An Eleanor Roosevelt admission…

on October 11, 2023

On the anniversary of Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday (October 11th, 1884), I’m wondering…anyone else crushing on Eleanor? Oh, I know that her cousin Alice was wittier and brighter, her cousin Quinten was a combat pilot, and her Uncle Teddy and husband Franklin both served as President, but for me, it’s always been Eleanor Anna Roosevelt. And… Read More

It’s Mardi Gras History, Baby!

on February 21, 2023

In honor of today’s Mardi Gras celebration, I’m sharing the history of Mardi Gras on the Paper Lantern Writers blog. Enjoy!  

A New Publisher for Fanny Newcomb

on April 24, 2022

After a very happy five years with Sand Hill Review Press, I’m equally happy to announce that Fanny Newcomb & the Irish Channel Ripper has found a new home with Word by Word Press.   Hope you come on over to see Fanny and the other books published by Proprietor Mary F. Burns, author of… Read More

It’s Mardi Gras, Baby!

on February 28, 2022

In celebration of Mardi Gras—and the very happy fact that it’s being celebrated in New Orleans this year—I’m sharing some of my favorite vintage Mardi Gras images. And I’m also sharing one of my favorite blog posts: Your Guide to Mardi Gras, circa 1889. Enjoy!                    … Read More

Best Books about New Orleans?

on October 26, 2021

Fellow Historical Novelist Sharon Cathcart included me on her list of Best Books about New Orleans! Read what Sharon thinks about FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER and her other great NOLA picks at the new readers book site, Thanks, Sharon!

Friday July 16th Giveaway!

on July 16, 2021

For one today only–that’s today, Friday July 16th!–I’m offering a copy of my award-winning historical mystery FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER. To enter this giveaway, click on this link to my friend and fellow historical novelist Linda Bennett Pennell‘s Facebook page. Good Luck!

*****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!