Tidewater Bride

Laura Frantz Book Covers, Books, History, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing News

There’s something magical about a new cover. When that file pops up in my inbox from my publisher’s art director, it’s indescribable! Now that it’s May and catalog time for booksellers, I’ve just seen the cover for my 12th novel, Tidewater Bride, releasing from Revell in January 2021. This cover echoes the story well and has a romantic, painterly texture. …

Meet Aimee Lilly

Laura Frantz Audio, Books, Inspiration, Uncategorized

My first thought upon meeting the narrator of my last four books was her novel-worthy name! Aimee Lilly sounds like a heroine, contemporary or historical, take your pick. And after bringing A Moonbow Night, The Lacemaker, A Bound Heart, and An Uncommon Woman to life via her lovely narration, I’ve found she’s every bit as lovely as her name! And …

Best Bread Recipe

Laura Frantz Home, Inspiration, Memoir, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes

My Kentucky kitchen has become My Quarantine Kitchen instead! Some of you have asked for my bread recipe and I’m pleased to share. It’s been a favorite of ours for many years, especially now when we’re at home so much. The recipe is said to be from the mother of the founder of Williams Sonoma, the cooking retailer. No bread …

Winter Chatp

Laura Frantz Authors, Books, Heroes and Heroines, History, how readers help, Inspiration, Novel News, Reading, Reading Friends, Uncategorized, Writing

Recently I ‘sat’ down with readers for a day in December and invited their questions. We talked Christmas and books! I’ll be doing these chats once a month on my Facebook author page and would love for you to join me next time in January. Here are a few fun questions from last time… Carey: I love to talk about …

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…

Laura Frantz Home, Inspiration, Memoir, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

I have rich memories of Kentucky Thanksgivings at my granny’s house. She’d cook for days beforehand, hardly taking her apron off till she went to bed. One magical happening was going onto the back porch and opening what she called the back closet. There, on many shelves where it was cool and fragrant, rested all the holiday dishes waiting to …