Interview + Giveaway with Laura Frantz

Interview + Giveaway with Laura Frantz

I’m excited to have one of my favorite authors, Laura Frantz with me today. I became acquainted with Laura’s writing back in 2012 when a contest judge referred me to  her debut novel, The Frontiersman’s Daughter, as an example of deep point of view....
Hidden Among the Stars ~ My Review

Hidden Among the Stars ~ My Review

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted a book review. I very much enjoyed this inspirational historical novel by Melanie Dobson. Hidden Among the Stars touched my heart in a special way. It’s a complex, well thought out split-time tale...
The Old State House ~ Novel Research Part 2

The Old State House ~ Novel Research Part 2

In researching for a novel, often I gather much more information than needed–partly out of a love for learning about the past, and partly so that I can be as accurate as possible in my writing. While on our trip to visit the First National Road Interactive...
Discovering The First National Road

Discovering The First National Road

One of the joys of writing historical novels is the research involved. Recently, I stumbled across a bit of Illinois history that fit well with my WIP (work in progress). Check out my previous post: Novel Research ~ Making it Fun to learn more about my discovery of...
Novel Research ~ Making It Fun

Novel Research ~ Making It Fun

One of the reasons I enjoy writing historical novels is the research. There is so much richness in learning about the past. Currently, while researching for Book 3 in my Prairie Sky Series (Under Moonlit Skies), I stumbled across a bit of Illinois history I...
A Look Back at Agriculture ~ Farming in the Mid-1800’s

A Look Back at Agriculture ~ Farming in the Mid-1800’s

In my research of the mid-1800’s, I enjoyed taking a look back at the history of farming and the changes that have taken place over the past 150 years. My Prairie Sky Series is set in the mid-1800’s when plowing, planting, hoeing, and harvesting were all...