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Our Top Blogs of 2022 AND 7 New Lanterns!
By Rebecca D’Harlingue
December 30, 2022

It’s that time again! We’re celebrating the past year and looking forward to the new one. Here, in order, are the 2022 blog posts with the most readers. There are lists of new books, interviews with authors, help for writers, and three blogs about historical fashion. At the end you’ll find our most popular post ever, and it’s appropriate to the season. THEN – Read on for a teaser about each of our new Paper Lantern Writers for 2023. You’ll learn more about each one in our blogs in January. Happy New Year!

Top Blog Posts

Historical Fiction-Friendly Book Reviewers Oct 2022

Putting Together a Puzzle: The Craft and Process of Writing June 2022

7 Things About Gilded Age Fashion March 2022

Fashions for the Ages Aug 2022

Where to Find Your #HistoricalFiction Peeps Online May 2022

Words with a Wordsmith: Deborah Shepherd Jan 2022

It’s All in the Underwear July 2022

Top Hist Fic Picks for April 2022 April 2022

Top Hist Fic Picks for September 2022 Sept 2022

Words with a Wordsmith: Rozsa Gaston May 2022

Our most popular blog post ever:

Schmutzli – Sinister Sidekick to St. Nicholas Dec 2019

Our New Lanterns

We’re so excited to introduce our new Lanterns, and we look forward to getting to know each of them better in 2023! We think you will, too!

Jillianne Hamilton writes delightful historicals with rebellious women and happy endings.

Paula Martinac writes historical fiction with a queer and feminist twist. Her characters—overlooked Americans of the 19th and 20th centuries—seek fulfillment and adventure through work, love, and community connection.

Pamela Nowak’s well-researched historical women’s fiction novels focus on stories of real women whose stories have been forgotten; her historical romance novels weave fictional relationship stories into historical settings and events.

 Jonathan Posner writes action adventure novels set in Tudor England.

Michael Ross writes biographical fiction, using the lives of those in the past to shed light on the issues of today.

 Alina Rubin writes about adventures of a female ship surgeon in 19th-century England: a time when women were not allowed to study medicine or officially work aboard Royal Navy ships.

Vanitha Sankaran writes about historical book printing technology as well as stories fueled by myth and folklore.

Welcome, All!

Rebecca D’Harlingue writes about seventeenth-century women taking a different path. Her award-winning debut novel, The Lines Between Us, takes place in Spain, Mexico, and modern-day St. Louis, Missouri. Her next novel, The Map Colorist, takes place in Amsterdam, and will come out in September of 2023.


Rebecca D’Harlingue

Written by Rebecca D’Harlingue

Award-winning author Rebecca D’Harlingue writes about seventeenth-century women forging a different path. Her debut novel, The Lines Between Us, won an Independent Press Award and a CIBA Chaucer Award. Her second novel, The Map Colorist, won a Literary Titan Award and a Firebird Book Award.

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