Thursday, January 21, 2021 I was so excited to read the review that author and translator, Olga Núñez Miret wrote for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak that I had to share it. I’ve sent the limo above to pick up Olga and some other guests. In her review , Olga mentions that Dead of … More Thursday Doors, with Olga Núñez Miret & John W. Howell
Thursday, January 14, 2021 You aren’t mistaken — this is an extra post from me this week. Everyone has been so gracious and generous with my book launch for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak that I’m bursting with gratitude… and blog posts. Thursday Doors Thursday Doors is now hosted by Dan Antion. Today … More Thursday Doors within Doors — Visiting Dan Antion, Robbie Cheadle, Teri Polen, & Mark Bierman
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 I’ve been combining Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I can participate in the Thursday Doors posts, hosted by Dan Antion. To my surprised delight, the book launch for Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak is still going. So I’m sharing extra posts, in support of those who are helping me.) … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors to the West
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Hodgepodge! Hodgepodge might be a good title for this post, because there’s so much I want to share! I’ve started combining Wednesdays and Thursdays so that I can participate in the Thursday Doors posts, hosted by Dan Antion, and still keep my normal blog schedule. (Granted, during a book launch I’m … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Visiting with D. Wallace Peach
Saturday, January 2, 2021 (All new video trailer for Journey-1) Happy New Year, one and all! For weeks I’ve been giving hints and making little shout-outs for a new serial/series, but uncertain of when I would be ready. The day is finally here. Presenting Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak! Dead of Winter will be … More New Series Launch — Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 I’m working hard, trying to figure out my launch post for the first “journey” of Dead of Winter. The launch will be small, so I should think of a grand post, right? Yeah… good luck with that, Teagan. However, great things/launches come in small packages, to bend an old adage. I’m … More Wednesday Writing — Gratitude
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Blessings of the Yuletide to you and yours. Whatever winter holiday you celebrate, whether it has already passed or it is yet to come, I wish you peace, health, and happiness. In my latest post for The Delta Pearl, I promise not to “kill off” any important characters. Dead of Winter is, … More Wednesday Writing — Yuletide Greetings
In celebration of Halloween, I’m re-posting an excerpt from The Dead of Winter. This is probably my favorite sequence in the entire book. I call it “Emlyn Ran.” It comes from a ways into the story, so try to tell your brain not to worry about context or details you might not understand. All “realms” … More Happy Halloween
The summer solstice has not yet arrived but… Winter is coming! I’ve been toying with a cover idea for “The Dead of Winter.” This is just an initial concept, but I had fun with it. The image of the girl was so much like “Emlyn” looks in my mind, I thought I’d share. The border was better (dark … More Summer and Winter
Emlyn Ran, Excerpt — The Dead of Winter I’ve been a bad blogger lately, and haven’t posted much. Maybe I’ve been too focused on the paying job – also known as work. To make amends, here is a treat. [I hope!]. Below is an excerpt from The Dead of Winter. I call it “Emlyn Ran.” … More Emlyn Ran – The Dead of Winter
The Dead of Winter — Draft Complete! Winter is coming…. Winter is coming! Maybe there is something to be said for insomnia. Before the first 24 hours of spring were complete, so was a draft of “The Dead of Winter.” Even though there was less than an hour to spare… even though it’s a very … More Winter Is Coming!
My heroine in The Dead of Winter hears the eerie warning, “Winter is coming!” Well, the warning I hear is spring is coming! I’ve thought so many times how badly I’d like to finish at least a draft before winter was over yet again. So a few weeks ago I gave myself the deadline of astronomical … More Spring is coming!
While I was practicing my “pitching” I decided to quickly write a “Pitchapalooza!” entry for The Dead of Winter (along with the one I did for Atonement, Tennessee). The contest begins with a random drawing, but I figured – what the heck. I wasn’t any good at softball, but I hope I’m better at this … More Pitchapalooza! Dead of Winter
The Dead of Winter: How Winter Began When I think of beginning a book, one thing I consider is how many times it has been done. Notice I said “how many times,” because I came to the conclusion that everything has already been done – and not just once, but many times. I even made … More How Winter Began
This weekend I was hard at work on The Dead of Winter (DoW). Everything is gearing up for the big showdown. Hopefully, I’ll have time to write and post a synopsis soon. DoW is what I like to call a “quest type” fantasy. That’s the type of story that I usually write. Atonement, Tennessee was … More Working on Winter
Last week flew by! It’s the first time I’ve ever taken time off at the holidays, and I’m glad I did. Happily I’ve spent most of my spare time last week and this weekend doing things for my writing. I finished tweaking the draft of Atonement, Tennessee, and then did the formatting and torturous set up … More Finishing 2012