Building a world for your story isn't always filled with spacecraft and foreign planets. I love creating the place where my characters can thrive, grow, love, and heal. What storyworld do YOU like to get lost in? Original Post published 8/19/2015 Currently, I've been reading about creating a 'story world' and what's involved in the… Continue reading World Building
My upcoming novella, Second Impressions, which is released in a fun compilation called Love at First Laugh, takes place in the beautiful city of Bath, UK during the Jane Austen Festival. A few things of note: Bath is a beautiful city. There's lots more to see than just what is in the city. The spirit of Jane… Continue reading Book Journeys – Bath, UK #1
Just the Way You Are is the book equivalent of my FAVORITE dessert!
2016 proved a pretty busy writing year for me. In February, the second book in the Penned in Time series, The Thorn Keeper, hit the shelves. In April, my first contemporary romance novel, A Twist of Faith, made its debut to kick-off the Mitchell's Crossroads series, and my historical romance series came to a end (close to home)… Continue reading Upcoming Writerly News
Of one thing I am certain, Laura Frantz's writing holds as spellbinding a quality as the stories she weaves with such intricate detail. A Moonbow Night is no different. Steeping in imagery thick with the mountains and hollows of frontier Appalachia, Laura introduces us, not only to riveting characters as alive to history as the famous… Continue reading A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz
It's true. The past two days I've been on the verge of tears from the absolutely BEAUTIFUL reviews that have come in about The Thorn Healer. Why? Well, because this story has been the hardest one to write to date (just as Julie Gwinn or Carrie Schmidt). Writing the hero wasn't difficult, but 'finding' my… Continue reading Overwhelmed by Reader’s Responses!
Wow! It's been a crazy year, but after lots of hard work and some brainstorming help from my super duper brainstorming team and agent, Julie Gwinn - we have a new book baby!! Yes! Today, the third book in the Penned in Time series is here! This book is a little different than its two… Continue reading Release Day!! Book Birthday #4
It's Christmas! So, of course, my family is enjoying the process of pulling out ornaments we've collected through the years and safeguarded for posterity's sake 🙂 These are special treasures of time - a preschool craft, a specially designed momento, a uniquely-perfect gift. So....it is ironic that just this morning one of my favorite ornaments… Continue reading In Pieces
You know what happens when you leave a creative mind in a car alone for too long? Crazy stuff. Like....creating a word that holds the essence of your brand! YES! Historic note: It is theorized that playwright William Shakespeare first cited from over 200 to 1500 words! Whether he was the inventor of them or… Continue reading Creating a Word…Shakespeare-style
You guys know I love any excuse to party! And today I have a great one!!! The third installment of the Penned in Time series (my very first series EVER published) has a cover! The Thorn Healer!! And you all know that I'll wait to the very end of the post to show the cover,… Continue reading The Thorn Healer – Cover Reveal