#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Dateline: Dallas

The fun continues here at the big Romance Writers of America conference in Dallas.

Last night was our big Literacy Signing–every year, publishers donate piles of books, and the published authors at RWA attend the autographing to end all autographings. The proceeds go to the literacy programs in the city hosting the conference, and of course the event is open to the public, though we buy tons of books from each other. :) I’m pleased and proud to say I sold all my books–“A Wanted Man”.

Today, I have an interview scheduled for an internet program on Romance TV. I’ll let you know on the site when it is going to air. I will be doing another for Lifetime.com as well.

Exciting stuff!

Met up with Nora Roberts outside in the smokers’ area yesterday–it’s almost a tradition. The woman doesn’t age. We talked about grandchildren–she has two, and I’m still back there at the starting line. I saw a tiny pair of pink western boots in a store yesterday and had a serious yearning for a granddaughter!

Well, I’ve got to order room service and figure out what I’m going to wear today.

I Did It!

I’m actually blogging from my excellent if messy hotel room in beautiful downtown Dallas!

Yea! Perhaps there is hope for me in this technological world after all.

The flight was problem free, partly because I was in first class between Seattle and Dallas, and a driver met me at baggage claim. I actually have two hotel rooms–one at the conference and one at another place, nearby. The explanation is long and involved, so I’ll spare you, but I’m mainly using the room at the Hyatt as a retreat. It is FILLED with beautiful flowers, congratulating me on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award, which I will proudly accept on Saturday evening.

Nancy Berland, my personal publicist, and Elizabeth Middaugh, one of her account execs, took Jenni and me to Palimino for dinner last night. Excellent! I had the paella, a dish that is not commonly available in Spokane, as you might guess.

I’ll keep you posted on the doings here. Word from home is, cats, dogs and horses all fine.

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.