Monday, but a Thursday Doors Challenge #1, @DanAntion, Deborah M. Zajac

Monday, May 19, 2022 Welcome, all.  You wouldn’t believe how down on myself I’ve been, because I haven’t been able to plunge through the PTSD-anxiety that keeps me from finishing “Dead of Winter.”  I had also forgotten about the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. I had promised to participate and was looking … More Monday, but a Thursday Doors Challenge #1, @DanAntion, Deborah M. Zajac

Thursday Doors to #WomensHistoryMonth — the #1920s

Thursday, March 17, 2022 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Dimitri Svetesikas, Pixabay Since my post is skimpy on actual doors, here’s a lovely old green door with shutters (a sort of door) and a wall box (which has another sort of door). Doors to Women’s History Yes, it’s time for “the wearing of the green,” but … More Thursday Doors to #WomensHistoryMonth — the #1920s

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 What a “Journey” it’s been.  We’re near the end of that road.  Sometimes it was sunny, other times dark.  I have heartfelt gratitude for everyone who has been with me.  I’m glad you’re part of the Journeys of “Dead of Winter.”  There’s still one more to go. The Penultimate Journey Is … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 13, The Harbor

Thursday Doors to Enchantment — the North-country of Dead of Winter

Thursday, February 17, 2022 Doors to Enchantment Welcome to my sanctuary.  Spring is on the way in the Land of Enchantment, but Winter will be on my mind for weeks to come as I finish the final two installments of “Dead of Winter.”  In response to the Thursday Doors challenge, hosted by Dan Antion, I’ve looked … More Thursday Doors to Enchantment — the North-country of Dead of Winter

Wednesday Writing — 2 #BookReviews from Olga Núñez Miret

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 I wasn’t going to do a Wednesday post, because I had something for Thursday Doors.  I’ve been having a personal difficulty that left me exhausted, but when I saw two wonderful reviews from Olga Núñez Miret, I felt rejuvenated.    As Olga said, “Winter is no longer coming. It is here … More Wednesday Writing — 2 #BookReviews from Olga Núñez Miret

Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Answering Diana’s Challenge

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  In the magic of Teagan’s Books, today it’s both Wednesday and Thursday.  I’m combining my response to a writing challenge from D. Wallace Peach with Thursday Doors, hosted by Dan Antion. https://nofacilities.com/2022/01/20/old-wethersfield-business/  What can I say? There was a … More Wednesday Writing & Thursday Doors — Answering Diana’s Challenge

Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 12 — Goddesses

Monday, December 28, 2021 Announcing the December issue of Dead of Winter! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  I’ve been working hard to finish the next novelette in “Dead of Winter.”  Happily, I published it on Christmas Eve.   Here’s the Blurb Dead of Winter: Journey 12, Goddesses So far in the Journeys … More Announcing Dead of Winter: Journey 12 — Goddesses

Thursday Doors Challenge & Free e-Book (UPDATED)

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Thursday Doors Challenges Thursday Doors Badge Challenge I’m updating this post to include an entry for the Thursday Doors Badge.  Here’s my humble offering. Thursday Doors Favorite Doors Challenge This time, I’m the one responding to a challenge.  The host of Thursday Doors, Dan Antion has a few challenges going this … More Thursday Doors Challenge & Free e-Book (UPDATED)

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge Responses

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge Welcome, everyone.  I hope the week is going well for all of you.  Today I’m showing links to some of the wonderful responses to my Dead of Winter Creativity Challenge.  Each is a different form of creativity.  I’ll continue to collect responses until December 24, 2021, … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge Responses

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Welcome December! Welcome to my cozy sanctuary in the Land of Enchantment.  For many years I lived in dread of December’s weather… and January, and February, and even March when I lived on the east coast.  However, in the high desert southwest, I love December and the rest of winter.  Speaking … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter Challenge

Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Happy Thanksgiving In my country, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.  I’m giving thanks for all of you no matter where you are.  Despite the many times “we” (as a country or segments of the population) have brought shame upon ourselves, I’m also thankful to live here, to have been born here. I’m … More Giving Thanks

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon Escarpment

day, November , 2021 Announcing the November issue of Dead of Winter! Thanks for your patience this month.  Allow me to present the latest novelette in Dead of Winter — Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment  I know you’re wondering how many installments are left.  Don’t hold me to it, but I think there will be two … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon Escarpment

Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter is coming

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Dead of Winter is coming However, it’s taking more time to get the November novelette ready. I didn’t simply choose stop/start points in the 1,000+ epic I wrote a decade ago. Each month, in addition to editing the manuscript, I reorganize things for a better “serial” flow. Also for this format, … More Wednesday Writing — Dead of Winter is coming

Wednesday Writing — Readers Outside Your Genre & #BookReviews

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Happy November, everyone! Thanks for visiting my sanctuary.  Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, and maybe get a snack, put your feet up and relax here for a moment.  One of the things that delights me most is when a reader enjoys my stories — even though they don’t usually … More Wednesday Writing — Readers Outside Your Genre & #BookReviews

Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal for Journey 11

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Hello, everyone. As the Journeys of Dead of Winter draw near their end, so does this year.  For my location, the approaching solstice (Halloween, Samhain, and other names) falls halfway between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice.  In most of the countries of Dead of Winter, it also marks the … More Wednesday Writing — Cover Reveal for Journey 11

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 The October issue of Dead of Winter is here! Welcome everyone! Thanks for your patience this month.  Today I announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter.  It seems like only a few weeks ago that I started these Journeys.  Now we are on the tenth month. Wow.  We are nearing … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Welcome, my friends.  I’m hard at work on the October issue of Dead of Winter, so this post is just a quick cover reveal.  In the tenth installment of this epic fantasy, the travelers set out for the far away city which is the ancient seat of power of the Society of … More Cover Reveal — Dead of Winter: Journey 10, Pergesca

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

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Thursday, September 2, 2021 The September issue of Dead of Winter ready! Welcome to my sanctuary.  Try not to let that giant eye worry you.  During the past ten days, I’ve put in so many long hours each day, but I’m on track and here to announce the latest novelette in Dead of Winter.  To … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Just before I started writing this post, the part of my brain that I call “Squirrel” because it bounces around like a dog who’s just seen a squirrel… Squirrel!!!  Where was I?  Oh, yeah. I had landed on something about the “I Write Like” place that most writers have visited at … More Wednesday Writing — I write like who? And Cover Reveal

Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The August issue of Dead of Winter is here! Welcome everyone.  Thanks for visiting my sanctuary.  The “lost library” is one of the mental places where I like to relax.  Although, in Dead of Winter, it may not be a safe harbor.  Our characters definitely need to proceed with caution.  In Journey … More Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library

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

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

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