Mississippi River Readers Retreat!

Laura Frantz Authors, Books, Historical Fiction, Reading, Reading Friends, Travel, Uncategorized

So, I’m getting excited about 2023 travel already! If you’re in the area or want to be, please join me & these wonderful other authors at the Mississippi River Readers Retreat! I’ve never been to Minnesota before, land of 10,ooo lakes. I’ve only heard and read about it. We’ll be at historic Linden Hill, a beautiful estate built by timber …

Scotland in May!

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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 …

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, …

A Blue Ridge Biltmore Weekend!

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Author friend, Pepper Basham, and I have a special announcement! We’ve had such a good time planning the Scotland trip, we thought we’d offer something a little closer to home for those who can’t go with us across the pond in 2022. So, maybe… Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Mountains? https://www.authorfantravel.com/2021-blue-ridge-biltmore-weekend.html Please join us if you can!

Supper Guests

Laura Frantz History, Travel, Uncategorized

Being a lover of all things British, I follow Lady Carnarvon’s blog and was inspired by her recent Supper Guests post here. Which led me to consider who I’d invite to supper if I could! And which reminded me of touring Inveraray Castle in Scotland and this place setting I’d captured while there. It belies the grandeur and elegance of …

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 …