Thanks to Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, for making this video.
Welcome! Here’s some information about my novels and works in progress. I hope you enjoy your visit.
The Three Things Serial Story
The novella version of the serial that helped establish this blog is now available.
The Three Things Serial 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 evolved according to what those random things inspired. The serial began with oscillating fan, which brought me the vision of the 1920s setting. The era and narrator continued in two more serials that followed. While it was not great literature, it sure was a fun ride! Here’s a trailer to put you in a Roaring Twenties mood.
So sit back and enjoy the Three Things Serial Story.
Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I
This is the second “three things” serial. It picks up where the novella ended. Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I is a spontaneously written, pantser story. This time the “things” readers sent to drive the serial were “ingredients.”
The Jazz Age setting is Savannah, Georgia where our flapper, Pip, is “sentenced” to live with her grandmother and learn to cook. Pip gets caught up in a layered mystery that includes bootleggers, G-men, and the varied challenges of being a young woman in changing times. She meets new friends, including some animal characters.
Atonement, Tennessee is now available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook versions. It is an urban fantasy with a mystery on the side. The story pulls in characters loosely inspired by the ancient Celtic myth of Gwydion fab Don. It also features an ensemble of memorable southern personalities. I did a post sharing my thoughts about releasing the book.
I was thrilled that readers asked for “book-2” — so I’m currently working on a sequel.
Now I have an Amazon author page too. Drop by for a visit.
Here’s a book trailer as a preview.
Where to “atone”
Barnes & Noble Nook
Kindle and Paperback
Also on the Drawing Board
Atonement in Bloom
My other works in progress have been pushed aside so that I can work on book-2 in the Atonement series. As usual, I have less time for writing than anticipated or hoped…
The Guitar Mancer
This is my 2014 National Novel Writing Month book. It’s a quirky urban fantasy that opens on New Years Eve 1969 in Nashville, Tennessee. Of course there is an arch-villain. There’s also a magic man, a girl who doesn’t yet know she’s magic, a seven foot tall shaman, spirit animals, and a cross country chase on Route 66.
Tatterdemallian: The Electric Zucchini
Tatterdemallian: The Electric Zucchini Is also a work in progress. I did the draft novel during National Novel Writing Month (a NaNoWriMo winner for 2013). It is a young adult, urban fantasy, with a southwestern (USA) setting.
My mythology is inspired by old Italian stories of harlequins. However, it started to take on an entirely unexpected aspect. I’m going to re-work the story and give it what I call a “Steampunkery” twist.
The Dead of Winter
The Dead of Winter is the work of my heart. This very large volume is still in the editing phase. I need to break it into two volumes. It’s classic, epic fantasy — the kind I like to call quest-type fantasy. Or it could fall into the Young Adult (YA) category. I’ve created the world, its countries and cultures. It is rich in imagery. It’s also huge… so it’s taking a while.
These serials are purely spontaneous, unplanned, pantser fun. Readers send three “things” or “ingredients” and I write each episode spontaneously according to what the things inspire. This lets you, the reader have an interactive role in what happens.
The current serial is Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam, and it is also spontaneously written. Rather than having readers send “things” to drive the plot, this time they sent names for faery characters. I look at the fanciful names, imagine how the character would look and behave, and that drives the plot and details. Each week I introduce at least one new character — that lets me give a shout-out promotion to the person who gave the character name.
Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers
While “Copper” is another of my spontaneously written serials, it’s also a steampunk story and I continued the culinary element. Where Pip and her friends were characters in the previous serials, this one has an all new cast.
Page updated August, 22, 2017
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