Thanksgiving 2022

Laura Frantz My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

It’s hard to believe 2022 is drawing to a close. The year has brought many ups & downs but despite the challenges, there are so many reasons to be thankful. And so many Thanksgivings to look back on! My best Thanksgiving memories are of my granny’s house in Berea, Kentucky. Ever since I was born, we celebrated holidays there until …


Laura Frantz Books, Historical Fiction, History, Scotland, Uncategorized

A few final comments from my editorial team as this novel of my heart – The Rose & the Thistle – went to print. Hopefully you’ll be saying the same when it’s in your hands! Not too much longer now… Happy reading!

A new novel & a new imaginary world

Laura Frantz Book Covers, History, Inspiration, Novel News, Uncategorized, Writing News

This time of year is always exciting as I’m busy with promo, release prep, podcasts, etc. I’m also busy polishing that next historical novel due to my editorial team the same day The Rose and the Thistle releases on January 3rd, 2023. Then there’s the holiday rush, decorating the house (Christmas tree on the deck this year, little white lights everywhere …

Novel news!

Laura Frantz Books, Foreign editions, Heroes and Heroines, Historical Fiction, Novel News, Reading, Scotland

I am always so pleased & surprised when my novels are translated for foreign language editions. Today I received three pieces of good news from my publisher. First, a backlist book – Courting Morrow Little – is being translated into Slovakian. Thanks to author friend, Grace Hitchcock, for the lovely photo! Also, my upcoming Scottish release – The Rose & the …

When Covers Collide

Laura Frantz Authors, Book Covers, Books, Reading, Uncategorized

Not long after I received the final cover for The Rose & the Thistle, my upcoming Scottish novel, I saw an author friend’s beautiful Polish edition for one of her novels on her Instagram – which happens to be the top half of my new cover! Cover designers do fascinating things when creating book art and here’s proof. Both images …

10 words

Laura Frantz Uncategorized

Hard to capture a historical novel in just 10 words but this is the gist of my upcoming Scottish tale! Now that The Rose and the Thistle is headed to the printer, I keep remembering favorite scenes, something I rarely do. Usually it’s on to the next book which I’ve finished & am editing while researching #16. But I think it’s …