Fabulous February First Promotion!!!

on January 18, 2021

Join members of the Paper Lantern Writers for their first Promotion of 2021! There will be books. There will be custom pens. There will be other goodies (French Roast Coffee from Café Du Monde, anyone?)

A Present for You!

on December 2, 2020

It’s Holiday Season! Finally! Let the holiday baking (and deep-frying at my house) begin! The Paper Lantern Writers–a collective of historical fiction writers–is excited to share HISTORICAL HOLIDAY DESSERT RECIPES, a collection of recipes that our characters might have eaten in the past, as well as recipes that we are baking now. Download HISTORICAL HOLIDAY… Read More

Fantastic Victorian ZOOM Backgrounds – thanks to The Great Dickens Fair!

on November 22, 2020

A while back I shared my favorite historic Zoom backgrounds. Thanks to The Great Dickens Fair (entirely online this year), I–and you–have a lot more Victorian backgrounds to choose from. Here are a few of the luscious backgrounds offered:   All of these images are via dickensfair.com/dickens-fair-at-home/zooms.

Flash HistFic Giveaway (including Fanny Newcomb) hosted by Linda Ulleseit

on November 18, 2020

Author Linda Ulleseit is hosting a HUGE Flash Historical Fiction Giveaway TODAY ONLY (that’s Weds November 18) & I’m offering a paperback copy of FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER. Sign up on Linda’s FB page here: https://bit.ly/32XHq2N. Or get the scoop on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AnaBrazilAuthor/ Ends at 10pm PST tonight.

I’m Jolabokaflod PDX-bound!

on November 16, 2020

Yep, you read that right. Jolabokaflod PDX, the annual Holiday Book Fair celebrated in Iceland, Portland (OR), and beyond, is just around the corner. And I’ll be there (kinda, sorta, be there in Portland), weaving a tale about moonlight, magnolias, and how to make a long-ago historical setting come and stay alive. Join Paper Lantern… Read More

Eat, Drink, and enjoy the lagniappe*

on November 15, 2020

I hope you saw Friday’s PLW post where I shared historic holiday menus and recipes. Not for the first time, I researched and wrote more content than I could include in that post. But in the spirit of holiday giving, today I’m sharing what I couldn’t include. Here goes…   Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household… Read More

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