#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
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Cozy Day

We’re enjoying (yes, enjoying) a rainy Friday morning here in Spokane. It’s a light the fire, put on a kettle of soup kind of day. Even better, it’s a writing day–the very best kind of day there is. I am so into “Austin”, I can hardly wait to have my breakfast, get dressed, and head for Blue River, Texas.

Yesterday I did a radio interview, had a phone meeting with my team at HQN, and made dinner for my cousin Sheri and friend Kat. They are delightful–brought flowers and wine and their senses of humor and we had a great time. In between all that, I wrote about 10 pages, and I loved every minute of it.

It’s no secret to any of you that writing this trilogy has been particularly challenging–I’ve loved the stories and the characters from the moment I conceived the original germ of the idea, but for some reason, there were a lot of obstacles along the way. For all that, these books are some of my very best work. The reception “Tate” is receiving is nothing short of phenomenal. I can only reiterate one of my most basic beliefs—there is a reason for everything.

And I’m grateful, even–or especially–for the hassles.

Who knows what gifts they bring?

Have a good day and a good weekend.

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