A new novel & a new imaginary world

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

This time of year is always exciting as I’m busy with promo, release prep, podcasts, etc. I’m also busy polishing that next historical novel due to my editorial team the same day The Rose and the Thistle releases on January 3rd, 2023. Then there’s the holiday rush, decorating the house (Christmas tree on the deck this year, little white lights everywhere …

Novel news!

Laura Frantz Books, Foreign editions, Heroes and Heroines, Historical Fiction, Novel News, Reading, Scotland

I am always so pleased & surprised when my novels are translated for foreign language editions. Today I received three pieces of good news from my publisher. First, a backlist book – Courting Morrow Little – is being translated into Slovakian. Thanks to author friend, Grace Hitchcock, for the lovely photo! Also, my upcoming Scottish release – The Rose & the …

Preorder sale ~ The Rose & the Thistle!

Laura Frantz Book Covers, Historical Fiction, History, Novel News, Reading Friends, Scotland, Uncategorized

There’s no better buy than books from Baker Book House! They’re having a preorder sale right now for 40% off & free shipping. Since they’re tied to my publisher, they get the freshly printed books straight from the warehouse so are usually first to ship, often ahead of the January 3rd, 2023 release date. I’m signing some beautiful, custom bookplates …

Scotland in May!

Laura Frantz Book Covers, Historical Fiction, Home, Inspiration, Newsletter, Novel News, Travel, Uncategorized, Writing News

What a whirlwind of a trip! Reading friends who traveled with author Pepper Basham & I in May to Scotland were the most wonderful, fun, edifying group! We ate & fellowshipped & laughed our way through the Lowlands, Highlands, & Islands, beginning & ending in Edinburgh, my favorite city. Some of us even got sick together which required an extended …

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 …

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 …