#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Chatter from Spokane

It is DEFINITELY spring! It hasn’t snowed in–oh–three days? :)

I went to lunch with my cousin, Kathy Bannon, yesterday. It’s always good to see Kathy.

And I was down 5.2 pounds at Weight Watchers last night! Yeehaw! Of course that was two weeks’ worth–I missed last week’s meeting because I had just gotten home from the Levy shindig in Chicago.

I’m writing today, and will probably revise over the weekend and play with my many and varied art supplies. The casino is out. Too boring over there for this cowgirl and, anyhoo, the weather is way too beautiful to be shut up in some smokey place!

“A Wanted Man” is out there. I’ve got to confess, that surprised me. I thought it was coming out at the end of May, not the end of April! So far, that cover is my all time favorite. Since those Harlequin folks keep outdoing themselves, though, I’m expecting even better covers in the future! I surely hope “A Wanted Man” will whet your appetite for the next installment of the Stone Creek series, “The Rustler.” That’s coming in October. (I think. :)) Translation: last week in September. The hero is Wyatt Yarbro, Rowdy’s older brother, a reformed outlaw with a heart of gold. His lady, Sarah, can hold her own with him for sure, and that’s saying something, with these Yarbro men.

I am preparing to travel. London! I haven’t been there since before September 11 and I’m eager to see the old favorite places again. Portobello Road, here I come! In June, I’m taking the Blue and Gray tour, based out of Manassas, Virginia, with my cousin Doris, who is an active member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and a positive fount of good information. (Before the June trip, though, is Book Expo America in L.A. Fun, fun, fun!).

Sometimes I think my office/bedroom is full of Civil War soldiers, on foot and horseback, I spend so much time on research! Don’t think I’m complaining–the whole situation fascinates me. Just the other night, I’d swear Robert E. Lee rode through, on the legendary horse, Traveller, both of them so covered in mud that you couldn’t tell where man and horse met.

I can hear you now. Cowgirl, you’re probably saying, you NEED a vacation!

I definitely need a weekend, and I intend to have one. Hope it’s the same for you.

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