Cover reveal for novel #15!

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You probably already know if you’ve followed me is that cover reveal time is my favorite part of publishing. But what’s a cover without a hint of the story within?! Sylvie Galant and her Acadian family are caught between the warring French and the English on Nova Scotia’s rugged, contested shores. When she encounters renowned enemy and Army Ranger, William …

The Rose & the Thistle releases!

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Nay, it never gets old! Releasing a novel remains a unique experience even for someone who’s been writing stories since age 7. I’m always felt so at home with my writing & it’s always been a joy, a bit like the best friend I never had. Releasing it for public consumption has been a learning curve as it does feel …

Audio of The Rose & the Thistle!

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I’m happy to introduce Amy Scanlon as the voice for The Rose & the Thistle! Amy is a master of various accents which are certainly called for in this new Scottish novel. All 13 hours & 53 minutes via Recorded Books on various audio platforms like Amazon. I can’t wait to have a wee listen & invite you to do the …

A new novel & a new imaginary world

Laura FrantzBook 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 …

When Covers Collide

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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 …

Preorder sale ~ The Rose & the Thistle!

Laura FrantzBook Covers, Historical Fiction, History, Novel News, Reading Friends, Scotland, Uncategorized

There’s no better buy than books from Baker Book House! They’re having a preorder sale right now for 40% off & free shipping. Since they’re tied to my publisher, they get the freshly printed books straight from the warehouse so are usually first to ship, often ahead of the January 3rd, 2023 release date. I’m signing some beautiful, custom bookplates …

The Rose & the Thistle cover reveal!

Laura FrantzBook Covers, Books, Heroes and Heroines, Historical Fiction, History, Scotland, Uncategorized, Writing News

This past spring my publisher, Revell, gave me the delightful but very challenging choice of picking from two different designs. A first for all the novels I’ve written. Usually I have just one cover to admire, not two! There were elements of each cover that I loved as both are very striking and fit the story well.  That said, I …