The Delta Pearl — Dry dock due to bad Internet

Saturday, September 19, 2020   Apologies, my chuckaboos. As you’ve gathered, The Delta Pearl is not here today.  I’m worried about many of you because of the terrible fires, particularly the ones along the Pacific coast states and provinces. Also, for everyone, I pray that each of you are safe, well, and happy, no matter where … More The Delta Pearl — Dry dock due to bad Internet

Wednesday Writing — 2 Book Launches!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 We rise by lifting others… Robert Ingersoll Happy September!  Welcome to my sanctuary, one and all.  There’s a lot of good reading coming your way this autumn.  Today I’m celebrating two marvelous authors — Diana (D. Wallace Peach) and Sarah (S. R. Mallery).  These are two very different books, yet both are wonderful. … More Wednesday Writing — 2 Book Launches!

Wednesday Writing — The Punk of Punk

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Happy Hump Day, Everyone.  Thanks for visiting my sanctuary. This is  my safe haven where we can relax in the comfort and encouragement of each other’s presence — free of bullies and passive aggressive princesses.  Although, I’m allowing certain “punks.”  That’s my prerogative as proprietress and bouncer. I wrote the first … More Wednesday Writing — The Punk of Punk

A Delta Pearl Extra

Wednesday, June 17, 2020  Wait a minute — the steampunk riverboat is here?  Well, dash my wig!  Welcome my chuckaboos! Don’t worry, you aren’t arfarfan’arf or boiled owl. It really is Wednesday.  Today I’m doing something I rarely do — posting a revision.  A few people commented that they had to look up “scarab.”  Most of … More A Delta Pearl Extra

What Have We Here? — No Facilities Meets 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

#NewBook Launch: Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam

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

Find Your Faery Name & a Thistledown Contest #FreeBook

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

A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays

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

A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays!

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!

The Delta Pearl, 14 — Drink, & an Announcement

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

The Delta Pearl, 12 — Prognosticate

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

October’s Featured Blogger: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — Art by Rob Goldstein

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

The Delta Pearl, 9 — Secure

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

An Extra (Special) Story — Trina Woke from a Dream

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

Dan’s Doors for Brother Love

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…

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 39 Conclusion

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 38

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 37

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 36

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 35

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 34

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 33

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 30

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 28

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

Straitlaced Saturday — Vril

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

Straightlaced Saturday — Lady Audley’s Secret

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.2

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.1

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 25

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

Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 24

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 23

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 22.2

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

Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 22.1

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 21

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 20

Wednesday, December 5, 2018  Welcome back to 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.  Many have been enjoying the imaginative art from Eugene Ivanov.  I found several available as public domain images.  However, this is the last one I … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 20

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 19

Wednesday, November 28, 2018  Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos!  (I do love the Victorian vernacular, even if it is harder to use than Roaring Twenties slang.)  Find your seat on the #SteamPunk train.  We’re headed for another episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  Do you remember I told you … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 19