Book Clubs


on October 17, 2023

It’s Release Day for THE RED-HOT BLUES CHANTEUSE, my new mystery set in 1919 San Francisco and featuring vaudeville-songstress-turned-amateur-sleuth Viola Vermillion. Viola Vermillion sings, shimmies, and dreams of making America’s vaudeville Big Time. But first she’s got a murder to solve. And an old score to settle. And a romance to rebuff. Or maybe not…. Read More

Beneath a Midwinter Moon short story anthology coming soon!

on October 16, 2023

As much as I love reading and writing novels, I also love reading and writing a good short story. My latest short story X Marks the Spot comes out in two weeks, in the Paper Lantern Writers Beneath a Midwinter Moon anthology. The whole anthology is a jewel, but I’m really partial to my story,… Read More

*****BOOK PROMO TIME!*****

on May 1, 2021

Join the SHINE with Paper Lantern Writers FB group to participate (as an author or a reader!) in our FIRST GIVEAWAY on Wednesday May 12th! We’ve already got eighteen authors ready to share their books! You must be a member of SHINE to participate! BIG GIVEAWAY – Wednesday May 12th!

I’ll Be There!

on March 1, 2021

Thanks, Prose & the Pandemic,  for including me and FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER in this event!   !

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

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


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!

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

Join me for a FANNY NEWCOMB book giveaway!

on July 26, 2019

Thanks to Trisha Faye for featuring me in her Pages to the Past July 26 newsletter and for hosting a giveaway of FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER! An interview with me and all of the guidelines for the giveaway are located HERE. HINT: Drawing ends Wednesday, July 31st at midnight.

Want to read THE AWAKENING?

on April 14, 2019

You can read Kate Chopin’s 1899 novel THE AWAKENING for free. At many places. Including your public library, of course. Just to make it easy for you, here’s where you can find THE AWAKENING on Project Gutenberg. ENJOY!