Ana Brazil is the author of the New Orleans Gilded Age historical mystery FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER, the winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Historical Fiction.

Ana’s latest historical mystery THE RED-HOT BLUES CHANTEUSE, a Viola Vermillion Vaudeville Mystery features bodacious vaudeville singer Viola Vermillion as she attempts to solve her lover’s murder in 1919 San Francisco.

In addition to her novels, Ana is a writer of historical short stories.

Ana earned her master’s degree in American history from Florida State University, has worked as an architectural historian and a technical writer, and is now writing fiction full-time. Her heroines are the independent American women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who worked smart, fought hard, and persisted always.

Ana is a founding member of the Paper Lantern Writers historical fiction collective, where she blogs regularly. She lives in Northern California with her husband and kitty Cappy.