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I’ve got a new Pinterest board today!

on September 23, 2020

I started a new Pinterest board today, which means that something new is happening in my world.

Because for me, a new board = a new book or short story that I’m writing.

Today’s reason for starting a new board is a little different, and I can’t announce the WHY yet, but I wanted to share the new board with you.

It’s called The Golden Age of Mystery and here’s one of my first pins:

Right now it’s just a baby board, but in the next month it’s gonna be a monster!

Got some Golden Age of Mystery pins to share? Send them my way!

A new back cover also!

on August 31, 2020

As thrilled as I am with Fanny Newcomb’s new cover, I’m equally thrilled with the back cover–both the art work and the blurbs.

Check this out:

FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is a ripping good read. Author Ana Brazil brings the dark underbelly of Gilded Age New Orleans vividly to life as her trio of determined female sleuths seek out a Jack the Ripper copycat killer.
Ann Parker, author of the award-winning Silver Rush series

 

A Jack the Ripper copycat is terrorizing the women of Gilded Age New Orleans.

Desperate to know if her favorite student was a Ripper copycat victim, tenacious and quick-witted Fanny Newcomb turns detective.

Fanny’s hunt launches her into New Orleans’ darkest enclaves, saloons, and houses of prostitution. She questions authority, seeks out clues, and digs into long-protected secrets.

Fanny’s search alienates her friends, alarms the police, and antagonizes her would-be fiancé. Her efforts infuriate the Ripper copycat, who vows to murder another of Fanny’s students by the end of the week.

Fanny persists, and even appears to succeed in her investigation, until the night her curiosity plunges her into a desperate confrontation with the Ripper copycat.

Can amateur detective Fanny Newcomb stop the Irish Channel Ripper before he murders again?

“May I secure your likeness?”

on July 9, 2020

“May I secure your likeness?” is a quaint, mid-19th century way to ask if you can take someone’s photograph.

It’s also the name of my first Links Essay for Paper Lantern Writers.

 

GREAT links in this essay for readers, writers, & historians.  I hope you enjoy them.