Patriots, Ancestry, & Books

Laura FrantzAncestry, Book Clubs, Books, DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, Heroes and Heroines, Historical Fiction, Patriots, Travel, Uncategorized

Rarely do I speak but the DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution – is dear to my heart. The ladies of Franklin – and a few gentlemen! – welcomed me warmly in a special meeting for their Old Glory Chapter. I’m blessed several of them have taken time for my books. I gave a brief talk which was followed …

Novel news!

Laura FrantzBooks, Gorgeous Georgians, Historical Fiction, History, Inspiration, Newsletter, Reading Friends, Scotland, Travel, Uncategorized, Writing News

Time for a writing update! Good news should be shared! โœ๏ธ I signed a new contract yesterday! The plan is to bring you a winter novel & a summer novella in future. Two books a year for several years to come! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Cover art & titling are underway for this finished January 2025 novel about a 1774 colonial American heiress …

Tea & Quill Tour!

Laura FrantzEngland, Inspiration, Reading Friends, Tea, Tea & Quill Tour, Travel, Uncategorized

Books, Tea, & England? Is there a better combination? This journal entry is for those who are interested in traveling on the Tea and Quill Tour with authors Laura Frantz & Pepper Basham. We will be savoring a small slice of England with our tour focusing particularly on literary places while drinking great tea along the way! If you’d like …

Next stop โ€“ Chicago!

Laura FrantzAuthors, Books, Chocolate, Historical Fiction, History, Inspiration, Reading Friends, Travel, Uncategorized

I haven’t been to Chicago in many years so am especially excited to attend Jocelyn Green’s A Novel-Tea at the historic Palmer House. This is an elegant event with reading friends & authors in a beautiful setting. I’ll also be joining Jocelyn & readers for her Chicago tour on Saturday before the event. Jocelyn’s novels are excellent & she’s a …

Return from Mississippi River Readers Retreat

Laura FrantzAuthors, Events, Historical Fiction, Inspiration, Reading Friends, Travel, Uncategorized

Last month I made a whirlwind trip to Minnesota, my first visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes! I was just one of many authors attending the Mississippi River Readers Retreat hosted by author Gabrielle Meyer who writes wonderful books. She has a dream team of organizers/planners in the Heffron family who also live in the storybook, historic town of …

Linden Hill

Laura FrantzAuthors, Books, Inspiration, Reading Friends, Travel, Uncategorized

2023 has been quite a travel year for me & this week I’m packing my bags for beautiful Linden Hill Historic Estate in Minnesota! Here are some photos from their lovely site, the venue for the Mississippi River Readers Retreat. 15 or so authors will be gathering to meet readers for a garden party, retreat day, & even a Barnes …

Sea Pines & the island

Laura FrantzBooks, Inspiration, Memoir, Travel, Uncategorized

  So, I’m in a place I’ve always longed to see & now that I’m here I can’t help but think ofย A Heart Adrift! All this sea & sun & sand remind me of Captain Lennox aboard ship & then Esmรฉe waiting for him in her chocolate shop along the waterfront. I’m here with my aunts {& cousins} who’ve been …