S. R. Mallery's Newletter 9/8/22

Hi, everyone,

I'm so happy to present a lovely author, who not only is a gem of a writer, she's also a highly supportive friend. Enjoy!!



Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene is the acclaimed author of the epic high fantasy series, "Dead of Winter."

Teagan lives in a "high desert" town in the Southwest of the USA. She had always devoured fantasy novels of every type. Then one day there was no new book readily at hand for reading — so she decided to write one. And she hasn’t stopped writing since.

Her work is colored by her experiences from living in the southern states and the desert southwest. Teagan most often writes in the fantasy genre, but she also writes cozy mysteries. Whether it's a 1920s mystery, a steampunk adventure, or urban fantasy, her stories have a strong element of whimsy. That element is also present in "Dead of Winter" but the whimsy is presented in a serious way.

Founder of the Three Things method of storytelling, her blog “Teagan’s Books” contains serial stories spontaneously written according to "things" from viewers. www.teagansbooks.com Some of those serials have been rewritten into books, like "Hullaba Lulu," and "Brother Love, a Crossroad," and the series "Pip's Three Things."

Major influences include Roger Zelazny, Agatha Christie, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Robert Jordan, and Charlaine Harris.

See book trailer videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoM-z7_iH5t2_7aNpy3vG-Q?disable_polymer=true


Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure

is a wild and wooly 1920s fantasy story. Lulu loves to dance, and freely indulges in giggle water. She snores and burps and says whatever she wants — a snarky but good-hearted flapper.
      Lulu, the heroine is inspired by the song, “Don’t Bring Lulu,” from 1925 ― so are her pals, Pearl and Rose. The song’s inspiration stops there, but the story is just beginning.
      Travel with Lulu and her friends on a magical, dieselpunk train that belongs to the smolderingly handsome and enigmatic man known only as Valentino. They get into all sorts of trouble, usually due to Lulu's clumsiness. It’s an intense ride through a number of pos-i-lutely creepy settings, including “sideways” versions of Atlantic City and the Cotton Club.    At every stop and in between, Lulu ends up creating chaos. No, Lulu! Don’t touch that!
     Lulu's the kind of smarty, breaks up every party,
Hullabaloo loo, don't bring Lulu,
I'll bring her myself!



Speak Flapper had a number one debut in its category. This is a dictionary of slang from the Roaring Twenties, also called the Jazz Age.

     I collected these terms while researching my various fictional stories set in the 1920s.The book is intended for entertainment purposes. It is also peppered with history and trivia about the era.  

      You might use it in preparing for a 1920s costume party, or for a gathering to watch a favorite movie or TV show set in the Roaring Twenties. Or use it for the simple personal fun of speaking flapper!
     You’re the cat’s pajamas!

(BTW, I used this book for a couple of my books. It's great!!!)


Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene, the author who taught us to Speak Flapper (with slang of the 1920s), brings us a new volume in her “Author Tool Chest.” Speak Chuckaboo, Slang of the Victorian and Steam Eras, debuted as a #1 New Release on Amazon.

    Back in the days of steam engines and mannerly people, a chuckaboo was one’s dear friend. This volume contains slang from the Victorian Era, as well as the Steam Era, which began before the reign of Queen Victoria, and continued into the early 1900s. It combines language from the Victorian, Edwardian, and Steam Eras because there was a great deal of overlap.
    This slang dictionary also contains a sprinkling of vocabulary words of those eras, which have fallen out of use, along with some history and trivia.
    While every effort was made to be as historically accurate as possible, this compilation is not meant to be a scholarly work. It is intended for fictional use and entertainment purposes.
    Have fun speaking chuckaboo. It’s simply hunky dory.



Dead of Winter  Is a high fantasy, published monthly in novelette-sized installments.  It takes place in a world that resembles some lands in the past of our own world.  The heroine, Emlyn, is a 12-year-old girl who sees and hears spirits.  The religious fanatics who took over Emlyn’s homeland say she is an abomination. She escapes, and is taken in by travelers belonging to the Deae Matres — a society of intelligent women who travel the world, seeking out and preserving knowledge.


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