Eat, Drink, and be Grateful!

on November 13, 2020

Still looking for the perfect recipe for your Thanksgiving feast? Today on Paper Lantern Writers, I offer some online recipes and menus of the 19th and early 20th centuries that could give your Holiday Season a little more vintage flair.  

Talking Fanny Newcomb

on November 13, 2020

Join me on our Paper Lantern Writers YouTube Channel for Ana Brazil talks Fanny Newcomb. To make the most of your experience, take a shot every time I say “ummmmmmmmmmmm.” 🙂 Thanks to C. V. Lee for putting the interview together! And how about subscribing to our Paper Lantern Writers YouTube Channel? We’ve got lots… Read More

An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you

on October 9, 2020

Happy October, the month of ghosties and ghoulies, long-leggetie beasties, And things that go bump in the night. You know, Monster Month! Today at Paper Lantern Writers I’m sharing lively links about some of the 19th century’s scariest monsters. And the woman and men who wrote their stories. Join us!

It’s a 99 cents sale for FANNY NEWCOMB!

on September 27, 2020

To celebrate FANNY NEWCOMB’s new cover, my publisher has lowered the price of FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER on Kindle to 99 cents for the next fortnight (aka “two weeks”). “FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is a ripping good read. Author Ana Brazil brings the dark underbelly of Gilded Age New… Read More

I’ve got a new Pinterest board today!

on September 23, 2020

I started a new Pinterest board today, which means that something new is happening in my world. Because for me, a new board = a new book or short story that I’m writing. Today’s reason for starting a new board is a little different, and I can’t announce the WHY yet, but I wanted to… Read More

A new back cover also!

on August 31, 2020

As thrilled as I am with Fanny Newcomb’s new cover, I’m equally thrilled with the back cover–both the art work and the blurbs. Check this out: FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is a ripping good read. Author Ana Brazil brings the dark underbelly of Gilded Age New Orleans vividly to life as her… Read More

but w-h-y?

on August 30, 2020

Yep, Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper has a new cover. But W-H-Y? Here’s what I told fellow crime novelist Vinnie Hansen when she interviewed me for the Sisters in Crime NorCal newsletter earlier this year: “Last June I was at the Historical Novel Society Conference and saw my book on sale next to… Read More

A new look for Fanny Newcomb!

on August 29, 2020

As you can see from my homepage (and from my FB Banner and elsewhere), Fanny Newcomb has changed! Yep, the cover of FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER has definitely changed. Gone are the drops of blood and the photographs of Gilded Age prostitutes. Gone is the back cover copy proclaiming “Gilded Age New… Read More

TravelLust ~ Vintage Denmark & Beyond!

on August 25, 2020

As you might know, I’m a big fan of postcards. The older the better! Since I can’t go on my much-wished-for-first-vacation-to-Copenhagen this year, I took a short, refreshing visual side-trip by browsing through my Danish grandmother’s collection of postcards. Dating from the early 1900’s, these postcards feature beautiful photographs of Copenhagen (København) and other locales… Read More


on August 19, 2020

It’s a BOOK CLUB! Virtual, of course! My girls, the Paper Lantern Writers, have started PAPER LANTERN WRITERS READ! where we’ll share…the books we are reading and want to read. Join us!