dear friend.  I don’t talk about the details of this, so I don’t often mention it.  However, September holds two … More Wednesday Writing — The Letter A. #VictorianSlang

Shorts for the Weekend — The Radio Dial, featuring Olga Núñez Miret

Saturday, September 17, 2022  Hello everyone, and welcome back to this casual series of “Shorts for the Weekend.”  They’re written by yours truly, but illustrated with images that were created by and/or supplied by the featured guest, to inspire my stories.  I’m enjoying writing these tales, and hope that you have fun reading them. Today’s … More Shorts for the Weekend — The Radio Dial, featuring Olga Núñez Miret

Shorts for the Weekend — Lemon Trees at Sunset, featuring SR Mallery

Saturday, September 10, 2022  Hello everyone, and welcome back to this casual series of “Shorts for the Weekend.”  They’re written by yours truly, but illustrated with images created by and/or supplied by the featured guest. Today’s images were provided by an author you’ve gotten acquainted with here, S.R. (Sarah) Mallery.  She took the beautiful orange … More Shorts for the Weekend — Lemon Trees at Sunset, featuring SR Mallery

Shorts for the Weekend — Lulu Returns Featuring the Story Reading Ape

Saturday, September 3, 2022 Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, sent me the coolest steampunk image. I’m not sure why, but it immediately brought Hullaba Lulu to mind.  I re-created the image Chris sent adding Lulu. However, that’s at the end of the story, so it won’t spoil anything.  This little story takes place at … More Shorts for the Weekend — Lulu Returns Featuring the Story Reading Ape

Shorts for the Weekend — Urban Waterfalls or Can’t Find My Way Home

Saturday, August 27, 2022 REVISED INTRODUCTION Hello everyone, and welcome to the first in my series of illustrated short stories. Most, if not all of these will be stand-alone short stories. There are no other episodes of the story below. Writing long-running blog serials is really intensive work.  I’ll certainly do another serial, but I … More Shorts for the Weekend — Urban Waterfalls or Can’t Find My Way Home

Indie Books — New in 2022 & Coming Soon! #NewBooks!

Saturday, August 20, 2022 It’s All About Indie! Welcome, my chuckaboos!  Come on in and join this fandango.  To me, sharing indie books is simply rum ti tum with the chill off! It’s so much better to celebrate my friends than to bubble around.  There certainly is a lot to celebrate.  So, pour yourself a … More Indie Books — New in 2022 & Coming Soon! #NewBooks!

#NewBook, The Armadillo Files, now in book form

Monday, August 8, 2022 Update:  “The Armadillo Files” premiered at #1 in its category at Amazon! How should I say this…?  Tell everybody, but just don’t tell the ending! Announcing… The Armadillo Files It’s comic, cosmic, colorful, captivatingly calamitous, campy, and charmingly cray-cray! Many of you are not around for the weekends, when I post … More #NewBook, The Armadillo Files, now in book form

The Armadillo Files, Episode 34, Why do you have that? — Featuring Resa McConaghy

Saturday, August 6, 2022 Welcome.  You’ve reached Teagan’s Books.  The Time Manatees have intercepted your transmission. There is nothing wrong with your electronic device. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. The Forty Ferrets are controlling this transmission. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 34, Why do you have that? — Featuring Resa McConaghy

The Armadillo Files, Episode 33, How much is that? — Featuring Roberta Cheadle

Saturday, July 30, 2022 You’ve reached Teagan’s Books. There is nothing wrong with your electronic device. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. Time Manatees are controlling transmission. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… The Armadillo … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 33, How much is that? — Featuring Roberta Cheadle

The Armadillo Files, Episode 32, Who would do that? — Featuring Pete Springer

Saturday, July 23, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. There is nothing wrong with your electronic device. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to… The Armadillo … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 32, Who would do that? — Featuring Pete Springer

The Armadillo Files, Episode 31, What’s her name? — Featuring Tim Price

Saturday, July 16, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… the serial is hopping toward its conclusion.  If you’re wondering what’s next, please take a look at my previous post.  I put out a call to photographers and artists.  You might want to participate. Random Reader Things New Mexico’s Tim Price and I have been following … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 31, What’s her name? — Featuring Tim Price

The Armadillo Files, Episode 30, What’s that sound? — Featuring D. Wallace Peach

Saturday, July 9, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. Stay tuned for zaniness.   Random Reader Things You probably know the stunningly talented D. Wallace Peach aka Diana from multiple fantasy series and her marvelous blog.  If you haven’t read The Ferryman and the Sea Witch, get it quick, because she’ll be launching something new before … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 30, What’s that sound? — Featuring D. Wallace Peach

The Armadillo Files, Episode 29, Who’s That? — Featuring Teri Polen

Saturday, July 2, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… and we’re back!  Thanks for bearing with me while I finished “Dead of Winter.”  Now back to the free story. Random Reader Things You might remember Teri Polen from her annual October event, Bad Moon Rising.  She recently launched the second installment of “The Colony” series, … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 29, Who’s That? — Featuring Teri Polen

The Armadillo Files, Episode 28, What will I be? — Featuring Dan Antion

Saturday, June 25, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… and we’re back!  Thanks for bearing with me while I finished “Dead of Winter.”  Now back to the free story. Random Reader Things Since Dan Antion just launched his first novel, it felt right that his “three things” helped guide this new episode.  Those things are: … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 28, What will I be? — Featuring Dan Antion

A Strange Short for #ThursdayDoors Writing Challenge — Blue Door

Thursday, May 19, 2022 It’s still Thursday where I am… although not for much longer.  I was not satisfied with my progress on “Dead of Winter” today, although there was a little.  So, after my usual day was finished, I wrote another response for the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. This one … More A Strange Short for #ThursdayDoors Writing Challenge — Blue Door

A Short-short for Thursday Doors Writing Challenge, Lighthouse

Sunday, May 15, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  Lighthouses seem like sanctuaries to me.  Today I’m sharing another response I wrote for the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. As upside-down as it seems, writing these (at night after I’m certain that I can’t focus on finishing Dead of Winter”) has helped me … More A Short-short for Thursday Doors Writing Challenge, Lighthouse

Monday, but a Thursday Doors Challenge #1, @DanAntion, Deborah M. Zajac

Monday, May 19, 2022 Welcome, all.  You wouldn’t believe how down on myself I’ve been, because I haven’t been able to plunge through the PTSD-anxiety that keeps me from finishing “Dead of Winter.”  I had also forgotten about the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. I had promised to participate and was looking … More Monday, but a Thursday Doors Challenge #1, @DanAntion, Deborah M. Zajac

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

Meanwhile, if you aren’t familiar with Brother Love

Saturday, April 9, 2022 Anyone would be surprised by how much I honestly do miss all of you. However, I’m being firm with myself in trying to give all of my focus (absurdly illusive though it is) to concluding “Dead of Winter.”  I’ll back after I’ve written an ending that does the epic story justice. … More Meanwhile, if you aren’t familiar with Brother Love

The Armadillo Files, Episode 27 — What side-effects?

Saturday, March 26, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. We now resume your regularly scheduled program. Random Reader Things This episode features three random reader things from a non-blogging reader in Maryland who wishes to remain anonymous.  They worked nicely for the latest setting, and helped me get to writing this episode.  Those things are:  … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 27 — What side-effects?

Thursday Doors to #WomensHistoryMonth — the #1920s

Thursday, March 17, 2022 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Dimitri Svetesikas, Pixabay Since my post is skimpy on actual doors, here’s a lovely old green door with shutters (a sort of door) and a wall box (which has another sort of door). Doors to Women’s History Yes, it’s time for “the wearing of the green,” but … More Thursday Doors to #WomensHistoryMonth — the #1920s

The Armadillo Files, Episode 26 — Featuring Olga Núñez Miret

Saturday, March 12, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files. Yes, I’m a little late, but I’m happy you’re here. Random Reader Things A few weeks ago, Olga Núñez Miret commented that the cave reminded her of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.”  A tickle began in the back of my mind.  A week or so … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 26 — Featuring Olga Núñez Miret

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 24 — Featuring Lauren Scott

Saturday, February 26, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for a wild and… psychedelic ride.  We’ll have mushrooms one more time. “Stop children. What’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down…” Stephen Stills I usually like 1960s original recordings best.  But I do love some good swamp blues, especially when it’s Tab Benoit.  Thanks … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 24 — Featuring Lauren Scott

The Armadillo Files, Episode 23 — Featuring Mushrooms, and GP Cox too

Saturday, February 19, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for a wild and crazy ride. When mentioning my weird imagination, more than a few people have asked me if I was doing drugs, specifically the psychedelic kind. After this chapter you might ask the same question. The answer is “No.”  Although lately I’ve … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 23 — Featuring Mushrooms, and GP Cox too

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 22 — Featuring Ginger

Saturday, February 12, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from your blogs and social media.  Similar to most of my characters I have… issues.  Lately it’s been harder than usual for me to deal with them.  Thanks to those of you who asked offline about me and about Crystal. … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 22 — Featuring Ginger

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 21 — Featuring Geoff Le Pard

Saturday, January 22, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. The kind of spontaneous storytelling I do with my blog serials can lead to paradoxical problems — especially when you’re writing at break-neck speed, the way I’ve had to do The Armadillo Files.  I accidently dug that kind of hole for myself … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 21 — Featuring Geoff Le Pard

Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Answering Diana’s Challenge

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  In the magic of Teagan’s Books, today it’s both Wednesday and Thursday.  I’m combining my response to a writing challenge from D. Wallace Peach with Thursday Doors, hosted by Dan Antion. https://nofacilities.com/2022/01/20/old-wethersfield-business/  What can I say? There was a … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Answering Diana’s Challenge

The Armadillo Files, Episode 20 — Featuring Henry Apesly

Saturday, January 15,2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   It’s been a long time, but Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, and I collaborated on several short stories with my flapper character Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip, and his character, a genius ape named Artie.  It all started with Time Travel Esc-Ape.  Then … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 20 — Featuring Henry Apesly

The Armadillo Files, Episode 19 — Featuring Pat at eQuips

Saturday, January 8, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. I think a new character is on the horizon. Random Reader Things Today’s random reader things are from Pat at eQuips blog.  They are Pigtails, Saddle Shoes, and Corset. Previously in The Armadillo Files Marie Browning’s name disappeared from the employee list for … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 19 — Featuring Pat at eQuips

The Armadillo Files, Episode 18 — Featuring GP Cox

Saturday, January 1, 2022 Happy New Year, everyone!  You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  It’s unreal so hold on tight. I meant to give myself a week off.  However, the real world had other plans.  Add to that… to be honest, I’m not doing well with my “stuff,” although I’m not exactly sure why.  I’m not … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 18 — Featuring GP Cox

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 17 — Featuring Chris Graham

Saturday, December 11, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from author and blogger Chris Graham, also known as The Story Reading Ape.  Click over and check out his amazing resources for writers. You’re sure to find an amazing, varied collection … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 17 — Featuring Chris Graham

The Armadillo Files, Episode 16 — Featuring Alford Kindred

Saturday, December 4, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for weirdness with some reality.   The Armadillo Files image by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from a friend and former colleague, Alford Kindred. He doesn’t have a blog, but if you’re interested in connecting with … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 16 — Featuring Alford Kindred

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 15 — Featuring D.L. Finn

Saturday, November 27, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for weirdness with some reality.  Today’s Tidbit of Truth is certainly weird.  How so?  Read on. Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from author and blogger D. L. Finn, also known as Denise.  Click over and check out her … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 15 — Featuring D.L. Finn

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 14 — Featuring Priscilla Bettis

Sunday, November 21, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for absurdity touched with reality.  I know this episode is late, so let’s just get right to it. Random Reader Things The three things that drive the episode are from Priscilla Bettis.  Click over and check out her blog, you’re sure to find interesting … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 14 — Featuring Priscilla Bettis

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 13 — Featuring Darlene Foster

Saturday, November 13, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for absurdity touched with reality.  Random Reader Things This intro is all about “Girl Power.”  That’s appropriate since the three things that drive the episode are from Darlene Foster, author of the Amanda Travels series.  Her random reader things are Land Girls (aka Women’s Land … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 13 — Featuring Darlene Foster

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 12 — Featuring Beth

Saturday, November 6, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. Three Random Reader Things This episode features “things” from Beth at the I Didn’t Have My Glasses On blog.  Beth’s three things are Post Office, Bicycle, and Tomatoes.  I know I’ve used bicycle already, but it’s back with the rest of her … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 12 — Featuring Beth

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 11 — Featuring Christine Robinson

Saturday, October30, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for spook-tacular silliness.  Yes, I know I’m late.  I think all your good wishes brought back my unreliable Internet. Sort of like clapping for Tinkerbell and chanting “I believe in fairies!”  In this case, pink fairy armadillos. The past few episodes of The Armadillo Files … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 11 — Featuring Christine Robinson

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 10 — Featuring Resa McConaghy

Saturday, October 23, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for nuttiness.  This started as a promotion last time for Teri Polen’s yearly October festival of horror and suspense, Bad Moon Rising.  However, along the way I decided to have my own three part Halloween celebration.  This would be part two.  Three Random Reader … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 10 — Featuring Resa McConaghy

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