Funn Stuff


on January 29, 2024

January’s Bookfunnel historical fiction book giveaway ends on January 31st, which means my award-winning novel FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER goes back on sale. So you’ve got two more days to download FANNY NEWCOMB and other great historical fiction on Bookfunnel FOR FREE!


on January 15, 2024

In addition to a free FANNY NEWCOMB this month on Bookfunnel, my short story “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents” is also available for download. What’s the story about? In 1914, Evelyn Nesbit is a celebrated beauty who, as a teenager, was raped and ruined by a famous architect. Her mentally unstable and physically abusive millionaire husband… Read More

Happy New Year!

on January 1, 2024

Let’s celebrate with one of my all-time favorite vintage postcards!

Thirty-Eight Illuminating PLW Link Lists

on December 8, 2023

‘Tis the Link List before Christmas and today–on the Paper Lantern Writers blog–I’ve lined up the links of all thirty-eight of the previous PLW Link Lists. There are goodies galore in this list, but who can choose between such bright blogs as Eighty Excellent Online Historical Collections, Fashions for the Ages, Gay Subculture of Regency… Read More

My Five Favorite PLW Q&A Posts

on September 5, 2023

Want to know which of the Paper Lantern Writers Q&As are my favorites? OF COURSE YOU DO, and it’s all here.  

Fifty States of Historical Fiction

on August 11, 2023

Totally inspired by Erin Davies‘ decision to launch a “fictional journey of novels from around the world”, I created a Link List of fifty novels set in each of the united states. I spread my net wide and caught some great books, including some oldies-but-goodies, sparkling indies, and literary prize-winners. Got any other state-based novels… Read More

Eighty Excellent Online Historical Collections

on June 9, 2023

Happy June 9th, International Archives Day! In the spirit of Fifty Fabulous Online Library Historical Collections, Sixty Sensational Online Historical Archive Collections, and 74 Superlative Online Historical College Collections, I’m celebrating the holiday by sharing Eighty Excellent Online Historical Collections over on the Paper Lantern Writers blog. Enjoy! Eighty Excellent Online Historical Collections

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!  

The Wreath is UP!

on November 29, 2022

And looking good, thanks to a small band of mid-century, Made in Japan elves!                                            

See you tomorrow and Sunday…

on May 6, 2022

…at the Bay Area Book Festival at Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California! Stop by the Paper Lantern Writers booth to chat about reading, writing, and loving Historical Fiction. We’ll have lots of books to sell and sign. Plus some other fun giveaways!