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PLW YouTube Gems

By Ana Brazil
January 21, 2022

Did you know…Paper Lantern Writers has a YouTube Channel!

Over the past two years our YouTube Guru C.V. Lee has encouraged all of us writers to share what we know. It turns out that we know a lot about researching, writing, and editing historical fiction. And the book biz. And settings. And slang. And…well, take a look at the twenty-five links below .

This is just a short list of our PLW videos, FYI. You can see the rest—and subscribe to our channel—here.

Author Interviews

Writing Advice

Book Biz

  • Book Trailers – Author Mari Christie talks about the process of making her book trailer for her novel, Blind Tribute.
  • Research Resources – Ana Brazil talks about some of the fabulous primary research resources, including Sanborn maps, that are available for those writing that great American novel.
  • Hybrid Publishing – C.V. Lee talks with authors Linda Ulleseit and Rebecca D’Harlingue about their decision to go the hybrid publishing route, rather than traditional or self-publishing.
  • Querying – C.V. Lee has an honest interview with Kathryn Pritchett about her querying experience, seeking an agent for her first novel.
  • Beyond Beta Readers: The Book Party – Kathryn Pritchett interviews C.V. Lee about her book party. C.V. discusses what it is and how it blows past the traditional concept of beta readers.

Special Interest

Afternoon Tea-light author interviews

The first Sunday of every month, Edie Cay interviews fabulous historical fiction authors. Join us live @ 2pm PST via our YouTube Channel or—if you’re a member—on our SHINE FB group. Or wait for the recording on YouTube.

  • Rhys Bowen multi-award-winning, multi-genre historical mystery and historical literary standalones, on class systems, writing long running series, and places in the world that feel like home.
  • Elizabeth Everett, author of A LADY’S FORMULA FOR LOVE and forthcoming A PERFECT EQUATION, on the line between Historical Fiction and Historical Romance.
  • Eva Leigh, USA Today Bestselling Author of the UNION OF RAKES series, LONDON UNDERGROUND series, and LAST CHANCE SCOUDRELS series discussing the modern view of a historical world.
  • Vanessa Riley, award-winning author of ISLAND QUEEN and THE DUKE, THE LADY, AND A BABY, on building a world and a complex character from secondary sources.


Ana Brazil
Written by Ana Brazil

Ana Brazil writes historical crime fiction celebrating bodacious American heroines. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Historical Novel Society, and a founding member of Paper Lantern Writers.
Ana’s latest historical mystery is THE RED-HOT BLUES CHANTEUSE, which features murder, mayhem, and music in 1919 San Francisco. Her award-winning historical mystery FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is set in Gilded Age New Orleans.

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