My Kentucky Kitchen

Laura Frantz My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes

Ingredients: 2 large Granny Smith Apples 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls 2 sticks Butter 1-1/2 cup Sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla Cinnamon, To Taste 1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan. Melt …

Ask an author

Laura Frantz Books, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Writing, Writing News

Recently my agent, Janet Grant, Books&Such Literary, posed some questions on her blog that I thought might be fun to answer if you’re interested. Here goes… *Where did the idea for The Lacemaker come from? A few years ago, my two boys bought me Felicity, an American Girl doll. Since I don’t have a daughter, this is the next best …

Here Come the Brides!

Laura Frantz Books, Reading, Uncategorized

Every once in a while a cover comes along that makes me pause, inhale, and wish that it was mine. In this case, an entire series! I’m usually drawn to cover art that reflects the century I love best – the 18th. Since I was small and watched that classic historical drama “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” anything bride-related makes …

A peek inside The Lacemaker…

Laura Frantz Books, Inspiration, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing

The Schuyler Mansion One of my favorite things when writing a novel is creating an evocative setting. My next historical, The Lacemaker, is a tale about a home as much as it is about people. While there are many beautiful places in the colonial period, one is a shining example of all that is unusually beautiful and artistic, even breathtaking, …

What I’m reading…

Laura Frantz Books, Reading, Writing

Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli I was drawn in by the lovely cover and then I discovered two of them! The one on the far right might be a comp that was passed over for the final cover on the left. I’d love to hear more about that from Heidi as cover art is an ongoing fascination for me. And …