Dan’s Doors for Brother Love

Dan Antion gives a teaser for tomorrow’s chapter of Brother Love. I didn’t mean to give him such a big photo challenge — but he sure did a fabulous job. You’ll see tomorrow.
Comments are closed here because I want you to visit Dan. Hugs on the wing!

No Facilities

The details in this house are amazing. I’m not sure it fits in Mississippi, but I do like it.

Two weeks ago, I included a sad little house in the gallery of doors. I’ve been looking for a house for Teagan’s story that fits her general concept for Birdie Devovo’s house. Teagan mentioned that the house would “need some work” – which is harder to find than you might think. Well, that’s not entirely true. Finding houses that need work is actually pretty easy. Finding ones that can be adapted to Mississippi in the late 1950s-1960s is more difficult.

It’s all in the details.

Details like wheelie bins for recycling parked up against the side of the house. In the period in which Teagan is writing, we were still burning trash and putting everything that didn’t burn into metal garbage cans. Garbage was my job until the mid-60s when my…

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Atonement Doors – #ThursdayDoors

Beyond my wildest dreams! That was the result when I asked Dan Antion if he would be interested in doing a Thursday Doors post — using my fictional town of Atonement, TN. I told Dan just run with it — wherever his imagination took him, and I’m so glad he did. I’m still gawking at his post, I love it that much.
The way he described everything made his post wonderful — I felt like I was living in a chapter of the book.

Some of the photos he chose look exactly as I imagine the town. I had hoped that I made Atonement an “any town” so people could relate to it. Dan made me think I got it right. I hope everyone else thinks so.

I managed to get through the publication process with Atonement in Bloom (click here!). While the launch is not until the 20th, I’ve already made it available on Amazon. Also, the first book (Atonement, Tennessee) is on sale for 99 cents (e-book) for the launch.

Dan, heartfelt thanks for this amazing Atonement, TN Doors post. I’m humbled and honored.  I’ve disabled comments here, because I want you to visit Dan’s fabulous blog.


No Facilities

Think of this cover as the door to a wonderful book.

Today is a very special edition of Thursday Doors – I am sharing doors from Atonement, Tennessee, the charming and very mysterious town created by Teagan R. Geneviene in her series of novels. If you enjoy reading Teagan’s serial stories, you will love these novels. Horsefeathers, (as Teagan would say) get on with the news, boy!

Teagan has recently revealed the cover of “Atonement in Bloom” the long-awaited second book in the Atonement series. I had the pleasure of reading an early edition of this book, and I’ve been sitting here ever since, silently chanting “finish the edits, finish the edits…” Well, the edits are finished, Teagan is loading-up a party bus and you should join me in making plans to purchase a copy of this bloomin’ book, later this month.

One of the things…

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award


I was shocked — but in a good way — when Lynn at Strangled Thoughts and Random Musings very kindly sent me this award.  As someone so aptly said, these awards are sort of an Internet hug.  So big hugs back to you Lynn.

Don’t you just love the dragon picture? I don’t know who painted it, but it tells a story without a single word.

I think some of the most wonderful dragon artwork (or any other fantasy art) is done by  Michael Whelan.  I know I’m guilty of simply not dreaming big enough, but it would be beyond my wildest dreams to publish a novel and have Michael Whelan do the cover.

Back to the point… but I thought I’d throw in that “random thought” in honor of Lynn’s blog!  🙂

Rules of this award:

Dragon sculpture by Whelan

Dragon sculpture by Whelan

1. Firstly, display the Award on your site.  You earned it and you deserve it!

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your acceptance post;

3. Nominate 15 well-deserving bloggers for the Award and let them know the wonderful news by sending them a message on their site;

4. List 7 interesting facts about yourself 

Seven things about Teagan…

Tee-hee!  I’m more accustomed to writing Three ThingsComing up with seven things about myself feels like a challenge.  Let’s see….

1. I only discuss politics and/or religion with people if I am already sure they agree with me.

2. I love my cats.  I have two, both rescue kitties.

3. My cats do not think they are humans or babies.  They do however think I am an enormous feline.

4. I enjoy having fun with words – using them in new or unexpected ways.  (This might not always be considered appropriate usage.)

5. I often see the truth.  I seldom enjoy it.

6. I enjoy playing my piano and singing, though I do not read music.  (This is not to say that I am any good at either thing.)

7. It makes my day when I have made someone smile or laugh.

Whelan Dragon

Cover art by Michael Whelan

Now I am supposed to nominate other bloggers… but I know so few, and I’ve recently sent most of them the extra work of the Leibster Award.  So I’m very torn about what to do here.  I think I’ll ask Lynn to forgive me for breaking that rule.  I’ll also ask anyone who wants to volunteer to just let me know — You are hereby nominated!

Thanks again Lynn.  I hope everyone will look at some of her beautiful and very well written stories.