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

#NewBook! #Valentine

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays — Speak Flapper #NewBook

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

Find Your Faery Name & a Thistledown Contest #FreeBook

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

A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays

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

A Tale of Faeries — Coming for the Holidays!

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!

The Delta Pearl, 14 — Drink, & an Announcement

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

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

The Delta Pearl, 12 — Prognosticate

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

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 — The Cat’s Pajamas

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

The Delta Pearl, 9 — Secure

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Renaissance Era to Fantasy

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays — Toasting a Ghost in the Kitchen

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

A Ghost in the Kitchen — Launch Party Trolley through Haunted Savannah!

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!

Jazz Age Wednesdays — Prepare to Launch

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

1920s Covers Revealed!

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!

Jazz Age Wednesdays — Want to Reveal?

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?

The Delta Pearl — Prologue. A New Serial Begins!

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!

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 Wednesdays — The Three Things Serial Was “Born”

Wednesday, June 26, 2019  Hi there, shieks and shebas. Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Horsefeathers!  Look at that date…  June is more than half over, and I still haven’t gotten back to work on finalizing my third Roaring Twenties novel about Pip and Granny. Maybe it’s hard to have my head in two different eras at once … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — The Three Things Serial Was “Born”

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

Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 It’s finally time!  I’ve been promising you a short story with illustrations by Rob Goldstein.  Lulu, Gramps, and Valentino are joined by a couple of unexpected characters in this one episode story.  I call it “One Million Years B-Lulu.”  It’s a little riff on “One Million Years BC,” which featured Raquel Welsh.  … More Jazz Age Wednesdays — 1 Million Years B-Lulu

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

End of the #Steampunk Line

Monday, April 15, 2019  I hear the conductor shout. Next stop — end of the line! My chuckaboos, I’ve had 38 weeks of enthuzimuzzy, rerunning this serial with all of you aboard the steampunk train (and submarine). However, this Wednesday Hidebound Hump Day will reveal the conclusion of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  … More End of the #Steampunk Line

Straitlaced Saturday — The Jewel of Seven Stars

Saturday, April 13, 2019  It’s Straitlaced Saturday, my chuckaboos!  It’s been awhile since I shared a Victorian Novels post.  Since my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. will conclude with the next chapter, I wanted to do one more of these features. A few years ago I read a Project Gutenberg copy of The Jewel … More Straitlaced Saturday — The Jewel of Seven Stars

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

Straitlaced Saturday — Chicago World’s Fair 1893

Saturday, March 2, 2019  It’s Straitlaced Saturday, my chuckaboos!   This post complements the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  Many people are intrigued by the Victorian Era.  That doesn’t surprise me.  The time has many different “faces” in my imagination — it has something for everyone.  Take the seedy, … More Straitlaced Saturday — Chicago World’s Fair 1893

Straitlaced Saturday — Mansfield Park

Saturday, February 23, 2019  It’s Straitlaced Saturday, my chuckaboos!  I’m here with another Victorian Novels feature.  This series complements the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  Jane Austen has been mentioned in more than one of the serial chapters.  I just realized that one of her novels escaped my attention.  How … More Straitlaced Saturday — Mansfield Park

Straitlaced Saturday — Elusive Isabel

Saturday, February 16, 2019  Straitlaced Saturday and the Victorian Novels feature is finally back.  It complements the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  With these posts, I’ll give you some information about novels written in the Victorian Era of the real world, along with a link where you can get the … More Straitlaced Saturday — Elusive Isabel

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

Straitlaced Saturday — Vril

Saturday, January 26, 2019  Welcome back to Straitlaced Saturday and a new feature here at Teagan’s Books. Victorian Novels will complement the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  The latest chapter of that serial (click here for chapter 27) mentioned another novel written within the time-frame of my story.  Vril, the … More Straitlaced Saturday — Vril

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