#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
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What have I been doing?  Mostly, catching up on things that fell by the wayside while I was under the weather.  I visited my mom yesterday, and we went out to lunch (Caesar salads and fish-and-chips all around, though neither of us managed to finish the food), made a quick trip to Target, and called it a day.  Although I am essentially recovered, I still have to conserve my energy.  That might have more to do with turning 68 Saturday than my recent round of flu-followed-by-c-diff!

Big plans for the summer.  I’m headed to Portland, Oregon on the 21st, to attend a conference put on by the Historical Novelists’ Society, then, on the 29th, I’m heading for Gettysburg for the big re-enactment of the famous battle of July 1, 2 and 3, 1863, which takes place annually and attracts  huge crowds.  Thousands of re-enactors show up, Confederates and Yankees alike, as well as a number of other Civil War types, so you can imagine what a spectacle this will be.  I hope to be posting some photos and videos on Facebook and here on the blog as well.  I’ve wanted to see this event for years, but never managed to snag a hotel room before now–I reserved it months and months ago.  

I’ll be speaking at the South Hill branch of the Spokane Public Library in September, and if you live in the area, I’d love to see you there.  Exact date and other info to follow very soon.

And that’s the news that’s fit to print, for today, anyway.  :)

Here’s a word from one of my all-time favorite authors….

“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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