Paper Lantern Writers

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.  


Sixty Sensational Online Historical Archives

on June 11, 2021

From Gertrude Käsebier to Buffalo Bill to African Americans in WWII to Abigail Adams’ letters to John, there’s something fascinating for everyone in my Sixty Sensational Online Historical Archives on today’s Paper Lantern Writers’ blog. Come on by for Postcards of Peoria, Heart Mountain Relocation Center Records, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani photos,  first-person narratives… Read More


Thirteen Book Design Cover Contests!

on May 14, 2021

Think you’ve got a great book cover? How about finding out for sure? Today on Paper Lantern Writers! Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?


*****BOOK PROMO TIME!*****

on May 1, 2021

Join the SHINE with Paper Lantern Writers FB group to participate (as an author or a reader!) in our FIRST GIVEAWAY on Wednesday May 12th! We’ve already got eighteen authors ready to share their books! You must be a member of SHINE to participate! BIG GIVEAWAY – Wednesday May 12th!


It’s time to SHINE with Paper Lantern Writers

on April 24, 2021

As a founding member of the Paper Lantern Writers Historical Fiction Author Collective (whew! what a long title!) I’m excited to invite you to join SHINE, our new Facebook Group. SHINE is for readers and writers, editors and researchers, and anyone else who loves to talk about books, especially our favorite historical fiction. Here’s the… Read More


Fifty Fabulous Online Library Historical Collections

on April 9, 2021

In which I share FIFTY FABULOUS links where you can explore just about any time and place in history! Something for everyone on Paper Lantern Writers! Fifty Fabulous Online Library Historical Collections