#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for September, 2006

Bring Your Lunchbox

My dad used to tell a wonderful story–it happened to him or to someone he knew, I’m not sure which. (I’ll ask him this weekend, when I go for a much-needed visit.)

Once, there was a man who wanted a job. The local plant was plastered with NOT HIRING signs. Undaunted, the man showed up, on time and dressed for work, with his lunchbox in hand, ready to work. Day after day, there he was, spit-shined, smiling, with his lunch packed. You guessed it–one day the foreman got sick of looking at him and gave him a job.

Now, since

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A Wanted Man

The book is finished.
I had tears in my eyes at the end–I always celebrate, when I finish a book, but there’s some heartbreak, too. I feel like a mother, sending her children off to college all at once, letting them go, sending them out into the world on their own. I feel both pride and sorrow at the prospect.
Anyway, there’s another batch moving in soon–I’ll be starting the second book in my new romantic suspense series–“Deadly Deceptions”, after a short visit to my dad and stepmother in Grand Coulee. The first is “Deadly Gamble”, and you’ll be hearing

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.

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