#BadMoonRising: The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Geneviene #IndieAuthor #urbanfantasy @TeaganGeneviene

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!

Pigs Magia n 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.

Pigs Road Moon unsplash composite
A “Bad Moon” glowing pig style

Fun Questions

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…

Lulu Valentino in the control room
The diesel-punk train in “Hullaba Lulu” uses an Ouija board as part of its controls. (Art by Rob Goldstein)

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!

Writing Questions

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.

Part of the character matrix for the unfinished “Delta Pearl,” a steampunk novel

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.

Cover Copper Alchemist Woman n Trousers

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.

You can also visit me at these sites:

Teagan’s Books

Amazon Author Page

Amazon UK Author Page

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/teagangeneviene
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeagansBooks
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/teagangeneviene/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoM-z7_iH5t2_7aNpy3vG-Q
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teagangeneviene/

40 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising: The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Geneviene #IndieAuthor #urbanfantasy @TeaganGeneviene

  1. Teri, it’s been another awesome Bad Moon Rising. Thanks for letting me participate, even though the Glowing Pigs are far from horror… unless your a pig… then the mention of bacon in one story is terrifying. 😉 I appreciate you letting me bend the rules. Heartfelt thanks, my friend. Hugs!

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  2. I haven’t been over to the party bus yet, but I’m planning a visit today. Teagan, if you buy that haunted house, please can I come and visit? Around about Halloween time would be perfect.
    Great to see you here today. I wish you massive success with the new book and all your writing. I’ve enjoyed all the serials you’ve published on your blog. You’ve become Queen of the Cliffhangers.
    Hugs to Teri and you.

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    1. Hugh, if I buy a haunted house you and Teri both are always welcome.
      Thank you so much for visiting, and for all your encouragement. I still have one of your serial comments hanging on my office wall.
      Thanks for visiting the party bus too. You’re a treasure, my friend. Mega hugs.

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    1. You definitely should, Kay – Atonement is such an intriguing series. The characters will feel like old friends once you get into the book. And seeing things through Lilith the cat’s eyes is very humorous at times.


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