Funn Stuff

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!  


It’s Vintage Easter Postcard Time!

on April 16, 2022

The Easter Season has always been one of my favorite times of year and these postcards from the NYPL definitely celebrate the spirit of spring:     Finis!    


Getting Ready to…GO PUBLIC!

on April 15, 2022

Join me and other Paper Lantern Writers on May 7 and 8 at the Bay Area Book Festival at Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California. This will be our FIRST TIME together as a group, and we’re SO EXCITED! We’ll be signing & selling our books throughout the event (natch!). Hope to see you there!


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


Happy Valentine’s Day!

on February 14, 2022

I’m celebrating with some vintage postcards, courtesy of the Newberry Library. How about you?


Happy New Year 2022!

on December 31, 2021

In keeping with my love of vintage postcards, here’s a New Year’s celebration for you. Hold on to your historic hats, because there’s a lot of New Years cheer coming, all courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collections: