Colonial Culinary Workshop

Laura Frantz Events, Frontier, History, History in the Making, History in the Tasting, Inspiration, My Kentucky Kitchen, Uncategorized

Daniel Boone would have chuckled to see us frontier fans concoct a meal in the leanness of late winter that they only dreamed about. And at Fort Boonesborough, to boot. While I longed to eat with a pewter fork on a pewter plate, modern paper reigned. Water, so often spoiled back then, took the place of their usual small beer …

Out on a ramble…

Laura Frantz Books, Daughters of the American Revolution, Events, faith, Frontier, History, Home, Inspiration, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing

Spring has nearly sprung! After a very snowy season out west during which I felt I was living in a snowglobe, March is nearly here and I’m packing for some fun events and also family time. Kentucky in spring is such a beautiful place {all those dogwoods} and I’m so happy to call it home.   I’ll be spending time …

The History of the Christy Award

Laura Frantz Authors, Books, Events, History, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, The Christy Award, Uncategorized, Writing News

Since 1999, The Christy Awards™ have honored Christian novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity. The Christy Award™ is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres. The Award is named for Catherine Marshall’s enduring bestselling novel, Christy, published in 1967. When I …

Works that will outlast us…

Laura Frantz Authors, Books, Events, faith, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing News

If you’re looking to add to your reading list, have a look at the Christy finalists for 2018. This award is associated with Catherine Marshall and her classic Christy set in my beloved Appalachian mountains. This particular novel inspired me and my writing in ways I can’t name as well as her other nonfiction books on faith. I was a …

God of the Details

Laura Frantz Books, Events, Inspiration, Reading, Uncategorized

Some of us are raised singing ‘Jesus Loves Me’ and also memorize the remarkable verse, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” (Luke 12:7) Yet I tend to be surprised when God delights me, even reminds me, of just how true that is. He really is the Lord of the details… Long ago when I was a …