#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Even as We Speak….

Audible.com is downloading a bunch of new books for my iPod. What an age we live in, to quote Maynard G. Krebbs. If you remember Krebbs, you are of a certain age.

As I have probably mentioned before, I am the original gadget queen, despite my propensity for spending a lot of my time in the Old West, following gunslingers and dance hall girls and gamblers and ranchers around. If it’s new, I either have it, or have ordered it.

Apple’s new Magic Air laptop, for instance. Good heavens, the thing will fit in a manilla envelope! Then there’s the Kindle, a fascinating item from Amazon. For those of you who don’t follow such things, the Kindle is a marvelous electronic book, capable of downloading thousands of printed books, without even hooking up to a computer! The topper has to be a gizmo called a Stamp Critter, though. The thing actually makes rubber stamps from ink jet printouts. Figuring it out is going to take some time (and help) though, because the machine doesn’t come with illustrated instructions. Still, I’m determined to make it work. Just imagine Sadie stamps–Bernice stamps–Coco and Banjo and Buck and Traveler and April stamps–it boggles the mind.

Thank heaven for Chris Baber, my personal Geek Squad. He can make practically anything work.

For now, though, got to unboggle this mind and head for Stillwater Springs, Montana. Logan and Flannery are waiting for me there, no doubt impatiently. You see, we’re three quarters of the way through “Logan’s Return”, and they’re chomping at the old bit.

For those of you who live in the Spokane area, mark your calendars. (Hello, Dave and Sue Bula–hope you show up for a visit!) I’ll be at the Waldenbooks in the Spokane Valley Mall Saturday, March 1, from 12 to 2 pm, signing “Deadly Deceptions”, the new Mojo adventure. Also at Auntie’s, downtown, on Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30. The Auntie’s gigs are always an informal chat type of set-up–I’m hoping to see the familar faces and a few new ones.

Gosh, look at the time. I’ve got a train to catch! Here’s one of the many things about traveling the landscape of the Imagination: you can wear a bathrobe without getting arrested.

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