April 3, 2020 You know it’s unusual for me to do more than two posts in a week. However, when I learned the amazing Mark Bierman had posted a review for A Ghost in the Kitchen – Three Ingredients II, I had to share. I think Granny Phanny just did a back-flip. I hope you’ll visit … More Review of A Ghost In The Kitchen, Three Ingredients – 2, by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — Mark Bierman
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
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Welcome one and all, to the steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl! It’s wonderful to see you, my chuckaboos. Thanks to Dan Antion at No Facilities, for letting me use some of his photos in this series. In this chapter of my serialized re-write of the novel, I’ve added two “random reader things.” … More The Delta Pearl 28 — Shatter
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
Saturday, March 21, 2020 Happy spring, my chuckaboos! I hope the vernal equinox brings all of us good health and happiness. The “random reader thing” for this chapter comes from Jacquie Biggar — corset. I made links to the previous chapter — and several others, just click here. Without further ado… All aboard! Last … More The Delta Pearl 27 — Claim
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Hello my chuckaboos! I’m just dropping in long enough to tell you that The Delta Pearl is on her way to the docks. I have a new chapter ready for this weekend. Also, Amethyst, the clockwork spider, is back! We’ll be waiting for you at the riverboat dock.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Hello my chuckaboos! I’m happy you are here today. I’ve gotten more than one kind of advice to extend my break a little longer. Don’t worry — I don’t have any kind of virus. I’m just trying to accomplish too many different things at once. Anyhow, the steampunk riverboat is not … More The Delta Pearl — Past Chapters
Saturday, March 7, 2020 Hello my chuckaboos! I appreciate you coming here today. However, the steampunk riverboat is not at the dock. I’m tired (in many ways) and decided to give myself a break. Meanwhile, I’ll try to entertain you with my real-life adventure. A few of you may have seen it on Facebook. Evidence … More The Delta Pearl — Taking a Break
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Welcome to the second installment of Wednesday Books! These are the reviews I agreed to do as part of my membership in the Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC). As I’ve said previously, I don’t think of myself as a book reviewer. However, I’ll do my version of a “review.” This time … More Wednesday Books — Fiza Pathan, The Reclusive Writer and Reader of Bandra #RRBC #Bookreview
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Sometimes a “random reader thing” comes from a comment that I just can’t resist. That’s what happened when John W. Howell mentioned conundrum. It’s been quite a while since this riverboat first left the dock. Before reading this chapter, you might want … More The Delta Pearl 26 — Mesmerize
Thursday, February 27, 2020 I’m toasting Annika Perry, a delightful author who just did a fabulous review of my dictionary of Roaring Twenties slang, Speak Flapper. Universal Purchase Links: Kindle: relinks.me/B083HNK3BB Paperback: relinks.me/1656168553 I’m also in great company there today with her review of Jill Weatherholt’s book. Comments here are closed, because I hope you’ll click … More From a Modern Romance to the Jazz Age: Two Book Reviews — Annika Perry’s Writing Blog
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?
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Many weeks ago Kevin Cooper left Christmas tree as a random reader thing. I’m almost certain that another reader also left that as a thing, but if that’s the case, I don’t have it in my story matrix — and I apologize. I see … More The Delta Pearl 25 — Talk
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Yesterday, Marcia Meara shared a review of my non-fiction book “Speak Flapper – Slang of the 1920s.” I was both thrilled and humbled to have this wonderful review from Fiza Pathan. I hope you’ll check out her blog, The Insane Owl. It’s Tuesday again, folks, and time to welcome our … More Wednesday Writing — #Review Speak Flapper, and more
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Hello, my chuckaboos! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and a lovely Valentine’s Day too. Romance aside, it makes a good excuse to show gratitude for our friends. I was beginning to wonder if I’d make it to the riverbank today, but I did, and the #steampunk riverboat is here! … More The Delta Pearl 24 — Walk
Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all! I didn’t plan to be here today, but I wanted to drop in at least long enough to share about this book from Teri Polen. I’ve been eagerly following her progress toward publishing it. Comments are closed here, because I want you to visit Teri at her great blog. … More New from Teri Polen — Subject A36 Release Day! #YA #scifi #NewRelease #dystopian
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day! Yes, that’s little early, but I won’t be here tomorrow. Yes, my chuckaboos, I’m back again. I had so much fun creating this novelette, that I just can’t help sharing it again. There’s a nice long snippet from the beginning last week. So I’m only sharing a tiny … More Happy Valentine’s Day (Early)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Yes, it’s finally Hump Day, my chuckaboos! There are two reasons why I’m posting on two consecutive days. One, for those of you who would only find me on Wednesdays, I had to share this fun. Two, if you were disappointed yesterday that there was no paperback, well Amazon finally got … More Hidebound #Valentine — #NewBook
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
Saturday, February 8, 2020 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat. Many of you know that I’m way down in the desert southwest of the USA. I’m not in the mountains, but it is still a high altitude. We got snow this week. I promised a couple of you a picture of “cactus … More The Delta Pearl 23 — Bruise
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
Saturday, February 1, 2020 Welcome to one of the dining areas in my #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos. Serve yourself brunch at the buffet and enjoy another chapter of The Delta Pearl. I’m no grammar prude. I enjoy new and even made-up words, and creative use of language. “Soapy” is a word I’ve been seeing creatively … More The Delta Pearl 22 — Buy
Wednesday, January, 29, 2020 Welcome to the first installment of Wednesday Books! This post begins a new quarterly feature for Teagan’s Books. I’m not a book reviewer. Although I post a few at Amazon and Goodreads, I never do “real” reviews. However, when I recently bought my membership to the Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC) I … More Wednesday Books — Roberta Cheadle, Through the Nethergate #RRBC #Bookreview
Saturday, January 26, 2020 The #steampunk riverboat is back, my chuckaboos! My Writing Process From the beginning, back in the original version of The Delta Pearl, I wanted to give the story two unique characteristics (along with the magical riverboat setting). One was the gemstone names for the crew. The other was having the … More The Delta Pearl 21 — Poison
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Tim and Laurie Price live on a magical spot in the Land of Enchantment. Tim shares a lot of fantastic photos at his blog, Off Center & Not Even. I was honored when he said I could “claim” one of the trees at their place. He gave me a choice of some … More Wednesday, Trees for Teagan — Off Center & Not Even
My latest book, Speak Flapper, Slang of the 1920s has made it to Sally Cronin’s Café & Bookstore. Comments are closed here. Click over and visit Sally and her extraordinary bookstore. A change of genre for Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene with her new non-fiction guide to the 1920s. Speak Flapper with a wonderful cover. About the book … More Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves #Non-Fiction – Speak Flapper: Slang of the 1920s by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine
Saturday, January 1x, 2020 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! There have been several interruptions in the voyage of The Delta Pearl during the past few months. I appreciate you for steadfastly coming back to the riverboat dock. With that in mind, here are links from the most recent chapters. The Delta Pearl … More The Delta Pearl 20 — Slash
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
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Happy weekend, my chuckaboos! You must be tired of hearing me complain — I’ve had “the everything flu” for two weeks. I’m finally doing better, although sinus and tummy issues are still trying to hang on. Anyhow, after two weeks of it, I’m purely exhausted and couldn’t get a chapter of … More Delta Pearl Delay
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
Saturday, January 4, 2019 Happy New Year, my chuckaboos! May the new decade and the year 2020 bring 20/20 vision. I’m still crawling back to the surface after Santa brought me a big bag of the Everything Flu on Christmas morning. The “stomach flu” part of “everything” is still hanging on. So let’s get right to … More The Delta Pearl 19 — Flirt
Saturday, December 28, 2019 When I created Wednesday’s holiday greeting I felt fine. Little did I know that I was on Santa’s “Naughty List.” The Jolly Old Elf brought me a flu bug Christmas morning. Not to worry. I expect to be fine and begin 2020 in good health. That said, I apologize for the inevitably … More The Delta Pearl 18 — Bump
Wishing you and yours all the blessings of the holiday season. Welcome to my sanctuary. I hope I can give you a moment of peaceful relaxation. Regardless of what we intend, this time of year usually gets stressful. For many it can be a painfully sad time. You’re welcome here, to take a moment away … More Happy Holidays from Thistledown
Happy weekend and happy holidays, my chuckaboos! Between the launch work of the past two weeks (prep and actual launch) for Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam, I was working hard. Now, I’m blessed to have a friend offer to do some handyman-type work around my house — things I’m not able to do. Now that’s a great … More What Have We Here? — No Facilities Meets Thistledown
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam book is ready to fly your imagination to new heights! Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene (that’s me!) is a wildly whimsical tale of faeries. However, lest you think you’re too old for that stuff, it also has a dark side. For those who read the … More #NewBook Launch: Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Where is the #Steampunk riverboat? The Delta Pearl should be here, but she has been delayed. Does it have something to do with that “smudgy sooty cloud”? Did matchmaking Agate run the boat aground to throw Emmeraude and Victor together? Maybe Obsidian got jealous of the two and came up with some … More Where Is The Delta Pearl?
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam I’m hard at work getting Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam ready for publication as a book. Meanwhile, how about some whimsical hump day fun? Have you ever thought about what your name might be if you were a whimsical magical creature? If you were following when I posted that tale … More Find Your Faery Name & a Thistledown Contest #FreeBook
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Most of you will recall this serial is a rewrite of a novel I wrote in 2016. I wasn’t satisfied with it, so I’m adding to it via this serial. During National Novel Writing Month, I posted a few chapters that did not get … More The Delta Pearl 17 — Jump
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
Saturday, November 30, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! For those of you who are celebrating an extended weekend for Thanksgiving, stay safe and warm! With the holiday (here at least) in mind, I expect a lot of readers will miss this chapter. So, it’s just as well that there is not a … More The Delta Pearl 16 — Suffrage
Friday, November 29, 2019 A “Black Friday” announcement, and a cover reveal! But first… WordPress weirdness attacked this post. Sadly some of your comments were lost. I apologize. Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam Several of you will remember Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam from 2017, when I posted it here as a serial. It’s a set-your-imagination-free, wildly whimsical story. … More A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 I am endlessly grateful to have friends and readers across this planet. In my country, tomorrow is supposed to be a day of gratitude, the giving of thanks, Thanksgiving Day. I give thanks for each and every one of you, no matter where you are, or what the day means to you. … More I Give Thanks for You
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Thanks for returning, after my detour last weekend to work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Then I took time out from both — to revise my “Books” page. I didn’t realize how woefully overdue that was! If you’ll remember, last time Émeraude had a … More The Delta Pearl 15 — Groan
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Like hundreds of thousands of other people, I’m hard at work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This year, I quickly saw that I had shared too much about my new story for NaNoWriMo. So, I am keeping this one close to the vest, even though it’s so very hard not to share … More Where Is Teagan? WriMo-mo-mo!
Friday, November 29, 2019 A “Black Friday” announcement, and a cover reveal! Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam Several of you will remember Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam from 2017, when I posted it here as a serial. It’s a set-your-imagination-free, wildly whimsical story. However, it has a dark undercurrent. With that in mind, I describe it as a tale … More A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays!
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Where the heck is Teagan? More importantly, where is The Delta Pearl? This weekend, I’m taking a break to work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). However, here’s a little teaser from The Delta Pearl’s chapter for next weekend. If you missed the most recent episode of The Delta Pearl, you can find it … More Where in the World Is Teagan?
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 It’s the middle of the week, but it’s not Hidebound Hump Day or Jazz Age Wednesday. With National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) in full swing, I’m making it easy for myself. However, I’m also doing something for those of you who were not following my weekend serial this summer. That’s right! … More Hump Day: Brother Love — a Crossroad
Saturday, November 9, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the magical #steampunk riverboat, the The Delta Pearl. I have a chatty intro this weekend. Most of it is rooted in National Novel Writing Month, so that’s were I’ll begin. This is my eighth year to participate in “NaNoWriMo.” Horror of horrors I’m behind on my average daily … More The Delta Pearl, 14 — Drink, & an Announcement
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
Saturday, November 2, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Happy November. I’m so glad you came back to the The Delta Pearl. This week’s random reader things I didn’t make it a “thing,” but Diana Peach recommended an explanation of how the tempest prognosticator works be added to the story. I try to keep a faster pace in serials, … More The Delta Pearl, 13 — Agitate
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Update: Hello all. I just wanted to let you know — heartfelt thanks to everyone who left comments at Valentina’s blog. I’ve been leaving replies, but they disappeared. So I’m updating here, to say that I appreciate you, even though you may not see the comments. Valentina Cirasola has honored me … More Spotlight: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — Valentina Expressions
Saturday, October 26, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Based on my own experiences the past two weeks (and more), I know it might have been difficult for you to get here. I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many … More The Delta Pearl, 12 — Prognosticate
Designer and author, Valentina Cirasola, shares my own thirst for colors. Click over and enjoy the launch of her book, “Red — A Voyage Into Colors.” I am happy to announce the release of the Second Edition of the book ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors, a book on colors I published for the … More Let’s Travel In The Cosmos Of Colors, Book Launch | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer — Valentina Expressions
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
Saturday, October 19, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Based on my own experiences all week, I know it might have been difficult for you to get here. I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many of us. Their denial … More The Delta Pearl, 11 — Pretend
Teri Polen is hosting me at her yearly October festival, Bad Moon Rising. Please click here to visit and comment. (Comments are disabled here.) From Teri Polen: Happy Friday! And I’m about to make your day even better. The creativity of today’s author never fails to astound me. From her three ingredients stories (objects chosen by … More Bad Moon Rising 2019 — Brother Love
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Today I have an all new story for you, from the Pip-verse. It’s a new collaboration with Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape! Chris is really busy with huge personal projects right now, so double thanks to him for working on this … More Pip & Artie in Outer Space
Saturday, October 12, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. It’s been a busy week. Are you ready to sink into the soft cushions of imagination and let the river gently take you to extraordinary places? This week’s random reader things This steampunk riverboat runs on random … More The Delta Pearl, 10 — Cover
I’m visiting my favorite artist! Thanks to Rob Goldstein for hosting me at his art studio. I appreciate everyone who has visited his post. If you haven’t already, click over and say hello. Update: I’m not sure why the trailer video for Brother Love didn’t work in this reblog, but here it is. On a … More October’s Featured Blogger: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — Art by Rob Goldstein
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, it’s another Jazz Age Wednesday. Today I’m here with a little trivia. If you’re a regular, then you know that I like to use Roaring Twenties slang in my replies to comments. They had such fun with language back then. Twenties Tidbit One of my favorite 1920s compliments is You’re … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Cat’s Pajamas
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Let’s get right to it. This week’s random reader things This steampunk riverboat runs on random “things” from readers. Diana Wallace Peach provided tap shoes. John W. Howell mentioned pandemonium. Thanks to Dan Antion for letting me use some of his photos. He staged a photoshoot … More The Delta Pearl, 9 — Secure
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
Saturday, September 28, 2019 WordPress got snitty with me Friday when I tried to schedule this post, and it went out early. In case you missed it, I’m linking to here. Please Click Here for Chapter 8. Now for the obligatory shameless self-promotion… Universal link to my Amazon Author Page USA: The Three Things Serial … More The Delta Pearl, 8 — An oops
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Note: This post was meant to publish on the above date. However, between WordPress finikyness and the absurdly shoddy Internet service I get from TDS Telecom… well, it was doomed. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the #steampunk riverboat, after the detour for my book launch of A Ghost in … More The Delta Pearl, 8 — Think
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
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. This week’s random reader things I could have used this as a “thing” last time, but it seemed more important this time. What? Paddlewheel! Two readers left it as a “random thing.” One was Ginger, of Murphy’s Law. Thanks … More The Delta Pearl, 7 — Catch
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
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. I was pressed for time this week, so let’s get right to it. This week’s random reader things G. P. Cox gave us a thing that was a name, Sir Reginald La Felin. That actually continues last week’s thing from D. … More The Delta Pearl, 6 — Listen
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!
Originally posted on Robbie's inspiration:
What Amazon says “Brother Love – a Crossroad” is a mysterious “Twilight Zone-ish” short novella. It was inspired by the combination of Neil Diamond’s song and the blues legends of Robert Johnson and the Devil at the Crossroads. As in the real world, things in this tale are not…
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. So far we’ve met passengers who include a young, but somewhat nurotic prodigy of an inventor, Dr. Victor Elam. He’s a little older than Émeraude, and she is quite intrigued, despite his imperfections. Or maybe because of them. Can … More The Delta Pearl, 5 — Read
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. I planned to do a cover reveal today, but something came up to take me out of the blogosphere for a day. So instead, I’m sharing a short story I wrote two years ago. Back then one of author John W. Howell‘s hilarious lists of what … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — In the Pip of Time
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
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 I was so impulsive in deciding to quickly “bookize” the serial that I didn’t plan ahead for a launch or promotions. So I begin by repeating my thanks to Sally G. Cronin for announcing Brother Love – a Crossroad at her blog earlier this week. My weekend post included a give away … More Brother Love — A Novella!
Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to share the news of a new release Brother Love (A Crossroad) by Teagan Riordain Geneviene. If you have been following the serial on her website, you can now enjoy in this novella bringing all the episodes together. About Brother Love “Brother Love – a Crossroad” is a…
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Thanks for joining me for this walk to the crossroads. This chapter comes with a couple of warnings. Warning 1: It’s long. I can hear some of you groaning. Warning 2: It’s the conclusion, the last chapter. Now I hear the rest of you. I didn’t know until Monday that Chapter … More Brother Love 11 — A Walk
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 I haven’t been sure whether it was close or far — the end of this story. It seemed like it was both at once. However, that’s been part of “Brother Love” from the beginning, things not being as they appear, or seeming more than one thing at once. I didn’t know … More Brother Love — A Note
Saturday, July 6, 2019 Welcome to the crossroads. To my friends to the north, I hope you had a lovely Canada Day. To those in the USA, I hope you enjoyed the Fourth of July and celebrated our precious freedom. I appreciate you coming back after my little break last weekend. Thanks to Dan Antion of … More Brother Love 10 — A Cut
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Welcome to the crossroads. Happy Fourth of July! From Birdie, Jinx, and me Summertime is busy for many people. I know it’s hard to keep up with serials. So, I’m even more grateful that you read Brother Love. In the USA, lots of folks will be taking time off and/or vacationing before, during, … More Brother Love — A Pause
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”
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”
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads. I think this is an upbeat chapter. You could say it has a good gospel beat. (Winks.) However, the characters experience some uncertainty. Hence the melody in this introduction. In Chapter 7 — A Lament, Birdie Devovo was reluctant to go to the revival service, even … More Brother Love 9 — A Hallelujah
June 26, 2019 #BookReview! My heart is bloomin’ full! Musician and author, Kevin Cooper shared his review of the second book in my Atonement, Tennessee series, “Atonement in Bloom.” Here’s a link to Kev’s review of Atonement in Bloom. He was away from blogging for awhile, so please click over to visit Kev for the … More Kevin Cooper #Reviews “Atonement in Bloom”
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads. This chapter has two things from Dan Antion, who shares his photographs to illustrate Brother Love. Read on to see how I used Bubblegum and Newspaper in this episode. The third “thing” that is used to drive Chapter 8 is from Fraggle, aka C. J. Hyslop, who … More Brother Love 8 — A Confession
Sunday, June 9, 2019 Here’s something extra at the crossroads. (Don’t fret, you can still read Chapter 7 of Brother Love, by clicking that link.) The Brother Love serial is nearing a writer’s crossroads. Within a few more chapters there will be a major revelation. Although some mystery will remain, I’m undecided about whether it is enough … More Brother Love — A Question for you, dear reader
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads. This chapter turned out to be for the birds — or rather for the magpie. If Brother Love was a television series, then this would be the quirky musical episode. I was already working with music because of the “thing,” Elvis Presley, from Mary J. … More Brother Love 7 — A Lament
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Rob and I are together again! Last year I was kicking around a serial idea with Rob Goldstein, Who did the beautiful illustrations for Hullaba Lulu. I envisioned a steampunk satire of The Scarlet Pimpernel. My heroine is Fiona Finch, the Pink Pimpernel. Her story is one of foppish frivolity, sarcasm, and … More Hidebound Hump Day — Fiona Fights Back