#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for October, 2005

Late Blog

I’ve got the flu, so I’m taking a semi-sick day.
I plan to revise/polish the rest of “Deadly Gamble”, so it can be sent to my editor tomorrow. Not too hard, because all I really have to do is sit in this chair and read through the second half of the manuscript, making line-by-line changes. It’s the easy part.
Then?
Back to bed, with a good book.
Somebody else’s book.

Courage.

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Horses in Transit

Yesterday, my four beloved horses, Banjo, Buck, Skye and Coco, set out for the family ranch in northeastern Washington state, near Northport. They are traveling in the skilled and loving care of my “cousin”, Steve, and his son, Andy, whom I usually refer to as my nephew. (This family is complicated. Many titles are honorary.) Andy is a genuine horse whisperer–he’s studied with Monty Roberts and has a natural way with all animals. (Kids love him, too. And women.) So, even though it was a powerful wrench for me to see that trailer pull out, I know the horses are

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.

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