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Ana Brazil writes historical crime fiction that celebrates bodacious American heroines. Her debut Gilded Age mystery FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER won the IBPA 2018 Gold Medal for Historical Fiction.
Ana’s short story heroines are featured in “Kate Chopin Tussles with a Novel Ending” (FAULT LINES: STORIES BY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS), “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents” (ME TOO SHORT STORIES: AN ANTHOLOGY), and “Mr. Borden does not quite remem—” Kings River Life). Ana’s current WIP follows the detective adventures of a vaudeville-chanteuse-who-knows-too-much in 1919 San Francisco.
Ana is the 2020-21 Events Chair for Sisters in Crime Northern California Chapter, adores the Historical Novel Society, and is a founding member
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Ana Brazil I get out my iPhone and set the timer to 30 minutes. I force myself to write-and-only-write-I'm-not-even-allowed-to-plot for 30 minutes.

If, when the …more
I get out my iPhone and set the timer to 30 minutes. I force myself to write-and-only-write-I'm-not-even-allowed-to-plot for 30 minutes.

If, when the timer goes off I still don't want to write, then I walk away and do something else.

BUT...without fail, once I get into writing, I keep going once the timer goes off.

Before writing historical crime fiction, I was a technical writer, and I've used this 30 minute technique SUCCESSFULLY for all of my writing gigs.

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Ana Brazil I went to college in Tallahassee, and New Orleans--5 hours away--was the most magical, most decadent, and the most fascinating city in the world. As a…moreI went to college in Tallahassee, and New Orleans--5 hours away--was the most magical, most decadent, and the most fascinating city in the world. As a history student, I fell in love with every historical inch of New Orleans. I wrote my masters thesis about late 19th century New Orleans, and during my research I got the idea for Fanny Newcomb.
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It’s Holiday Season! Finally! Let the holiday baking (and deep-frying at my house) begin!

The Paper Lantern Writers–a collective of historical fiction writers–is excited to share HISTORICAL HOLIDAY DESSERT RECIPES, a collection of recipes that our characters might have eaten in the past, as well as recipes that we are baking now.

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