Seances, a psychic medium, warnings from a ghost, a manipulative fiancé, a woman who can’t go home, an older woman who might lose her job and home, a freakishly strong woman with a soul tie to an evil entity. All these things and people come together in 1920s Coral Gables, Florida. … More Spook-tober Snippet: A Peril in Ectoplasm, #Halloween
Wednesday, October 19, 2022Hello, everyone. Today I’m visiting author Teri Polen — and this gleefully ghoulish gallery of Jack-o-lanterns. We’re discussing mirrors, Stephen King, and other Halloweenish things. I hope you’ll click over and join the conversation. There’s a link to the interview below, after the preview. Comments here are closed. I’ve got a treat … More #BadMoonRising A Peril in Ectoplasm by Teagan Riordain Geneviene #horror #paranormal — at Books and Such
Seances, a psychic medium, warnings from a ghost, a manipulative fiancé, a woman who can’t go home, an older woman who might lose her job and home, a freakishly strong woman with a soul tie to an evil entity. All these things and people come together in 1920s Coral Gables, Florida. … More Spook-tober Shorts — Snippet: A Peril in Ectoplasm, #NewBook #Halloween
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 This is a short post, because I’m busy writing. About six weeks ago I started a story for Halloween. I wasn’t sure it would be long enough to publish, so I felt sure I would finish it quickly. I wanted to present it by October 1st with plenty of reading time … More Wednesday Writing — #Halloween Cover Reveal
Monday, May 19, 2022 Welcome, all. You wouldn’t believe how down on myself I’ve been, because I haven’t been able to plunge through the PTSD-anxiety that keeps me from finishing “Dead of Winter.” I had also forgotten about the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. I had promised to participate and was looking … More Monday, but a Thursday Doors Challenge #1, @DanAntion, Deborah M. Zajac
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 What a “Journey” it’s been. We’re near the end of that road. Sometimes it was sunny, other times dark. I have heartfelt gratitude for everyone who has been with me. I’m glad you’re part of the Journeys of “Dead of Winter.” There’s still one more to go. The Penultimate Journey Is … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Doors to Enchantment Welcome to my sanctuary. Spring is on the way in the Land of Enchantment, but Winter will be on my mind for weeks to come as I finish the final two installments of “Dead of Winter.” In response to the Thursday Doors challenge, hosted by Dan Antion, I’ve looked … More Thursday Doors to Enchantment — the North-country of Dead of Winter
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 I wasn’t going to do a Wednesday post, because I had something for Thursday Doors. I’ve been having a personal difficulty that left me exhausted, but when I saw two wonderful reviews from Olga Núñez Miret, I felt rejuvenated. As Olga said, “Winter is no longer coming. It is here … More Wednesday Writing — 2 #BookReviews from Olga Núñez Miret
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. In the magic of Teagan’s Books, today it’s both Wednesday and Thursday. I’m combining my response to a writing challenge from D. Wallace Peach with Thursday Doors, hosted by Dan Antion. https://nofacilities.com/2022/01/20/old-wethersfield-business/ What can I say? There was a … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Answering Diana’s Challenge
Monday, December 28, 2021 Announcing the December issue of Dead of Winter! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. I’ve been working hard to finish the next novelette in “Dead of Winter.” Happily, I published it on Christmas Eve. Here’s the Blurb Dead of Winter: Journey 12, Goddesses So far in the Journeys … More Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 12 — Goddesses
Thursday, December 16, 2021 Thursday Doors Challenges Thursday Doors Badge Challenge I’m updating this post to include an entry for the Thursday Doors Badge. Here’s my humble offering. Thursday Doors Favorite Doors Challenge This time, I’m the one responding to a challenge. The host of Thursday Doors, Dan Antion has a few challenges going this … More Thursday Doors Challenge & Free e-Book (UPDATED)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge Welcome, everyone. I hope the week is going well for all of you. Today I’m showing links to some of the wonderful responses to my Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge. Each is a different form of creativity. I’ll continue to collect responses until December 24, 2021, … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge Responses
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Welcome everyone. I know how busy you are at this time of year. So, I’m not doing much of a post. Last week I issued a challenge, hoping to get everyone’s creativity flowing. There’s more on that below. It is still open. Pat at eQuips responded to the challenge with a … More Wednesday Writing — What Used to Be
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Welcome December! Welcome to my cozy sanctuary in the Land of Enchantment. For many years I lived in dread of December’s weather… and January, and February, and even March when I lived on the east coast. However, in the high desert southwest, I love December and the rest of winter. Speaking … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Happy Thanksgiving In my country, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. I’m giving thanks for all of you no matter where you are. Despite the many times “we” (as a country or segments of the population) have brought shame upon ourselves, I’m also thankful to live here, to have been born here. I’m … More Giving Thanks
day, November , 2021 Announcing the November issue of Dead of Winter! Thanks for your patience this month. Allow me to present the latest novelette in Dead of Winter — Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment I know you’re wondering how many installments are left. Don’t hold me to it, but I think there will be two … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon Escarpment
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Dead of Winter is coming However, it’s taking more time to get the November novelette ready. I didn’t simply choose stop/start points in the 1,000+ epic I wrote a decade ago. Each month, in addition to editing the manuscript, I reorganize things for a better “serial” flow. Also for this format, … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter is coming
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Happy November, everyone! Thanks for visiting my sanctuary. Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, and maybe get a snack, put your feet up and relax here for a moment. One of the things that delights me most is when a reader enjoys my stories — even though they don’t usually … More Wednesday Writing — Readers Outside Your Genre & #BookReviews
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Hello, everyone. As the Journeys of Dead of Winter draw near their end, so does this year. For my location, the approaching solstice (Halloween, Samhain, and other names) falls halfway between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. In most of the countries of Dead of Winter, it also marks the … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal for Journey 11
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 It Isn’t Black and White Welcome to my sanctuary, everyone. Sit back and get comfortable. I’m feeling a little off kilter, but not bad. Maybe that’s because I was thinking about “black and white” and all the gray areas that surround it. (That’s odd, considering how much a physically need color … More Wednesday Writing — Ending Characters
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 The October issue of Dead of Winter is here! Welcome everyone! Thanks for your patience this month. Today I announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter. It seems like only a few weeks ago that I started these Journeys. Now we are on the tenth month. Wow. We are nearing … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Welcome, my friends. I’m hard at work on the October issue of Dead of Winter, so this post is just a quick cover reveal. In the tenth installment of this epic fantasy, the travelers set out for the far away city which is the ancient seat of power of the Society of … More Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Hello, everyone. It’s hard to believe that autumn is already here. Particularly since my area has been having hotter than normal temperatures for three weeks. Horsefeathers! Maybe that’s why the procrastinator part of my brain is in overdrive. (That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ with it.) While I should be getting … More Wednesday Writing — Animals, Horses
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Welcome to my sanctuary. Don’t be mislead by that dark foreboding image. There’s nothing scary here today. This post is about writing — sort of… Over my 9+ years of blogging, a few people have admitted that they “Only look at the pictures.” I try not to let that bother me, … More Wednesday Writing — Images
Thursday, September 2, 2021 The September issue of Dead of Winter ready! Welcome to my sanctuary. Try not to let that giant eye worry you. During the past ten days, I’ve put in so many long hours each day, but I’m on track and here to announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter. To … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Just before I started writing this post, the part of my brain that I call “Squirrel” because it bounces around like a dog who’s just seen a squirrel… Squirrel!!! Where was I? Oh, yeah. I had landed on something about the “I Write Like” place that most writers have visited at … More Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal
Monday, August 23, 2021 I’m so honored by every review of my books. You can imagine my multiplied delight to see this double review from Olga Núñez Miret of Journeys 7 and 8 of “Dead of Winter.” She manages to bring out so much without giving anything away, that I’m always amazed. I hope you’ll … More Marvelous Monday — Reviews by Olga Núñez Miret
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The August issue of Dead of Winter is here! Welcome everyone. Thanks for visiting my sanctuary. The “lost library” is one of the mental places where I like to relax. Although, in Dead of Winter, it may not be a safe harbor. Our characters definitely need to proceed with caution. In Journey … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Hello, everyone. It’s hard to believe that July is almost gone. Where does the time go? This is only a quick post. I’m trying not to freak out, with “Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library” and the new blog serial — which I hope to launch this Saturday, competing for … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal, Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Welcome, all. Even though I engage in full-on whimsy, and often pantser (fly by the seat of my pants) through stories, everything I do is for a reason. Today I’m explaining what undoubtedly seems like a strange quirk on my part — the color green. That also relates to a character … More Wednesday Writing — Research & Character Creation
Saturday, July 10, 2021 I’m ba-ack! I was finally able to leave those despicable jerks at TDS Telecom who insisted for nearly two years that nothing was wrong with any portion or aspect of my Internet service — no matter that it went dead multiple times a day — and I do not mean slow, … More Poll Results — Winner of Mode of Transportation
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 July is here, and so is the latest issue of Dead of Winter! NOTE: Sadly, my TDS Telecom Internet is completely out. They can’t send a tech this week. So, l am not able to be as present as l would like. Welcome everyone. To those in the USA, I hope you enjoyed … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Hello, everyone. Today we bid farewell to June. However, it is still June. The July issue of “Dead of Winter” is on schedule for release on the first Wednesday of the month. (Although I don’t commit to a firm publication schedule, that’s my own generally desired date.) I’m sharing some of … More Wednesday Writing — Beware the Fearsome Boobrie!
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Happy hump day everybody. June has flown by for me. I guess that’s just as well, because if it had lingered, it would have been burned to a crisp. I know I’m not the only one talking about the heat, and I do know that I’m fortunate, but it’s still stinkin’ … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal & #BookReviews
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 One of Dan Antion‘s baseball playing crows stopped to check things out. Promo image by Teagan, crow by Dan. Olga Núñez Miret provides not just a double-feature review of both the May and June issues of “Dead of Winter,” but reader guidance through the story. Click over and join the … More #BookReviews — Olga Núñez Miret on Dead of Winter 5 & 6
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Hello, all. I have two seemingly unrelated words for today: fell and symmetry. Fell Since I’ve always lived in the USA, some things that sound unusual or unique to me, might seem ordinary to people living in the United Kingdom or Europe. However, I’m talking about my own process. Years ago, … More Wednesday Writing — Settings and Terms
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Update: The paperback is now also available. Universal purchase link: relinks.me/B096CPJNSX Welcome June — and welcome to you too, everyone. Last month the May issue of “Dead of Winter” ended with a ginormous cliffhanger at “Llyn Pistyll Falls.” Today I’m pleased to announce Journey 6, the Fluting Fell, and get us … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Monday, February 1, 2021 When I was a little girl, there were a few times when a group of kids would gather in the garage part of my parent’s modest home, because they liked the games I made up. One boy had the brilliant idea that we should take turns telling ghost stories. So, we … More A Visit from Roberta Eaton Cheadle & a Ghost!
Wednesday, January, 29, 2020 Welcome to the first installment of Wednesday Books! This post begins a new quarterly feature for Teagan’s Books. I’m not a book reviewer. Although I post a few at Amazon and Goodreads, I never do “real” reviews. However, when I recently bought my membership to the Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC) I … More Wednesday Books — Roberta Cheadle, Through the Nethergate #RRBC #Bookreview
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, it’s another Jazz Age Wednesday. Today I’m here with a little trivia. If you’re a regular, then you know that I like to use Roaring Twenties slang in my replies to comments. They had such fun with language back then. Twenties Tidbit One of my favorite 1920s compliments is You’re … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Cat’s Pajamas
Wednesday, October , 2019 I’m still celebrating the launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen. Sheiks and Shebas, welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Thanks again to everyone who supported and visited my book launch for A Ghost in the Kitchen. It’s hard to choose a category for this latest novel, or any of the stories … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Renaissance Era to Fantasy
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, 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?
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, 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
Welcome back everyone! I’m pleased to tell you that today’s ingredients were sent by a reader who hasn’t always been with us here at Teagan’s Books — Jo Robinson. Jo lives in beautiful South Africa, and has written quite a remarkable collection of stories. She has a wonderful imagination. For instance in her novel “The Shadow People, The … More Three Ingredients II – 6: Turnips, Onions, Sauerkraut