Paper Lantern Writers

Ana Interviews Kathryn Pritchett

on May 8, 2024

I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend and fellow writer Kathryn Pritchett recently, and we talked about reading, writing, the American West, and so. much. more. Read all about it on the Paper Lantern Writers blog!

Hidden History: Time Team and Beyond!

on April 23, 2024

Perhaps the very best thing about hidden history is that it’s being revealed all the time! In today’s PLW blog, I’m sharing both an old hidden history favorite and some of the latest reveals. Ancient Pompeian frescos, anyone?

Thank You, The History Quill & Book Launch audience!

on February 5, 2024

Thanks to everyone who attended the BOOK LAUNCH panel at yesterday’s THE HISTORY QUILL Convention! I had a few glitches with my ZOOM connection (grrrrrrrrr….) but Linda, Jonathan, and Alina stepped up to make sure you got all the content we prepared. I hope you got some ideas to ease you through your next book… Read More

Just a little news about my WIP

on January 16, 2024

Today on the Paper Lantern Writers’ blog, I’m sharing news about my upcoming November 2024 release THE MAGNOLIA VOODOO BRAWLER. BRAWLER plops my red-hot blues chanteuse and amateur sleuth Viola Vermillion into a murder in 1919 jazz-crazy New Orleans. And since Viola’s character was inspired by real-life vaudeville chanteuse Elsie Clark, can you guess who… Read More

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

on December 5, 2023

I’m so pleased to share that the Paper Lantern Writers are hosting a historical fiction ebook giveaway this month! We’ll be sending a lucky winner NINE of our 2023 new releases. From Family Sagas to Romance to Mystery (that’d be me) to Adventure to Women’s fiction and finally, our latest short story anthology, there’s something… Read More

A Blogging Anniversary!

on December 3, 2023

Four years ago, five Paper Lantern Writers began blogging @ We posted about Christmas in Hawai’i (Linda), Georgian Christmas Trees (Edie), our favorite books of 2019 (me), the ghosts of Christmas past (C.V.), and Schmutzli – Sinister Sidekick to St. Nicholas (Kathryn). Now there are fourteen Paper Lantern Writers and we’re still still blogging twice… Read More

Beneath a Midwinter Moon Release Day!

on November 1, 2023

Whoo-hoo! It’s Release Day Again! This time I’m excited to announce that the Paper Lantern Writers latest anthology BENEATH A MIDWINTER MOON is available on Amazon, Apple, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble. “It may be cold outside, but inside this anthology, the Paper Lantern Writers bring you warm and engaging reflections of holiday celebrations across… Read More