Friends, today is a special day – Teagan Geneviene is here, and she’s brought her glowing pigs, Deme and Honeybell! And it gets even better – the second book in her Atonement series releases today! Join the Atonement in Bloom Book Launch Party Bus, which will follow this post. Welcome Teagan!
The “universe” of Atonement, Tennessee, created by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene continues to expand. In advance of releasing book-2, she has recently released the Spanish translation of “Atonement” and renamed it for that audience — Expiación y Magia.
Synopsis. The Glowing Pigs — Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee
When I realized that several years ago I wrote a whimsical short story that was a prequel to anything else in my quirky supernatural town, and that it was strongly tied to the story-line of the next novel, Atonement in Bloom… Well I was in a bit of a pickle about how to handle the situation. When it occurred to me that I had several short stories with some “characters” from that prequel, I decided to collect them into a little book.
By the way, those characters were pigs — otherworldly, glowing, mischievous little pigs. Their pig tales or snort stories continue the adventures of pigs (Deme and Honeybell), and the residents of the quirky town. You’ll get better acquainted with the “Bardolator” sheriff, and a minor character, Marge Tipton. Admittedly the snort-stories are not as suspenseful as the novels. The most frightening thing in them might be bacon… or it is if you’re a pig.
You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final person, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
Ha! That’s a fun question, Teri. I would have probably been the comic relief. Although after six (out of 10) years of failing to escape from my horror story of a job, I could almost imagine a ahem… different role. Limited strictly to the imagination, of course!
Have you ever played with a Ouija board?
You’d think I had, since Ouija board was one of the random things in my blog serial “Hullaba Lulu.” However, I had never used one, so I bought one because of the serial. Although I’m not set up to have a group over to try it out…
If you were paid to spend the night in a haunted house, would you do it?
A night? Horsefeathers, I’d probably try to buy the place!
What is the hardest part of writing?
The hardest part is to keep going after that initial spark. My real-life job drains me of all creativity. That’s why it has taken me years to finish Atonement in Bloom. Although I’ve finished some other things along the way. Like I said… initial spark.
What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?
It’s not for everyone, but my personal “must-have” is a character matrix. Except for short stories, I create a complex spreadsheet that helps me keep up with all the details.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Since I have a full-time job, writing is what I do when I’m not working. Outside of the job, when I’m not writing, I’m still doing things that support my creative writing. I like to make illustrations and book-covers. I’ve made all my own covers.
What are you working on now?
For the past ten months, every month I’ve thought I would release book-2 in my “Atonement” series, Atonement in Bloom. At this point I’m afraid to mention it. As of this writing, I’m doing the final proof read. Or I hope it’s final…
So, what I’m working on is re-running a #SteamPunk serial from 2015 while I finish up Bloom. That serial is “Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.” I post chapters on Wednesday for Hidebound Hump Day and on Straightlaced Saturdays. I’m running that as a prelude to launching an all new “3 things” style serial, where readers leave random “things” to drive the pantser story.
As you saw in the introduction, this summer I released “The Glowing Pigs – Snort Stories of Atonement Tennessee.” I also released the Spanish translation of the first novel, Atonement, Tennessee. I renamed the translation, done by Olga Núñez Miret. The Spanish version is called Expiación y Magia. (International Amazon Link: relinks.me/B07HBM7L71)
Teri, heartfelt thanks for allowing me to participate in Bad Moon Rising again this year.
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