(first appearing on Paperlanternwriters.com) With the recent focus on giving people of color their voice, I’ve decided to make a more conscious effort to read books by people of color. If you’d like to join me, you can start with the Own Voices list of Paper Lantern Writers on Goodreads. I am a voracious reader,… Continue reading These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card
Paper Lantern Writers is launching a store! In our next exciting step, we are offering the first chapters of each of our works. This initial volume offers readers a sneak peek into the various different historical worlds of our current members. Download Paper Lantern Writers’ FIRST CHAPTERS: VOLUME ONE on either an .epub platform or… Continue reading Paper Lantern Writers GIVEAWAY!
by guest author Kristen Rademacher As a single woman in my late twenties, I rented the top floor of a two-family house within spitting distance of Cambridge, Massachusetts. My landlords, an elderly couple, both with polio, lived on the first floor. I adored them. We lived peaceably together for nearly a decade, sharing the Boston… Continue reading The Unthinkable
At the beginning of this year, I received notice that Ancestry.com was looking for stories of people with ancestors who were suffragettes. They wanted a two-minute video about that person. I jumped right on that. If you've read my novel UNDER THE ALMOND TREES, you know that my great-great-grandmother, Ellen VanValkenburgh, sued the county of… Continue reading Becoming a TV Personality
I love historical fiction, both reading and writing it. That stems from my deep appreciation of history. My grandmother told me stories of our ancestors back to the Middle Ages, which made each period of history more relevant to me. When I read historical fiction, I can imagine those ancestors walking the same streets. Now… Continue reading Top Ten Historical Fiction Elements