Resa Honors the Glowing Pigs — Graffiti Lux Art & More

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

Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

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

Laughter is good medicine — snorts are even better. #FreeBook

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

#NewBook! #Valentine

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

Hidebound Hump Day ― Punk Response to Prompt

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Pip in the Field of Fear

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

Jazz Age Wednesday — Pip & Artie, Epilogue

Wednesday, May 22, 2019  It’s still May and #GetCaughtReading Month!  Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, and I got together to support this initiative that promotes the fun of reading for all ages. I meant our short story last week to be a single episode.  However, with an ongoing (and itchy) allergy problem distracting me, I’m having trouble getting … More Jazz Age Wednesday — Pip & Artie, Epilogue

An Extra (Special) Story — Trina Woke from a Dream

May 16, 2019   Usually I only post twice a week, but this is a special occasion.  Recently, Rob Goldstein and I were sending emails back and forth, basically goofing around.  I sent him an image by artist Michael Whelan and and added a whimsical line.  And then another, and another.  Suddenly Rob said, “Let’s make this into … More An Extra (Special) Story — Trina Woke from a Dream

Jazz Age Wednesday — Pip & Artie, Aghast at a Ghost

Wednesday, May 15, 2019  May is #GetCaughtReading Month!  Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape himself, and I are together again to support this initiative that promotes the fun of reading for all ages. Chris and I have collaborated on several short stories that include his character, a genius ape named Artie and my first flapper, Pip.  It all started … More Jazz Age Wednesday — Pip & Artie, Aghast at a Ghost

Hidebound Hump Day — #WritingPrompt! The Guardian

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 #GetCaughtReading!  May is Get Caught Reading Month.  Artie is coming back to Jazz Age Wednesdays! Get Caught Reading is a nationwide (USA) campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages.  Chris Graham, the one and only Story Reading Ape, will be a story telling ape.  We’re getting together again for … More Hidebound Hump Day — #WritingPrompt! The Guardian

Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Happy May Day, my chuckaboos!  I hope your month is off to a pos-i-lutely fabulous start.  I continue to settle into my high desert cottage, painting walls, pulling weeds, and generally getting adjusted. (The weed pulling led to a bad allergic reaction that I’m still trying to get over…  I’m looking a lot … More Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Saturday, April 27, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone! It seems like such a long time since I did an “interactive” serial with reader participation.  Well, I’m finally back with a new spontaneously written, pantser story done in my “Three Things” way of writing.  I’m delighted to bring you the first installment today! Blogger Dan Antion collaborates with me … More All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 It’s finally time!  I’ve been promising you a short story with illustrations by Rob Goldstein.  Lulu, Gramps, and Valentino are joined by a couple of unexpected characters in this one episode story.  I call it “One Million Years B-Lulu.”  It’s a little riff on “One Million Years BC,” which featured Raquel Welsh.  … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu

Coming Soon!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone!  I’m still settling in at my new digs in the Land of Enchantment, painting the walls, putting furniture together, and generally keeping every muscle in my body sore.  Crystal the cat seems to have made the adjustment. A few nights I’ve heard her making a midnight romp, and this … More Coming Soon!

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, April 6, 2019 I’ve had my hands full trying to put my cottage in order, now that I’m feeling better from the ordeal of moving, not sleeping, and being as freaked out as anybody can be.  There was one other thing I worked on this week.  Here’s a hint. That said, I didn’t have … More Happy Weekend!

Matchmaking Pigs in Atonement, Tennessee

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

Marge Tipton — Characters from Atonement, TN (& a Cover Reveal)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 Welcome everyone.  You’ve entered my sanctuary.  Today we’re visiting Atonement, Tennessee.  I know it can be hard to find your way around in a fictional town.  So, let’s have lunch at the local diner, L.O.L.A. Lola’s.  I want you to meet the owner, Marge Tipton.  Marge’s part in Atonement, Tennessee is quite small, but she … More Marge Tipton — Characters from Atonement, TN (& a Cover Reveal)

WIP vs LIP? Or Glowing Pigs and the Batmobile

Saturday, July 28, 2018 Welcome, to my sanctuary.  Come on inside and relax for a while. Writers are always talking about their WIP — or work in progress.  At my “real job” I frequently have to ask executives and tech guys to “spell out” acronyms.  I’m drowning in alphabet soup! So, I just now laughed when … More WIP vs LIP? Or Glowing Pigs and the Batmobile

Artie Meets the Alchemist Conclusion — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018 Hello, everyone!  I’m back for more Get Caught Reading Month festivities.   Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I collaborated for a mini-series in honor of this event.   But first… You caught me reading another great book.  This week, you’ve caught me reading one of my favorites by Sally Georgina Cronin — Just an Odd … More Artie Meets the Alchemist Conclusion — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Artie Meets the Alchemist Video! — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Hello, one and all!  It’s Get Caught Reading Month.  I couldn’t resist making a video for the mini-series  Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I are doing in honor of this event.  Please click here for episode-1 of Artie Meets the Alchemist*.  Video trailer follows.   Learn how to win a free Kindle … More Artie Meets the Alchemist Video! — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Artie Meets the Alchemist 1 — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Hello, everyone!  It’s Get Caught Reading Month.   Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I are together again for a mini-series in honor of this event.  There’s also a free Kindle book to be had — read on to learn about that. But first… Every week, you’ll catch me reading a different book.  … More Artie Meets the Alchemist 1 — #GetCaughtReading 2018

Jazz Age Wednesdays 24 ― Pip Meets the Master

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Hello, everyone.  It’s Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books.  I’m blessed to offer you another joint post! I have actively sought out collaborations with bloggers who work with subjects that are different from my whimsical fiction.  So, I was delighted when Dr. Glen Hepker* agreed to work with me on a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 24 ― Pip Meets the Master

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

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

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

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 20 ― Pip and Holding On Part 2

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Last time I posted part-1 of a story I wrote because Hugh Roberts, of Hugh’s Views & News, asked me to participate in his new feature series.  (Click here for Hugh’s post.) Writing Process Lately the real world has provided an over abundance of the “s” … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 20 ― Pip and Holding On Part 2

Jazz Age Wednesdays 20 ― Pip and Holding On Part 1

Wednesday, January 24, 2018   Hey, Sheiks and Shebas!  It’s pos-i-lutely darb to see you at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  I have something to share.  When handsome, humorous, honorable, most huggable Hugh Roberts, of Hugh’s Views & News, asked me to participate in his new feature series, all I could say was, “And how!”   Here’s Hugh’s description of this … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 20 ― Pip and Holding On Part 1

Jazz Age Wednesdays 19 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 3

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 The New Year’s celebration is finally wrapping up, here at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape! collaborated on a story with me that started here.  I couldn’t resist keeping the tale going for a few episodes.  However, today I present my conclusion. Part-1 (here) began with Chris’ character, Artie … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 19 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 3

Jazz Age Wednesdays 18 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 2

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 I’m still celebrating New Year’s here at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  You see, the pos-i-lutely darb, Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape! collaborated on a story with me.  Chris started the tale in which my character Pip, and his character Artie get together.  Sharing ideas with “the Ape” was such fun that I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 18 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 2

Jazz Age Wednesdays 17 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 1

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Happy New Year to you from Teagan’s Books and Jazz Age Wednesdays!  Yesterday I was crowing when I saw Teri Polen’s review of Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients 1 (see it here.)  What a keen way to start the year! With these Roaring Twenties posts, we’ll be putting on the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 17 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 1

Jazz Age Wednesdays 16 ― Champagne Tidbit from Murder at the Bijou

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Update:  I have no idea how WordPress managed to post a duplicate of this… I regret any confusion this caused — particularly if you receive my posts via e-mail. The battle of the WP gremlins continues.  Now on with the good stuff. Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books.  Many … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 16 ― Champagne Tidbit from Murder at the Bijou

Jazz Age Wednesdays 15 ― Pip’s Lemony Christmas

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Hello, everyone!  It’s Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books.  I know how busy you must be at this time of year, so I’m even happier to see you. These midweek posts have been a mix of new and re-shared vignettes.  Since several of you sheiks and shebas are new here, I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 15 ― Pip’s Lemony Christmas

Jazz Age Wednesdays 14 ― Pip at the Holidays

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 It’s Wednesday and that means it’s the Jazz Age here at Teagan’s Books.  This time I’m not telling a story.  I’m just imagining what the holidays might have looked like for Pip and her friends during the Roaring Twenties. I imagined Pip decorating a Christmas tree.  Granny Phanny would have had a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 14 ― Pip at the Holidays

Jazz Age Wednesdays 13 ― Pip and the River Monster

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Hey Sheiks and Shebas,  I’m pos-i-lutely happy to see you at Jazz Age Wednesdays again!  I started this short story back when I did a collaborative post with author John W. Howell*.  The three things driving that story were “Counterfeiting, Time, and Hollywood.” The ultimate result was In the Pip of Time, which you … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 13 ― Pip and the River Monster

Jazz Age Wednesdays 12 ― Characters of the Three Things Serial Story

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Hello everyone, it’s pos-i-lutely divine to see you here at Jazz Age Wednesdays!  This time I thought a change of pace might be in order.  I’m going back to the novella of the first serial, The Three Things Serial Story: A Little 1920s Story. For those of you who are new to Teagan’s Books, … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 12 ― Characters of the Three Things Serial Story

Jazz Age Wednesdays 11 ― Turkey Time for Pip

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Hey Sheiks and Shebas,  I’m pos-i-lutely thankful that you’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays!  Yes, November is National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo), even at Thanksgiving (USA). And yes, I’m still woefully behind on my word-count toward drafting a novel of 50,000 words in a month… but I’m so grateful for all of you … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 11 ― Turkey Time for Pip

Jazz Age Wednesdays 9 ― Pip’s Friend Hank

Wednesday, November 8, 2017  Wow, you’re the berries!  I’m glad to see you back at Jazz Age Wednesdays!   When I posted a Halloween story, Pip in the Field of Fear, you got to meet Pip’s friend Hank Hertz.  Those of you who have read Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I also know Hank.  Awhile back, … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 9 ― Pip’s Friend Hank

Book of the Month Update to Jazz Age Wednesdays 8 ― Pip and the Potent Poltergeist

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays!  (I’m probably causing frustrations by doing this… but I had something special to add, and I had already launched this mid-week post… So bear with me.  Thanks to Dan Antion, OIKOS™-Redaktion, Victo Dolore, fragglerocking, and Olga olganm who had already commented.) My November is off to a pos-i-lutely … More Book of the Month Update to Jazz Age Wednesdays 8 ― Pip and the Potent Poltergeist

Jazz Age Wednesdays 8 ― Pip and the Potent Poltergeist

Please see the Updated Post.  I am sorry for any inconvenience. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays!  My November is off to a pos-i-lutely neon-bright start!  There is something in the wind about Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I  but that is all I can say right now…  … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 8 ― Pip and the Potent Poltergeist

Jazz Age Wednesdays 7 ― Pip in the Field of Fear

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  In celebration of Halloween, I have another new 1920s tale with Pip and company.  This time I let search engines guide me to three random things to drive this story ― first Google, then Yahoo, then Bing.  I typed in “Halloween,” hit enter, and used … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 7 ― Pip in the Field of Fear

Jazz Age Wednesdays 6 ― Reviews & a Crossover Story

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 I’m so excited to get reviews!  So I hope you’ll forgive me for crowing. Today author and “fairy whisperer” Colleen Chesebro* posted a review of my debut novel,  Atonement, Tennessee.  What a delight it was to read her mindful review with my morning coffee! I’m thrilled.  Since Colleen is “the fairy whisperer“ I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 6 ― Reviews & a Crossover Story

Jazz Age Wednesdays 5 — Pip in the Corn Maze

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  Welcome to October at Jazz Age Wednesday.  I’ve been so busy, I forgot today was Wednesday!  However, I’m here now, with something new for the Pip-verse and I’ve gotten all Halloween-ish! Writing Process I was honored when Chris Graham*, the Story Reading Ape himself, agreed to do a short story for one of my … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 5 — Pip in the Corn Maze

Jazz Age Wednesdays 4 — In the Pip of Time

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesday.  I’m celebrating a wonderful review of Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I   by Molly Flanders! By Molly Flanders on September 28, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition This is a very enjoyable murder story set in the 1920s. Pip, Granny Phanny and a whole bunch of alliterated characters populate the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 4 — In the Pip of Time

Jazz Age Wednesdays 2 — Pip Sees a Camel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  I’m still celebrating the release of Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I . For this weekly feature my intention was to make things easy for myself by re-sharing short stories I had already written.  However, to day I’m posting an all new vignette. It’s another hump … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 2 — Pip Sees a Camel

Jazz Age Wednesdays 1 — Pip Arrives in Savannah

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Each weekend I give you a new serial episode. I’ve been giving that throughout most of the past four years. However, Teagan’s Books is about more than serial episodes.  It’s about my books too.  So I’m creating this midweek feature. I added a poll to the last post. Not a majority, but … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 1 — Pip Arrives in Savannah

Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 4 (2016 Rerun Conclusion)

Image courtesy of Chris Graham      Welcome, one and all — to this re-run of last year’s Get Caught Reading mini-series.  Without further ado, here’s the conclusion! *** It’s been fun participating in Get Caught Reading Month.  I hope my zany and bizarre story encouraged people of all ages to read.  Last week my real-world schedule … More Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 4 (2016 Rerun Conclusion)

Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 3 (2016 Rerun)

  Hello everyone.  Welcome back to my rerun of last year’s mini-series, in support of Get Caught Reading Month.  It’s about the escapades of our intrepid band of bloggers and their pets.  Who could resist those fur babies?   If you were here last year, I’m delighted that you’ve stuck with me.  If this is new … More Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 3 (2016 Rerun)

Time Travel Esc-Ape

Gotcha!  Caught you blog reading.  It’s Get Caught Reading Month — a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.  Last year I did a zany series where an intrepid band of bloggers (and their pets!) tried to catch the illustrious Story Reading Ape in the act of reading. … More Time Travel Esc-Ape

At the Wall Gallery and on The Radio — Meet Kirt and Hank

Today I’m pleased to introduce you to two pos-i-lutely fantastic guys — Kirt Tisdale and Hank Hertz!  It was my great pleasure to be a guest at the Wall Gallery, Kirt’s blog, The Wall Gallery.  There you will find his inspiring collection of art and photography.   Thanks to Kirt for working with me on this joint … More At the Wall Gallery and on The Radio — Meet Kirt and Hank

Pip & Pancakes with Dan

Great news everyone — we have another guest!  Dan Antion at No Facilities agreed to be my next co-conspirator collaborator.  This post is already live at his blog for his One-Liner Wednesday feature.  So I’m handing things over to Dan to explain.  (I also think he should consider a career change to TV announcer.  He gave me such a … More Pip & Pancakes with Dan

Back to a Pug in the Kitchen — Granny Phanny & the Giant Rabbit

Update I finally got around to making Suzanne’s “Creamy Spring Turnip Soup.”  I know anything from A Pug in the Kitchen is going to be delicious, but I confess to being lukewarm about turnips.  I say that for the non-turnip lovers in the crowd.  I always take shortcuts in cooking, so I know my versions … More Back to a Pug in the Kitchen — Granny Phanny & the Giant Rabbit

A Valentine from Atonement, Tennessee 2017

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

Pip Arrives in Savannah

Last weekend I had another lovely visit with Suzanne at A Pug in the Kitchen.  I pos-i-lutely enjoy our joint posts, so I’m re-sharing it here today.  It includes another little vignette from the “universe” of my character Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip.  But more about that shortly, because to me, the main attraction is Suzanne’s marvelous cooking! … More Pip Arrives in Savannah

The Smorgasboard Features Adelle’s Teapot, an Atonement, TN Story

Hello everyone. Thank you very much for visiting.  I know you are not used to seeing daily posts from me. However, I wanted to show my gratitude to the people who have been so generous in supporting me this week.  Yesterday, it was Chris, the Story Reading Ape.  Today it is Sally.  I promise to … More The Smorgasboard Features Adelle’s Teapot, an Atonement, TN Story

My “Sexy” Saturday

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

My Fortune Cookie

“You will be showered with good luch.” No… that’s exactly what my fortune cookie said.  Clearly there is a typo… but which is the real meaning? At this point I think it’s more likely that the intended word was “lunch.”  That makes no sense you say? Well if I were showered in good lunch, the food would … More My Fortune Cookie