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The Pages

I'm always in the garden when the pages arrive hence the floral décor! This is the first time I've seen the manuscript soon to become a real book, the last step before the novel goes to print. I carefully read through all 377 pages to make sure there are no flaws,...

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Peach Pecan Bread

This quick bread is so rich and dense it tastes more like old-fashioned pound cake to me. I especially like the instructions to stir peaches in with a wooden spoon:) Though banana bread has long been a favorite, my husband prefers this every time...BATTER: 3 cups...

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Celebrate Summer Giveaways!

This summer I'm celebrating readers by hosting several bookish giveaways on my Facebook Author Page. Please join us if you can! LAURA FRANTZ AUTHOR FACEBOOK

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An Uncommon Woman

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....

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Cover Shoot

I’ve been mostly offline lately working on novel 12 before galleys of An Uncommon Woman {#11} land on my desk any minute now. Here are a few elements from the recent cover shoot including Lindsey, the model. Love the strength and character in her features. Revell is...

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Novel Eleven Has A Name!

My favorite time of year in the publishing world is titling and cover art. The best book titles should be intriguing and true to the novel. For novel 11, An Uncommon Woman even has a poetic ring and works well for historical fiction. I hope you like it, too! Next...

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