Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Author Updates #Reviews #DieselPunk Teagan Riordain Geneviene — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Wow… 20 20 20 and the Roaring Twenties.  Treasure of the blogging community, Sally Cronin blogged several new books, including “Hullaba Lulu” along with Robbie Cheadle‘s marvelous review.  In case you missed the last stop on Lulu’s launch tour, I was at Teri Polen’s Bad Moon Rising event.  Click over and … More Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Author Updates #Reviews #DieselPunk Teagan Riordain Geneviene — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Pip in the Field of Fear

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Three Things Serial Was “Born”

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”

Jazz Age Wednesday — Pip & Artie, Epilogue

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

Jazz Age Wednesday — Pip & Artie, Aghast at a Ghost

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu

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

Coming Soon!

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!

Happy Weekend!

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!

Coming in Spring — Why are they screaming?

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?

Coming in Spring — What ghostly place is this?

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?

Jazz Age Wednesdays 24 ― Pip Meets the Master

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 23 ― Pip Meets Tiny (Part 2)

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)

Jazz Age Wednesdays 22 ― Pip Meets Tiny (Part 1)

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)

Jazz Age Wednesdays 20 ― Pip and Holding On Part 2

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 20 ― Pip and Holding On Part 1

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 19 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 3

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 18 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 2

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 17 ― Pip & Artie Meet Again – Part 1

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 16 ― Champagne Tidbit from Murder at the Bijou

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 15 ― Pip’s Lemony Christmas

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 14 ― Pip at the Holidays

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 13 ― Pip and the River Monster

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 12 ― Characters of the Three Things Serial Story

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 11 ― Turkey Time for Pip

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 9 ― Pip’s Friend Hank

Wednesday, November 8, 2017  Wow, you’re the berries!  I’m glad to see you back at Jazz Age Wednesdays!   When I posted a Halloween story, Pip in the Field of Fear, you got to meet Pip’s friend Hank Hertz.  Those of you who have read Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I also know Hank.  Awhile back, … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 9 ― Pip’s Friend Hank

Book of the Month Update to Jazz Age Wednesdays 8 ― Pip and the Potent Poltergeist

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays!  (I’m probably causing frustrations by doing this… but I had something special to add, and I had already launched this mid-week post… So bear with me.  Thanks to Dan Antion, OIKOS™-Redaktion, Victo Dolore, fragglerocking, and Olga olganm who had already commented.) My November is off to a pos-i-lutely … More Book of the Month Update to Jazz Age Wednesdays 8 ― Pip and the Potent Poltergeist

Jazz Age Wednesdays 8 ― Pip and the Potent Poltergeist

Please see the Updated Post.  I am sorry for any inconvenience. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays!  My November is off to a pos-i-lutely neon-bright start!  There is something in the wind about Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I  but that is all I can say right now…  … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 8 ― Pip and the Potent Poltergeist

Jazz Age Wednesdays 7 ― Pip in the Field of Fear

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  In celebration of Halloween, I have another new 1920s tale with Pip and company.  This time I let search engines guide me to three random things to drive this story ― first Google, then Yahoo, then Bing.  I typed in “Halloween,” hit enter, and used … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 7 ― Pip in the Field of Fear

Jazz Age Wednesdays 5 — Pip in the Corn Maze

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  Welcome to October at Jazz Age Wednesday.  I’ve been so busy, I forgot today was Wednesday!  However, I’m here now, with something new for the Pip-verse and I’ve gotten all Halloween-ish! Writing Process I was honored when Chris Graham*, the Story Reading Ape himself, agreed to do a short story for one of my … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 5 — Pip in the Corn Maze

Jazz Age Wednesdays 4 — In the Pip of Time

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesday.  I’m celebrating a wonderful review of Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I   by Molly Flanders! By Molly Flanders on September 28, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition This is a very enjoyable murder story set in the 1920s. Pip, Granny Phanny and a whole bunch of alliterated characters populate the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 4 — In the Pip of Time

Jazz Age Wednesdays 3 — Recipe Hunter

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 2 — Pip Sees a Camel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  I’m still celebrating the release of Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I . For this weekly feature my intention was to make things easy for myself by re-sharing short stories I had already written.  However, to day I’m posting an all new vignette. It’s another hump … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 2 — Pip Sees a Camel

Cover Reveal! Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I

  Ta-dah!  I’ve finally finished the technical aspects of book-izing the second of my blog serials. About the Novel Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I is the second of my “three things” style of blog serials.  As with the first serial, The Three Things Serial, a Little 1920s Story, it was a spontaneously written (“pantser”) … More Cover Reveal! Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I

Book Launch Giveaway Winners — Three Things Serial Story

The Three Things Serial Story Giveaway Winners Welcome back everyone.  I want to thank all of you for your support in the “launch” of the novella version of The Three Things Serial Story.  I realize I should have preceded the launch of this novella with a cover reveal.  Then I should have done several posts … More Book Launch Giveaway Winners — Three Things Serial Story

Rewind – Three Things Episodes 10 – 14

Welcome back to the 1920’s everyone.  I really appreciate you dropping by for this “rewind” of the first interactive serial. But first, I want to update you on my My National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) progress, since that is what has taken me away from writing the serials. This is what my homepage showed me Friday. … More Rewind – Three Things Episodes 10 – 14

Three Ingredients II – 11: Red Currants, Baked Beans, Polish Sausage

Am I in an odd “place” or is it just the weather? The moon? Solar flares maybe? Could it be this week’s ghostly ingredient from the Jar of Spooky Things? I can’t define it — this odd mood, so I may as well just roll with it.  However, be warned that it might make this episode of … More Three Ingredients II – 11: Red Currants, Baked Beans, Polish Sausage

Three Ingredients – 13: Pigeon, Microwave, Prune

Lucky 13 — that’s how I’ve always thought of the number.  There have been cliffhangers in our serial lately.  Will Episode-13 be lucky for the characters? Ishita at Kooky Cookyng supplied the “ingredients” today.  She playfully threw me a curve with “microwave.” It took a bit of storytelling for me to work that into a 1920’s … More Three Ingredients – 13: Pigeon, Microwave, Prune

Three Ingredients – 11: Garlic, Crepes, Soufflé

Today I’m suspending my self-imposed rules.  What rules?  Well, I promised myself that this blog would always be limited to writing related things. Next I’ve made it a general practice to use the “ingredients” in the order they are received. This time I’m moving up the ingredients from Judith in California, aka Firecook, which were … More Three Ingredients – 11: Garlic, Crepes, Soufflé

Three Things: 29 – Cypress Tree, Mosquito, Gams

Happy December everyone! Now that National Novel Writing Month is over, I’m back with our Three Things Serial. Without further preamble, here is episode 29 of the Three Things Serial: 29.  Cypress tree, Mosquito, Gams All the Fabro cousins stood on one corner of the deck, apparently just beating their gums about nothing in particular … More Three Things: 29 – Cypress Tree, Mosquito, Gams

Three Things: 23 – Dissolute, Rocky, Bonehead

I’m finally here with another episode of our little 1920’s story.  The characters have been nagging at my thoughts.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with them during November, while I’m trying to write an entire (new) novel in a few short weeks, for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Maybe I’ll skip the fun part … More Three Things: 23 – Dissolute, Rocky, Bonehead

You’re Driving

Don’t “call shotgun.”  Get behind the wheel! Remember the Three Things Serial is driven by you sending me “things” (preferably three of them) to include in the story.  There’s no telling what road the story will take, until you send the “things” that point the direction.   So get your mental wheels turning.  Loosen up … More You’re Driving

Three Things Serial: 7 – Bent Key, Empty Barrel, Torn Hem

Today’s “Three Things” are from Suki in North Carolina.  Among other things, she writes fan fiction.  Check out her site. I’m sure you’ll be entertained. As always you can check out the full story (thus far), or catch-up if you’ve missed an episode, on the page dedicated to it, The Three Things Serial Story.  …And now … More Three Things Serial: 7 – Bent Key, Empty Barrel, Torn Hem

Three Things Serial: 6 – Search, Cocoa, Fox

This episode features not just “three things,” but also a challenge from The Daily Prompt, “Life Line: You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insists she reads your palm. You hesitate, but agree. What does she tell you?”  (It was posted Monday the 12th, if you’re looking for it.)  I’m twisting … More Three Things Serial: 6 – Search, Cocoa, Fox

Three Things Serial: 4 – Gelato, Aerobic, Thunderstorm; and 5 – Slate, Waterfall, Devious

Our “interactive” story continues with two sets of “things” from amazing friend, Provincial Lady.  But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook — be sure to send me your three things! I’m trying to control my editor-brain with this story, partly because the intention is to quickly write whatever comes to me the moment I get your “three things.” That … More Three Things Serial: 4 – Gelato, Aerobic, Thunderstorm; and 5 – Slate, Waterfall, Devious

Three Things Serial: 3 – Popcorn, Painting, Movies

Surprise — a mid-week post! Here’s another short installment of the Three Things Serial.  This time the “things” are courtesy of Sharon in Virginia.  You can view the entire story (so far) as it develops on the Three Things Serial Story page. Next time, the three things will be from reader and friend Provincial Lady.  Remember — to keep … More Three Things Serial: 3 – Popcorn, Painting, Movies

Three Things Serial: 2 – Ballerina, Fireman, Astronaut

Come on now everyone — don’t let me down about sending “three things.”  Words, phrases, that’s all it is; whatever pops into your head.  As an example, I’m taking “things” from The Daily Prompt.  Today’s was a thought provoking post. They asked what you wanted to grow up to be when you were ten years old, and … More Three Things Serial: 2 – Ballerina, Fireman, Astronaut

Three Things Serial: 1 – Oscillating Fan, Scent, Cowboy

August 3, 2013 Here begins the “Three Things Serial Story.” Mary kicked things off with Oscillating Fan, but to keep things consistent right from the start, I needed to use three things.  So I took two more “things” from Mary’s last two blog posts: Scent and Cowboy. The Three Things Serial Story With “things” sent … More Three Things Serial: 1 – Oscillating Fan, Scent, Cowboy