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
Saturday, June 1, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads. As you know, Dan Antion shares his photographs to illustrate Brother Love. I make the serial “interactive” by letting things left by readers drive everything about the story. I’ve completed at least six long-running serials here at Teagan’s Books — each of them written spontaneously … More Brother Love 6 — A Ring
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 First a note of apology. Half the time, WordPress is preventing me from using “likes” on comments or on posts — even here at my own blog. I’ve logged on repeatedly and it does no good. As for the “happiness engineers,” they give me no joy. If you’ve made a comment, … More Get to the Crossroads — Brother Love
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads. As you know, the popular blogger and photographer Dan Antion illustrates Brother Love. I try to bring Dan into some of the process of creating the story. The “things” for this chapter led me to a scene that required some knowledge I didn’t possess — dark-haired actresses of … More Brother Love 5 — A Face
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 It’s still May and #GetCaughtReading Month! Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, and I got together to support this initiative that promotes the fun of reading for all ages. I meant our short story last week to be a single episode. However, with an ongoing (and itchy) allergy problem distracting me, I’m having trouble getting … More Jazz Age Wednesday — Pip & Artie, Epilogue
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 It’s Get Caught Reading Month, and look what you’ve caught me reading! I’m honored to promote a new collection of medical thrillers. You may have seen it making the rounds. This boxed set includes a novel from one of the first followers of this blog — Christoph Fischer. You couldn’t meet … More Do No Harm — Box Set Launch
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Note: Last week I mentioned Dan was working on his own post about his part of the inspiration for the Doug Armstrong character. That is Dan’s Saturday post this week at his blog, No Facilities. Welcome to my sanctuary at the crossroads. Relax and sit for awhile. It makes no difference … More Brother Love 4 — A Domino
May 16, 2019 Usually I only post twice a week, but this is a special occasion. Recently, Rob Goldstein and I were sending emails back and forth, basically goofing around. I sent him an image by artist Michael Whelan and and added a whimsical line. And then another, and another. Suddenly Rob said, “Let’s make this into … More An Extra (Special) Story — Trina Woke from a Dream
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 May is #GetCaughtReading Month! Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape himself, and I are together again to support this initiative that promotes the fun of reading for all ages. Chris and I have collaborated on several short stories that include his character, a genius ape named Artie and my first flapper, Pip. It all started … More Jazz Age Wednesday — Pip & Artie, Aghast at a Ghost
Originally posted on Teagan's Books:
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Brother Love composite by Teagan R. Geneviene Welcome back to the crossroads everyone! I should probably begin with a disclaimer. This story is not about religion, nor is it a social commentary — that’s just part of the setting. I also want you to understand…
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Welcome back to the crossroads everyone! I should probably begin with a disclaimer. This story is not about religion, nor is it a social commentary — that’s just part of the setting. I also want you to understand that I approach this aspect of the story carefully. While the story includes … More Brother Love 3 — A Hymn
Originally posted on No Facilities:
The details in this house are amazing. I’m not sure it fits in Mississippi, but I do like it. Two weeks ago, I included a sad little house in the gallery of doors. I’ve been looking for a house for Teagan’s story that fits her general concept for Birdie Devovo’s…
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 #GetCaughtReading! May is Get Caught Reading Month. Artie is coming back to Jazz Age Wednesdays! Get Caught Reading is a nationwide (USA) campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages. Chris Graham, the one and only Story Reading Ape, will be a story telling ape. We’re getting together again for … More Hidebound Hump Day — #WritingPrompt! The Guardian
Saturday, May 4, 2019 There are many things on my mind that I want to share with you today. If I had known about the most recent one before yesterday, I would have done a midweek post. First let me welcome you… Welcome to my sanctuary. Pull up a chair. The sanctuary may be found … More Brother Love 2 — A Shadow
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Happy May Day, my chuckaboos! I hope your month is off to a pos-i-lutely fabulous start. I continue to settle into my high desert cottage, painting walls, pulling weeds, and generally getting adjusted. (The weed pulling led to a bad allergic reaction that I’m still trying to get over… I’m looking a lot … More Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone! It seems like such a long time since I did an “interactive” serial with reader participation. Well, I’m finally back with a new spontaneously written, pantser story done in my “Three Things” way of writing. I’m delighted to bring you the first installment today! Blogger Dan Antion collaborates with me … More All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads
Saturday, April 27, 2019 It’s almost here! Brother Love — an all new “interactive,” three things, pantser serial. The story is driven by random things left by readers. The idea for this story started nearly a year ago. It is partly inspired by a Neil Diamond song that has always caught my imagination. I didn’t have … More It’s almost here — an all new serial!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 It’s finally time! I’ve been promising you a short story with illustrations by Rob Goldstein. Lulu, Gramps, and Valentino are joined by a couple of unexpected characters in this one episode story. I call it “One Million Years B-Lulu.” It’s a little riff on “One Million Years BC,” which featured Raquel Welsh. … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu
Saturday, April 20, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone! I’m still settling in at my new digs in the Land of Enchantment, painting the walls, putting furniture together, and generally keeping every muscle in my body sore. Crystal the cat seems to have made the adjustment. A few nights I’ve heard her making a midnight romp, and this … More Coming Soon!
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 It’s time for Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! I’m grateful to everyone who started this wild ride on the #steampunk train, and then the submarine. What mode of transportation will we take next? As you know, the serials on this blog are pantser stories. They are completely unplanned. I let the “three … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 39 Conclusion
Monday, April 15, 2019 I hear the conductor shout. Next stop — end of the line! My chuckaboos, I’ve had 38 weeks of enthuzimuzzy, rerunning this serial with all of you aboard the steampunk train (and submarine). However, this Wednesday Hidebound Hump Day will reveal the conclusion of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. … More End of the #Steampunk Line
Saturday, April 13, 2019 It’s Straitlaced Saturday, my chuckaboos! It’s been awhile since I shared a Victorian Novels post. Since my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. will conclude with the next chapter, I wanted to do one more of these features. A few years ago I read a Project Gutenberg copy of The Jewel … More Straitlaced Saturday — The Jewel of Seven Stars
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 It’s time for Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! I’m grateful to everyone who started this wild ride on the #steampunk train, and then the submarine. What mode of transportation will we take next? Hang on tight. This is the penultimate episode of the serial! Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 38
Monday, April 8, 2019 Hello my chuckaboos! I knew we were close to the end of this rerun of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. However, I’ve had so much going on that it only just now registered with me how very close the conclusion is. As the story-line drew close to an … More Character Recap – Cornelis Drebbel
Saturday, April 6, 2019 I’ve had my hands full trying to put my cottage in order, now that I’m feeling better from the ordeal of moving, not sleeping, and being as freaked out as anybody can be. There was one other thing I worked on this week. Here’s a hint. That said, I didn’t have … More Happy Weekend!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Our heroes are still in the purple world. Will they return home this time? The steampunk submarine is coming into port. Let’s not waste any time. Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers Chapter 29 “When the loud harmonic noise of … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 37
Originally posted on Author Kevin Cooper:
Esmeralda Lawton is sick of the big city. “Ralda” was betrayed until trust became a theoretical concept. So it’s a dream come true when she buys an old estate, complete with historic cemetery. Okay, she isn’t excited about the cemetery, but she’s strangely drawn to the estate. Atonement, Tennessee,…
Saturday, March 30, 2019 I’ve been painting accent walls. Places that I don’t even have are sore! I sure wish I had a couple of angel-bots to run a nice hot bath for me… Hullaba Lulu may have been brash and uncouth, but she was one lucky flapper! My plate is full with putting my … More Coming in Spring — All Sorts of Things!
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 It’s Hidebound Hump Day again, my chuckaboos! This is a rather noisy episode. I didn’t notice Cornelis Drebbel’s submarine coming into port. However, I see the harbor master waving, and now I can hear his voice. Let’s get straight to the #steampunk submarine. Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers From last … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 36
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?
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! I’m off-line, but didn’t want to leave you hanging from any cliffs with the serial. Collecting the recap for this episode reminded me of some fabulous animated videos created by Chris Graham. Let’s get over to the #steampunk submarine. Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 35
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?
Friday, March 15, 2019 For those who have been following the absurd soap opera of my relocation, of my agoraphobia, my mental health… I’m still in my home of the past ten years — though now it is empty. Still trying to cope with panic attacks that include blindness. (If you are saying “Just get … More An Exercise in Absurdity, but Gratitude
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! I’m off-line, but didn’t want to leave you hanging from any cliffs with the serial. Let’s get straight to the #steampunk submarine. Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers A Rewind from Chapter 3 First things first, I told myself as I turned my attention … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 34
March 9, 2019 We went back in time, from the Roaring Twenties to the Victorian Era. This spring, it’s time to get back to the future, if by the future you mean the days when flappers did the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip, will dance to a different beat. Her … More Coming in Spring — What’s that in Granny Phanny’s kitchen?
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Unfortunately I still haven’t gotten my agoraphobic self on the road. Even without my “messed-up-ness,” a cross country relocation is a lot for one person, physically and mentally… and I’m no spring chicken… So, please forgive me for being scarce. I miss visiting other … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 33
Saturday, March 2, 2019 It’s Straitlaced Saturday, my chuckaboos! This post complements the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. Many people are intrigued by the Victorian Era. That doesn’t surprise me. The time has many different “faces” in my imagination — it has something for everyone. Take the seedy, … More Straitlaced Saturday — Chicago World’s Fair 1893
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Right now, I’m sitting in the floor, surrounded by boxes, trying to lasso all the phone calls I need to make, and accounts that need address changes, and… I can see that it is more than I can do in the next three days, … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 32
Saturday, February 23, 2019 It’s Straitlaced Saturday, my chuckaboos! I’m here with another Victorian Novels feature. This series complements the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. Jane Austen has been mentioned in more than one of the serial chapters. I just realized that one of her novels escaped my attention. How … More Straitlaced Saturday — Mansfield Park
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! When I wrote this episode back in 2015, I was working on a novel called The Guitar Mancer. Later I even tried to serialize it here as a means of finishing it. The feedback of readers back then brought an unexpected change to the story. It … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 31
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Straitlaced Saturday and the Victorian Novels feature is finally back. It complements the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. With these posts, I’ll give you some information about novels written in the Victorian Era of the real world, along with a link where you can get the … More Straitlaced Saturday — Elusive Isabel
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Happy Valentine’s Day, my chuckaboos! I know this image is not from the right era, but the dashing man looking all afternoonified, made me think of something Cornelis might do. I think Valentine’s Day around him would be positively naty narking. Back in 2015, Christoph Fischer sent the “things” for this chapter. Christoph … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 30
Saturday, February 9, 2018 Diana Wallace Peach started a monthly feature at her blog, Myths of the Mirror. I caved into the temptation to play along. Click the link to learn more. Each month, Diana issues an image as a prompt. This time, my response is a twofer! My first response is my alteration of … More Atonement Ganesha
Friday, February 9, 2019 We went back in time, from the Roaring Twenties to the Victorian Era. This spring, it’s time to get back to the future, if by the future you mean the days of flappers. Coming in Spring… An Uninvited Guest… In Granny Phanny’s Kitchen! Here’s a hint. What “thread” ties this story … More Coming in Spring — Back to the 1920s
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Not to repeat myself from my Saturday post, but… Happy Chinese New Year. Happy Year of the Earth Pig! Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system. My chuckaboos, it’s time for Hidebound Hump Day! Our heroes are in a strange purple world. It reminded me of this image Rob Goldstein made … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 29
Saturday, February 2, 2019 Happy Chinese New Year, everyone! Yes, I realize I’m a little early. However, Atonement, TN’s porcine residents, Deme and Honeybell heard it is going to be the Year of the Pig. Those two glowing gals wouldn’t leave me alone until they got their own special post. Straightlaced Saturday will return next week … More Happy Year of the Pig, and a Bloomin’ Character Interview
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! It’s Hidebound Hump Day. I’ve mentioned that originally, in 2015, this #steampunk story was also a culinary mystery. I really miss the cooking bloggers who followed it back then. This chapter reminded me of them. Sometimes rerunning episodes of this serial can be rather bittersweet. Cornelis Drebbel’s magical … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 28
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Welcome back to Straitlaced Saturday and a new feature here at Teagan’s Books. Victorian Novels will complement the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. The latest chapter of that serial (click here for chapter 27) mentioned another novel written within the time-frame of my story. Vril, the … More Straitlaced Saturday — Vril
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 When I wrote this chapter back in 2015, I was experiencing a lack of energy. It made me relate to these images of worn-out, abandoned locomotives. Since my characters sometimes reflect my experiences of a given moment, I went to my manuscript with the intention of exploring what a tiny magical … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 27
Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the first of the Cafe updates this week and after one of the busiest book selling season of the year, it is great to see the reviews coming in. The first author with a recent review is Teagan Riordain Geneviene in the second book of her series…
Saturday, January 19, 2019 Welcome back to Straightlaced Saturday! I’m toying with a new feature, that will complement the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. My thought is to give you some information about novels written in the Victorian Era of the real world, along with a link … More Straightlaced Saturday — Lady Audley’s Secret
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 This episode finishes the three random things from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada. Be sure to visit her blog and look around, read and enjoy. The #submarine is at our port. It’s rising to the surface now, and we’re ready for another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. Previously … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.2
Enjoy this post from Andrea Stephenson, and wish her well. Despite beginning the year with a nasty illness, Andrea has done a wonderful review of Atonement in Bloom! Please click over and say hello to her. Andrea’s Review Blogger Book of the Month: Teagan Geneviene – Atonement in Bloom Blogging has introduced me to many talented … More Teetering by Andrea Stephenson & Her Bloomin’ Review!
Saturday, January 12, 2018 You may have seen me say it before —I don’t just like color. I need color. On days that I wear only black or even neutral colors I simply don’t feel very well. There are two reasons why I’m reminding you of that so stick with me. Bethany Gwen is a Goth character … More Atonement, TN Style & a Bloomin’ Review
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day. Back in 2015 he three things” for this chapter were from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada. Her writing is uniquely wonderful as she shares her thoughts on a variety of things. Aside from the random things, Donna’s inventive blog name inspired an important part of this chapter. Be … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.1
Saturday, January 5, 2018 I had the next episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers ready to post today. Instead, we’re visiting Atonement, TN. Why? Diana Wallace Peach started a new monthly feature at her blog, Myths of the Mirror. I caved into the temptation to play along. Click the link to … More Atonement TN Meets the Ice Dragon
Wednesday, January 2, 2019Happy New Year, my chuckaboos! It’s a new year, and appropriately enough our heroes have a new mode of transportation. We are no longer on the road locomotive. The #Steampunk train is now a submarine! No matter how we’re traveling, I’m happy to share the journey with you. My heartfelt thanks to … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 25
Saturday, December 29 , 2018 Here we are, in that limbo between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s still a festive time, but it is rather a “between” time. However, the #SteamPunk train has arrived at the platform and we’re ready for another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. Although the mode of transportation … More Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 24
Wednesday, December 26 , 2018 I hope everyone who celebrated any sort of holiday this week had a joyous and relaxing time. I’m always hearing people say “Christmas is all about families.” Well, I don’t have a family, but I enjoy the holiday in my own way. Festivities were perhaps a little restrained this year for … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 23
Saturday, December 22, 2018 Hello everyone! While I was trying to finish my Straightlaced Saturdays post, WordPress refused to give me anything but a spinning circle. Well, my chuckaboos, life has been a crazily spinning circle all week. Now that the WP gremlins are finally cooperating… I’m too worn out to work. So please accept my apologies. … More Steampunk Train Delay & Happy Holidays
Wednesday, December 19 , 2018 Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day! The #SteamPunk train wears festive holiday lights today. It’s headed to the northern Pacific coast of the USA, during the Victorian Era. That’s where we’ll finish chapter 22 of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. Today we will see what the third of the “three … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 22.2
Saturday, December 15 , 2018 It’s Straightlaced Saturday! Welcome aboard the #SteamPunk train. Our destination is the northern Pacific coast of the USA, during the Victorian Era. We’re headed for another episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. Back in 2015, the random “three things” for this chapter were provided by John W. Howell at Fiction … More Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 22.1
Friday, December 14, 2018 Here’s the latest book in the exciting “Escaping Psychiatry” series by Olga Núñez Miret! I’ve been eagerly awaiting this next volume in a terrific series. This isn’t just another “psychological thriller” — it’s written by a real-world forensic psychiatrist, and her expertise is clear in the entire series. I pre-ordered it … More It’s here! DEADLY QUOTES. Escaping Psychiatry 3 by Olga Núñez Miret
Wednesday, December 12 , 2018 Welcome one and all to another Hidebound Hump Day! Find your seat on the #SteamPunk train. We’re headed for another episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. Did I mangle the mangle? English is an amazing language. It’s amazing because with words that have the same spelling as another word … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 21