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And sometimes…what’s hidden stays hidden

on February 16, 2021

It’s “hidden history” month over at the Paper Lantern Writers blog, but instead of writing about some hidden history that I’ve uncovered, I wrote about something historic that I’ve kept hidden. And sometimes…what’s hidden stays hidden on Paper Lantern Writers.     Turntable Photo by Luke Chesser on Unsplash.


Hidden History: Mentioning your Unmentionables

on February 12, 2021

You might think you know about historical under garments, but do you really? Do you know the difference between stays and corsets, or how to support a bustle, or what a bum roll is? No shame if you don’t; I had no idea what a bum roll was, and now it’s one of my favorite phrases!… Read More


Fabulous February First Promotion!!!

on January 18, 2021

Join members of the Paper Lantern Writers for their first Promotion of 2021! There will be books. There will be custom pens. There will be other goodies (French Roast Coffee from Café Du Monde, anyone?)


A Present for You!

on December 2, 2020

It’s Holiday Season! Finally! Let the holiday baking (and deep-frying at my house) begin! The Paper Lantern Writers–a collective of historical fiction writers–is excited to share HISTORICAL HOLIDAY DESSERT RECIPES, a collection of recipes that our characters might have eaten in the past, as well as recipes that we are baking now. Download HISTORICAL HOLIDAY… Read More


I’m Jolabokaflod PDX-bound!

on November 16, 2020

Yep, you read that right. Jolabokaflod PDX, the annual Holiday Book Fair celebrated in Iceland, Portland (OR), and beyond, is just around the corner. And I’ll be there (kinda, sorta, be there in Portland), weaving a tale about moonlight, magnolias, and how to make a long-ago historical setting come and stay alive. Join Paper Lantern… Read More


Eat, Drink, and enjoy the lagniappe*

on November 15, 2020

I hope you saw Friday’s PLW post where I shared historic holiday menus and recipes. Not for the first time, I researched and wrote more content than I could include in that post. But in the spirit of holiday giving, today I’m sharing what I couldn’t include. Here goes…   Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household… Read More


Eat, Drink, and be Grateful!

on November 13, 2020

Still looking for the perfect recipe for your Thanksgiving feast? Today on Paper Lantern Writers, I offer some online recipes and menus of the 19th and early 20th centuries that could give your Holiday Season a little more vintage flair.