Patriots, Ancestry, & Books

Laura FrantzAncestry, Book Clubs, Books, DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, Heroes and Heroines, Historical Fiction, Patriots, Travel, Uncategorized

Rarely do I speak but the DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution – is dear to my heart. The ladies of Franklin – and a few gentlemen! – welcomed me warmly in a special meeting for their Old Glory Chapter. I’m blessed several of them have taken time for my books. I gave a brief talk which was followed …

The Seamstress of Acadie is arriving!

Laura Frantzat my desk, Authors, Books, Heroes and Heroines, Historical Fiction, History, Novel News, Reading, Reading Friends

Hard to believe novel #15 is out there in the hands – & hopefully hearts – of readers everywhere! Hardest novel I’ve ever written. Hardest novel to research because this is hidden history, so to speak. The late Queen Elizabeth issued a formal apology to the Acadians for the part the British played in their history during her reign centuries …

Novel news!

Laura FrantzBooks, Gorgeous Georgians, Historical Fiction, History, Inspiration, Newsletter, Reading Friends, Scotland, Travel, Uncategorized, Writing News

Time for a writing update! Good news should be shared! ✍️ I signed a new contract yesterday! The plan is to bring you a winter novel & a summer novella in future. Two books a year for several years to come! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Cover art & titling are underway for this finished January 2025 novel about a 1774 colonial American heiress …

Gorgeous Georgians

Laura FrantzGiveaways, Gorgeous Georgians, Historical Fiction, History, how readers help, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, Reading Friends, Uncategorized, Writing News

Recently it came to my attention that the best way for an author to connect with reading friends is through a private group… So, Gorgeous Georgians it is! Isn’t the image lovely? I have the amazingly gifted Hannah Linder to thank who is a fellow author as well as a stellar designer! Here’s both her lovely sites: Hannah Linder Designs   …

Christy Award finalist!

Laura FrantzChristy Award, Historical Fiction, Inspiration, Novel News

I’m so very honored that the book of my heart & ancestry is a Christy Award finalist! There is no more renowned award in my industry than this. I’m blessed to have been a finalist for Love’s Reckoning several years ago and then The Lacemaker won the Christy Award the year after it was published. This year there was a tie among finalists …

Next stop – Chicago!

Laura FrantzAuthors, Books, Chocolate, Historical Fiction, History, Inspiration, Reading Friends, Travel, Uncategorized

I haven’t been to Chicago in many years so am especially excited to attend Jocelyn Green’s A Novel-Tea at the historic Palmer House. This is an elegant event with reading friends & authors in a beautiful setting. I’ll also be joining Jocelyn & readers for her Chicago tour on Saturday before the event. Jocelyn’s novels are excellent & she’s a …

Return from Mississippi River Readers Retreat

Laura FrantzAuthors, Events, Historical Fiction, Inspiration, Reading Friends, Travel, Uncategorized

Last month I made a whirlwind trip to Minnesota, my first visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes! I was just one of many authors attending the Mississippi River Readers Retreat hosted by author Gabrielle Meyer who writes wonderful books. She has a dream team of organizers/planners in the Heffron family who also live in the storybook, historic town of …

Remembering Morrow

Laura FrantzFrontier, Historical Fiction, History, Inspiration, Uncategorized

Remembering Morrow! A true joy to sign several copies of Courting Morrow Little at the Mississippi River Readers Retreat last weekend. Here are a few fun facts about the novel… I love the cover Morrow’s name was borrowed from the Graham family {Billy Graham’s mother} Reader favorite The hero was inspired by an actual Lakota Sioux w/ the same name …