Teagan Geneviene​ recommends some birds and wing-related books for the holiday, including some of mine! Thanks, Teagan, and readers don’t miss on her recommendations. Her books are awesome and she knows what she is talking about!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2022

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Hello everyone. In a few hours it will be Thanksgiving Day here in the USA.  In addition to the giving of thanks, it’s associated with good food, football games, and shopping.  I’m grateful for a lot, but I haven’t been able to write because of my “stuff.”  One thing that always makes me feel better is doing something to lift up others.  Thinking about that, I suddenly decided to do a mini-book fair.

There are endless wonderful indie books.  Immediately I saw that I had to set a limit for my post. A theme was in order, but what? Abruptly, Robbie Cheadle’s story “The Christmas Bird” reminded me that I’ve included birds in a few of my own books.  That became my fair theme, Birds of a FeatherThis mini-book fair features stories that include birds… and a few that…

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Teagan Geneviene​ revisits one of her beloved characters, Pip, and shares some links to free books from the 1920s. Thanks, Teagan, Pip and Granny Phanny!

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Happy weekend, all.  I’m afraid my week went sideways, and I didn’t get any writing done.  I was feeling bad about not doing a post today… then it hit me that I could rerun something.  I’ve posted this short story from the “Pip-verse” a few times over the years, but it’s the right time of year.  Pip and Granny Phanny would have made great Pumpkin Hat Girls, except they are in the 1920s.

As an extra treat, I’ve included links to where you can get a lot of free books that were popular in the 1920s.  Anyhow, maybe you’ve either forgotten about that series, or it was before you started following me.  So here it is.

Turkey Time for Pip

1928 Thanksgiving New YorkerThe New Yorker magazine, November 1928

“Paisley Idelle Peabody, I’ll have no complaining,” Granny Phanny stated firmly.

“But Granny, that’s practically all day!  Why can’t I…

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Teagan Geneviene​ shares some amazing doors for Dan Antion​’s #ThursdayDoors and reminds us of her latest story, A Peril in Ectoplasm!

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Thursday Doors to Indie Books

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Welcome to my sanctuary.  In this magical place, we can be any-when. Multiple whens might even colide.  My mind is still in the 1920s with “A Peril in Ectoplasm.” When I think of that decade, I also think of all things Art Deco.  That style often makes me think of sleek, highly polished metal.  So, today I’m sharing a few relevant doors. 

The stunning 1935 Bugatti Type 57s Aerolithe featured in my promo image above is actually from later than the setting of my story.  How could I resist though?  Note the intriguing shape of the car’s door.  I found this informative short video. It shows the Bugatti’s door opening, the interior, and even the polished finishing under the hood. It also describes the kind of metal used.

There are a few “regular” metal doors that I’ll…

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Teagan Geneviene​ treats us to another weekend adventure of the Pumpkin Hat Girls! Great fun!

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

Hello, everyone.  I’m back with more Weekend Shorts.  Also, I brought along the Pumpkin Hat Girls again.  They were up for some more Twilight Zone-ish fun.

Back when I asked photographers and artists to send me three images that were “generally related” one another (unlike the randomness of the readerthings I need for serials), multi-talented Resa McConaghy responded with several from her neck of the woods — specifically, Sunnyside Beach in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Resa is a multi-talented designer, artist, and finder of fabulous murals.  She shares some of her lovely things at Graffiti Lux Art & More

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The Pumpkin Hat Girls #3

Lake Ontario BeachPhoto by Resa McConaghy

Tires hummed along the road.  Colorful trees slid past the car windows.  Red taillights of a vehicle in the distance ahead of us came and went as Penny negotiated bends in the road.

The…

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If you need a story to read for Halloween, Teagan Geneviene​ shares an intriguing and eerie snippet of her novella A Peril in Ectoplasm. Check it out!

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

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Welcome, everyone.  This week, I didn’t have time to write a new “Spook-tober Shorts” story.  However, I’m sharing a short snippet from my Halloween novel, “A Peril in Ectoplasm.”

Step into the 1920s of Coral Gables, Florida with world renowned psychic medium, Daphne Moultrie. A spirit warned her that she must find a particular girl or else she will die.  But what girl and where?  We join Daphne on her search.

From A Peril in Ectoplasm: Just Once More

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Keys of typewriters clacked in a chaotic lack of rhythm, interspersed by the ding of carriage returns.  Daphne Moultrie walked down a hallway in the South Florida Practical School for Young Women.

She climbed a flight of stairs.  Breathing heavily, she had to stop before she reached the top.  She knewit was wrong that she should be so easily fatigued.  Taking a…

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Teagan Geneviene​ shares a #ThursdayDoors post with beautiful 1920s doors in California and Florida. Oh, and don’t miss the giveaway from another favourite author with a love for historical settings, Sarah Mallery​

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

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Thursday Doors to Indie Books

1920s Trick or Treat

Today I’m sharing some 1920s doors.  It was a fun coincidence.  I just released a novella set in Coral Gables, Florida of the Roaring Twenties.  Meanwhile, to celebrate her upcoming 1920s mystery series, fellow indie author, S.R. (Sarah) Mallery is offering the introductory book for free (but only for a few days).  Her series is set on the opposite coast, in and around Hollywood, California.

I’ve found some real estate photos of houses in both cities, that were built in the 1920s and are still out there today.  So, let’s go coast-to-coast for our trick-or-treating!

Back in the day, I was always taught to put my guests first. So, let’s begin with the California doors.  I love the way the balcony goes most of the way around this home.

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Teagan Geneviene​’s Pumpkin Hat Girls are back with more adventures, and this time, Robbie Cheadle​’s fondant characters play an important part. I hope there will be more stories to come because it ends in a cliffhanger!

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to Spook-tober Shorts.  A couple of weeks ago I introduced some new character-friends, the Pumpkin Hat Girls.  They’re back for some more Twilight Zone-ish fun.

Haunted Halloween Holiday is a delightful story by Robbie and Michael Cheadle.  I mentioned it back on August 20.  When I found out about Robbie’s story, it reminded me that every year, I kept forgetting to do a Halloween story until it was too late.  So, I got busy writing A Peril in Ectoplasm.  My latest novella has nothing to do with Robbie’s new book.  Neither does the short story below, but it was inspired by her fun promo image and many of her fondant characters.  I’ve used her photos of some of them as illustrations for my story.

Sugar Fiends

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Teagan Geneviene’s new novella is ready and available, right in time for Halloween! Don’t miss her presentation and a couple of snippets. I warn you, though, you’ll be hooked!

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

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 Welcome back to the Teagan Zone, everyone. I’m working some blog magic and being in two places at once.  Or rather I am on Sunday — Actually I’m embarrassed. This is the second time I’ve gotten that date wrong, thinking it was the 16th. when I’m visiting Teri Polen’s Bad Moon Rising event On October 19th.  She’s asked me some fun questions. I hope you’ll click here to visit us and join the conversation.

I’ve been working like a demon on a “long-short story” that grew into a novella. (Read more and you’ll see how appropriate “demon” is.)  As of this afternoon, it’s finished, and the e-book is available at Amazon!  Wheew just barely in time for Teri’s post SundayIn plenty of time for Oct. 19th! Haha. Joke’s on me since I stayed up all night working.

Today I’m bending…

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New short and spooky story from Teagan Geneviene​ inspired by Dan Antion​’s new book and his pics. Don’t miss this deliciously scary tale!

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

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Hello everyone, and happy October.  I hope to use this series of short stories I’m writing to promote new books from indie authors, whenever synchronicity allows.  Today that happened with the second book in Dan Antion‘s trilogy, “The Evil You Choose.”  The title is what inspired my short story, although Dan has let me use several of his photos for illustrations (not necessarily related to his book). 

The Evil You Choose by Dan Antion The Evil You Choose by Dan Antion

Today I’ve created some new character-friends, and we’re up to a bit of Twilight Zone-ish fun.

The Game of Sinful Delights

“Round and round and round, she goes.  Who knows what evil you will choose!” the barker cried.

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The Pumpkin Hat Girls, that’s what we called ourselves.  Throughout each autumn season we went on adventures small or grand.  Aged 50 through 90, all…

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