The Armadillo Files, Episode 21 — Featuring Geoff Le Pard

Saturday, January 22, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. The kind of spontaneous storytelling I do with my blog serials can lead to paradoxical problems — especially when you’re writing at break-neck speed, the way I’ve had to do The Armadillo Files.  I accidently dug that kind of hole for myself … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 21 — Featuring Geoff Le Pard

The Armadillo Files, Episode 20 — Featuring Henry Apesly

Saturday, January 15,2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   It’s been a long time, but Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape, and I collaborated on several short stories with my flapper character Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip, and his character, a genius ape named Artie.  It all started with Time Travel Esc-Ape.  Then … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 20 — Featuring Henry Apesly

The Armadillo Files, Episode 19 — Featuring Pat at eQuips

Saturday, January 8, 2022 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. I think a new character is on the horizon. Random Reader Things Today’s random reader things are from Pat at eQuips blog.  They are Pigtails, Saddle Shoes, and Corset. Previously in The Armadillo Files Marie Browning’s name disappeared from the employee list for … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 19 — Featuring Pat at eQuips

The Armadillo Files, Episode 18 — Featuring GP Cox

Saturday, January 1, 2022 Happy New Year, everyone!  You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  It’s unreal so hold on tight. I meant to give myself a week off.  However, the real world had other plans.  Add to that… to be honest, I’m not doing well with my “stuff,” although I’m not exactly sure why.  I’m not … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 18 — Featuring GP Cox

The Armadillo Files, Episode 17 — Featuring Chris Graham

Saturday, December 11, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from author and blogger Chris Graham, also known as The Story Reading Ape.  Click over and check out his amazing resources for writers. You’re sure to find an amazing, varied collection … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 17 — Featuring Chris Graham

The Armadillo Files, Episode 16 — Featuring Alford Kindred

Saturday, December 4, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for weirdness with some reality.   The Armadillo Files image by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from a friend and former colleague, Alford Kindred. He doesn’t have a blog, but if you’re interested in connecting with … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 16 — Featuring Alford Kindred

The Armadillo Files, Episode 15 — Featuring D.L. Finn

Saturday, November 27, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for weirdness with some reality.  Today’s Tidbit of Truth is certainly weird.  How so?  Read on. Random Reader Things The three things that drive this episode are from author and blogger D. L. Finn, also known as Denise.  Click over and check out her … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 15 — Featuring D.L. Finn

The Armadillo Files, Episode 14 — Featuring Priscilla Bettis

Sunday, November 21, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for absurdity touched with reality.  I know this episode is late, so let’s just get right to it. Random Reader Things The three things that drive the episode are from Priscilla Bettis.  Click over and check out her blog, you’re sure to find interesting … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 14 — Featuring Priscilla Bettis

The Armadillo Files, Episode 13 — Featuring Darlene Foster

Saturday, November 13, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for absurdity touched with reality.  Random Reader Things This intro is all about “Girl Power.”  That’s appropriate since the three things that drive the episode are from Darlene Foster, author of the Amanda Travels series.  Her random reader things are Land Girls (aka Women’s Land … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 13 — Featuring Darlene Foster

The Armadillo Files, Episode 12 — Featuring Beth

Saturday, November 6, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness. Three Random Reader Things This episode features “things” from Beth at the I Didn’t Have My Glasses On blog.  Beth’s three things are Post Office, Bicycle, and Tomatoes.  I know I’ve used bicycle already, but it’s back with the rest of her … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 12 — Featuring Beth

The Armadillo Files, Episode 11 — Featuring Christine Robinson

Saturday, October30, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for spook-tacular silliness.  Yes, I know I’m late.  I think all your good wishes brought back my unreliable Internet. Sort of like clapping for Tinkerbell and chanting “I believe in fairies!”  In this case, pink fairy armadillos. The past few episodes of The Armadillo Files … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 11 — Featuring Christine Robinson

The Armadillo Files, Episode 10 — Featuring Resa McConaghy

Saturday, October 23, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for nuttiness.  This started as a promotion last time for Teri Polen’s yearly October festival of horror and suspense, Bad Moon Rising.  However, along the way I decided to have my own three part Halloween celebration.  This would be part two.  Three Random Reader … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 10 — Featuring Resa McConaghy

The Armadillo Files, Episode 9 — Featuring Bad Moon Rising

Saturday, October 16, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files, even though it might at first look like author Teri Polen’s yearly October festival of horror and suspense, Bad Moon Rising. Three Bad Moon Things In support of the aforementioned event, my things for this episode are Bad, Moon, and Rising. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 9 — Featuring Bad Moon Rising

The Armadillo Files Character Profiles — Fang

Saturday, October 2, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files… sort of.  Sometimes I can’t do everything. To be blunt, September was extremely rough for me.  Plus I have a “real world” gig that came up with a quick deadline. There is not a new chapter today, but it’s not like I’m giving myself a break. … More The Armadillo Files Character Profiles — Fang

The Armadillo Files, Episode 8 — Featuring J-Dubs

Saturday, September 25, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.  It’s a new season, autumn for me.  Wherever you are, I hope the equinox brought you positive vibes.  Featured Bloggers This episode features “things” from Jill, aka J-Dubs at the Grin and Bear It blog.  Thanks again to Timothy Price of Off … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 8 — Featuring J-Dubs

Wednesday Writing — Animals, Horses

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

The Armadillo Files, Episode 7 — Featuring Owls

Saturday, September 18, 2021 Welcome to my sanctuary. You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.   Featured Bloggers Several of my author and blogger friends absolutely love owls — so much so that they are featured in their blog designs or names, or books.  Some who come to mind are Olga Núñez Miret, Viv … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 7 — Featuring Owls

The Armadillo Files, Episode 6 — Featuring GP Cox

Saturday, September 11, 2021 Everyone here is aware of the significance of September 11th.  It continues to trigger heartfelt pain in many of us.  I begin this post with a moment of silence.  Then I ask you to escape with me into something whimsical. Respectfully, I need us to be happy. * * * Welcome … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 6 — Featuring GP Cox

The Armadillo Files, Episode 5 — Featuring Pat of eQuips

Saturday, September 4, 2021 You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.  First, in case you missed it, Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement went live on Thursday.  Details on that at the end of this post. Historic Tidbits This week’s random reader things are from Pat at eQuips blog.  Here are … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 5 — Featuring Pat of eQuips

The Armadillo Files, Episode 4 — Featuring Chris Graham the Story Reading Ape

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Welcome back to The Armadillo Files.  For the moment we’re still on the Jupiter AM-18 rocket in 1959.  Better hang on tight.  The ride is about to get bumpy. Historic Tidbits First, here are a couple of historic tidbits.  If the image above is unexpected, that will be cleared up in … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 4 — Featuring Chris Graham the Story Reading Ape

The Armadillo Files, Episode 3 — Featuring Ms. Frances

Saturday, August 21, 2021 Hello. You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Are you ready to let your imagination loose? Even though story is not intended to be realistic at all, I like adding historic tidbits.  I haven’t had time to explain them previously. So I’m doing that right now, with the ones I’ve used so far.  … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 3 — Featuring Ms. Frances

The Armadillo Files, Episode 2 — Featuring Fraggle

Saturday, August 14, 2021 Hello, all.  Welcome back to The Armadillo Files.  I’m still racing to keep up. Even though I’d like to do a preamble with all the history tidbits that have been in the story so far, there just wasn’t time. Here I am again, staying up late to write the episode and format … More The Armadillo Files, Episode 2 — Featuring Fraggle

New Interactive Serial — The Armadillo Files, Episode 1

Saturday, August 7, 2021 Hello, all.  Are you ready for the takeoff?  I’ve used this video before, but I love the song (and it was a really cool anime series too), and it’s just perfect for this beginning.  The all new, interactive, reader-thing driven serial is here!  My overbooked status continued throughout last week.  I’m still … More New Interactive Serial — The Armadillo Files, Episode 1

Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal, 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

Visit the No Facilities Bar — New Serial on the Way

Saturday, July 24, 2021 I’m at the No Facilities Bar Hello, all. Welcome back.  Today I’m splitting myself.  I’m also at Dan Antion‘s No Facilities Bar.  Click here to join the party.  We’re having a great time.  I went to that virtual event in style.  In honor of my upcoming new serial, I had to … More Visit the No Facilities Bar — New Serial on the Way

Wednesday Writing — Pride & Flowers, Prejudice & Dirigibles

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Welcome, everyone.  Mother Nature has been wreaking havoc across her planet.  Wherever you are, I hope you are safe and well. I have multiple pots on the fire.  This one won’t be mentioned very often.  However, since the new serial platform, #KindleVella just became available to readers, I’m dedicating a post … More Wednesday Writing — Pride & Flowers, Prejudice & Dirigibles

Wednesday Writing — Research & Character Creation

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

Wednesday Writing — Beware the Fearsome Boobrie!

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!

#BookReviews — Olga Núñez Miret on Dead of Winter 5 & 6

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

The Delta Pearl — Random Recap & New, Dead of Winter Journey 6

Saturday, June 5, 2021 Welcome, my chuckaboos. I hope everyone is safe and well.  The Delta Pearl is almost finished.  It’s been a complex story, stretching over many months.  So, I thought a recap of past chapters was in order.  Besides, I’ve come down with a head-cold, and it’s interfering with my “little gray cells.”  … More The Delta Pearl — Random Recap & New, Dead of Winter Journey 6

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

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

Pause for Reflection

Saturday, May 29, 2021 Hello, my chuckaboos.  Thanks for coming to the river.  The Delta Pearl has paused for a moment of silence for this Memorial Day weekend.   Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  It … More Pause for Reflection

The Delta Pearl 74: Stare — & DoW Cover Reveal

Saturday, May 22, 2021 Welcome, my chuckaboos. I hope everyone is safe and well.  The Delta Pearl is back.  Today we have the penultimate episode.  Or at least I think we do… you never really know around here. The steampunk riverboat awaits.  All aboard! The Delta Pearl Chapter 74 — Stare Hand firmly clasped over … More The Delta Pearl 74: Stare — & DoW Cover Reveal

Stay Tuned

Saturday, May 8, 2021 Hello, my chuckaboos.  Thanks for coming to the river.  It’s good to see you, but I just didn’t have the energy to make a Delta Pearl post for today.  Everything is fine, but the past seven days have been overflowing with… stuff.  One good thing was that I was able to … More Stay Tuned

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls — Giveaway Winners

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Hello again, everyone.  The deadline for giveaway entries passed at 5 PM.  Random number generators make this so easy that I’m announcing the winners tonight.  Remember this includes entries from a Facebook post I did yesterday before the geeky-gishy-giddyness of the number 5 took hold of me.  I will reach out … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls — Giveaway Winners

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls — and a Giveaway!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Hello, everyone. Welcome to a celebration of synchronicity!  It’s May 5th, and today I announce the fifth Journey of “Dead of Winter.”  No I did not plan this in advance.  Update! The paperback is now available too. Universal link: relinks.me/B0942KC471 When I realized the timing, I got all geeky-gishy-giddy. … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls — and a Giveaway!

The Delta Pearl 72 — Hide. Plus a DoW-5 Cover Reveal

Saturday, May 1, 2021 Happy May Day.  Sorry for the delay — there was a WordPress scheduling error. Thank you for coming back to the river, my chuckaboos!  This post is a bit of a hodgepodge. There’s a featured image from my Designed & Ready Book Covers service.  Plus I’m finishing up Dead of Winter: … More The Delta Pearl 72 — Hide. Plus a DoW-5 Cover Reveal

The Delta Pearl 63 — Whistle

Saturday, February 6, 2021 But first, for those who aren’t here on Wednesdays… Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn At the beginning of 2021, I started monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.”  Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released then.  This week I published, Journey 2, Penllyn.  For that announcement click here. (Description … More The Delta Pearl 63 — Whistle

The Delta Pearl 50 — Discover

Saturday, October 3, 2020  Welcome to the garden party, my chuckaboos!  I’m glad you are here.  Heartfelt thanks to everyone who visited, hosted (so far), and supported the launch of Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure this week. I’ll be visiting other blogs throughout the coming week.  You’re all pos-i-lutely swell.    Wow, it’s already October.  Another … More The Delta Pearl 50 — Discover

The Delta Pearl — Dry dock due to bad Internet

Saturday, September 19, 2020   Apologies, my chuckaboos. As you’ve gathered, The Delta Pearl is not here today.  I’m worried about many of you because of the terrible fires, particularly the ones along the Pacific coast states and provinces. Also, for everyone, I pray that each of you are safe, well, and happy, no matter where … More The Delta Pearl — Dry dock due to bad Internet

A Delta Pearl Extra

Wednesday, June 17, 2020  Wait a minute — the steampunk riverboat is here?  Well, dash my wig!  Welcome my chuckaboos! Don’t worry, you aren’t arfarfan’arf or boiled owl. It really is Wednesday.  Today I’m doing something I rarely do — posting a revision.  A few people commented that they had to look up “scarab.”  Most of … More A Delta Pearl Extra

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 33

Indies Agree… I love that “Indie” has endlessly different subjects, genres, and formats.  I’m happy that every indie author and blogger is unique.  Despite all that diversity, it seems that all indie authors agree on the importance of reviews – whether posted in a blog, magazine, or on a bookseller’s site. Oh, I admit to my jaw-dropping … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 33

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 32

Word of the Day Often I think I should have a word of the day.  Once I bought a desk calendar of them, but it turned out to be words that none of us would sensibly use under any circumstance, professional, playfully, or otherwise. I haven’t come up with a viable way to give myself a word of … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 32