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 of the designs I’ve created for my upcoming books.
First, and most importantly, the third book in my Roaring Twenties series will launch this autumn. It continues the adventures about the flapper, Pip and her friends. Here’s the cover for A Ghost in the Kitchen.
A Ghost in the Kitchen by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Announcing my first non-fiction book!
During seven years of publishing stories with a Roaring Twenties setting here at my blog, in addition to the books about Pip, Granny Phanny, and their friends, I’ve done a lot of research. That…
Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos!Sheiks and Shebas — hi there, you’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays!
I’m of two minds — and eras! Or couldn’t you tell? Where to go with my midweek post?
Delta Pearl announcement. Composite of Pixaby images by Teagan R. Geneviene
I’m still, every so slowly settling into my new home, 2,000 miles away from the place where I lived for ten years. Meanwhile, I’m also having a great time using Dan Antion’s photographs and writing my new serial, The Delta Pearl. It’s a steampunk fantasy, and so has the look of the Victorian Era. (If you missed Chapter 1 — Dance click the link.)
Yet I also want to finalize the third novel in my Roaring Twenties series, A Ghost in the Kitchen, a Three Ingredients story.
Trina pulled a bench out of her bag and sat by the duck pond in Central Park.
She rested her chin on her hands and watched a little yellow duckling scurry
after its mother.
I want a new dolly, thought Trina, but I want one like me.
“What does that look like?” asked Trina’s doll, Madison.
Trina pulled Madison out of her bag.
“She’s just like me, but taller, and with breasts, because she’s a grown up.”
“Why is she a grown up?”
So she can do grownup things.”
Trina gazed at the duck pond and thought.
Madison giggled, “Tits don’t make a gown-up!”
Trina was shocked.
Madison snickered and grinned.
Anjana the elephant slowly lumbered out of the pond.
He lifted his mighty trunk and gently plucked the little yellow duckling from his back and released it find its Mother.
‘My friends,” he bowed.
Madison swiveled her head and frowned at Anjana: “Trina thinks she’s all grown up if she has…”
Trina grabbed the doll and stuffed it into her bag. “Breasts,” she said sweetly.
Arjuna nodded thoughtfully and flapped his ears. “I’m no hominid, but I think it takes more than breasts to be a grown-up human. Why do you want to be a grown up when you’re such a perfect little girl?”
Trina pulled out her tea set and a freshly baked plate of scones; she poured out tea and replied. “I want my new dolly to be a grown-up.”
“Because my world needs grown-ups.”
“We elephants are very grown up.”
“Really?” said Trina. “What kind of grown up things do you do?”
#GetCaughtReading! May is Get Caught Reading Month. Artie is coming back to Jazz Age Wednesdays!
Artie, courtesy of Chris Graham
Get Caught Reading is a nationwide (USA) campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages. Chris Graham, the one and only Story Reading Ape, will be a story telling ape. We’re getting together again for a short story in support of this initiative. It will be here next Wednesday.