#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Happy New Book Day!

Yay!  It’s new book day, also known as Tuesday.  :)

I’m happy to report that the contest is back, and it is underway as we speak.  As before, 2 winners will be selected at random, notified, and announced on the blog next Monday.  Each winner will receive an autographed copy of one of my books.  Just comment, and you’re in.

For a couple of days now, I’ve been getting to my computer by 7 or 7:30 am, and I’m loving it.  The story, NORTH OF EDEN, is really flowing, and I’m so excited about the project, I can hardly get myself to stop writing.  Since one reaches a point of diminishing returns at some point, it’s better to pace myself.

The mother of the bride and I are still recovering from Jen and Dustin’s fabulous wedding on the third of September, but the bride and groom, just back from their glamorous tropical honeymoon, are in fine shape.  I guess the 30 year age gap makes a difference!

There are a million things I ought to do this afternoon, but I think I’ll take a nap instead.

I Saw It On Pinterest….

OK, I confess.  I am ADDICTED to Pinterest!  I have boards for art, home remedies, cute animals, and about a jillion other things, some of which ought to be combined, but I haven’t the faintest idea how to do that.  Any suggestions?  My favorite discovery to date is bullet journals.  

I know.  Say what?  (No, they are not journals for recording scores at your local shooting range, although you could do that.)  I use mine to track weight loss, writing quotas, and other such things, but the possibilities are literally endless.  Check them out on Pinterest, bulletjournal.com, and Youtube, and you’ll get a good overview.  

In other news, you will note that we haven’t offered a contest this week, and there won’t be one next week, either, because Super Jen got married on September 3, and now she’s on her honeymoon.  She and her wonderful groom, Dustin, got hitched on my front lawn, and let me tell you, Jen was the most beautiful bride EVER.  I’ll be posting a few pictures when she gets back.  In the background was my EXCELLENT gazebo, built by the equally excellent Doug Willponin, our handiman and dear friend.  (You’ll see pictures of the gazebo, too.)  Doug not only designed the gazebo, he cut and planed the logs for it, and they’re all from the Triple L.  Besides the gazebo, Doug built me an honest-to-goodness buckboard for Christmas last year, and now it’s proudly displayed out front as well.  Pictures forthcoming.


Texas was the most active gunfighting state, with some 160 shoot-outs from the 1850’s through the 1890’s.