#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Good morning!

Well, the sky is overcast this morning, so I guess we’re in for some April showers.  Which, of course, will pay off in May flowers.  :)

The new book is really perking along–and it’s all so vivid in my mind.  It’s like sitting down to watch a movie every morning, and writing down what I see.  Since it’s about half the length of my usual books–it’s a special publication, for Christmas–I expect to be finished sometime next week.  WOW.  Then I’ll leap right into “Big Sky River”, which is the third Parable story.

My copies of the first one, “Big Sky Country”, arrived late yesterday afternoon.  (Yes, Mom, I’ll be sending you one pronto.)  I love the cover and feel so excited–it’s a joy to hold the actual book in my hands, after all that work.  Most books are an emotional rollercoaster for me, because I feel everything the characters feel (well, almost) and I’m usually exhausted at the end of the day.  Happily so, I’m glad to report.

Today, I’ll be writing, or watching the mental movie, :) and later on, I hope to “work” in my art journal a little.  It’s really fun and, of course, it helps me to relax.

Bernice is waiting to head for the barn and smell every inch of it–who knows what could have developed since yesterday’s visits?–and I can picture the horses lingering around the feeder, waiting for the Canadian Wrangler to serve breakfast.   They’re loving the sprouts of new grass out there in the pasture, but when morning and evening come around, they want their hay.  :)

Yesterday was new book day on iTunes, and I downloaded a slew of listening material.  I’m listening to “The Beginner’s Good-bye” by Anne Tyler now.  I love the way she writes, simply but vividly–there’s that mental movie again– and the story is tender.  Not only that, there’s a ghost, which I love if it’s done well.

That’s the news from my kitchen table, friends.

Be blessed, be well, and be kind.  I will “see” you tomorrow.

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