Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 30

Are we there yet? – Sometimes you’re in a hurry to go somewhere, but you realize only afterwards that it was/ is the journey that counts…This lovely episode reminds me of that. Do enjoy the latest episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers 30 — Babylon, Toothpick, Alpine. And have a fantastic weekend, everyone. Teagan, once again thanks for letting me re-blog. I love what you’ve done with the place/ story.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Saturday Evening Post, 1937. Delivery boy ringing doorbell, waits with man in formal attire (and top hat) who has his head through a cut out in a big Valentine cardSaturday Evening Post, 1937

Happy Valentine’s Day, my chuckaboos!

I know this image is not from the right era, but the dashing man looking all afternoonified, made me think of something Cornelis might do.  I think Valentine’s Day around him would be positively naty narking.

Back in 2015, Christoph Fischer sent the “things” for this chapter.  Christoph is a blogger, reviewer, and the author of many compelling novels.   I’m currently reading “The Body in the Snow,” and I’m having a great time.  If you asked Christoph to let you see a photo of his Valentine, he might show you something like this…

4 Labradoodle puppiesChristoph’s Labradoodle Puppies

It’s time for Hidebound Hump Day!  If there are Valentines where our heroes are, then they are surely in shades of violet and lavender.  

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 29

It’s time to take you out of this world…add some colour to your life…check out the latest episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers 29 — Straitlaced, Queen Anne Style Architecture, Harper’s Bazaar and see for yourself. Have a great weekend everyone. And as always thank you Teagan for letting me re-blog the episodes. Also go to Tegan’s site and check out her latest Atonement Ganesha…You will be moved…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Not to repeat myself from my Saturday post, but…

Happy Chinese New Year.  Happy Year of the Earth Pig!

Porthole Cornelus-The SubA portal in Cornelis Drebbel’s submarine, Art by Rob Goldstein

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system.  My chuckaboos, it’s time for Hidebound Hump Day!  Our heroes are in a strange purple world.  It reminded me of this image Rob Goldstein made for the virtual art show I held for him.

This chapter has Felicity pondering some issues of the heart.  Some of you might think back to earlier chapters, and whether or not you were on “team Ignatius.”  If you ask Cornelis, he’d say the Woman in Trousers was smitten.  (Chapter 16)

People have always encouraged me to write romances, but I leave that to the experts — like Mary.  The “random things” that drove today’s episode were sent by

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 28

Waiting…waiting…ahhhh…Get it while it’s still hot off the presses…the latest episode of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers 28 — Broken Knife, Sea Urchin, Potable Water. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks, Teagan for letting me re-blog. Have an amazing weekend!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Purple lake with tree and mountainsKen Cheung, Unsplash

Hello, my chuckaboos!  It’s Hidebound Hump Day.  I’ve mentioned that originally, in 2015, this #steampunk story was also a culinary mystery.   I really miss the cooking bloggers who followed it back then.  This chapter reminded me of them.  Sometimes rerunning episodes of this serial can be rather bittersweet. 

Cornelis Drebbel’s magical submarine is at our port.  The klaxon sounds as the vessel rises to the surface, and we’re ready for another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers! 

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Chapter 27  “It’s an amethyst world!” Copper exclaimed when she saw the strange place where the magically whirling submarine went aground.

A purple ape wearing a three piece suit with a starched collar and a bowler hat came into view.  It seems strange to say, but the hat and…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 27

Are you ready to see what Copper and the gang’s been up to since the last episode…well here it is…Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 27! Thanks, Teagan for the great work and thanks for letting me reblog! Have a fabulous week.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Abandoned Locomotive 2When I wrote this chapter back in 2015, I was experiencing a lack of energy.  It made me relate to these images of worn-out, abandoned locomotives.

Since my characters sometimes reflect my experiences of a given moment, I went to my manuscript with the intention of exploring what a tiny magical green skunk-like creature would do if he was fatigued.

However, to my surprise I didn’t give my characters my own weariness.  Quite the contrary — they energized me!  Today I hope to tap into that energy once again.  My simple life has made many demands on me lately.

Abandoned Locomotive Santa FeThe #steampunk submarine is at our port.  It’s rising to the surface now, and we’re ready for another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. 

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Chapter 26.1   Absinthe, the Green Fairy…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.2

The wait is over…check out the latest episode of Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.2. Thanks, Teagan. Readers, do enjoy!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Steampunk Fish Eugene_Ivanov_2439Eugene Ivanov, Wikimedia Commons

This episode finishes the three random things from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada.  Be sure to visit her blog and look around, read and enjoy.  

The #submarine is at our port.  It’s rising to the surface now, and we’re ready for another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. 

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Chapter 25  Cornelis remarked about about other realities. Dash my wig, but that has me worried!  The alchemist intended to work an extremely dangerous spell.  Absinthe, the Green Fairy used his own magic to create a map that showed Calvin Hixon’s location on a starry map. Or at least that’s what everyone seemed to think. 

Chapter 26.1   When we left our heroes, Cornelis Drebbel’s submarine had managed to go underneath the ack ruffians who were hunting…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.1

What’s a woman to do when she’s feeling down? Did you have your dose of Drebble today? Hop aboard and catch up, here’s Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 26.1. Do enjoy and thanks, Teagan!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Cover Copper Alchemist Woman n TrousersWelcome to Hidebound Hump Day.  Back in 2015 he three things” for this chapter were from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada.  Her writing is uniquely wonderful as she shares her thoughts on a variety of things.

Aside from the random things, Donna’s inventive blog name inspired an important part of this chapter.  Be sure to visit her blog and look around, read some posts.  (Bet-ya can’t stop at one.)  I think you’ll be glad you did.

There it is, my chuckaboos! The port’s sonar has detected the approach of the steampunk submarine.  It’s rising to the surface now, and we’re ready for another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. 

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Chapter 24  Copper was safely ensconced in a compartment beneath the “bridge” (desk) of Cornelis Drebbel’s submarine.  But the alchemist and…

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Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 25

What you’ve been waiting for…part 2. Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 25! Teagan, many thanks. Readers, thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019happy new year Teagans Books cats planeHappy New Year, my chuckaboos!   It’s a new year, and appropriately enough our heroes have a new mode of transportation.  We are no longer on the road locomotive.  The #Steampunk train is now a submarine! 

No matter how we’re traveling, I’m happy to share the journey with you.  My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for sticking with me throughout 2018 — from the last episodes of the faery serial, Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam, to short stories of the Pip-verse for Jazz Age Wednesdays, to a completely different 1920s serial Hullaba Lulu with artist Rob Goldstein, to the launch of Atonement in Bloom, to reruns of this steampunk serial. You, each one of you, made it a wondrous year for me.

Cornelis Drebbel inside sub _001Rob Goldstein’s vision of Cornelis Drebbel in his submarine

The best part of writing with random things…

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