Ana Interviews Kathryn Pritchett

on May 8, 2024

I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend and fellow writer Kathryn Pritchett recently, and we talked about reading, writing, the American West, and so. much. more. Read all about it on the Paper Lantern Writers blog!

Hidden History: Time Team and Beyond!

on April 23, 2024

Perhaps the very best thing about hidden history is that it’s being revealed all the time! In today’s PLW blog, I’m sharing both an old hidden history favorite and some of the latest reveals. Ancient Pompeian frescos, anyone?

What does Literary Success Look Like to You????

on February 16, 2024

Literary Success! Is it one big elusive goal, or a single, simple appreciation? Find out what historical novelists C. V. Lee, Jonathan Posner, Jillianne Hamilton, Anne M. Beggs, and I consider Literary Success on today’s Paper Lantern Writers blog.

Gee, Thanks, The Historical Novel Society!

on February 6, 2024

Many thanks to Jinny Webber, reviewer with The Historical Novel Society, who declares… “The Red-Hot Blues Chanteuse is a delightful, fast-moving story with constant surprises that gives an inside view of vaudeville, partway between a circus and a cabaret.” Jinny says lots of other nice things about Viola, Jimmy, and Erwin (for some reason, ladies… Read More

Thank You, The History Quill & Book Launch audience!

on February 5, 2024

Thanks to everyone who attended the BOOK LAUNCH panel at yesterday’s THE HISTORY QUILL Convention! I had a few glitches with my ZOOM connection (grrrrrrrrr….) but Linda, Jonathan, and Alina stepped up to make sure you got all the content we prepared. I hope you got some ideas to ease you through your next book… Read More

Thanks for downloading Fanny Newcomb & The Irish Channel Ripper!

on February 1, 2024

It looks like over 200 historical fiction lovers downloaded Fanny Newcomb & The Irish Channel Ripper for free last month via Bookfunnel. I hope you enjoy Fanny, Sylvia, & Olive’s story and consider leaving a review on my Amazon, Bookbub, or Goodreads page (and please include “I received a complimentary copy”). Your review will help… Read More


on January 29, 2024

January’s Bookfunnel historical fiction book giveaway ends on January 31st, which means my award-winning novel FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER goes back on sale. So you’ve got two more days to download FANNY NEWCOMB and other great historical fiction on Bookfunnel FOR FREE!