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!

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 …

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 …