Another World War II novel about the Warsaw ghetto. That's what I thought when I received a copy of this book for review. And while it's true that much of the background is familiar, every person who lived through this historical horror has their own story. Irena Sendler was a Polish resistance fighter who helped… Continue reading Irena’s War by James D. Shipman
Guest post by author Jill G. Hall I’m the author of a dual timeline series about women searching for their place in the world connected by vintage finds. All three novels feature present day artist Anne McFarland and a counterpart female character from the past. I’ve been drawn to time periods undergoing social change for… Continue reading Writing Historical Female Characters by Jill G. Hall
(This review first appeared on PaperLanternWriters.com.) Thelma Morgan was the twin sister of Gloria Morgan, who married Reggie Vanderbilt and after his death became caught up in a spectacular custody battle for their daughter. Thelma is there by her sister’s side during most of it. Thelma had married Viscount Duke Furness and lived in England.… Continue reading The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull
(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!