This first appeared on paperlanternwriters.com THE BENEFACTOR: Born in 1831, Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the great-granddaughter of King Kamehameha I. During her lifetime, the native Hawaiian population declined, taking with it the language and culture of her people. When she died, she left her estate (about 9% of Hawaiʻi’s acreage) to found Kamehameha Schools.THE TRAVELER:… Continue reading 10 Mana Wāhine o Hawai‘i – Powerful Women of Hawai‘i
Aunt Jemima figures are now quite collectible When I was a child, my mother always made pancakes with Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix, and I still do today. Nothing else tastes quite the same. My grandmother even had a cast iron doorstop of the Aunt Jemima character. These doorstops date to the 1930’s, but I have… Continue reading Aunt Jemima: Nancy Green
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!
First published on PaperLanternWriters.com in March 2020 Everyone knows that the written word is powerful. A wide variety of examples exist that prove it. As an author of historical fiction, I have found primary sources to be the most powerful written word in research. One of my most precious possessions is a journal begun by… Continue reading The Power of the Written Word
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