Paper Lantern Writers

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 @ www.paperlanternwriters.com/blog. 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


X Marks the Spot

on October 28, 2023

X Marks the Spot: three vaudeville performers—a self-absorbed knife-thrower, his newly-pregnant target-girl wife, and a perceptive magician—collide on New Years Eve in 1918 New York City. Preorder the Paper Lantern Writers Beneath a Midwinter Moon historical fiction anthology today!


Digging into my Vaudeville Archives…

on October 17, 2023

In addition to my new release (have you heard?), in today’s Paper Lantern Writers blog, I dig deep into my vast vaudeville archives and come out with some of the memorabilia that inspired my novel. Here’s a little tease…one of Elsie Clark’s (she’s the inspiration for my RED-HOT heroine Viola Vermillion) Okeh Records. In the… 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