#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
I Fought the Frog

And the frog won. The prince never did show up, princes being unreliable in general. Oh, well. I put the major portion of the recent jackpots in the bank, anyhow. Take that, frog.

I wrote the outline for “The Rustler” yesterday, and I can’t tell you how anxious I am to begin writing that book. First, I need to spiff up the next Mojo book, just a little, and then Sadie, Bear and I will probably move out to the lake for the duration of the new story. Not a bad gig.

Today, a routine doctor visit and lunch with my mother. Looking forward to seeing Mom, as it’s been nose-to-the-grindstone around here, while I was finishing up “The McKettrick Way”. I’m thrilled with the way this new Silhouette Special Edition (Dec. 07) turned out.

It’s always sad to bid good-bye to the previous characters, but Wyatt and Sarah are already waiting in the wings, ready to go on stage to entertain you.

Life is mighty good around here these days, with “McKettrick’s Heart” on the New York Times list for a second big week, this time at #7.

Take that, frog.

Thursday

Well, the server was down yesterday, so that’s why I’m publishing two blog entries today.

I finished “The McKettrick Way” and have submitted it to my editor, who loved it. Joan and I make a wonderful team, and I can’t express how grateful I am to work with her, and to be a part of the dynamic HQN team. As of yesterday, when “McKettrick’s Heart” took the #7 spot, I have had a book in the New York Times Bestseller list’s top #15 for an unprecedented (for me) ten weeks!

Today, I plan to draft the working outline for “The Rustler”, my next big western, to be published in the summer of 08. Once that’s done, I’ll probably go over to the casino (Mojo and I have more in common than you might think) and try my hand at the slots. Last time I was there, I hit two jackpots within fifteen minutes of each other. :)

I’m a very lucky woman. And not just because of the slot machines. Cleo and I are on the outs, and the prince has been a frog right along. So I’m on the scout for a new one.

I’ll let you know how it goes. :)

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

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