(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!
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
This photo is of my grandfather's sisters, Ethelwyn and Gladys. I wasn't born yet when they visited in the 1950s from Scotland. This would have been nothing more than a picture of old women in my family album without my grandmother's story about them. Their brother, Aubrey, died of tuberculosis. Their parents only had enough… Continue reading Tell Your Story
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt, by Stephanie Marie Thornton, is the story of President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter. I admit that I really didn't know he had a daughter prior to finding this book. The novel does exactly what historical fiction should do. It takes the public record of a rebellious girl… Continue reading American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt