Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Hello, everyone. Welcome to my sanctuary. When I sat down, my intention was to write a post about making book covers. However, I got so caught up in the edits for the third “journey” of Dead of Winter that I’m just plain worn out. That said, the next installment is on … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Hello, everyone. Happy hump day. My serial approach in publishing Dead of Winter in novelette-sized monthly installments is rather unusual. It will take months for some story elements to be fully revealed. I realize it’s hard to be patient. So, I thought it might be fun to have a sort of … More Wednesday Writing — Question & Answer Party
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Yes, that’s another of my Designed & Ready Book Covers. I held back on using it for myself because I wanted to show it as an example of my portfolio. However, it did inspire a short-short story. I’m sharing that today as an early Valentine from me to all of you. … More Wednesday Writing — Cat Seeds
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 February is here & so is the 2nd monthly installment Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn January 2021 actually began one good thing — monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.” Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released a month ago. I actually wrote Dead of Winter ten years … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn
Monday, February 1, 2021 When I was a little girl, there were a few times when a group of kids would gather in the garage part of my parent’s modest home, because they liked the games I made up. One boy had the brilliant idea that we should take turns telling ghost stories. So, we … More A Visit from Roberta Eaton Cheadle & a Ghost!
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Happy Thursday. I’m working hard to have the next “Journey” of Dead of Winter published on time, even though I don’t set firm dates for that. …And somehow, heaven help me, an episode of The Delta Pearl for this blog. Since I didn’t get to my regular Wednesday Writing post, I’m making a quick … More Thursday Doors — Book Cover Designs
Thursday, January 21, 2021 I was so excited to read the review that author and translator, Olga Núñez Miret wrote for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak that I had to share it. I’ve sent the limo above to pick up Olga and some other guests. In her review , Olga mentions that Dead of … More Thursday Doors, with Olga Núñez Miret & John W. Howell
Thursday, January 14, 2021 You aren’t mistaken — this is an extra post from me this week. Everyone has been so gracious and generous with my book launch for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak that I’m bursting with gratitude… and blog posts. Thursday Doors Thursday Doors is now hosted by Dan Antion. Today … More Thursday Doors within Doors — Visiting Dan Antion, Robbie Cheadle, Teri Polen, & Mark Bierman
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 I’ve been combining Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I can participate in the Thursday Doors posts, hosted by Dan Antion. To my surprised delight, the book launch for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak is still going. So I’m sharing extra posts, in support of those who are helping me.) … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors to the West
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Hodgepodge! Hodgepodge might be a good title for this post, because there’s so much I want to share! I’ve started combining Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I can participate in the Thursday Doors posts, hosted by Dan Antion, and still keep my normal blog schedule. (Granted, during a book launch I’m … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Visiting with D. Wallace Peach
Saturday, January 2, 2021 (All new video trailer for Journey-1) Happy New Year, one and all! For weeks I’ve been giving hints and making little shout-outs for a new serial/series, but uncertain of when I would be ready. The day is finally here. Presenting Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak! Dead of Winter will be … More New Series Launch — Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 I’m working hard, trying to figure out my launch post for the first “journey” of Dead of Winter. The launch will be small, so I should think of a grand post, right? Yeah… good luck with that, Teagan. However, great things/launches come in small packages, to bend an old adage. I’m … More Wednesday Writing — Gratitude
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Blessings of the Yuletide to you and yours. Whatever winter holiday you celebrate, whether it has already passed or it is yet to come, I wish you peace, health, and happiness. In my latest post for The Delta Pearl, I promise not to “kill off” any important characters. Dead of Winter is, … More Wednesday Writing — Yuletide Greetings
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Is that title enough to make you wonder when you are? I’ve stepped away from writing The Delta Pearl, and editing Dead of Winter. For a moment, I’m indulging in a fascination with doors. Dan Antion is the new host of “Thursday Doors,” a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come … More Wednesday Writing — for Thursday Doors
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Announcing a new page at Teagan’s Books… Ríordáin Book Cover Designs You are not mistaken — the title and author name are missing from the cover above. For several months, I’ve been creating a collection of book cover designs. I’ve finally gotten up the nerve to offer them. Designed and ready, … More Wednesday Writing — Book Cover Designs
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Fly your imagination to new heights! Perception is a strange beast. We all see things through our own “filters,” which means they probably look different to us than they appear to the rest of the world. My perception of holidays is different because of my unique situation. While Thistledown — Midsummer … More Wednesday Writing — Perception & Old Friends, Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Every now and then Diana Wallace Peach talks about her muse. In fact, she has more than one. She gets other authors talking about their muses. I listen, mystified. Apparently most authors have a muse — or several. Then I usually respond with the complaint that I don’t seem to have … More Wednesday Writing — Meet the Muse
Wednesday, November 17, 2020 My National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) efforts are floundering on the rocks of Apathy Shore. So, I was delighted when Rebecca Budd invited me to take a break for tea and talk about my dieselpunk novella, Hullaba Lulu. Rebecca wanted to do an online version of a bookstore-type author reading. I chose … More Wednesday Writing — Hullaba Lulu visits Tea Toast & Trivia
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Welcome to my sanctuary, and happy hump day. It’s with pleasure that I bring you Design Nature for a Colorful Home, a new book by Valentina Cirasola. She’s an interesting and talented person, so I hope you’ll also check out her blog. Here’s the Blurb “Nature always wears the colors of … More Wednesday Writing — New Book by Valentina Cirasola
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Welcome to my nightmare… I mean sanctuary! Today I invite you in, for some nightmarish thoughts. That sounds like a contradiction (sanctuary and nightmare), but after all, it’s October and Halloween is near. My nightmare worked out. Eventually. Or maybe I should stretch that out, e-v-v-v-e-n-t-u-u-u-a-a-l-l-y. Because it took a long … More Wednesday Writing — Winter’s Nightmare or Why It Took 10 Years
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Welcome to my sanctuary, and happy hump day. It’s time for a vote — but a fun one. We’re not voting on the book cover though. I’m getting ahead of myself. First things first. Drumroll… Cover Reveal It’s not a book, not exactly. It’s not a blog serial. However, it is coming … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal & Vote
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Lulu is getting a lot of attention this week. It just wouldn’t be fair to leave out Fiona Finch. The wonderful Rebecca Budd is hosting me at her blog. Click over and listen to our conversation. Get to know Rebecca and her positivity. Comments are closed here. Welcome to Tea, Toast … More Season 2 Episode 49: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene on Writing Steampunk — Tea Toast & Trivia
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 I hope everyone in the USA enjoyed a nice Labor Day. It’s sad, but I’ve barely touched my novel in progress… That’s pretty much been how it is since January. However, lately I’ve been getting a lot done toward “bookizing” my dieselpunk novella, Hullaba Lulu. I’m on schedule to publish it … More Wednesday Writing — Hullaba Video
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 We rise by lifting others… Robert Ingersoll Happy September! Welcome to my sanctuary, one and all. There’s a lot of good reading coming your way this autumn. Today I’m celebrating two marvelous authors — Diana (D. Wallace Peach) and Sarah (S. R. Mallery). These are two very different books, yet both are wonderful. … More Wednesday Writing — 2 Book Launches!
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Happy hump day, everyone. As you know from my weekend post, I’ve been working on more than just my (painfully slowly written) novel in progress, and more than the serial, The Delta Pearl. I’ve also been editing a diesel-punk novella I authored in 2018. Some of you may remember, Hullaba Lulu. … More Wednesday Writing — Book Covers
Saturday, August 22, 2020 Forgive me, my chuckaboos. Since 2013 I’ve been writing weekly serials, that you can read here at no charge. It would be nice to live in any of the worlds I’ve created… but this writer has a real world mortgage and utilities to pay — and more importantly, prescription cat food … More Saturday — Something Personal
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 I wasn’t going to do a post for today, particularly when my yesterday went right down Snoopy’s tubes. (Click over and ask Dan Antion at No Facilities what that means.) However, today I’m pulling myself up by my boot-straps and trying to give that bad day the boot. Do you detect … More Wednesday Writing — Boots
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Happy Hump Day, Everyone. Thanks for visiting my sanctuary. This is my safe haven where we can relax in the comfort and encouragement of each other’s presence — free of bullies and passive aggressive princesses. Although, I’m allowing certain “punks.” That’s my prerogative as proprietress and bouncer. I wrote the first … More Wednesday Writing — The Punk of Punk
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 I tried to think of a post that would be positive for everyone. I came up dry. Then I thought I’d share an image prompt and challenge you to get going with whatever creation you want, inspired by the prompt. But what? I went to Unsplash.com and searched for a “random” … More Wednesday Writing — This Is The Sign You’ve Been Looking For
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
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Update/Note: I wasn’t expecting this post to turn into a birthday party, but everyone is making me smile. Thank you all for your good wishes. Hugs on the wing! Welcome to my sanctuary. This post has gone to the… cats. It seems the felines have gotten inside. If you’re a cat … More Wednesday Writing — Adding Animals
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Last week, quite unexpectedly, a kitten wandered into my novel in progress. On a whim, I invited everyone to give me name suggestions for him. Those of you who know I’m a “cat person” are probably surprised that the kitten was a surprise to me… but I already had two other … More Named the Kitten
Hearing, Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Traditionally those are the five senses. I suddenly decided to rerun this mini-series on The Senses. I originally did this series five years ago, so maybe it’s fitting. In novel writing I try to involve all your (the reader’s) senses. Today I want all of us … More Wednesday Writing with the Senses — Hearing
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Here we are at another halfway point, another hump day. I’m only halfway on one particular thing because of one evil villain — Procrastination. Or at least I’ve begun to think that is what’s to blame. I go round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel… … More Wednesday Writing — or Procrastination?
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 The second month of the year has already begun. I feel like I completely missed Christmas and New Years… and the whole month of January for that matter. I guess a long collie shangle with the “everything flu” will do that to you. It tore me down physically and emotionally. Despite the … More Wednesday Writing — Valentine Pondering
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Announcing my first non-fiction book! Well, not exactly. In my long career of writing and editing in the “Federal world,” I produced volumes and volumes of non-fiction. However, I didn’t get the credit for that work. So, I should say that this is my first independently published non-fiction book. I hoped to … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Speak Flapper #NewBook
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Happy December everyone. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has concluded, but one of my November activities on that book continue. It’s a good thing I’m a life-gime learner. Even though I have decades of writing and editing experience, I still enjoy study and research. I thought I’d share some of the writing … More Wednesday Writing — Dialogue
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 I’m still celebrating the launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen. I wonder if Pip will ever learn how to cook. It seems like she always lands in hot water, but I don’t think that’s what Granny Phanny had in mind. As if Pip didn’t find enough distractions on her own, now … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Toasting a Ghost in the Kitchen
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Welcome to the launch party for A Ghost in the Kitchen! It’s a wild ride on a magical trolley through haunted Savannah, Georgia. All the Pip books by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene. Purchase links: The Three Things Serial Story, Murder at the Bijou, and A Ghost in the Kitchen Hi everyone. I’m sorry to … More A Ghost in the Kitchen — Launch Party Trolley through Haunted Savannah!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays! I’m working away, finishing up all the million and one details for the book launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen. I hope everyone will join me this weekend. It’s no ordinary book launch! A magical trolley full of your friends will take a tour … More Coming soon — A Ghost in the Kitchen
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays and a double cover reveal! That’s right not just one, but two covers — both for Roaring Twenties books. I’ve brought along a couple of 1920s musicians to liven up this celebration. I love making book covers and promo images. Today I’m double excited to reveal two … More 1920s Covers Revealed!
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! As you know, I’m re-writing a nearly finished novel, The Delta Pearl, for this serial. That has resulted in a few changes, such as the heroine, Émeraude, becoming several years younger. Now both she and one of the passengers (Victor Elam — you met him last … More The Delta Pearl 4 — Greet
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays! It’s been a constant “Lindy hop” choosing between priorities, shifting them, balancing, juggling, but I’ve finally done enough toward bookizing the third novel in my Roaring Twenties series, A Ghost in the Kitchen, that I’m ready to do a cover reveal. Sheiks and Shebas, could you lend a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Want to Reveal?
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! Even though we don’t see one another face-to-face, I do feel you are my dear friends. Regardless of physical appeal — and I acknowledge the endlessly different standards of beauty, faces are usually important to how we imagine stories. Whether we’re writing tales or reading them, seeing a … More The Delta Pearl 3 — Face
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! If you are looking for the latest installment of the #Steampunk fantasy, “The Delta Pearl,” click here for Chapter 2 – Fret. Most of you weren’t too excited about the “cock-a-leekie soup” that turned up in the last episode. However, several were downright enthuzimuzzy! At least … More Hidebound Hump Day — Hungry?
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! I warn you in advance that I’m flying by the seat of my pantser pants even more than usual today. My week has been so full of insomnia and interruptions, it’s no wonder Émeraude is looking like a worry wart. This week’s random reader things: Great minds think … More The Delta Pearl 2 — Fret
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Sheiks and Shebas — hi there, you’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays! Update: I apologize that I’ve been a poor excuse for a hostess at my own party. My Internet has been down more than it’s been up the past three days. I find myself repeatedly redoing … More Hidebound yet Jazzy – Blog Party!
Saturday, August 3, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! (If you are new around here, “chuckaboo” is what the Victorians called a dear friend.) As most of you know, I’m reworking an unfinished novel The Delta Pearl for this serial. Since I have a good bit of material that I want to keep, my secret hope was that … More The Delta Pearl 1 — Dance
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Those prim, straightlaced, hidebound Victorians would never talk about this… but I hope to give you midweek entertainment with my mishap. It could make a stuffed bird laugh. Here’s the spew. It was Monday morning, and I had slept very poorly (that happens a … More Hidebound Hump Day — Spewed!
Saturday, July 27, 2019 A New Serial Begins! Welcome, my chuckaboos! If you are new around here, “chuckaboo” is what the Victorians called a dear friend. Changes abound! Those of you who visited my midweek post already know I’ve changed things. If not, then you see that I’ve redecorated my sanctuary. After many years of … More The Delta Pearl — Prologue. A New Serial Begins!
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 It’s Hidebound Hump Day! Welcome, my chuckaboos! I promise you are at the right place. After many years of the same blog-look, I’ve changed things. It is Hidebound Hump Day. For those of you who are new around here, “chuckaboo” is Victorian slang for dear friend. Saturday I stopped wallowing in my … More Poll Results for the Next Serial
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Hello again, everyone. Two posts in one day is unlike me. However, it’s a reflection of how torn I’ve been, and still am, about which serial to do next. Using reader-provided random things in serials has been a great way for me to write and finish stories. However, The Guitar Mancer is … More What’s Next? Again…
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Hello everyone. Welcome to my sanctuary. Now that Brother Love has concluded, I didn’t want you to think I had given you the shaft. I’m here with some clues about what’s coming next here at Teagan’s Books. Go Back — Jack. That’s only the subtitle of the song, but it’s the biggest hint. Call … More What’s Next? Clues Follow
via An Interview with the wonderful, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Author and musician, Kevin Cooper (and his feline friends) invited me to his place to talk about my urban fantasy town, Atonement, Tennessee and the books that are set there. Of course they also wanted to know more about the calico of the novels, Lilith. … More Kevin Cooper and his cats had me over for “An Interview with Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene”
Originally posted on Myths of the Mirror:
I’ve been aboard Teagan’s tour bus for a few days and just hopped off for some biscuits and gravy in Atonement, Tennessee. While I’m at it, I’ll attempt a little magic for Teagan and share my review of Atonement in Bloom. But, oh, not so fast. First I…
Saturday October 27, 2018 My heartfelt thanks to everyone who got on the party bus for the launch of Atonement in Bloom. I can’t describe how much I appreciate everyone who shared and contributed to the launch. Deme and Honeybell are still in a party mood I don’t seem to know how to really take a … More What If I Take a Break…
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Robert Matthew Goldstein is my “partner in crime” illustrating the #DieselPunk serial that you’ll find on my Jazz Age Wednesdays posts — “Hullaba Lulu.” Sometimes Rob also makes videos that parallel the Lulu-verse. He just did a fabulous one featuring (fictionalized) Nikola Tesla and the electric car that I wrote into the serial. That … More Baby You Can Drive My (Novel’s) Car
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Welcome, everyone. There was an improvisational comedy show (1998 – 2004 or so) that always cracked me up. I thought it was the best exercise in creativity that I’d ever seen. It was “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie could take any “line” … More Whose Line Is It? Mine?
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
Saturday, June 30, 2018 Welcome everyone. While I’m finishing edits to Atonement in Bloom, I chose to make things easy on myself and recycle a “writing process” post. Hats Off to You — What to Wear in Atonement, TN But first, a plea… What is your blog wearing? Yes, this is selfish of me. I see more and … More Hats Off to You — from Atonement TN
Saturday, June 23, 2018 I can’t believe that it was way back at Christmastime, 2012 when I published my urban fantasy novel Atonement, Tennessee. That makes it downright embarrassing that I still haven’t released the second book! It’s written, but I have little time to give the editing and proofing process. Although I’m getting closer. … More Books set in TN & Atonement, TN Revisited
Saturday, June 9, 2018 Hello, one and all. Welcome to my sanctuary. Sit down on a sofa or curl up on a cushion. Today I have a special guest — author and entrepreneur Don Massenzio. Don has a twist in his upcoming book that he’s been kind enough to discus with me. It was not … More It’s about “Time” with Don
Originally posted on Books and Such:
Spring has finally arrived in western KY! Yesterday was gorgeous and today looks to be the same. I have a treat for you today – my guest is the infamous Teagan Riordain Geneviene. Whether you’ve read her books or are a regular visitor to her blog, you’re familiar with…
Don’t Panic Thistledowinans, don’t panic. It’s not finished yet. I don’t know how many episodes it will take for me to make my way to the conclusion. However, I can’t stop thinking ahead… hence this posted request. Share your thoughts — Please I can’t seem to find the time to blog and write novels. Yet … More Share Your Thoughts & Vote
Originally posted on Art by Rob Goldstein:
This is a re-boot of a monthly feature on Art by Rob Goldstein, the Featured Blogger. This month I’m honored to feature Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene of Teagan’s Books. Thisledow When did you start writing? Answer: My seventh-grade teacher gave us an assignment that truly inspired my young mind —…
Recently when we talked about “Using Leftovers,” I had no idea that I’d basically be using leftovers for then next few posts. This round of leftovers started with the “My First Blog Post” challenge. I first saw this challenge over at Geoff’s blog. Then Tess dared me to do it. If you want to play by … More A Bucket-full of Leftovers
Welcome everyone. I’m glad the weather does not usually effect our ability to have these virtual visits, but horse-feathers, it’s cold out there! Or at least it is cold for a lot of us. The question of what to wear is answered by “A coat!” Have you guessed that I’m leading into another writing process post? Some people … More What to Wear?
Today I thought a little “writing process” post would be fun. So I ask you… Is your writing beastly? Don’t get defensive. I’m sure your words are beautiful. However, maybe it should be beastly. One way to animate your words is to well — animalize them. (No, that is not a word. Now it’s a “Teaganese” … More Is Your Writing Beastly?