France & Dr. Lucy Worsley

Laura Frantz Garden, Heroes and Heroines, Historical Fiction, History, Inspiration, Novel News, Travel, Uncategorized, Writing, Writing News

So, I’ve just returned from the Lucy Worsley tour. France has never been on my bucket list but that’s entirely my mistake. If I was younger, I’d become fluent in French & move there! While there, thanks to my hosts, I was blessed to visit the chateau that opens this upcoming Scottish novel releasing next January 2023. It was interesting …

What’s new in 2022

Laura Frantz Authors, History, Inspiration, Memoir, Travel, Uncategorized

Friends, 2022 began with a bang! The release of A Heart Adrift in January was a wonderful way to start a new year. Here’s a look at what’s happening in my world this spring & I’d appreciate your prayers. I really depend on them. So much happens when we pray, both seen & unseen. With the pandemic nearing an end, …

Podcasts for A Heart Adrift

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At some point in my publishing career, podcasts became the thing. I’m having fun talking books with a variety of podcast hosts so if podcasts are your thing, too, please have a wee listen… Billie Jauss – Start Small Believe Big Nicole & friends – The Unending TBR Ruth Douthitt – A Writer’s Day UP NEXT: Liz Tolsma – Christian …

The Armchair Traveler

Laura Frantz History, Inspiration, The Armchair Traveler, Travel

A few months ago the words “armchair traveler” came to mind. Having had several trips cancelled due to the pandemic, I found the thought intriguing so just sat on it for awhile. The only traveling I’d done last year was through my books! Truly, every story is an adventure that takes you somewhere. Or should! In my case, the Kentucky …

Valentine’s Day Cake

Laura Frantz Inspiration, My Kentucky Kitchen, Uncategorized

Ingredients 1 package white cake mix (regular size) 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup water 1/2 cup canola oil 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup finely chopped strawberries FROSTING: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup crushed strawberries 4-1/2 to 5 cups confectioners’ sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Line the …

Ten Fast, Fun Facts

Laura Frantz Authors, Inspiration, Uncategorized

Readers ask such interesting questions about me & my books so I thought I’d share a few fun, fast facts here. When I look back at my life in snapshots like these I see God’s hand at work, shaping me to be a writer, a particular kind of writer with a certain kind of story to tell. Each of us …

Pocahontas

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I’m awaiting the final pages for Tidewater Bride, a last review/reading before the book goes to print. My last visit to Jamestown was solo on an overcast spring day. Solo research trips are one of the most wonderful things on earth! I took these pictures, including the statue of Pocahontas, a historical heroine of mine since childhood. But who was …