Spotlight: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

I met author Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene by chance while visiting writers and creative people in my blogosphere. Her unusual name attracted me, I thought she might have been French (I never did ask), and that wasn’t the only thing that jumped to my eyes. She posted on Google+ a beautiful cover of her coming book “The Delta Pearl”. I was in love with this picture, the sepia tone evokes travel by steamboat, elegant women, mystery, love intrigues, nostalgia, perhaps these are my dreams. I knew nothing about Teagan, I started to read her and share her work. We became friends.

“Teagan’s work is colored by her experiences from living in the southern states and the southwest (of the USA). Teagan most often writes in the fantasy genre, but she also writes cozy mysteries and steampunk. Whether it’s a 1920s mystery, a steampunk adventure, or an urban fantasy, her stories have a strong element of whimsy. There are no extremes in violence, sex, or profanity.” Take a look at her Author Page and her books on  Amazon
The Three Things Serial Story, Murder at the Bijou, and A Ghost in the Kitchen

Her latest release is the third in a series of whimsical Roaring Twenties novels. She took us on “a wild ride on a magical trolley through haunted Savannah, Georgia.”

She writes blogs as well. Her blog “Teagan’s Books” contains serial stories written according to “things” from viewers. www.teagansbooks.com
She asks her audience to leave “words” in the blog comments, words that represent things and she will use them in her serial stories. This is a fun way to get the inspiration going.

(Click on each photo to view it larger).

The Delta Pearl

The Delta Pearl – Teagan Geneviene

 

3 Pip Ingredients covers

3 Pip Ingredients covers – Teagan Geneviene

 

Someone in Kitchen Promo Ghost Kitchen

Someone in Kitchen Promo Ghost Kitchen – Teagan Geneviene

 

Teagan is participating in my new book launch and as a token of my gratitude, she is receiving information regarding her zodiac sign: Cancer or the Crab, June 21-July 21. She prefers to identify herself as the “Moon Girl” in fact, the ruler of Cancer is the Moon. Lunar power is feminine, I bet you, Teagan wears a lot of silver jewelry.

Image by 13smok from Pixabay

Image by 13smok from Pixabay – Moon Over The Crab

 

A person born under the Cancer sign likes to relax around the water, which is the element of the crab. If Teagan believes in the theory of Feng Shui as a way to harmonize her home and her personal image, then her water element calls for Lavender, Blue, Azure, and Black colors. It doesn’t mean a room and everything in it must be decorated rigorously in one of these colors only. It simply means that a room will have the dominant color of her personality and all the other colors in the room will create harmony and comfort the “Crab” person seeks. White is the dominant color of the person born under the Crab (Cancer) sign. This person is highly imaginative, loves the arts, lives in a mysterious aura, and the powerful lunar energy he/she lives under, impacts the creativity.

I would suggest for Teagan a mysterious and fantasy room. Let’s take a bedroom and let’s turn it into a “silvery” moon atmosphere her soul needs to restore her creativity with the perfect sleep.

Silvery Moon Atmosphere

Silvery Moon Atmosphere – Valentina Interiors & Designs

Open the photo and the mysterious silvery mood is quite perceptible. White dominates the character of the Cancer sign. White walls to me are very boring, thus I came up with a gradient paint that starts with a relaxing ocean color at the bottom ending in a shaded white color up above towards the ceiling. The floor is a very original blue distressed wood. Bedding is light grey with light yellow designs and a white headboard. I added one lavender velvet accent chair and a few blue chairs. Furniture, sheer window treatment, door frames, and moldings need to be white to echo her dominant zodiac color. I like to see a lot of crystal side lamps and crystal wall sconces to fill the room with beautiful sparkle reflections all over the walls. Crystal quartz scattered throughout the house, a water source, such as a table fountain and a fountain at the front door would be a nice addition. I hope she likes it.

I knew another woman born in the sign of Cancer. She liked only purple, she lived and dressed in purple. I never saw her in the color of her zodiac. She was a busy body woman, always agitated and always looking to grab the next thing. Perhaps she would have been calmer if she had worn colors suitable to her soul.

Now, a bit of shameless promotion for my new book release of ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors – Second Edition . It just happened and a lot of fine authors or artists are helping to take the book on tour.

 

Red-A Voyage Into Colors-Second Edition

Red-A Voyage Into Colors-Second Edition – Valentina Cirasola

The book is all about colors, color emotions, color vibrations, color atmospheres, color compositions, color analysis and any which way one wants to use them: in design the interior rooms of any space, in fashion, in food, and/or in more mystical ways. Just remember, colors speak a message, your message…
Visit me on Amazon Author’s Page.
Valentina 

Copyright © 2019 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

Valentina with short hair

Valentina Cirasola is an interior-fashion designer, author of 5 published books so far, a storyteller, and a blogger of many years. She has conceived a few new books of various subjects to which she is working simultaneously. Her books are non-fictional, practical ideas to apply in the home, fashion, cooking, and travel. She never gives up trying new things and doesn’t fear failure. A couple of years ago, Valentina became a TV producer/host. Valentina Design Universe is the label under which she produces her shows in the studio and online. The goal of her shows is to entertain, inspire and inform, while she is living her passion. Get a copy of her books on
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61 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan Sikes
    Nov 06, 2019 @ 18:28:05

    This is a beautiful look at Teagan’s colorful character (herself!) I have had the pleasure of reading several of her books and her imagination knows no bounds! The 1920 era is definitely her time period. It makes me wonder if she lived another lifetime in that era. 🙂 Thank you for spotlighting Teagan!

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  2. roughwighting
    Nov 04, 2019 @ 15:42:03

    This is so much fun – and so “Teagan”! ❤

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  3. Dyanna
    Nov 02, 2019 @ 03:32:55

    Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine.

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  4. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Nov 01, 2019 @ 18:27:03

    Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    Spotlight: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene — from Valentina Expressions

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  5. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Nov 01, 2019 @ 18:25:52

    Great write up on Teagan, Valentina. Teagan is a gifted and imaginative writer.

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  6. John W. Howell
    Oct 30, 2019 @ 15:40:16

    Excellent post about one of my favorite people. Thanks, Valentina.

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  7. Teri Polen
    Oct 30, 2019 @ 13:14:50

    Wonderful to see Teagan featured, and I love the color scheme! I never knew colors were associated with zodiac signs, but I looked up mine, and they’re the colors I wear the most.

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    • Valentina
      Oct 30, 2019 @ 15:41:17

      Thanks for the visit, Teri. Of course, the color of your zodiac sign are the colors you were into and are the best for you. 😀

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    • Teagan R. Geneviene
      Oct 30, 2019 @ 19:44:27

      Teri, thanks so much for taking time out from Bad Moon Rising to visit here! What a fabulous October you’ve given us!
      There are also color correspondences with each day of the week (non zodiac related). These are very old, often forgotten customs, and vary with cultures. Anyhow, many years ago I got into the habit of wearing the “color of the day” from a tradition I found. I always felt it gave me a little boost. Happy Halloween hugs!

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  8. Dan Antion
    Oct 30, 2019 @ 11:59:40

    Thanks, Valentina for featuring Teagan. I love the way creative people connect and get connected. People like you and Teagan add an interesting element to the blogging/writing world. New and different approaches to sharing stories is helping to expand this experience. Now if only WordPress would get its act together and let creative people flourish.

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  9. GP Cox
    Oct 30, 2019 @ 11:07:17

    Thank you for posting this!

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  10. olganm
    Oct 30, 2019 @ 08:39:48

    Gorgeous post about Teagan, who definitely has an eye for colours and visuals, Valentina. What interesting reflections about the effect of colours on our psyche and well-being. Thanks, Valentina and good luck with the book! ♥

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  11. writerchristophfischer
    Oct 30, 2019 @ 06:24:43

    Lovely to see my birthday partner Teagan being given the astrological analysis.
    Hugs to you both from a fellow July 1st born ❤

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  12. Jacquie Biggar
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 22:45:09

    I could easily see Teagan in your vivid description, Valentina. She is such a funny, kind, sweet person, it’s hard to imagine her agitated!

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    • Valentina
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 23:56:41

      It’s so true Jacquie. Thanks for visit.

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    • Teagan R. Geneviene
      Oct 30, 2019 @ 19:33:21

      Ha! It always cracks me up when people say that, Jacquie, but thank you.
      A fierce friend who liked to call herself “Jersey Jan” … after we left a project meeting where I had to fight my way out of a corner, she chuckled. “Haven’t they ever heard of a steel magnolia?” she asked.
      Then the next week, when I met similar obstacles in a meeting, she came out shaking her head. “Forget what I said about magnolias. You’re a Georgia Rottweiler.”
      The last thing I’d ever want to be is “sweet.” But since I’m a guest here, I’ll stay off my Julia Sugarbaker soapbox about that word. 😉
      Thank you kindly for visiting. Happy Halloween hugs!

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      • Jacquie Biggar
        Oct 31, 2019 @ 01:18:33

        Fair enough. I guess it’s because you’re always kind and supportive when I read your posts. Now, I know 😊

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        • Teagan R. Geneviene
          Oct 31, 2019 @ 15:40:21

          Jacquie, I hope I didn’t offend. Kindness is the most important quality for anyone to have. That old saying about always try to be kinder than is necessary is something I try to achieve. So, I guess I should clarify.

          In southern places, “sweet” is more often than not a passive aggressive insult. “Oh, she’s so sweet. Bless her heart, she couldn’t help it.”

          Let me explain it through examples:
          I often use the word “kind” where a lot of people say “sweet.” Although to me, they are not the same thing at all.
          Think of is this way —
          In a board meeting, “She’s so sweet, let’s put her in charge of something important,” said no one ever.
          In any job, “She’s so sweet, let’s give her a promotion,” said no one ever.
          At a party, “She’s so sweet. I bet she’d know exactly what I’m up to if I say I’m ‘divorced,’ even though my wife is just out of town,” said nobody ever.
          In any setting, “She’s so sweet, I just know she must be quick and intelligent,” said no one ever.
          At any school or campus, “She’s so sweet. I’d better not try to bully her.”

          That’s my personal crusade about “sweet.” LOL. Thank you for your kindness, my friend. Happy Halloween hugs.

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    • Teagan R. Geneviene
      Oct 30, 2019 @ 22:29:58

      Jacquie, my comment has disappeared, so just — thank you. Hugs.

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  13. CarolCooks2
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 21:25:37

    Love Valentina’s thoughts on your colours, Teagan amazing how close she has come and how much of your lively home echoes the same themes.. Hugs… Xx

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  14. Teagan R. Geneviene
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 17:38:21

    Valentina, thank you — this is such a delight! Your reading is spot-on as well. I’ve always preferred silver to gold.
    I love your fantasy décor. I don’t have exactly the color scheme you envisioned, but you came close. Remember we both love yellow. I’ve used a very pale, buttery yellow throughout my cottage, but I have an aqua accent wall in several rooms. Aqua again appears in curtains and furniture in several places, particularly my little living room and even more in my bedroom. The pale-yellow/aqua/honey trio I came up with is uplifting to me.
    Also the crystals. I don’t have that kind of lamp, but have come close to buying one several times. I did, however, make a “headboard” that is like a stylized tree with bare branches. I’ve been hanging crystal quartz and other things from the branches.
    You’ve just made me notice how much I depend on the color white when I get dressed. While green is my favorite, I use white to pull things together.
    And the water feature — you got that right too. I put a small solar-powered fountain right outside my bedroom window. The birds love it.

    I have just scheduled this post to run at my blog as my Wednesday post.
    Thank you again. Hugs on the wing!

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  15. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 17:08:18

    It is great to see Teagan over here, Valentina. She is a Cancerian and I am a Piscean which is probably why we get on so well. I thought what you said about the woman who wore purple is interesting. I wear red, yellow and dark pink and maybe that is why I am so hyper all the time.

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  16. James J. Cudney IV
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 12:03:51

    What a wonderful tribute to Teagan. We’ve chatted a few times and she is a lovely person. I enjoy her blog too. I also need to look at her books in the coming year.

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