Season 2 Episode 56: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Reading Hullaba LuLu

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

Thank you for listening in.

Bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops are great places for book readings. There is something special about hearing the voice of an author reading their stories. Their voice and intonation are  nuanced by the many hours of effort putting pen to paper.  They created the characters,  structured the plot, and lived every twist and turn that creates bumps in the storyline. 

Living in the reality of Covid-19, book readings at public libraries and bookstores have been curtailed.  We are learning to embrace technology in new ways.

I am thrilled to introduce Teagan Geneviene, who will be our guest author reading her freshly published book, Hullaba Lulu – a Diesel-punk Adventure. We are embarking on a wild and woolly 1920’s fantasy story. I am looking forward to meeting Lulu and tagging along on her adventure.

But first put the kettle on and join the conversation  on Tea Toast & Trivia. I am your host Rebecca Budd and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Thank you for joining Teagan and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And a very special thank you and shout out to Teagan for introducing Hullaba Lulu in our virtual reading room.  

I invite your to meet up with Teagan at Teagan’s Books. You are only an internet click away from being swept away on a daring adventure.

You can also visit Teagan at:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Teagan-Riordai…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/teagangeneviene
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeagansBooks
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/teagangenev…
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoM-…
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teagangen…
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13707141.Teagan_Geneviene

73 Replies to “Season 2 Episode 56: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Reading Hullaba LuLu”

  1. That was a most excellent introduction to Teagan’s “Hullaba Lulu”.

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    1. We are in sync, Timothy. I just listened to your amazing post with Teagan singing! Brilliant stuff!!! I love the serendipity that flows within our community.

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      1. We all get a lot of cool collaborations. Did you find the previous post with “Kitty”, a brilliant parody that Teagan came up with?

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      1. Thanks, Roberta. If you click on the Music menu on my blog page you can find all kinds of silly, mostly bloody awful, parodies and original music.

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    1. I am so glad that you listened in, Robbie! There is so many wonderful stories in the Indie community. I am thrilled that Teagan joined me on Tea Toast & Trivia. We are on an amazing adventure – together! And that gives me great comfort.

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    2. Robbie that is music to my ears. I’m so happy you like Lulu’s adventure. Thanks for taking time from your busy day to have tea with us, or noodle juice as Lulu would call it. You’re the caterpillar’s kimono!

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  2. Rebecca, this post is gorgeous! Thanks so very much for inviting to tea, and for asking me to read from Lulu. Visiting with you is such a joy. I will be back after I get my morning in order, and I’ll chat with everyone. This is the cat’s pajamas! See you soon. Until then, hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan, for sharing Lulu, Pearl and Rose with the world. Writers create the stories that give meaning to our lives and embeds soul into our society. Sending hugs back on the wing. You are the bees knees!

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      1. Rebecca, I’m both humbled and honored. I just finished my post sharing this masterpiece you created. It will go live at midnight (Eastern USA) tonight. You’re the oyster’s earrings!

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      2. I LOVE earrings and oysters – a dynamic combination. We need to discuss Flapper Speak one day – that is a fabulous book!!!!

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  3. I enjoyed this book and Lulu! Enjoyed it even more hearing Teagan read it. What an incredible imagination!! You have such great guests.

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    1. I am delighted that you listened in, Darlene. I have been missing the “Author Reading Events” at libraries and bookstores. I am so glad that Teagan graciously agreed to join me on TTT to share her freshly published “Hullaba Lulu.” I agree – Teagan has an extraordinary imagination. Thank you for your heartwarming comments – very much appreciated.

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  4. Teagan has such a fantatic reading voice for Hullaba Lulu. She brings the story totally alive. It was also nice ot hear her talk about the technology that inspired her work. Lovely listen to.

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    1. I’m so glad that you listened in Paul. Teagan has a wonderful imagination – I love the Lulu, Pearl, Rose and the angel bots! A book comes alive when authors give background into why they write and how they come to tell a story. Authors reading their books bring out the emotional nuances of the storyline that entice listeners to engage in the storyline. I loved attending author “book readings” at libraries and books stores pre-COVID-19. Now, that these type of functions have been put on hold, I thought that we could attempt a virtual reading.

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    2. Thank you kindly, Paul. Rebecca and Don get credit for the recording, They did such a fabulous professional job with everything. I appreciate you commenting. You’re the bee’s knees!

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      1. I agree, they are so talented, Teagan. Rebecca’s voice is gorgeous. It has everything: warmth intimacy. As soon as you hear it, you like her and want to listen to what she has to say. Don as a sound engineer is frankly magical. Saying that, so are you.
        In this extract you perfectly captured the spirit of Lulu and brought her to dazzling life. Your accent is an utter delight. You sound like someone from a golden age Hollywood movie. It is incredible to imagine people sound like that in real life. Where you live it probably sounds normal and you don’t give it a second thought. To a Northern Englisher, it is gorgeous and rich in romance, as exotic as a creature from the moon.

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      2. Paul – you always make my day pure sunshine, especially on a day of rain, rain, rain, in Vancouver. We have so much rain that we call it liquid sunshine. Many many thanks!!!

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  5. My husband and I just finished listening to the podcast, and we’re having an in-depth discussion of dieselpunk. Teagan’s reading was perfect for channeling Lulu. Hubba hubba zing zing!

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    1. I agree – Teagan has a remarkable voice that lends itself to her writing style. I really enjoy listening to authors reading their books. There add emotional nuances that can only come from the soul of the storyteller. Sending many thanks and hugs your way.

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    1. Thank you for listening in, Dan! Teagan and I really appreciate your presence. I am looking forward to following your blog and connecting. Thanks for making my day!

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  6. This is SO wonderful! What a great introduction to Teagan and such a great reading from her, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I am delighted that you listened in, Jan. Teagan brings Lulu and the Angel Bots alive with her voice, doesn’t she? I have been missing the “reading” events at the library and bookstores these past months. Thank you for your presence and heartwarming comments, Jan. As Teagan would say, you’re the bee’s knees.

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  7. You’re everywhere Teagan! Magic or sorcery? 🤖 Good interview Rebecca. It’s nice to hear Teagan’s voice and the background on her story. 🤖

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    1. I am thrilled that you listened in!! Teagan has a special kind of magic, doesn’t she? Her voice brings out the storyline. I feel that I am with Lulu. When authors reads their books, there is an authenticity. They provide emotional nuances that arise from their experience of writing the story. For me, knowing the background of a story adds so much to the enjoyment of the narrative. Thank you for listening in – your presence and comments are very much appreciated.

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  8. The backdrop for your introductory video is breathtaking! Sounds like Teagan’s book are as well! I agree that it’s wonderful to hear author’s read their own stories and that our favorite venues are inaccessible these days for this 😦

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    1. Thank you for listening in, Mary Jo. Teagan has a remarkable voice for reading, doesn’t she? Hearing a story has a different feeling than reading the story, doesn’t it. I have come to late audiobooks, only because it was an efficient way to read more books. I walked back and forth from work with an audiobook on my iPod. It was difficult to listen at first, because I am a visual learner. I soon found that hearing a voice connected me to the author. It brought me back to when my mother read bedtime stories. Perhaps, it was a nod to the ancient past when families sat around the campfires and recounted stories. I’m glad that you joined the TTT campfire. Sending many hugs!

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    1. I am so glad that you listened and connected. I just signed up and am looking forward to following your blog. Teagan – can John and I have an angel bot?

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    2. LOL. Me too, John. At this point, the house needs so many things done, that I need the entire crew of bots from Valentino’s train. Heartfelt thanks for your encouragement. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

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  9. How fun! I l loved hearing Teagan read from her book and am entranced! Thank you, Robbie! ❤

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    1. Thank you for listening in, Gwen. Teagan has a marvelous way of bringing out a story. Thank you Robbie for sharing the news of this “author reading books” podcast.

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  10. Well that was fun (way better than watching the news, which is what I was doing). It was interesting to hear an explanation of deiselpunk, and delightful to hear you read, Teagan. You’re a gracious hostess, Rebecca. Thanks for hosting my dear friend today. ❤ Hugs to you both.

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    1. Thank you so for your heartwarming comments, Diana. I am delighted that Teagan introduced me to Steampunk and Dieselpunk. I am now researching the art that came out of Steampunk and Dieselpunk. One story leads to the next and the next and next. The greatest gift we have is to learn. Sending hugs back with all speed. As Teagan says, “hugs on the wing.”

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    2. I’m happy you enjoyed it, Diana. Your support means a lot to me, because I can’t think of anyone who is more talented, or in so many ways. I’m glad I could introduce you to Rebecca. It’s a delight to work with her and Don.
      Thanks for clicking over. You’re the cat’s pajamas.

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  11. That was super – duper!
    Teagan you’ve been a joy, since I met you.
    The whimsy, the fun, imagination+, the inter-reaction and the glowing pigs.
    The music was very a flavourful accompaniment to the entire podcast.
    Rebecca, your podcasts just keep getting better and better.
    You really are presenting us, a Tangle of Stars!
    {{{HUGS}}} to both of you cats in pyjamas!

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    1. Oh Resa, I am delighted that you joined me on TTT. You are the place where the stars come together. Did you know that you were the one who introduced me to Teagan. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. Life is wonderful when shared with kindred spirits. Hugs and more hugs.

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    2. Hi Resa. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Talk about creative spirit, whimsy, and imagination — that’s you my friend. Deme and Honeybell send grunt-snuffle-snort-hugs winging back to you. They’re tickled pink that you thought of them. Thanks for visiting. Of course you are the cat’s pajamas!

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  12. This is an exciting podcast and fun, as well. I have learned about a time and new kind of book that I did not know about before, What an exciting “find”! Thank you for introducing me to a new kind of book and to a new author. Very good to hear the author’s voice, some of her ideas and some of her writing. This is an excellent idea–great to hear the author’s voice. There was one item mentioned several times. Victrola, we had one, also a long time ago. It brought joy to our family and was a good addition in our living room, we enjoyed listening as a family, I enjoyed looking at all the comments–a proof of the podcast’s value,

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful heartwarming comments, Frances. I was wondering if you had a Victrola in your home – I had an inkling that you would. I can only imagine the joy it was to listen as a family after a long day in the fields. I knew that you would enjoy this podcast conversation. Steampunk and Dieselpunk were new to me as well. Isn’t it grand to learn. You would love Teagan’s book “Flapper Speak” – I know that you would recognize the words and phrases. Sending many hugs and love!

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      1. Thanks for mentioning “Speak Flapper – Slang of the 1920s”, Rebecca. I tried to make it more fun than the average dictionary. I’m happy you enjoyed it.
        Kindle: relinks.me/B083HNK3BB

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    2. It’s a delight to meet you, Ms. Frances. Thanks so much for taking time to listen and leave this lovely comment. Victrolas were such beautiful machines. That’s part of why I enjoy my research for steampunk (Victorian looking) and dieselpunk stories — the machinery/technology usually included beauty. We don’t seem to do that very often today.

      I used Victorian Era technology in a more realistic way in the novelette, Fiona Finch & the Pink Valentine. It’s short, but I was able to make good use of the vacuum tubes (like they used to have at banks) from the era.
      relinks.me/B084NZFZ14
      Thank you for visiting. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

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  13. Thank you for your kind comment about my listening to your message. I am delighted that you took some of your valuable time to send me a special message. I am a person of age, born in early 1931 so I am eager to read your stories, I am sure you will write about things I experienced in my early life and will be able to relate to them. Again, thank you! !

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