#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Fourth Big Week!

“McKettrick’s Pride”, book 2, is still on the New York Times bestseller list–#10!!!

I’m in my lake house office, and I can hear Bernice barking from inside the front door of the main house. She wants to join me, and probably add her two-cents to the blog–that would be: yap, yap, yap! Now Sadie-beagle has joined in. Woof, woof, woof. Quite the chorus.

Many of you have asked if there will be more McKettrick books. At this writing, there will be two: Meg’s story, “The McKettrick Way”, a Silhouette Special Edition scheduled for this December, and an as yet untitled Christmas story, probably starring Doss and Hannah, whom you met in “Sierra’s Homecoming”.

Plans for today include writing and staring at the lake a lot.

Oh, and a welcome-home party from the dogs–after all, I’ve been away a full fifteen minutes. This calls for the dog equivalent of a ticker-tape parade.

Lake Notes–Late!

I apologize for the delay. Got a call from my good friend and long-time employee, Debbie Korrell, this morning. She wanted to know–where is the blog you promised???

Maybe you wondered, too.

Anyway, here I am. I won’t bore you with the details, but the fireplace was beeping continuously, so I had to get a repair man out or go crazy! The drier needed different wiring. Furniture was delivered. You get the idea.

Yesterday, “McKettrick’s Heart”, the third book in the trilogy, hit the stores. This is Keegan and Molly’s story, but you’ll see characters you’ve already grown to love, too.

When I stumbled out to the living room this morning, took the dogs out, made coffee, etc., the lake was shrouded in fog. To the west, a patch opened, like a rift between two separate worlds–I glimpsed the houses there, and then they were gone again. It was a magical thing. Dogs taken care of and coffee made, I sat down to journal. My studio office is furnished now and, while still not permanently arranged, I can work here. I bought a love seat–it is delicious. Looks like something from a harem!

We (assistant/niece Jenni is here, too) have a pair of American bald eagles that live and hunt from the tall pine down nearer the beach. It’s amazing to watch them through binoculars, but of course we have to be very careful of the dogs. They were bemused to be in a new place, but are settling in nicely now.

More news from the lake tomorrow.

The term “keep your ear to the ground” comes from literally putting an ear to the ground to listen for hoof beats.