Paper Lantern Writers

Trust No One

on September 6, 2022

Naturally, I’ve got a short story in the Paper Lantern Writers UNLOCKED anthology! And although I’ve often said “You’ll never catch me writing a World War II story”, when the characters (women working at the Office of Strategic Services), locale (Washington D.C.), and date (1943) called out to me, I had to write! Trust No… Read More


UNLOCKED Announcement & Cover Reveal

on September 2, 2022

What tales are revealed when an old wooden chest is opened? Find out in UNLOCKED, an anthology of eight stories spanning seven centuries from Paper Lantern Writers. UNLOCKED drops on November 1st, but you can preorder NOW at https://amzn.to/3Q2GRdG. This gorgeous cover was designed by Paper Lantern Writer Mari Christie.


Happy Birthday to US!

on August 31, 2022

It’s a kinda special day for me and four other Paper Lantern Writers. It’s the third anniversary of our first meeting…when we all (okay, Kathryn wasn’t physically there, but I was thinking about her) met at Linda’s house and said to each other….   “What if, instead of continuing to promote our historical fiction ALL… Read More


Introducing…Elsie Clark, Vaudevillian Extraordinaire!

on June 16, 2022

I told you in the latest Paper Lantern Writers Q&A that I inherited the scrapbooks, photographs, recordings, and so much more belonging to vaudevillian and Okeh recording artist Elsie Clark. So here’s the proof. These are just a few photos of Elsie’s career in vaudeville, but I think you get the picture… Publicity Photo #1… Read More


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!  


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!


Promotion and the Single Author

on January 19, 2022

No author anywhere, anytime, with any novel, short story, comic book, or anything they ever wrote ever said, “I can’t wait to promote this!” So says me. I’ve got a new Paper Lantern Writers blog up today. Stop by to read more about Promotion Loves Company. And yes! A photo of the The Women, because… Read More


A Writer’s Desk

on November 15, 2021

If you’ve made it here from the SHINE Facebook Group, WELCOME! You not only get a view of my desk (actually a dining table from Pottery Barn), but you get to see my late, great, beloved Belgian Sheepdog Traveller. He was not always an under-the-table kind of dog, but as he got older, he liked… Read More


Paper Lantern Writer’s Potential Member Open House – Nov 10th

on November 1, 2021

We’re looking for a few great historical fiction authors (published or pre-published) to join our Paper Lantern Writers author co-op. We read, we write, we jointly promote our historical fiction. Here’s how to register for our Weds Nov 10th Open House: https://bit.ly/PLWOpenHouse More about us at linktr.ee/PaperLanternWriters.


Sanborn Maps, List Links, & Hidden Research Resources

on June 23, 2021

Author C.V. Lee recently interviewed me about my love of Sanborn Maps, List Links, and Hidden Research Resources. It’s all here on the PLW YouTube Channel. And for more info about Sanborn Maps, check out my Unlocking the Secrets of Historic American Cities with Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.