#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


It’s ACTUALLY Monday. What a concept!

Believe it or not, I’m here, on a Monday, and ready to announce this week’s winners!  They are: June (no last name) and Sue Gosland.  Both June and Sue will receive an autographed copy of ONCE A RANCHER.  As of today, the new round is underway–to enter, just comment.  Two winners will be chosen at random, notified by Super Jen, and announced on this blog next Monday.  The prizes are autographed copies of ONCE A RANCHER.

I spent a quiet weekend, here on the Triple L, except for a brief stint over at Northern Quest casino.  :)  Have I mentioned that I enjoy playing slot machines?  :)  For once, I had the good sense to quit while I was ahead, and when I came home, I was greeted by two very happy dogs.  (Mowgli and Tule spent most of the rainy weekend playing outside, looking like drowned rats when they came inside, which did nothing to diminish their cuteness.  :) )  I continue to consume audiobooks at an alarming rate, if any form of reading/listening can be called ‘alarming’.  I ran out of excellent YA fantasy novels, and haven’t loved anything enough, so far, to mention it here.  Since I know how hard it is to write a book, and how writers put their heart’s blood into a project, I never criticize the ones I don’t enjoy.  (Besides, my opinion is only one of many.  If a book gets published, to my way of thinking, then somebody liked it very much.)

Today, I’m plotting a new contemporary novel, tentatively titled THE BRIDE WAGER.  The book has three hot cowboys and three smart, proactive women who drive them crazy, and it will be a little longer than my normal offering.  Also, more complex.  It’s like my trilogies, but all in one book, so no more waiting for books 2 and 3 to find out what happened to the other characters you’ve come to (I hope) know and love.  :)  I’ll keep you updated on this project and on NORTH OF EDEN, which is the main work-in-progress.

In about a month, I’ll be heading for Gettysburg and my week of study with the Civil War Institute, at Gettysburg College.  I’m really looking forward to learning more, revisiting the battlefield, and catching up with friends, Sandy Pennesse and Gary and Marsha Roche.  (Gary is a licensed tour guide, and Marsha is a pure delight.)  I’ve visited Gettysburg numerous times, and I never get tired of it, although after this book is finished, I’ll be switching to Savannah, Georgia, as my second historical novel, SOUTH OF GLORY, is set near there.  I know, I know.  Poor Linda.  :)

More tomorrow.  It’s new book day on Audible.com, and I always turn up for that.  :) 

 

8 comments to “It’s ACTUALLY Monday. What a concept!”

  1. Lois Rotella
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      · May 16th, 2016 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Congrats ladies. Sound like you had fun. I started a herb garden in some mason jars. It was an idea I saw on pinterest. I hope it works. He he. Have a great week and looking forward to your next book.



  2. Lea Williams
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      · May 17th, 2016 at 12:24 am · Link

    I am back. My computer crashed and I lost everything. Has taken me time to get all my blogs back that i read. I have missed reading yours.



  3. Amber B
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      · May 17th, 2016 at 4:17 am · Link

    Congrats to the winners. I’ve love all your books that I’ve read and I’m looking forward to new books to come.



  4. LynneW
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      · May 17th, 2016 at 11:13 am · Link

    THE BRIDE WAGER sounds excellent! I enjoy trilogies, but sometimes I miss a release date and then they’re so hard to acquire later.

    And for the lady starting an herb garden in mason jars, I’ve had excellent luck rooting plants and raising them in 2-liter soda bottles. Coke bottles are especially good, as there is a smooth indentation between the top and bottom curved sections. I cut around about 1/2 inch up the indented section, plant the item in the bottom half, and water thoroughly. Then I put the top back on (without the cap) and set it in a window; it is like a miniature greenhouse.



  5. Donna irvin
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      · May 18th, 2016 at 9:17 pm · Link

    Reading Once A Rancher now! I love audiobooks too…sometimes love them more than reading..



  6. Ann Bartholomew
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      · May 19th, 2016 at 9:34 am · Link

    I’ve missed your posts and am glad to hear you are doing well and keeping busy. It’s exciting to hear about what you are working and planning on. I have August 30 marked on my calendar so I’ll be sure to be at Barnes and Noble to get Always a Cowboy as soon as it hits the shelves! Congrats to the winners.



  7. Virginia Horton
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      · May 20th, 2016 at 5:23 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. It seems like all it has done here is rained. It is raining again today. I have had a couple of days to put out some tomatoe plaints and have mowed wet grass a lot. So sick of rain. I think we have a pretty day coming on Sunday. :-D



  8. Ann Bartholomew
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      · May 24th, 2016 at 8:37 am · Link

    For years I taught 6 – 8 gr. literature and used novels instead of a basal text. One of my very favorite YA books is The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. My students loved it too.



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