#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get!

I don’t know what it is with me this week. Everything just seems to take a little longer than usual, including getting to the computer to write this blog.

Maybe it’s because, this morning, after my devotions and journaling, I got to reading a copy of “McKettrick’s Pride”, the next book in the McKettrick Men series. Now, considering that I wrote the book, and therefore know how it all turned out, it was amazing how I got sucked into the story. The book runs very deep with me, especially the part played by the lost, bedraggled dog the heroine takes in and dubs Avalon. It touches a nerve–the defenselessness of animals, and how greatly they depend on our kindness and our willingness to go just a little out of our way to help. Some of Echo’s issues are my issues, too–things I think most women would recognize and relate to. And on top of all that, I just like spending time with those wonderful McKettrick men. What makes them special?

Sure, they’re sexy, and real easy on the eyes. But I love them because they live by their values–integrity, honor, compassion, and courage, especially in the face of adversity.

Have a fabulous weekend. If you haven’t read “McKettrick’s Luck” yet, you might want to pick up a copy and get started. They’re an outfit on the move, those McKettricks.

Phew!

This week has just gone racing by! There was so much excitement, and so many things to catch up with after my whirlwind trip to Phoenix, and then I had routine doctor and dentist appointments…

I think I forgot to cover last Friday–I had a signing at the Desert Ridge Barnes and Noble, overseen by my good friend, Erica Ashcroft, and dinner the same night with my sister, Pam, and brother-in-law, Jon Reily. We had Thai food and a good visit.

Another highlight was a multi-city media tour–I got up (at 1:30AM) and headed to a studio in Phoenix with my escort, where a makeup artist was waiting to doll me up for the cameras. I sat in a studio, intermittently, and did something like 14 TV interviews about “McKettrick’s Luck”, which, I am happy to say, is on the bestseller list again this week! Soon, thanks to my friend Deitrich, one or more of these clips will be available on the website. I was so tired after that media tour that I went back to the hotel at noon, closed all the curtains, put out the do-not-disturb sign, and crashed for three hours! The next day, I went up to Prescott (pronounced Preskit by the locals) and appeared on TV there, and it was a lot of fun.

I did a lot of stock signings in Phoenix, too, which simply means I went into book stores and signed what they had on hand.

That about covers Phoenix.

Tomorrow, I’ll tell you a little about “McKettrick’s Pride”, the next book in the McKettrick Men series. It will be on sale February 27.

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