Mississippi River Readers Retreat!

Laura Frantz Authors, Books, Historical Fiction, Reading, Reading Friends, Travel, Uncategorized

So, I’m getting excited about 2023 travel already! If you’re in the area or want to be, please join me & these wonderful other authors at the Mississippi River Readers Retreat! I’ve never been to Minnesota before, land of 10,ooo lakes. I’ve only heard and read about it. We’ll be at historic Linden Hill, a beautiful estate built by timber …

The Rose & the Thistle cover reveal!

Laura Frantz Book 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 …

Cover Reveal Week

Laura Frantz Authors, Book Covers, Books, Scotland, Uncategorized, Writing News

  Happy summer solstice today! Despite that, it feels a little like Christmas – a bookish Christmas – when cover reveal time rolls around on the publishing timetable. Some real beauties are appearing all over in every genre though I’m most excited about historical fiction. I’m especially excited to share my second Scottish cover. Revell’s art team really captured the …

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Laura Frantz Books, History in the Making, Memoir, Uncategorized

It’s always interesting to look back on the past year in pictures. A brief snapshot of your life in a few significant frames. These are my Top 9 photos from my Instagram account based on the number of likes. I hide likes for my posts as I’m not a numbers person so they mean little to me. I do have …

Pre-release bling!

Laura Frantz Book Covers, Books, Historical Fiction, History, Newsletter, Novel News, Reading, Uncategorized

Before a new book releases there’s always a flurry of activity, including bookmarks & other bling unique to that particular novel. I’m always amazed at how clever my publisher’s marketing team is in making each novel’s debut special. These bookmarks are especially nice… This time, Revell & I have created a book club box for book clubs, full of things …