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
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Here we are at another halfway point, another hump day. I’m only halfway on one particular thing because of one evil villain — Procrastination. Or at least I’ve begun to think that is what’s to blame. I go round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel… … More Wednesday Writing — or Procrastination?
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day! Yes, that’s little early, but I won’t be here tomorrow. Yes, my chuckaboos, I’m back again. I had so much fun creating this novelette, that I just can’t help sharing it again. There’s a nice long snippet from the beginning last week. So I’m only sharing a tiny … More Happy Valentine’s Day (Early)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Don’t look at your calendar, my chuckaboos. You’re right, this is not Wednesday. I couldn’t wait to let you know that I have a new novelette. With your encouragement, I finished the story I told you about last week! I even made a video trailer for this whimsical steampunk-Victorian tale. People … More #NewBook! #Valentine
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 The second month of the year has already begun. I feel like I completely missed Christmas and New Years… and the whole month of January for that matter. I guess a long collie shangle with the “everything flu” will do that to you. It tore me down physically and emotionally. Despite the … More Wednesday Writing — Valentine Pondering
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Announcing my first non-fiction book! Well, not exactly. In my long career of writing and editing in the “Federal world,” I produced volumes and volumes of non-fiction. However, I didn’t get the credit for that work. So, I should say that this is my first independently published non-fiction book. I hoped to … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Speak Flapper #NewBook
Saturday, January 4, 2019 Happy New Year, my chuckaboos! May the new decade and the year 2020 bring 20/20 vision. I’m still crawling back to the surface after Santa brought me a big bag of the Everything Flu on Christmas morning. The “stomach flu” part of “everything” is still hanging on. So let’s get right to … More The Delta Pearl 19 — Flirt
Saturday, December 28, 2019 When I created Wednesday’s holiday greeting I felt fine. Little did I know that I was on Santa’s “Naughty List.” The Jolly Old Elf brought me a flu bug Christmas morning. Not to worry. I expect to be fine and begin 2020 in good health. That said, I apologize for the inevitably … More The Delta Pearl 18 — Bump
Wishing you and yours all the blessings of the holiday season. Welcome to my sanctuary. I hope I can give you a moment of peaceful relaxation. Regardless of what we intend, this time of year usually gets stressful. For many it can be a painfully sad time. You’re welcome here, to take a moment away … More Happy Holidays from Thistledown
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Where is the #Steampunk riverboat? The Delta Pearl should be here, but she has been delayed. Does it have something to do with that “smudgy sooty cloud”? Did matchmaking Agate run the boat aground to throw Emmeraude and Victor together? Maybe Obsidian got jealous of the two and came up with some … More Where Is The Delta Pearl?
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam I’m hard at work getting Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam ready for publication as a book. Meanwhile, how about some whimsical hump day fun? Have you ever thought about what your name might be if you were a whimsical magical creature? If you were following when I posted that tale … More Find Your Faery Name & a Thistledown Contest #FreeBook
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Most of you will recall this serial is a rewrite of a novel I wrote in 2016. I wasn’t satisfied with it, so I’m adding to it via this serial. During National Novel Writing Month, I posted a few chapters that did not get … More The Delta Pearl 17 — Jump
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Happy December everyone. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has concluded, but one of my November activities on that book continue. It’s a good thing I’m a life-gime learner. Even though I have decades of writing and editing experience, I still enjoy study and research. I thought I’d share some of the writing … More Wednesday Writing — Dialogue
Saturday, November 30, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! For those of you who are celebrating an extended weekend for Thanksgiving, stay safe and warm! With the holiday (here at least) in mind, I expect a lot of readers will miss this chapter. So, it’s just as well that there is not a … More The Delta Pearl 16 — Suffrage
Friday, November 29, 2019 A “Black Friday” announcement, and a cover reveal! But first… WordPress weirdness attacked this post. Sadly some of your comments were lost. I apologize. Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam Several of you will remember Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam from 2017, when I posted it here as a serial. It’s a set-your-imagination-free, wildly whimsical story. … More A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Welcome back to the steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! Thanks for returning, after my detour last weekend to work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Then I took time out from both — to revise my “Books” page. I didn’t realize how woefully overdue that was! If you’ll remember, last time Émeraude had a … More The Delta Pearl 15 — Groan
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Like hundreds of thousands of other people, I’m hard at work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This year, I quickly saw that I had shared too much about my new story for NaNoWriMo. So, I am keeping this one close to the vest, even though it’s so very hard not to share … More Where Is Teagan? WriMo-mo-mo!
Friday, November 29, 2019 A “Black Friday” announcement, and a cover reveal! Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam Several of you will remember Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam from 2017, when I posted it here as a serial. It’s a set-your-imagination-free, wildly whimsical story. However, it has a dark undercurrent. With that in mind, I describe it as a tale … More A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays!
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Where the heck is Teagan? More importantly, where is The Delta Pearl? This weekend, I’m taking a break to work on National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). However, here’s a little teaser from The Delta Pearl’s chapter for next weekend. If you missed the most recent episode of The Delta Pearl, you can find it … More Where in the World Is Teagan?
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 It’s the middle of the week, but it’s not Hidebound Hump Day or Jazz Age Wednesday. With National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) in full swing, I’m making it easy for myself. However, I’m also doing something for those of you who were not following my weekend serial this summer. That’s right! … More Hump Day: Brother Love — a Crossroad
Saturday, November 9, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the magical #steampunk riverboat, the The Delta Pearl. I have a chatty intro this weekend. Most of it is rooted in National Novel Writing Month, so that’s were I’ll begin. This is my eighth year to participate in “NaNoWriMo.” Horror of horrors I’m behind on my average daily … More The Delta Pearl, 14 — Drink, & an Announcement
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
Saturday, November 2, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Happy November. I’m so glad you came back to the The Delta Pearl. This week’s random reader things I didn’t make it a “thing,” but Diana Peach recommended an explanation of how the tempest prognosticator works be added to the story. I try to keep a faster pace in serials, … More The Delta Pearl, 13 — Agitate
Saturday, October 26, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Based on my own experiences the past two weeks (and more), I know it might have been difficult for you to get here. I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many … More The Delta Pearl, 12 — Prognosticate
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
Saturday, October 19, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Based on my own experiences all week, I know it might have been difficult for you to get here. I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many of us. Their denial … More The Delta Pearl, 11 — Pretend
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Today I have an all new story for you, from the Pip-verse. It’s a new collaboration with Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape! Chris is really busy with huge personal projects right now, so double thanks to him for working on this … More Pip & Artie in Outer Space
Saturday, October 12, 2019 The steampunk riverboat is here. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. It’s been a busy week. Are you ready to sink into the soft cushions of imagination and let the river gently take you to extraordinary places? This week’s random reader things This steampunk riverboat runs on random … More The Delta Pearl, 10 — Cover
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
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl. Let’s get right to it. This week’s random reader things This steampunk riverboat runs on random “things” from readers. Diana Wallace Peach provided tap shoes. John W. Howell mentioned pandemonium. Thanks to Dan Antion for letting me use some of his photos. He staged a photoshoot … More The Delta Pearl, 9 — Secure
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
Saturday, September 28, 2019 WordPress got snitty with me Friday when I tried to schedule this post, and it went out early. In case you missed it, I’m linking to here. Please Click Here for Chapter 8. Now for the obligatory shameless self-promotion… Universal link to my Amazon Author Page USA: The Three Things Serial … More The Delta Pearl, 8 — An oops
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Note: This post was meant to publish on the above date. However, between WordPress finikyness and the absurdly shoddy Internet service I get from TDS Telecom… well, it was doomed. Hello, my chuckaboos! Thanks for coming back to the #steampunk riverboat, after the detour for my book launch of A Ghost in … More The Delta Pearl, 8 — Think
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, September 18, 2019 Sheiks and Shebas, welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays! I’m working away, finishing up all the million and one details for the book launch of A Ghost in the Kitchen. I hope everyone will join me this weekend. It’s no ordinary book launch! A magical trolley full of your friends will take a tour … More Coming soon — A Ghost in the Kitchen
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. This week’s random reader things I could have used this as a “thing” last time, but it seemed more important this time. What? Paddlewheel! Two readers left it as a “random thing.” One was Ginger, of Murphy’s Law. Thanks … More The Delta Pearl, 7 — Catch
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Update! My book launch for A Ghost in the Kitchen, will be a magical trolley, touring haunted Savannah, Georgia! The trolley will visit various haunted sites and “pick up” participants along the way. At the end of the line, “Granny Phanny” will show everyone her library (your books and/or post links). … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Prepare to Launch
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. I was pressed for time this week, so let’s get right to it. This week’s random reader things G. P. Cox gave us a thing that was a name, Sir Reginald La Felin. That actually continues last week’s thing from D. … More The Delta Pearl, 6 — Listen
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays and a double cover reveal! That’s right not just one, but two covers — both for Roaring Twenties books. I’ve brought along a couple of 1920s musicians to liven up this celebration. I love making book covers and promo images. Today I’m double excited to reveal two … More 1920s Covers Revealed!
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hello, my chuckaboos! Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl. So far we’ve met passengers who include a young, but somewhat nurotic prodigy of an inventor, Dr. Victor Elam. He’s a little older than Émeraude, and she is quite intrigued, despite his imperfections. Or maybe because of them. Can … More The Delta Pearl, 5 — Read
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos! As you know, I’m re-writing a nearly finished novel, The Delta Pearl, for this serial. That has resulted in a few changes, such as the heroine, Émeraude, becoming several years younger. Now both she and one of the passengers (Victor Elam — you met him last … More The Delta Pearl 4 — Greet
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays! It’s been a constant “Lindy hop” choosing between priorities, shifting them, balancing, juggling, but I’ve finally done enough toward bookizing the third novel in my Roaring Twenties series, A Ghost in the Kitchen, that I’m ready to do a cover reveal. Sheiks and Shebas, could you lend a … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — Want to Reveal?
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! Even though we don’t see one another face-to-face, I do feel you are my dear friends. Regardless of physical appeal — and I acknowledge the endlessly different standards of beauty, faces are usually important to how we imagine stories. Whether we’re writing tales or reading them, seeing a … More The Delta Pearl 3 — Face
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! If you are looking for the latest installment of the #Steampunk fantasy, “The Delta Pearl,” click here for Chapter 2 – Fret. Most of you weren’t too excited about the “cock-a-leekie soup” that turned up in the last episode. However, several were downright enthuzimuzzy! At least … More Hidebound Hump Day — Hungry?
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! I warn you in advance that I’m flying by the seat of my pantser pants even more than usual today. My week has been so full of insomnia and interruptions, it’s no wonder Émeraude is looking like a worry wart. This week’s random reader things: Great minds think … More The Delta Pearl 2 — Fret
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Sheiks and Shebas — hi there, you’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays! Update: I apologize that I’ve been a poor excuse for a hostess at my own party. My Internet has been down more than it’s been up the past three days. I find myself repeatedly redoing … More Hidebound yet Jazzy – Blog Party!
Saturday, August 3, 2019 Welcome, my chuckaboos! (If you are new around here, “chuckaboo” is what the Victorians called a dear friend.) As most of you know, I’m reworking an unfinished novel The Delta Pearl for this serial. Since I have a good bit of material that I want to keep, my secret hope was that … More The Delta Pearl 1 — Dance
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Those prim, straightlaced, hidebound Victorians would never talk about this… but I hope to give you midweek entertainment with my mishap. It could make a stuffed bird laugh. Here’s the spew. It was Monday morning, and I had slept very poorly (that happens a … More Hidebound Hump Day — Spewed!
Saturday, July 27, 2019 A New Serial Begins! Welcome, my chuckaboos! If you are new around here, “chuckaboo” is what the Victorians called a dear friend. Changes abound! Those of you who visited my midweek post already know I’ve changed things. If not, then you see that I’ve redecorated my sanctuary. After many years of … More The Delta Pearl — Prologue. A New Serial Begins!