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Welcome 2022!

By Linda Ulleseit
January 4, 2022

Paper Lantern Writers celebrates our second full year as an organization. In 2021 we saw a lot of growth. To compare, read this post from January 2021 before reading on.


7 members 

1 new book release by a member

2 free ebook releases by the group

43 YouTube videos

257 Twitter followers 

208 Blog posts (that’s twice a week for two years without missing a post)

1167 Instagram followers

377 Facebook followers

712 members in SHINE with Paper Lantern Writers Facebook Group


Turning the calendar page to a new year brings a new sense of optimism and excitement. It’s no different for Paper Lantern Writers. While 2021 was a time of exponential growth for us on social media, we are hoping that 2022 allows us the opportunity to participate at more in-person events, especially conferences. First, though, it’s once again time to grow.

We are thrilled to introduce three new lanterns to our group: Meryl Ain, Michal Strutin, and Anne Beggs. All three are published historical fiction authors from a variety of time periods and subgenres. Our blog posts in the month of January will introduce them to all of you. In the meantime, check out their photos, bios, and books on our website, and say hi when you run across them in SHINE.

Meryl, Michal, and Anne, we are looking forward to working with you this year. Welcome aboard!


Linda Ulleseit
Written by Linda Ulleseit

Linda Ulleseit writes award-winning heritage fiction set in the United States. She is a member of Historical Novel Society, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and Women Writing the West as well as a founding member of Paper Lantern Writers. Get in touch with her on Instagram (lulleseit) and Facebook (Linda Ulleseit or SHINE with Paper Lantern Writers).

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