About Teagan’s Books

Thanks to Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, for making this video.

(Also available here.)

Welcome! Here’s some information about my novels and works in progress. I hope you enjoy your visit.

The Three Things Serial Story

3-things-cover_3-2016The 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.

Many readers asked me to provide the serial as a book, and that’s what I’ve done with this novella.   Here’s the Kindle version and the paperback as well as the Amazon UK link.

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

veil_of_sky_open_1 copyAtonement, 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.

Did you know that you can get free apps that let you read Nook books or Kindle on your computer or smart phone?  If you don’t have an e-reader, then check it out!

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


Amazon Canada

Amazon UK


Amazon India


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

Guitar Mancer Cover final 05-04-2016This 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

Zucchini cover-1 copy

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.

Serial Stories

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.

Thistledown Girl

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.

Cover Copper Alchemist Woman n TrousersCopper, 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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102 thoughts on “About Teagan’s Books

  1. Coming from Dan Antion’s blog – did not know where to leave a comment (to complicate it, I’m writing from my other blog), but it is Jesh StG) , but your comment that another boss acknowledged you, (redacted), brought a smile on my face, because similar things happened to me:) At least someone is noticing your efforts:):)

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    1. Hi Coffee! (Sorry, couldn’t find your name anywhere.) Welcome. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you often. I enjoyed your blog and the retro videos a lot. So very true about hugs. Glad you’re helping spread them around. More hugs again!

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  2. Hi Tegan, you will not believe this, but sometime ago we spoke about tummy bugs and I recommended a lady and her blog and the discussion about Slippery Elm and how it could help. Sounds like a fantasy fiction? It isn’t, I just could not find her on my blog for a long time. I never forgot…but I have found her. It is Sandra. I lost her link for her blog somehow, but she visited my blog today and here is her link. Hooray! You can check out all her good stuff to eat and drink the health and wellness advice + more, You can also talk to her. She is really wonderful. http://radianceproject.nz
    Lots of hugs from me, Joycelin


    1. Hi Kevin. Thanks for stopping to leave a comment. Yes. I have friends, and many readers who are “baby boomers” and may not always own all the communication gadgets. So if one doesn’t care to invest in a Kindle or a Nook, there are free “apps” that still let them buy the book and read it on their computers. Thanks for drawing attention to this. Hugs! 😀


  3. Hey Shelley. Thank you so much for reading my novel. Seriously. It means a lot to me.
    LOL… of course i left some things open ended — i had to get you to come back! Yes you do smell a sequel… I’m trying hard to find time/energy to finish it.
    I’m glad Gwydion has a friend in you. He has hidden heights and depths waiting to be explored.
    Looking forward to hearing about your latest adventure. Mega hugs! 😀


  4. Back again. Finished last night. Boo! You left too much hanging. Without even checking I smell a sequel. I still am rooting for Gwydion. Great fun to read, but like I said before, I would have been out of there! 🙂 Am so impressed that you had the focus to write and publish. Bowing now! 🙂


  5. Hey Shelley! LOL, especially those two…! But are they really looking after her or something else? Too soon to tell, until you reach the end. 😉
    I’m flattered that you are reading Atonement. That means a lot to me. Mega-hugs!


    1. Christopher you truly made my day! What a lovely surprise. I’m flattered and honored that you took time to read Atonement, and particularly that you enjoyed the character. If i can ever manage to work on book-2, the feline co-narrator gets a little more adventure. Huge hugs!


  6. Oh my! So many wonderful books – you have a great skill. I’ve just found your website after seeing your like on my site, now I’m very interesting in seeing more. 🙂


  7. Thanks so very much for your like on Tide Line Still Life. I hope that you continue to find delight in my photos from time to time!


  8. I got Atonement, Tennessee and looking forward to reading it! I have a bit of a queue and managed to be reading several books at the same time but I’ll get there! 🙂


  9. Hi Evelyne! It’s nice of you to visit again.
    Thanks — I was hoping it would be an attention-getting title. It’s very kind of you to ask. I did a [*very*] rough draft for 2013’s National Novel Writing month. However, I’ve been so busy with my “day job” that I haven’t gone back to it… That and the fact that a book-2 for the “Atonement” series got into my head.
    The “Tatterdemallian” book is much more complex — at least in the writing (hopefully not to the reader). However, I do hope to get back to it soon!



  10. Hi! I just wanted to thank you for liking my story-in-the-making “Rosebud.” I’ve always enjoyed writing and I guess having three children inspires me to write children’s books.
    They are definitely my best critics! Also, I’m really enjoying your blog as well – Very creative stories!!!


  11. Deb you’ve made my day! I’m so glad to hear that. With limited resources, I was lucky to get something that came that close to matching several elements of the story.
    Your comment has greatly encouraged me.

    Have a beautiful week,


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