Wednesday Review — Brother Love

Wednesday, July 8, 2020  First, I apologize to anyone who received my accidental posts. The scheduling option I typically use wasn’t working properly.  Actually it disappeared entirely…   Welcome to my sanctuary.  Last Wednesday’s post went to the cats.  This one is for the birds!  Or one bird anyhow.  I’m talking about Jinx, my magpie character.  … More Wednesday Review — Brother Love

#RRBC #Bookreview – Guest post by Teagan Geneviene — Robbie’s inspiration

  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Rather than doing a Jazz Age Wednesday post tomorrow, today I’m visiting the wonderful Robbie Cheadle.  She is interviewing me — and she has a review of A Ghost in the Kitchen.  I’m excited and delighted to be there.  Comments are closed here because I want you to visit Robbie’s blog and get … More #RRBC #Bookreview – Guest post by Teagan Geneviene — Robbie’s inspiration

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 Wednesdays — The Renaissance Era to Fantasy

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays — Prepare to Launch

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Three Things Serial Was “Born”

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”

Coming in Spring — Why are they screaming?

Saturday, March 23, 2019   Because there’s A Ghost in the Kitchen! Coming in Spring Another Roaring Twenties Pantser Tale Continuing the adventures of Pip and Granny, it’s… Three Ingredients 2 A Ghost in the Kitchen! Hi there, shieks and shebas!  Thanks for all the good thoughts, vibes, prayers, and luck you’ve sent about my relocation.  … More Coming in Spring — Why are they screaming?

Coming in Spring — What ghostly place is this?

Sunday, March 17, 2019   Coming in Spring Another Roaring Twenties Pantser Tale Continuing the adventures of Pip and Granny, it’s… Three Ingredients 2 A Ghost in the Kitchen!  The brick building in the featured image reminds me of one of the settings in Pip’s next adventure, A Ghost in the Kitchen — Three Ingredients 2. Stay … More Coming in Spring — What ghostly place is this?

The Punk of I Don’t Know — the Punk of Punk

Saturday, July 7, 2018 Welcome to my sanctuary — an oasis free of politics, religion, and the judgments that often go with both.  It’s my safe haven where we can relax in the comfort and encouragement of each other’s presence — free of bullies and passive aggressive princesses.  I’m allowing certain “punks.”  That’s my prerogative as proprietress … More The Punk of I Don’t Know — the Punk of Punk

#Bookreview – The Three Things Serial Story: A little 1920’s story

Originally posted on Robbie's inspiration:
What Amazon says The Three Things Serial Story: A little 1920’s story is a spontaneously written (“pantser”) story. Everything in it — characters, setting, plot, was driven by “things” left by readers of the blog Teagan’s Books, episode by episode. Each week readers left three more things. The story…

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

Murder at the Bijou: Three Ingredients 1 by Teagan Riordain Geneviene #TuesdayBookBlog #CozyMystery

Originally posted on Books and Such:
Long ago I developed a writing exercise. I would ask friends to give me three completely random things. Then I would write until I had mentioned all the things. I brought that exercise to my blog, but I had the readers send me their things. I let the random…

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 3 — Recipe Hunter

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 On Saturday, I was honored to be the guest of the enchanting Esmé — The Recipe Hunter.  I’m sharing that post today for Jazz Age Wednesdays.  I hope you’ll click over and say hello. Thanks again, Esmé!  That post is below. *** It was a recipe for fun when I wrote Three Ingredients I — Murder at the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 3 — Recipe Hunter

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

Cover Reveal! Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I

  Ta-dah!  I’ve finally finished the technical aspects of book-izing the second of my blog serials. About the Novel Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I is the second of my “three things” style of blog serials.  As with the first serial, The Three Things Serial, a Little 1920s Story, it was a spontaneously written (“pantser”) … More Cover Reveal! Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I

Tuesday Book Blog – Three Things Serial Story

Recently author and translator (and now professor) Olga Núñez Miret reviewed my novella, The Three Things Serial Story at Riffle.  Now she has shared it at her blog.  (I would have simply reblogged, but I’m rushing for work, and didn’t see the reblog feature, though I’m sure it’s there.) I love and appreciate everyone’s comments. I … More Tuesday Book Blog – Three Things Serial Story

Mocha Dacquoise Cake And The Winners Of the Giveaway

“Hey Sheba! Whatcha got there? A cookbook? Applesauce! You could use one.  Hold on… is that a cookbook for salads?  Are you sure you can manage a salad without burning it?” “Ha!  Pip, I hope you realize that you get your cooking skills (or the lack thereof) from me.  Besides, I happen to have won … More Mocha Dacquoise Cake And The Winners Of the Giveaway

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

Indie Author Friday: Teagan Riordain Geneviene #IndieAuthor #mystery #suspense

Originally posted on Books and Such:
Today I’m hosting one of my favorite guests – Teagan!  She’s so much fun, and a highly creative writer, as evidenced by her book, Three Things Serial.  Who else could make short stories out of random things suggested by blog readers?  It’s Friday, today is Cinco de Mayo, and the…

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

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

1920s Party — Three Things Serial Story

Three Things Serial 1920s Party!   You’ve all made this Roaring Twenties party a huge success.  New guests keep arriving (be sure to meet them in the comments).  Everyone is having such a great time that I’ve decided to let this hootenanny continue through this weekend too!   So happy holidays to all you Sheikhs and Shebas! … More 1920s Party — Three Things Serial Story

Three Things Serial Shout-Out

#TuesdayBookBlog at Olga, Author Translator Please click this link. My little 1920s novella, The Three Things Serial Story, just got a lovely endorsement from Olga Núñez Miret.  Of course I couldn’t resist sharing! Please drop by Olga’s blog to say hello — comments are there.  Check out her extraordinary collection of books too.  Stay tuned here as well. … More Three Things Serial Shout-Out

Book Launch Giveaway Winners — Three Things Serial Story

The Three Things Serial Story Giveaway Winners Welcome back everyone.  I want to thank all of you for your support in the “launch” of the novella version of The Three Things Serial Story.  I realize I should have preceded the launch of this novella with a cover reveal.  Then I should have done several posts … More Book Launch Giveaway Winners — Three Things Serial Story

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Conclusion

99 Things A few days ago I posted a heads-up that Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers would have its concluding episode today. Then I had the “brilliant idea” to use a poll, asking you to vote on which of certain features you’d like to see on the posts I’ll be doing while I work … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Conclusion

Copper’s Secret

Note:  There’s a voting poll at the end of this post.  Please Vote!   Copper whispered a secret! But you know how loudly she whispers… So I might as well let you in on it too. It’s about the next episode. No, I promise I really didn’t know it when I posted the previous episode — you … More Copper’s Secret

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 33

Indies Agree… I love that “Indie” has endlessly different subjects, genres, and formats.  I’m happy that every indie author and blogger is unique.  Despite all that diversity, it seems that all indie authors agree on the importance of reviews – whether posted in a blog, magazine, or on a bookseller’s site. Oh, I admit to my jaw-dropping … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 33

Train Schedule and Character Recap – Copper and the Rest

Update — I passed my ITIL certification exam! Argle-bargle Last episode I had found myself a “word of the day” — shilly shally. I had so much fun with it that I found another word of the day to entertain myself, argle-bargle. While all of you were at the station (and thank you from the … More Train Schedule and Character Recap – Copper and the Rest

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 32

Word of the Day Often I think I should have a word of the day.  Once I bought a desk calendar of them, but it turned out to be words that none of us would sensibly use under any circumstance, professional, playfully, or otherwise. I haven’t come up with a viable way to give myself a word of … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 32

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 31

Three Things & Three Blogs I hesitated to ask for more “things” to fuel the steam locomotive to the Victorian Era, because the serial is nearing the end of the line.  What if I got more things than I could use?  I wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.  However, I still had to have the three things.  … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 31

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode- 30

Unexpected Connections I don’t delude myself that my blog serials are “properly” written stories.  They are pure unplanned, pantser fun.  Since I never know what the next episode will bring, I can’t do advance planning so that everything is properly connected from the beginning. Events and characters show up later than is “acceptable.”  I’m aware that flaw … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode- 30

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 29

Chugging Along Slowly The steam locomotive to the Victorian Era is almost at the platform to take you to Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  Although, it’s chugging along rather slowly. One of the landslide of things that derailed the locomotive last weekend was the cold I had Saturday. Happily I managed to fight … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 29

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 28

Rewinding It was serendipitous that “three things” from Western Romance writer Mary J McCoy-Dressel fueled the story-line of this episode.  While there’s not a typical romance involved, there is something sort of along those lines. Mary has been a great supporter of this blog and all the serials.  In fact, if I were to rewind, you’d see … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 28

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 27

So the Drama… I’m afraid I gave in to the dramatic again.  I might as well tell you that there is another cliffhanger ahead.  But you’re forewarned, so try not to scream “Akkk!” about my theatrics when you get there. The multi-talented Sarah Vernon at “Rogues & Vagabonds” sent the three things that fueled the steam … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 27

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 26

3 Things, 3 Tags, & 777 An Author Spotlight The steam locomotive to the Victorian Era is on the way, but it has to make an extra stop.  It’s too difficult for me to post more than once a week, so please forgive me for doing a combination today. Before the engine reaches our Steampunk platform it’s … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 26

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 24

Choices One of my favorite bloggers, Donna Parker, wrote about choices. Her post got me thinking — as it often does. Eventually my pondering turned to choices about writing. Despite the fact that writers are advised to choose one genre and stick to it, I think most of us like to dabble in various types … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 24

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 23

To those of you in the USA… Happy Independence Day!  In celebration, rather than taking you to the Victorian Era on our usual steam locomotive, this time we’ll bring all our picnic paraphernalia and get on board a red, white, and blue decorated dirigible and soar into our story. Steering the airship is Kathryn, aka … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 23

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 22

  Energy! Early this year I had a very unpleasant head cold.  So I gave my characters, Felicity and Cornelis, nasty head colds too — and funny, sneezing chaos ensued. Last weekend I barely found time to write Episode-21, and was a day late with it.  This weekend I had my every-other-Friday off.  But all … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 22

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 21

  Thanks for waiting  Welcome back everyone.  I’m so glad you waited for the steam locomotive to the Victorian Era. The “three things” for this chapter are from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada – Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure, a truly wonderful blog. In Donna’s posts she shares her thoughts on a variety of things.  In one … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 21

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 19

Every picture tells a story… Or it does if the camera is in the hands of Timothy Price at T&L Photos. The photographs make for a chronicle of day-to-day life for Tim and his family in “the land of enchantment” — also known as New Mexico.  That family includes a four-footed crew of felines that keep … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 19

Character Recap – Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers

“This must be Thursday.  I never could get the hang of Thursdays…”  Douglas Adams It’s Thursday as I post this, and here I am with a mid-week treat.  But don’t panic! It’s not that you didn’t get the hang of Thursdays. Neither did time run away with you.  I promise the steam locomotive to the … More Character Recap – Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 18

Communication Breakdown Communication Breakdown, It’s always the same; I’m having a nervous breakdown, Drive me insane…  Led Zeppelin Pardon me for jittering off into a Zeppelin-zone… It was that kind of week.  I could describe all the chaos that resulted from lack of communication, but that would take all day. Just watch a clip of the … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 18

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 17

Back on Track Last time I hit a bump in the road (or rather the railroad tracks).  However, the Victorian locomotive is back on schedule and running at full steam. John W. Howell gave us the very first set of “things” to guide the plot of this pantser serial.  Happily later he sent a second set of three, which … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 17

Rewind — Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 16

Somebody hit the rewind button… Believe it or not, I’ve been losing sleep over this all week…  Some of my readers said they were confused by the last sequence if Episode-16.  I see that as a serious flaw in me, both as a writer and as an editor. Just as the English language is vastly … More Rewind — Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 16

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 16

Did I mangle the mangle? English is an amazing language.  It’s amazing because with words that have the same spelling as another word but have a different sound and a different meaning… and then words that have the same sound as another word but are spelled differently and have a different meaning… Well, it’s a wonder we can … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 16

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 14

What’s in a name? Last time I promised that this episode would reveal the name of the mysterious Woman in Trousers.  Her name shifted and altered in my mind throughout the week.  But yes, the “things” finally led to the naming of the Woman.  I thought to pay homage to a character from an all but forgotten … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 14

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 13

I admit defeat… Sassy segues sauntered away. Glib words have gotten up and gone.  So far I’ve drafted three beginnings for this post.  Then I saved them for another episode — they just won’t do for today. I’ve admitted to myself that I simply don’t know how to start. That usually means I’m truly impressed with someone… and … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 13

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 12

Hello everyone, I’m always excited when I’m able to get ahead of schedule on anything, particularly this “interactive, culinary, steampunk” serial.  However, I never thought I’d need to have a couple of episodes written in advance because of a bereavement. For the time being, I’m simply unable to talk about it, but it’s just Crystal … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 12

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 11

Location Revealed! When my friend Olga at Just Olga offered “things” for an episode of this “interactive” serial, I knew they would be rich in detail. What I didn’t expect was for those things to reveal the location of the story… well, sort of.  It’s not an exact location, but a general one. You see, that’s how my Three Things … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 11

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 10

Color My World — Please! Maybe you’ve heard me mention my thing about color. I seem to have a physical need for color.  I used to wear black occasionally — it’s a color. However, I’ve seen so very, very much of it in DC, that I avoid it now (except for basic slacks once in a … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 10

A Shout-out – Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers

I’d like to thank the Academy… By the “Academy” I mean the group of wonderful people, writers, chefs, photographers, readers, and bloggers who come here to Teagan’s Books each week. You see, when I introduced the previous episode, I got a little off track. Ever since, I have felt that I did not do justice to the … More A Shout-out – Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 8

Do you want some cheese to go with that whine, Teagan? If you saw yesterday’s post, you know I have even more stress than usual right now.  So thanks for letting me vent.  Usually I have to be in a really “good place” or I can’t write.  The spontaneous nature of the serials help with that, though I’m … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 8

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 7

The steam locomotive is still on track. Episode-7 is here, although it seems like only yesterday I sent you a poll asking what kind of serial you wanted to do next. First I thought I’d give you a glimpse of my world. Since “Atonement in Bloom” will pick up where my novel “Atonement, Tennessee” left … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 7

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 6

On Wings of Whimsy The four naughty chimps probably weren’t as much of a surprise to those of you who have been with Teagan’s Books for awhile.  I don’t think I can get more whimsical than a ghost cowboy riding a giant seahorse.  I really shouldn’t let those wings of whimsy sprout again, lest you think … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 6

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 5

Welcome back to the Victorian Era. I’m so happy to be here with all of you. Thank you for coming back after my weekend away.  I’m glad to report that I accomplished a lot on “Atonement in Bloom,” my current work in progress — or one of them, that is! I’ve never given a shout-out for something local … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 5

Train Schedule Update

If you’ve looked high and low, and the steam locomotive scheduled to take you to Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers was not at the station… Well, that’s because there has been a delay.  A cast iron finial fell off the train.  Copper and Felicity are looking for it right now.  Although Cornelis and the Green Fairy appear … More Train Schedule Update

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 4

A Flight of Fancy Welcome. I invite you to come with me on a flight of fancy, somewhere in the late Victorian Era. I’ve done all sorts of things in my life — nothing glamorous. There are also a lot of things I’ve never done. This is not a “bucket list” ramble, but one of those … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 4

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 3

Welcome back to the late Victorian Era and our all new “interactive” culinary adventure!  The things and ingredients for Episode-3 have the story rolling along as they building the plot and characters.  Keep an eye out for informational links in the text and with some of the images too.   3.  Quail’s Egg, Wurlitzer Organ, Hydrofoil … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 3