Pre-release bling!

Laura Frantz Book Covers, Books, Historical Fiction, History, Newsletter, Novel News, Reading, Uncategorized

Before a new book releases there’s always a flurry of activity, including bookmarks & other bling unique to that particular novel. I’m always amazed at how clever my publisher’s marketing team is in making each novel’s debut special. These bookmarks are especially nice… This time, Revell & I have created a book club box for book clubs, full of things …

An Uncommon Woman

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

SO happy to share novel eleven with you! Here are my cover thoughts from my newsletter… I love the up-close image of Tessa Swan, our heroine. She has a simple beauty and strength. I asked that her hair be messy and those dangling strings of her cap be left untied. In the novel, our hero says her pale cap is …

Best Banana Muffins

Laura Frantz My Kentucky Kitchen, Newsletter, Recipes, Uncategorized

I’ve posted banana bread recipes before but not this clean-eating version. I’ve always been health conscious but these healthy ingredients take a simple recipe to another level. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do! I often freeze a batch then take them out to thaw as needed for breakfast so they always taste fresh. Here’s to healthy eating! …

Spring Risotto

Laura Frantz My Kentucky Kitchen, Newsletter, Recipes

INGREDIENTS 4 cups chicken stock (I use gluten-free stock) 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1 cup Arborio rice 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 3 Tbsp water 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed, tips cut off, tough skins of the spears peeled, and the spears cut into thin rounds 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: …

Christmas Punch

Laura Frantz christmas, Home, My Kentucky Kitchen, Newsletter, Recipes, Uncategorized

A family favorite! 2 (2 quart) bottles chilled Cran*Raspberry juice (no-sugar-added but sweetened with fruit juice), 1 (1 liter) bottle of chilled club soda, 6 cups orange juice (we like fresh squeezed but that’s a lot of oranges!) Fresh oranges {thinly sliced}, raspberries or cranberries for garnish In a large punch bowl, mix together Cran*Raspberry juice, soda and orange juice. …

Best Banana Bread

Laura Frantz Newsletter, Recipes

I don’t know about you but of all the delicious quick breads out there, banana is still my favorite. Here’s a whole grain winner of a recipe that has an interesting twist over traditional banana bread – cinnamon. Hope you enjoy it on those crisp fall mornings when you savor a slice with a cup of coffee or tea! BATTER …

New newsletter with a perk!

Laura Frantz Books, History, Inspiration, My Kentucky Cabin, My Kentucky Kitchen, Newsletter, Novel News, Uncategorized, Writing News

I finally took the plunge last year and hired a freelancer to teach me how to craft a compelling newsletter (I so hope you think it’s compelling)! I’m all about beauty and edification so it took countless hours to transfer that vision in my head and heart to a delightful e-letter format. Since I love sending snail mail complete with …