The Gift of Giving

Laura Frantz christmas, faith, Historical Fiction, History, Reading, Reading Friends, Uncategorized

  If you’re like me, sometimes looking at someone else’s Christmas list is fresh & inspiring. Here are a few ideas you might find helpful for you & your loved ones this season…   You probably already know, unless you’re in the 5 unfortunate states bereft of Cracker Barrel, that the restaurants have delightful giftshops with ideas for the entire family. …

Ginger

Laura Frantz faith, Memoir, Uncategorized

 Today I woke up and my first thought was, “I don’t want to live in a world without Ginger.” I don’t usually post something like this in my journal here but amid a pandemic that has suddenly turned personal, I can’t help but write in the hope it might help someone else whose heart is broken. Yesterday my dear friend …

Shalom

Laura Frantz devo post, faith, Home, Uncategorized

Life now is a new normal for most of us. Some of us are longing for the good old days of last week or a month ago. It helps to keep in mind this won’t last forever though it’s unprecedented. Your daily routine might look very different from mine but here’s what I’m doing… I’m spending time researching and writing …

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 …

A Gilded Life

Laura Frantz Books, faith, Heroes and Heroines, History, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing

Authors have vivid imaginations which is why I envision the rest of the story with my 6th great-grandfather, George Hume, the inspiration behind my new release A BOUND HEART. As I was researching and writing this story of my heart & heritage, I kept wondering what might have happened to me as a direct descendant if ‘Immigrant George’ as he …

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 …

February by the fire…

Laura Frantz Books, faith, History, Reading, Uncategorized

2018 has started off with some historical fireworks given the stellar reading line-up for fiction. My stack overfloweth! Here’s a peek. I’m always happy to talk books. Word of mouth continues to be the best way to spread the word about them. And as you can see, I’m adding what I’m watching, too, as I sit by the fire this …