Hidebound Hump Day ― Punk Response to Prompt

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 It’s Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! I’m already struggling with the pace of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  However, I’m happy with what I’ve done so far on my new, quirky story.  Not to be coy, but I’m keeping this one “close to the vest,” as The Dealer might say. Regardless … More Hidebound Hump Day ― Punk Response to Prompt

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

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

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

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 16

Wednesday, November 7, 2018  Hello, November!  It’s National Novel Writing Month again — or #NaNoWriMo as it’s also called.  I have more going on than usual, so this year I’m doing the editing version.  I’m bookizing the third 1920s novel of Pip and Granny Phanny’s adventures, A Ghost in the Kitchen — Three Ingredients 2.  I’ll keep you … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 16

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 15

Wednesday, October 31, 2018  Happy Halloween, everyone!  Welcome back to the spontaneously written, #SteamPunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  Everything about the story is driven by the random things that were sent by readers, back in 2015.  When I say everything, I mean it — even the location.  Although no one … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 15

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 14

Wednesday, October 24, 2018  Heartfelt thanks to everyone who got on the party bus for the launch of Atonement in Bloom!  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everyone who hosted the launch post, reblogged, allowed me to use images, and otherwise helped me promote my new novel.  If you missed the launch, don’t worry.  … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 14

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 13

Wednesday, October 17, 2018  It’s Hidebound Hump Day, and another episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  There was not a Straightlaced Saturday chapter last week, so today we pick up where we left off a week ago.  Remember I’ve mentioned that this serial was originally presented as a “culinary” mystery.  All of the random “things” that … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 13

Hiedbound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 12

Wednesday, October 10, 2018  Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, and another episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  My blog-writing time is limited to the weekend, and it was a very busy one.  So without further ado, here’s chapter 12. Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers Chapter 11.  Felicity thought one … More Hiedbound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 12

Straightlaced Saturday Day — Cornelis Drebbel 11

Saturday, October 6, 2018  Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, and another episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  If you enjoyed my 1920s stories about Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip — keep an eye out.  My characters begin to feel left out when I start new stories.  Keep an eye out in this episode. … More Straightlaced Saturday Day — Cornelis Drebbel 11

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 10

Wednesday, October 3, 2018  Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day, where we continue our Victorian (#SteamPunk) adventure from Straightlaced Saturday.  This episode brings up some health matters for the characters.   That wouldn’t be surprising if you knew that I wrote it in March of 2015, during a huge snowfall.  I hate snow, so I was really missing the … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 10

A Revealing Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 9

Saturday, September 29, 2018  It’s another “Revealing” Straightlaced Saturday. The first blogger I got acquainted with — back in November of 2012, for National Novel Writing Month, was  Mary J McCoy-Dressel.  In 2015 she provided the “things/ingredients” for Wednesday’s episode and for this one.  Mary made an off-handed, fanciful comment about destiny… and as you saw in episode … More A Revealing Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 9

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 8

Wednesday, September 26, 2018  Thanks to everyone who visited the virtual art show, Under the Sea.  I preempted the Straightlaced Saturday edition of this serial for that post, but today the steampunk locomotive is back on track. Ladies and gentlemen, I bid you welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, where we continue our Victorian adventure from Wednesday last.  Horsefeathers… I can’t … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 8

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 7

Wednesday, September 19, 2018  Welcome back to Hidebound Hump Day and the next episode of the steampunk serial.  The next random “thing” a reader left to drive the plot of this story should come as no surprise — “steam engine.”  Let’s see if I use it in a way you expect.  (winks) Previously with Copper, the Alchemist, … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 7

A “Revealing” Straightlaced Saturday — & Cornelis Drebbel 6

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Did the allure of the word “revealing” lure you to my clutches? I’m giving a shout-out to the fabulous Mae Clair who has just revealed the delicious cover of her next novel! The big release of the book won’t be until January, but you can pre-order End of Day here.  I don’t … More A “Revealing” Straightlaced Saturday — & Cornelis Drebbel 6

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 5

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 You can also click here for the video. You’ve arrived at Hidebound Hump Day! As you can see, I had a special treat for this chapter.  Chris Graham (the Story Reading Ape) did the above animation, and I’m tickled pink! His character, Artie the genius chimp, has been here several times.  Before Artie … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 5

Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 4

Saturday, September 8, 2018  Thanks for being at the station for this rerun of my steampunk serial with a Victorian setting.  This adventure was written spontaneously, with “three things” left by readers (back in 2015) driving every element of this story from the setting to the characters.    Writing Process I enjoy alteration, as you will … More Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 4

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 3

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day!  I call it hidebound because Victorians are sometimes described that way.  It might be hard to decide who the “hero” of this story is, but everything revolves around Cornelis Drebbel.  I suppose Cornelis is a bit of a tortured soul, due to the accident of alchemy that … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 3

Straight-Laced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 2

Saturday, September 1, 2018  If you saw my Wednesday post, then you know that I’m trying to lighten my workload for awhile.  To do that, and to prepare you for what will eventually be coming next, I’m re-running a past “three things” style serial.  It’s Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers — a steampunk serial with … More Straight-Laced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 2

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hidebound Hump-Day

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 “Hidebound Hump Day” and “Straightlaced Saturday” — Re-Beginning “Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers”  as prelude to a new serial. Last week we reached the end of the line, with the final episode for the Jazz Age Wednesdays serial Hullaba Lulu.  It was a dieselpunk series, set in the Roaring Twenties authored by … More Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hidebound Hump-Day

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

Catch-Up Saturdays — Hullaba Real World Tech & Review

Saturday, July 14, 2018  Roaring Twenties Tech & Culture Hello, everyone!  Welcome to my sanctuary.  Or maybe I should say welcome Shieks and Shebas, because this post sort of reviews my Jazz Age Wednesdays serial, Hullaba Lulu. My “partner in crime” for the #DieselPunk serial is artist Rob Goldstein who creates the illustrations and videos for Hullaba … More Catch-Up Saturdays — Hullaba Real World Tech & Review

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…

Weekend Extra – Hullaba Lulu 9.1 – a Recap

Saturday, June 2 2018 Hello, everyone!  No, you’re not confused — this is not Wednesday.  However, my Saturday post this week looks a lot like Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Rob Goldstein and I have been having so much fun with the diesel-punk series, Hullaba Lulu, that it’s hard to believe the first chapter premiered March 21st.  So … More Weekend Extra – Hullaba Lulu 9.1 – a Recap

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 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

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