A book beneath the tree

Laura Frantz Authors, Books, christmas, Uncategorized

There are so many reasons I love Christian fiction. This image by my publisher, Revell, captures it beautifully. UNWRAP HOPE & LOVE THIS HOLIDAY. So much of what the world offers fails in this, especially fiction. I recently asked readers on my Facebook author page why they read Christian books. The answers were truly eye-opening and remarkable! As an author …

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…

Laura Frantz Home, Inspiration, Memoir, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

I have rich memories of Kentucky Thanksgivings at my granny’s house. She’d cook for days beforehand, hardly taking her apron off till she went to bed. One magical happening was going onto the back porch and opening what she called the back closet. There, on many shelves where it was cool and fragrant, rested all the holiday dishes waiting to …

Novel Faces

Laura Frantz Uncategorized

Recently a reader asked where I draw inspiration for my characters. Such a thought-provoking question deserves a worthy answer! Here’s a collage of novel faces {I also have a Pinterest board devoted to the same} that inspires me to create the characters in my novels. You may recognize some! Clay Tygart; Seamus Ogilvy; James Sackett Tempe Tucker; Wren Ballantyne; Lael …