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Teagan Geneviene brings us an enchanted door and news of a new book by talented S.R. Mallery. Don’t miss it!

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Thursday Doors to Enchantment

Thursday Doors is a blog event hosted by Dan Antion.  Since the motto of my adopted state is Land of Enchantment, and because I usually write about magical things, I call my “Doors” posts Doors to Enchantment.  

Who knows what enchantment may be hidden behind a door?  This is true of the Gambit House series by S. R. (Sarah) Mallery.  The second book in that series is Hidden Spells.

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Here’s the info on the books

Hidden Spells: Book #2 of the Gambit House Mystery Series

This award-winning witch/mystery series picks up seven years after Endangered Spells. The second witch book features the feisty, middle sister, Carly Goode. Tough on the outside, vulnerable on the inside, she’s determined to not only prove her magical prowess to her family and the world…

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Teagan Geneviene​ brings us Episode 21 of the Armadillo Files. Time traveling is complicated, for sure, and the characters are facing difficult choices. Oh, don’t miss Geoff Le Pard’s hilarious limerick!

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

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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 when I brought in Henry Apesly’s predicament with Sally Bowen.  After I posted that episode, I realized that I can’t save both Fang and Marie Browning.  However, I there’s no going back, after I’ve posted a chapter.  So what to do?  How do I write my way out of this one?  

The answer is, that it takes a lot of explaining — and that is what happens in today’s chapter.  There’s no action, and a lot of dialogue explaining the conundrum.  I hope I don’t lose you along the way.

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A fabulous contribution by Teagan Geneviene to two blog challenges. Recommended to those with long TBR lists (like me!)

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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.  What can I say? There was a door in the story I wrote for the challenge.

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TBR Pile Challenge from D. Wallace Peach

Since fairly early in my blogging career, Diana Wallace Peach has been one of my indie role models. When I saw this challenge from her, a response quickly popped into my head.  Here is theinformation about Diana’s challengeYou will find lots of other responses at her blog too. 

Here is the response that immediately came to mind when I read Diana’s challenge.  When I realized I had written a door in…

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Teagan Geneviene​ brings us Episode 20 of the Armadillo Files. We know now when we are, and it sounds pretty dangerous but exciting! Oh, and watch out for Henry Apesly!

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Saturday, January 15,2022

You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.  

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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 there was Pip in the Corn Maze, followed by the three-part Pip and Artie Meet Again.  More recently we worked together in 2019 for Pip & Artie, Aghast at a Ghost.  It was set during the time-line of my novel A Ghost in the Kitchen.  

I suppose Auld Lang Syne had me reminiscing about those days. When Fang started blinking in and out of existence, I perceived the need for another “operative” character. One that may or may not be somewhat adversarial to our…

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Episode 19 of Teagan Geneviene​’s the Armadillo Files is here, and our protagonists are about to meet… who or what? Don’t miss this intriguing episode!

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

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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 fromPat at eQuipsblog.  They are Pigtails, Saddle Shoes, and Corset.

Previously in The Armadillo Files

Marie Browning’s name disappeared from the employee list for the Secret City.  Then Fang started to fade in and out of existence. This strange trip started in 1959, but then they were sent back to the early 1940s. Now they’ve gone even farther back… but when and where?  The feline pilots returned, and now we don’t know where, or when they took Fang and Dilly.  You can find all the past chapters by going to the categories on the right side of the screen.  Click on Armadillo Files.

All aboard!

19 — When is here?


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To celebrate the New Year, Teagan Geneviene​ brings us a new episode of the Armadillo Files! Fang and Dilly are on their way! But where, and more importantly, when, are they going? What a great way to start the year!

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

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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 complaining — just explaining, but it hasn’t been easy.  Even so, I was determined to give you at least a little bit of The Armadillo Files.

Random Reader Things

The threethings that drive this episode are from GP Cox, at Pacific Paratrooper. Click over and check out his amazing historical blog. It really is extraordinary.  His random reader things are anteater, bottle of vodka, and Pacific Ocean.

 Previously in The Armadillo Files

Fang started to sort of flicker in and out of existence.  TROLLEY’s warning bells blasted.  Fang told Dilly…

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Thanks to Sally Cronin​ for her very special Christmas gift and for including me in a post with wonderful and talented Carol Taylor and Paul Andruss. Merry Christmas all!

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We have finally reached the last of the Christmas parties first featured in 2018 and revisited this year with additions from 2020.. I would like to take this opportunity to thank more regular contributors over the last ten years, and someone who has helped me with the translation of one of my books. Paul Andruss, Olga Nunez Miretand Carol Taylor.

I know that for the second year running most of us will be spending a very different Christmas day to other years, and it is likely that many of you will still not be able to see your family and close friends in person. That alone will ensure that 2020 and 2021 remain in our thoughts and our memories for a long time.

Today we do at least have the technology to speak to and see those we love, and it whilst does not compare with the hugs…

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Don’t miss Teagan Geneviene​´s contribution to Dan Antion​’s Thursday Doors Challenge, and her generous giveaway offer. And don’t forget her challenge as well!

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Thursday 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 monthThis postwill tell you more.

December 16th – This week is traditionally when we share our favorite doors from the current year. What doors were you particularly proud of in 2021? Which ones made you happiest? Which are special. The good news is you already took the photos, and they are in your library.

Of course, my favorite “doors” this year are from Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement (Kindle:

When the concept for that part of the epic came to me, ten years ago, I had thought… What if your ability to choose a path forward depended on the things that…

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Teagan Geneviene reminds us of her Dead of Winter challenge and offer, with some wonderful examples of creativity from some of her followers.

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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, so I’ve repeated the challenge rules below.


It thrills me when readers find things about their own true lives that they relate to my stories.  Author Robbie Cheadle (Roberta Eaton Cheadle) has so many creative talents.  I was delighted to know that one of her marvelous fondant characters reminded her of my story.  Meet Jack Frost, along with his helper and lovely snow babies here atRobbie’s post.

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The wonderful thing about inspiration is that its product might look absolutely nothing like the inspiration.  Dan Antion surprised…

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Episode 17 of Teagan Geneviene​’s The Armadillo Files is here, and things are slipping and moving! Don’t miss this exciting serial!

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

You’ve reached The Armadillo Files.  Stand by for zaniness.  

Random Reader Things

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The threethings 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 of great posts.  His random reader things are broken sewer pipe, paper doll, and non-reflecting standing mirror.

 Previously in The Armadillo Files

Fang became convinced that the network of tunnels he found in and around the Secret City hold the key to finding the missing Calutron Girls.  You can find all the past chapters by going to the categories on the right side of the screen.  Click on Armadillo Files.

All aboard!

17 — What’s the matter?

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