Weekend #ShortStories: Can’t Find My Way Home — & #NewBook Dan Antion’s When Evil Chooses You

Saturday, December 3, 2022 “When Evil Chooses You” is now available on Amazon in Paperback and for Kindle Welcome back to the Teagan Zone.  This “Shorts for the Weekend” series has taken a turn from reader provided photos to songs from readers. Sometimes serendipity jumps in, and causes me to share more than I ordinarily might.  When … More Weekend #ShortStories: Can’t Find My Way Home — & #NewBook Dan Antion’s When Evil Chooses You

What’s a Waiata? — Calling for Songs for Weekend Short Stories

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Did I hook you with that question?  A waiata is a Maori song.  Waiata serve many functions. They can be used to support a whaikōrero (formal speech) or sung to express grief after a death. Waiata were used to help teach children, to urge people to take up a cause, or to … More What’s a Waiata? — Calling for Songs for Weekend Short Stories

#ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — Art Deco Doors

Thursday, November 10, 2022 Thursday Doors to Indie Books Welcome to my sanctuary.  In this magical place, we can be any-when. Multiple whens might even colide.  My mind is still in the 1920s with “A Peril in Ectoplasm.” When I think of that decade, I also think of all things Art Deco.  That style often … More #ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — Art Deco Doors

#ThursdayDoors to Indie Books — 1920s Reads from SR Mallery’s #FreeBook! & Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene #TrickOrTreat

Thursday, October 27, 2022 Thursday Doors to Indie Books Today I’m sharing some 1920s doors.  It was a fun coincidence.  I just released a novella set in Coral Gables, Florida of the Roaring Twenties.  Meanwhile, to celebrate her upcoming 1920s mystery series, fellow indie author, S.R. (Sarah) Mallery is offering the introductory book for free … More #ThursdayDoors to Indie Books — 1920s Reads from SR Mallery’s #FreeBook! & Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene #TrickOrTreat

#BadMoonRising A Peril in Ectoplasm by Teagan Riordain Geneviene #horror #paranormal — at Books and Such

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

Spook-tober Shorts — Snippet: A Peril in Ectoplasm, #NewBook #Halloween

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 Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Happy hump day, everyone!  In keeping with the current, surreal version of “normal,” I wondered what my characters might think about social isolation.  I’ve had a lot of characters.  The one who “spoke” loudest about the topic is Birdie Devovo, heroine of Brother Love — a Crossroad. You see, Birdie experienced more … More Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

Brother Love — A Note

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 I haven’t been sure whether it was close or far — the end of this story.  It seemed like it was both at once.  However, that’s been part of “Brother Love” from the beginning, things not being as they appear, or seeming more than one thing at once. I didn’t know … More Brother Love — A Note

Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Happy May Day, my chuckaboos!  I hope your month is off to a pos-i-lutely fabulous start.  I continue to settle into my high desert cottage, painting walls, pulling weeds, and generally getting adjusted. (The weed pulling led to a bad allergic reaction that I’m still trying to get over…  I’m looking a lot … More Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Saturday, April 27, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone! It seems like such a long time since I did an “interactive” serial with reader participation.  Well, I’m finally back with a new spontaneously written, pantser story done in my “Three Things” way of writing.  I’m delighted to bring you the first installment today! Blogger Dan Antion collaborates with me … More All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Announcing — Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell

Don’t worry — Thistledown will return next weekend.  When I saw that there were two wonderful things that I wanted to share, I decided it was a good weekend to give myself a much needed break.  Well… sort of a break anyway.  First was the delightful return of blogger Donna Parker of Yadadarcyyada. (I shared that … More Announcing — Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell