Fashion Friday

Laura Frantz Fashion Friday, History, Inspiration, Uncategorized

There are so many periods of dress that shine and the Edwardian era is at the forefront. This lovely wedding ensemble from the House of Paquin is crafted from silk, cotton, and beads. Downton Abby fans rejoice! This creation is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was gifted to them by a private donor in 1969. …

Books, chocolate, snow and a few of my favorite things

Laura Frantz Books, christmas, Heroes and Heroines, History, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, Uncategorized

Only 5 more Tuesdays till A BOUND HEART releases! Cover art is like chocolate to me and so this image makes me smile. Add in snow, one of my favorite things, and I felt prompted to start a Tuesday countdown till release day. This 10th novel has a cover that even my agent called ‘sumptuous.’ It’s so true of the …

The History of the Christy Award

Laura Frantz Authors, Books, Events, History, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, The Christy Award, Uncategorized, Writing News

Since 1999, The Christy Awards™ have honored Christian novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity. The Christy Award™ is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres. The Award is named for Catherine Marshall’s enduring bestselling novel, Christy, published in 1967. When I …