#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for August, 2005

The Man from Stone Creek and The Petticoat Cattle Company

This is what one of my favorite writers, Gladys Tabor, called a “pencil sharpening” day. I think the modern term is “mental health day”. After more than a week in Reno, my brain is like jelly.

Several people have asked when to expect “The Man from Stone Creek” and “The Petticoat Cattle Company.”

“Stone Creek” will be out in hardcover, from HQN, next June. It’s a meaty western, starring Sam O’Ballivan, an Arizona Ranger posing as a schoolmaster in a little one-room school. The heroine, Maddie Chancelor, is a feisty take-charge type who runs the general store and serves as

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I should be journaling….

Instead, I’m sitting at my kitchen table, with my laptop and my coffee, writing this blog. I’ve just gotten wireless service, as I mentioned, and I am much enamored with the portability of the whole thing!

We had one heck of a thunderstorm last night, and this morning, the sky is still overcast. More “monsoon” weather to come, I imagine. I’m one of those people who love a good sky-breaker of a storm, the more flash and boom, the better. There’s something elemental about it, something that gets into the blood and pulses there. Our rainy season was late in

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In the old times sometimes cowboys referred to beans as “Deceitful Beans” because they talked behind your back.

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