From a Modern Romance to the Jazz Age: Two Book Reviews — Annika Perry’s Writing Blog

Thursday, February 27, 2020 I’m toasting Annika Perry, a delightful author who just did a fabulous review of my dictionary of Roaring Twenties slang, Speak Flapper. Universal Purchase Links: Kindle: relinks.me/B083HNK3BB Paperback: relinks.me/1656168553 I’m also in great company there today with her review of Jill Weatherholt’s book. Comments here are closed, because I hope you’ll click … More From a Modern Romance to the Jazz Age: Two Book Reviews — Annika Perry’s Writing Blog

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 ― Hullaba Lulu the End of the Line

Wednesday, August 22, 2018  You’ve arrived at the end of the line, Shieks and Shebas!  This is the final episode for the Jazz Age Wednesdays serial Hullaba Lulu.   Well it’s all right, that we’ve been riding around in the breeze. Maybe somewhere down the road aways, you’ll think of me, wonder where I am these days.  Well it’s all right, … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu the End of the Line

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu the End Begins

Wednesday, August 15, 2018  Hi there, Shieks and Shebas!  You’ve come to the train station for Jazz Age Wednesdays.  This is where I share stories set in the Roaring Twenties. The fabulous images for this #DieselPunk story are created by artist, Rob Goldstein.  He also makes pos-i-lutely swell videos that are parallel to the story. Plus, Rob sent random … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu the End Begins

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 12.1

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  This is where I share stories set in the Roaring Twenties, be they cozy mysteries (like Pip’s stories) or dieselpunk, like Hullaba Lulu. San Francisco artist, Rob Goldstein  created the pos-i-lutely swell images for this episode.  If you need a comprehensive review of this serial, I did that with a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 12.1

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 11.3

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Welcome everyone.  The diesel-punk train has arrived at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  It’s great to see all you Sheiks and Shebas!  The diesel-punk train has been stuck in that Egyptian sand dune where it exited the pittura metafisica — both in the story and in my head.  Sunday is my writing day, so as I … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 11.3

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu Train is Delayed

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Yes, it’s Jazz Age Wednesday.  This is where you would find the dieselpunk serial, Hullaba Lulu.  It’s written by me and illustrated by artist, Rob Goldstein. The weekend is my writing time, but this past weekend, life got in the way.   That can even happen with a simple life like mine.  So Valentino’s train … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu Train is Delayed

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 11.2

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Welcome everyone.  The diesel-punk train has arrived at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  It’s great to see all you Sheiks and Shebas!  Artist, Rob Goldstein  created the pos-i-lutely swell images for this episode.  If you need a comprehensive review of this serial, Rob has a post with links to many of the past chapters.  Previously with … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 11.2

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 11.1

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Summer is in full force and so is the diesel-punk train!  It’s great to see all you Sheiks and Shebas here at the station.  You already know that this story is unplanned. I write it spontaneously as artist, illustrator, and “co-conspirator” Rob Goldstein sends new groups of “three things.”  However, that doesn’t … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 11.1

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 10.3

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 To all you Sheiks and Shebas in the USA, happy Independence Day! Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. As you know, the illustrator and Sender of Things for this spontaneously written story is San Francisco artist, Rob Goldstein. (Click here for the entire collection of Rob’s videos.) Rob let me play with some of his … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 10.3

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 10.2

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 I apologize and hope everyone finds this post…. I made a scheduling error… Welcome everyone.  The diesel-punk train has arrived at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  It’s great to see all you Sheiks and Shebas!  Artist, Rob Goldstein  created a new video and more wonderful images for this episode. Check out his latest video, Am I Blue.  … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 10.2

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 10.1

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays, Sheiks and Shebas!  I’m happy to see you here at the station for this diesel-punk, pantser story.  Artist, Rob Goldstein  created a new video that serves as a visual recap for the series up to this point.  Rob’s post, Hullaba Lulu: The Music Goes Round talks about what he did.  … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 10.1

#Bookreview – The Three Things Serial Story: A little 1920’s story

Originally posted on Robbie's inspiration:
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…

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 7

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Today’s episode of Hullaba Lulu brings us to Chapter 7 of the series.  I hope you are enjoying my diesel-punk change of pace from the “Pip-verse.”   Once again I have more of the pos-i-lutely fabulous artwork from Rob Goldstein.  We’re also having inspiring discussions and he’s sending me … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 7

Jazz Age Wednesdays 30 ― Hullaba Lulu 5.1

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Hi there, Sheiks and Shebas.  You’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Today’s episode brings us to Chapter 5 of the new series, Hullaba Lulu.  I hope you are enjoying my change of pace from the “Pip-verse.”  Yes, it’s another story set in the 1920s, but this one is a “Diesel-punk” fantasy.  Once again … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 30 ― Hullaba Lulu 5.1

Jazz Age Wednesdays 29 ― Hullaba Lulu 4

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Hey, Sheiks and Shebas.  Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  My “partner in crime” (Rob Goldstein) did the video above.  I’m using as a review of last week’s episode.  I’m happy to be able to feature more of the artwork of Rob Goldstein.  Update:  Here’s a fun related post that Rob did over at … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 29 ― Hullaba Lulu 4

Jazz Age Wednesdays 28 ― Hullaba Lulu 3

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Hi there, Sheiks and Shebas.  You’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Today’s episode brings us to Chapter 3 of the new series, Hullaba Lulu.  It is not in the “Pip-verse” but it still takes place during the Roaring Twenties.  Update:  Here’s a link to a stunning video Rob made for the story. Please … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 28 ― Hullaba Lulu 3

Jazz Age Wednesdays 27 ― Hullaba Lulu 2

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  I’m happy to see you back for Chapter 2 of this new series.  It is not in the “Pip-verse” but it still takes place during the Roaring Twenties.   Artist Rob Goldstein is collaborating with me, creating fabulous visuals and sending me “three things” to spontaneously drive this … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 27 ― Hullaba Lulu 2

Introducing ― Hullaba Lulu at Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Featuring Images from Art by Rob Goldstein

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Headed your way — Hullaba Lulu! An All New Roaring Twenties Story Premiers tomorrow, only at Teagan’s Books — Jazz Age Wednesdays.  This new collaboration features images by Rob Goldstein*.  It’s an all new 1920s fantasy story.  All new characters.  All spontaneously written pantser fun! Tune in tomorrow here at Jazz Age Wednesdays for Chapter … More Introducing ― Hullaba Lulu at Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Featuring Images from Art by Rob Goldstein

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 6 ― Reviews & a Crossover Story

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

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays 1 — Pip Arrives in Savannah

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Each weekend I give you a new serial episode. I’ve been giving that throughout most of the past four years. However, Teagan’s Books is about more than serial episodes.  It’s about my books too.  So I’m creating this midweek feature. I added a poll to the last post. Not a majority, but … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 1 — Pip Arrives in Savannah

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

Time Travel Esc-Ape

Gotcha!  Caught you blog reading.  It’s Get Caught Reading Month — a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.  Last year I did a zany series where an intrepid band of bloggers (and their pets!) tried to catch the illustrious Story Reading Ape in the act of reading. … More Time Travel Esc-Ape