December 26, 2022There wasn’t a “ghost” of a chance that I could resist sharing this mindful review from Olga Núñez Miret. Also, in case you didn’t know, Olga has changed the site of her main blog. I hope you’ll click over to her place and join the conversation. Comments are closed here. Click Here for … More #BookReview A PERIL IN ECTOPLASM: JUST ONCE MORE: Brief, spooky, and atmospheric historical fiction — Just Olga
Saturday, November 12, 2022 Happy weekend, all. I’m afraid my week went sideways, and I didn’t get any writing done. I was feeling bad about not doing a post today… then it hit me that I could rerun something. I’ve posted this short story from the “Pip-verse” a few times over the years, but it’s … More Weekend Shorts ― Turkey Time for Pip
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Those of you who have known me for a long time, know that I’ve been a tarot reader since the 1990s, all sorts of cards and divining and intuitive processes. Long-time followers might remember my blog and book versions of a series of cozy 1920s mysteries about … More Wednesday Writing — When in Rome, SR Mallery
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
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”
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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?
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?
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What Amazon says The Three Things Serial Story: A little 1920’s 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…
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Hi there, Sheiks and Shebas. I’m happy to see you back at Jazz Age Wednesdays. Here we are in the month of March. For many of us, March came in like the proverbial lion. I hope it takes on a much more lamb-like countenance for the remaining three weeks. Good riddance year of … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 25 ― Pip’s a Chicken
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Hello, everyone. It’s Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books. I’m blessed to offer you another joint post! I have actively sought out collaborations with bloggers who work with subjects that are different from my whimsical fiction. So, I was delighted when Dr. Glen Hepker* agreed to work with me on a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 24 ― Pip Meets the Master
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books. Last time I posted part-1 of a story that resulted from a collaboration with Fiction Favorites* author John W. Howell*. John did one of his terrific lists of Ten Things Not to Do, and I wrote a story. You can read part-1 here*. I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 23 ― Pip Meets Tiny (Part 2)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Happy Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day from Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books! Awhile back I was lucky enough to do a collaboration with Fiction Favorites* author John W. Howell*. He did one of his outrageous lists of “Ten Things Not to Do” and that took me to my short story, In the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 22 ― Pip Meets Tiny (Part 1)
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Hi there, Sheiks and Shebas. It’s darb to see you back at Jazz Age Wednesdays. It feels like it’s been a long cold winter to me… and it’s only February. Teagan’s Pondering The research geek in me wanted to know how different I might have felt if I lived in the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 21 ― February Pondering
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Last time I posted part-1 of a story I wrote because Hugh Roberts, of Hugh’s Views & News, asked me to participate in his new feature series. (Click here for Hugh’s post.) Writing Process Lately the real world has provided an over abundance of the “s” … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 20 ― Pip and Holding On Part 2
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Hey, Sheiks and Shebas! It’s pos-i-lutely darb to see you at Jazz Age Wednesdays. I have something to share. When handsome, humorous, honorable, most huggable Hugh Roberts, of Hugh’s Views & News, asked me to participate in his new feature series, all I could say was, “And how!” Here’s Hugh’s description of this … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 20 ― Pip and Holding On Part 1
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 The New Year’s celebration is finally wrapping up, here at Jazz Age Wednesdays. Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape! collaborated on a story with me that started here. I couldn’t resist keeping the tale going for a few episodes. However, today I present my conclusion. Part-1 (here) began with Chris’ character, Artie … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 19 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 3
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 I’m still celebrating New Year’s here at Jazz Age Wednesdays. You see, the pos-i-lutely darb, Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape! collaborated on a story with me. Chris started the tale in which my character Pip, and his character Artie get together. Sharing ideas with “the Ape” was such fun that I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 18 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 2
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Happy New Year to you from Teagan’s Books and Jazz Age Wednesdays! Yesterday I was crowing when I saw Teri Polen’s review of Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients 1 (see it here.) What a keen way to start the year! With these Roaring Twenties posts, we’ll be putting on the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 17 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 1
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Long ago I developed a writing exercise. I would ask friends to give me three completely random things. Then I would write until I had mentioned all the things. I brought that exercise to my blog, but I had the readers send me their things. I let the random…
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Update: I have no idea how WordPress managed to post a duplicate of this… I regret any confusion this caused — particularly if you receive my posts via e-mail. The battle of the WP gremlins continues. Now on with the good stuff. Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books. Many … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 16 ― Champagne Tidbit from Murder at the Bijou
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Hello, everyone! It’s Jazz Age Wednesdays here at Teagan’s Books. I know how busy you must be at this time of year, so I’m even happier to see you. These midweek posts have been a mix of new and re-shared vignettes. Since several of you sheiks and shebas are new here, I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 15 ― Pip’s Lemony Christmas
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 It’s Wednesday and that means it’s the Jazz Age here at Teagan’s Books. This time I’m not telling a story. I’m just imagining what the holidays might have looked like for Pip and her friends during the Roaring Twenties. I imagined Pip decorating a Christmas tree. Granny Phanny would have had a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 14 ― Pip at the Holidays
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Hey Sheiks and Shebas, I’m pos-i-lutely happy to see you at Jazz Age Wednesdays again! I started this short story back when I did a collaborative post with author John W. Howell*. The three things driving that story were “Counterfeiting, Time, and Hollywood.” The ultimate result was In the Pip of Time, which you … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 13 ― Pip and the River Monster
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Hello everyone, it’s pos-i-lutely divine to see you here at Jazz Age Wednesdays! This time I thought a change of pace might be in order. I’m going back to the novella of the first serial, The Three Things Serial Story: A Little 1920s Story. For those of you who are new to Teagan’s Books, … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 12 ― Characters of the Three Things Serial Story
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Hey Sheiks and Shebas, I’m pos-i-lutely thankful that you’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays! Yes, November is National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo), even at Thanksgiving (USA). And yes, I’m still woefully behind on my word-count toward drafting a novel of 50,000 words in a month… but I’m so grateful for all of you … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 11 ― Turkey Time for Pip
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays! You’re all the cat’s meow, but this 1920s story went to the dogs! Whether it is one dog or four remains to be seen. I shared this short story a while back in collaboration with A Pug in the Kitchen* where blogger-chef Suzanne cooked up some … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 10 ― Pip Sees a Pug
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 I’m so excited to get reviews! So I hope you’ll forgive me for crowing. Today author and “fairy whisperer” Colleen Chesebro* posted a review of my debut novel, Atonement, Tennessee. What a delight it was to read her mindful review with my morning coffee! I’m thrilled. Since Colleen is “the fairy whisperer“ I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 6 ― Reviews & a Crossover Story
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 On Saturday, I was honored to be the guest of the enchanting Esmé — The Recipe Hunter. I’m sharing that post today for Jazz Age Wednesdays. I hope you’ll click over and say hello. Thanks again, Esmé! That post is below. *** It was a recipe for fun when I wrote Three Ingredients I — Murder at the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 3 — Recipe Hunter
Book Launch? Sort of… The Three Things Serial Story A Little 1920s Story Should I call this a book launch? That just doesn’t feel right, because I already did this story (and others) here at Teagan’s Books. When I started this blog at the end of 2012 I did a few posts. By 2013 I … More Book Launch: The Three Things Serial Story