Mom Brazil’s Crullers

on December 22, 2019

Makes about 55 Ping Pong ball-sized crullers. Ingredients 4 cups all purpose flour, sifted 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg 1 ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs plus 1 extra yoke 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ¼ cup melted butter 1 cup milk Vegetable oil for the fryer (about 2 quarts) Bowl… Read More

Well, this is sobering….

on December 18, 2019

I just got my “Ana’s Year in Books” email from Goodreads and I only read 4,413 pages across 14 books. 14 books over 12 months! What a slouch! I know I read more than 14 books this year; I just didn’t report them on Goodreads. I like this Goodreads feature–especially since we’re going to be… Read More

What’s cooking for Thanksgiving Dinner in 1889 New Orleans?

on November 28, 2019

Since it’s Thanksgiving week, right now I’m thinking about FOOD—smoked turkey, oyster stuffing, and gravy; sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce; and, one of my very favorites, fluffy ambrosia. My food thoughts made me wonder what Fanny Newcomb and her friends (and even her enemies, since Fanny is hunting down the Irish Channel Ripper in 1889… Read More

Psst! Want a review copy of “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents”?

on November 21, 2019

Have you been dying to read–and review–my short story “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents”? Good News! I have a few COMPLIMENTARY REVIEW COPIES of ME TOO SHORT STORIES: AN ANTHOLOGY, which I’ll be glad to snailmail to the first five people who send me a message through my contact form on this website. You’ll have to… Read More

Fanny Newcomb Book Birthday & Kindle Sale

on November 8, 2019

Yep, “Book Birthdays” are a real thing. FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER came out on November 1st, 2017 and in Fanny’s honor, my publisher is hosting a $.99 sale on Kindle. ALL. MONTH. LONG. If you haven’t read FANNY NEWCOMB, or if you’ve worn out your Kindle copy already, or if you’d like… Read More

November newsletter just around the corner…

on October 29, 2019

Despite the sad, sad, look of this 1920’s newsletter writer, my November newsletter has only happy, happy news. You can sign up for my November newsletter on this very page.

Miss Evelyn Nesbit Testifies “Me Too”

on September 26, 2019

Curious about how an idea for a short story becomes a short story? I hope you read my guest post on today’s SleuthSayers blog, Miss Evelyn Nesbit Testifies “Me Too”. BONUS: I also talk about how an idea for a short story doesn’t become a short story. ::sigh:: Thanks to fellow ME TOO short story… Read More

Yes. It. Is.

on September 15, 2019

Yes, ME TOO SHORT STORIES: An Anthology–which includes my historic short story “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents”–is OUT and ABOUT! And next week, in NYC, Mysterious Bookshop will be hosting a fabulous P-A-R-T-Y in the book’s honor.

Ana’s September Newsletter Announcement

on August 26, 2019

If you’re interested in getting news of what’s happening in historic New Orleans, what books are looking good to me, where I’ve been (& why), and my latest publications (hint: in September it’s “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents”), then sign up on my website! Sign up is Right. Over. There.

Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents…up for discussion!

on August 15, 2019

  I’m so glad that you’re not tired of reading my posts about the soon-to-be-published ME TOO SHORT STORIES: An Anthology, which includes my historic short story “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents”. You will have to wait until September 3rd for the book publication, but–good news!–the Book Club Discussion questions are already available on our METOOANTHOLOGY… Read More