#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Elvis and the Bunny Slippers

I needed some cheering up.  That’s my excuse for buying 1) an Elvis Presley piggy bank, complete with golden sunglasses and 2) a pair of bunny slippers.  :)  (I did need new slippers.)  I laugh every time I look at the bank, let alone drop change through the slot, and the slippers are not only funny, they’re comfortable.  My daughter did warn me, however, that Margie and Lil, my grand-dogs, might mistake them for toys and try to run off with my feet.  :)  Life is full of risk.

The winners who would have been announced yesterday, if it hadn’t been a holiday, are Marge Dominic and Eriko.  Congratulations, both of you.  The new contest is underway now–two winners will be chosen at random, notified by Miss Jen, my niece/assistant, and announced right here next Monday.  Or Tuesday.  :)  All you need to do to enter is comment, and you’re in.

I’ve got some very exciting things coming up–I’ll be traveling to Dodge City, Kansas, the weekend of September 25-27, to attend the 60th Anniversary of my dad’s all-time favorite TV series, GUNSMOKE.  The festivities will be held at the Boot Hill Casino, where I’ll be signing copies of my soon-to-be-released hardcover, CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK.  My good friends Buck and Goldie Taylor will be in attendance, along with Burt Reynolds and Bruce Boxleitner!  I’m so excited, as you can imagine.  There will be pictures aplenty, I promise, and I’ll tell you all about the experience when I get back.  In October, I’m returning to Gettysburg for a week of research, and in November, I’ll be going on a cruise sponsored by a major book retailer.  More details on that later.

That’s the news for now, my friends.  Thanks for being so patient with this beleaguered blogger.

 

 

58 comments to “Elvis and the Bunny Slippers”

  1. Virginia H
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 6:09 pm · Link

    It sounds like you are going to be a traveling lady for a while. Love the bank and bunny slippers, should post a pic. Take care!



  2. Denise King
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 6:10 pm · Link

    Good evening Linda, sounds like you’re going to be pretty busy, well enjoy yourself and your new bunny slippers.



  3. Nanci Sipes-Ziembo
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 6:17 pm · Link

    I’m so jealous that you’re going to the Gunsmoke reunion, how awesome!! Have lots of fun.



  4. Janet Finlayson
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 6:20 pm · Link

    I do so wish I could be in Dodge City in a couple of weeks. Burt Reynolds, Bruce Boxleitner and Linda Lael Miller, can you say Heaven !!!! Truly, two very handsome men and my favorite author, who could ask for more. Well, maybe some cash for the slots in the casino, but I’d be happy even with that.
    Thanks for blogging Linda, I’ve missed you.



  5. Laura Ann
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 6:34 pm · Link

    Have a great time in Dodge City Linda!



  6. Ellen Carpenter
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 6:35 pm · Link

    Good to have you back! Missed all of your words of wisdom, as well as the enjoyment of reading of all your interests. Elvis and bunnies sound wonderful to me!



  7. Janie
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 6:57 pm · Link

    I used to live southeast of Dodge City about 80 miles. If I was still there I would make the trip to see you. :-) Looking forward to the new book.



  8. Diana E
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 7:00 pm · Link

    Congratulations to this weeks winners. Sounds like you have a lot of fun coming up soon, Linda. Your new slippers sound fun too! Blessings.



  9. Beverly Evanger
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 7:00 pm · Link

    oh my gosh. bunny slippers? i used to have white ones but wore the poor things out. I should buy another pair. elvis bank. oooooooo way cool. i love elvis. your ” gunsmoke” trip sound tons of fun. that was such an awesome show. thank god for reruns



  10. Lois Rotella
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 7:01 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, Love the things you bought. It would be funny if when you put coins in your piggy bank is sing a little Elvis tune. I hope your granddogs don’t take your new slippers as toys. Sounds like you are going to be a very busy lady with all your travels. Have a great time.



  11. Terri Shortell
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners. I would so love a pair of bunny slippers. Lol. I’m also jealous of the Gunsmoke celebration. I loved that show. Have fun.



  12. Linda Solcich
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 7:35 pm · Link

    I know what your daughter means. My grand-pup loved my husbands UT Horned steer slippers. He eventually got the horns off the steer before the slippers wore out completely.



  13. Gloria
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 7:50 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Marge Dominic and Eriko. Enjoy your win, ladies.

    Linda, I hope you enjoy your bunny slippers. I’ve been saying, for years, that if your going to give me a B/D and Christmas present, (2 days apart), put them in 2 packages, even if it is a pack of gum, just divide it before giving it to me. One year, at work, some friends gave me an elephant slipper for my birthday.

    They waited most all day for me to ask where the other one was. I didn’t ask, and prayed there wouldn’t be another one. But, before the day was over, they produced the other one. They said I said to divide my present into 2 separate ones and so they did.

    I graciously thanked them, but I just thought they were hideous, (the slippers, not the friends), and why would they spend good money for such childish slippers? In later years, they came in handy as I gave them to a grandchild.

    And, now…I find that you went out and bought bunny ones. This just goes to show that some people enjoy the fun things of life and some, like myself, who didn’t have much, wanted something more beautiful and useful on my feet. (Thank you for that.)

    It takes all of us, I guess, to fill up God’s earth. I hope you get many happy day’s, or night’s, wear from them before the doggies decide they’re fair game.

    Enjoy your trip and the gorgeous men.



  14. Ruby Norwood
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 7:53 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners!! I just love the little things you bought, It is so funny, also can’t wait to hear all the exciting things that you have going on. I am ready for Christmas In Mustang Creek also. Don’t forget to post all of those great pics I know you will be taking..



  15. Roberta Giordano
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 7:56 pm · Link

    Never mind the bank and bunny slippers, your going to guns kore reunion,lucky you ! Love all the old western shows. Have fun !



  16. Socorro Smith
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:05 pm · Link

    You’re one of my favorite authors. Just finished reading Montana Creed Logan. I’ve previously read the Montana Creed series. But I like to read them again. I just donated about 300 books to our public library here in Charlotte NC



  17. dkayegal
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:09 pm · Link

    Would love to see a picture of you wearing your slippers and holding Elvis!



  18. Louise McCourt
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Hope your bunny slippers stay safe…hope you have a great time visiting with the Gunsmoke people…looking forward to the pictures…stay well..



  19. Caryn Horn
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:14 pm · Link

    I am so jealous! All this traveling you are doing makes me long for the same thing. So I’ll simply live vicariously through your books, wherever they take me :wink:



  20. Mary
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Hope your toes and slippers survive the grand-dogs :) Have a great time in Dodge City. That would be fun! I’m curious about the cruise!!



  21. LISA HICKS
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:23 pm · Link

    i need to win :roll:



  22. Cheryl Morgan
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:25 pm · Link

    Gunshots, how cool. Enjoy!



  23. Diane Sallans
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:36 pm · Link

    hope you are cheerier! I have a pair of slippers that look like huskies – they always make me smile! :-D



  24. Lynn
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:43 pm · Link

    Oh wow! Let me know if u need anyone to sub for you!! Lol
    So glad better. We all need that downtime to process. God bless.



  25. Marge Dominic
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 8:49 pm · Link

    Linda, I don’t what I would enjoy best, the Elvis piggy bank or the Bunny slippers. Elvis is pretty special.
    Enjoy your travels and take care of yourself.

    Marge



  26. Cheryl Hoffmann
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 9:02 pm · Link

    Your blog left me smiling!! Need pictures of bank and slippers now, lol. My dad too loves Gunsmoke and still catches reruns on cable. Hope your week is fantastic.



  27. Nadine spradlin
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 9:27 pm · Link

    So glad things are getting back to normal or should I say new normal . I too would like to see pictures of your Bunny slippers & Elvis bank . Enjoy all your adventures , HAVE FUN ……….



  28. Marcia White
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 9:33 pm · Link

    Oooh, have fun in Dodge City. We visited in the’90s and had a great time. Wish we were going for the Gunsmoke Anniversary.



  29. midge watkins
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 9:56 pm · Link

    Welcome back for a new chapter in your life. I’m so jealous
    of your trip to Kansas. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! I’m also happy
    that you’re an Elvis fan like me.



  30. Jeannine Klim
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 10:12 pm · Link

    Your Elvis bank and bunny slippers sound like just the trick! Enjoy your trip to Dodge City. If I am not mistaken the Eisenhower Museum and Presidential library are there as well. As a young girl Scout i took the train from Union Station in KCMO to Dodge City for a field trip. The museum and library were amazing. Of course being that close you should hop on up to KCMO and sample some of the worlds best Bar-B-Que and take in the Plaza and Nelson Atkins. I hope that Elvis keeps you smiling and your slippers keep you warm and comfy.



  31. Leanna
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Sounds like you will be going to some great events this fall. Have fun!



  32. therese lopez
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 10:42 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners, enjoy your book!! Have fun traveling and enjoy those great slippers!!!



  33. John
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 11:28 pm · Link

    Have fun and enjoy your trip, get a picture of Burt and you. (Still watch re-runs of Gunsmoke)



  34. Lorraine Pitts
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 11:41 pm · Link

    Love me some Elvis!!! Enjoy your goodies. I am rereading Never Look Back, as soon as I finish I’ll start One Last Look!!! Can’t wait. Love your books, thanks!!!!



  35. Meredith Hillenbrand
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 11:44 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners! Don’t blame your dad, Gunsmoke is a great show. Nothing wrong with bunny slippers, who says kids are the only ones who get the fun stuff? I am so jealous, I have always wanted to meet Bruce Boxleitner and Burt Reynolds is a great actor! Have a great trip! :)



  36. Pamela Devereux
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 11:55 pm · Link

    As long as you bought the Elvis Bank in Aug, you’re good. I swear Memphis goes crazy celebrating the death of Elvis.



  37. Eriko
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 12:27 am · Link

    Wow! What fun festivities for you to look forward to! I love it!



  38. Rita Crofoot
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 1:10 am · Link

    Sounds like some exciting things coming your way. Also sounds like your are feeling better, and glad you could find some stuff to cheer yourself up.



  39. Crystal
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 2:00 am · Link

    OH WOW the Gunsmoke reunion sounds fun. My hubby, my Mom and I will watch it everyday on Starz. We love it still :)



  40. Jo-Ann Baker
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 7:48 am · Link

    Hi Linda, Love the slippers .. I just got new ones too but not bunny. Elivis is one of my favorites singers. I have all his old records an sound tracks from his movies. What he had was a gift that was gone to soon.
    Have a good week and keep the great stories coming. :)



  41. Joanie gonsalves
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 9:34 am · Link

    Oh hope we don’t hav t wait long for
    Chtistmas at stone creek!
    And p lease pics of uou at the Gunsmoke
    Reunion will cheer you Xnd uour
    Devoted fans.



  42. Rose Marie MoraN
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 10:36 am · Link

    We want pictures — sometimes we need to buy something that is different and which gives us pleasure.



  43. Virginia Phillabaum
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 10:38 am · Link

    I just finished reading Marriage Season. Loved it….



  44. barbara
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 11:09 am · Link

    aaah, good thing your don’t have rabbits. I had some lovely, warm, comfy bunny slippers…..but my house rabbits were afraid of them. A glare, thump, and off they went. Go figure !!!!



  45. Maxine Luckie
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 11:11 am · Link

    How wonderful to travel back to the time and place of “Gunsmoke” especially with the reunion of the characters.
    I am sure this will give you lots of ideas for great upcoming novels that you will share with us all. Enjoy your visit. Can’t wait to “Read all about it.”



  46. carole
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 11:19 am · Link

    Hi! the piggy bank sounds so cute! Have fun reliving Gunsmoke, loved that show! Can’t wait to read your upcoming book!



  47. Donna Brant
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 11:20 am · Link

    Glad to see you are “back”. I also loved Gunsmoke. Remember sitting on the living room floor with my Mom and watching it every week. Boy does that make me feel old. Looking forward to your next release while trying to keep up with all the earlier releases I may have missed.



  48. Valdi M
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 12:49 pm · Link

    Gunsmoke is still a really good show. I am glad to have all. the oldies on reruns. Enjoy your travels.



  49. Teresa W
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 3:47 pm · Link

    Hop away Linda! And be careful, I hear Saturday nights in Dodge have given Marshall Dillon more than one headache and a couple of stitches besides, especially if the trail herds are due in! :->



  50. diane wade
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 4:08 pm · Link

    I still watch gunsmoke re-runs every day. and I can’t wait for the new book!!!



  51. Alice
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 8:24 pm · Link

    I live 50 miles west of Dodge City. I will be there to see you. Do you have a schedule for your book signing? I don not want to miss this. Thank You, Alice.



  52. Melaine
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      · September 9th, 2015 at 10:54 pm · Link

    Lots of fun, travel, and excitement for you to look forward to, Linda. I’m looking forward to your next book coming out. I’m going online as soon as I’m finished here to pre-order it.

    Have a great week!



  53. Karen Dieffenbaugher
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      · September 10th, 2015 at 7:42 am · Link

    Looks like travel is on your agenda…Give Bert and Bruce a hug from all of us…and enjoy ….



  54. Michele Nelson
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      · September 10th, 2015 at 7:50 am · Link

    Wow sounds like you have a lot of exciting things going on! Can’t wait for your next book! Enjoy!



  55. Michele J
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      · September 10th, 2015 at 10:44 am · Link

    Dodge City! Oh thta sounds like fun! Since hubby and I are off work that weekend it might be a fun road trip! I hope your slippers survive the grand-pups! Mine didn’t! Happy Thursday all!!!



  56. Donamae Kutska
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      · September 10th, 2015 at 9:47 pm · Link

    Hey, whatever works to make you smile and laugh! You sound so busy, take care.



  57. PHYLLIS
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      · September 11th, 2015 at 1:31 am · Link

    WOULD YOU CHANGE MY EMAIL ADDY PLEASE? I CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT OTHERWISE. PHYLLIS11@UNSEEN.IS. THX.



  58. PHYLLIS
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      · September 11th, 2015 at 1:35 am · Link

    LINDA & CREW: HAVE YOU SEEN THE INFO ON THE CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL @ RIVERSIDE PARK FROM 26TH OR SO OF SEP TO THE 2ND OF OCT, OR SOME SUCH? LOOKS RATHER SPECTACULAR AN EVENT PUT ON BY AVISTA!



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