#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


The Power of the Blog

Another great signing last night, at a Barnes and Noble here in Omaha.  I’m here to tell you, my readers are the greatest!  

As for the power of a blog–you’ll recall that I wrote about the pleasures of Vicks vapor rub yesterday.  :)  Well, as the signing was about to begin, a warm-eyed woman named Terry came up to me and handed me a box with a jar of Vicks inside!  She said, “Sandi asked me to give you this.” 
My good friend, Sandi Howlett, who lives all the way out in Arizona, reads this blog.  She contacted Terry, her good friend, and voila!  Vicks!  I was delighted, of course, as well as moved and amused.  Terry and I had a good chuckle, and when I shared the story later, everyone else enjoyed it, too.  This kind of funny and very thoughtful thing is typical of Sandi.  Thanks, Girlfriend.  I needed that Vicks!  
It rained all day yesterday, but that didn’t stop me from heading down to the Old Market section of Omaha in the morning, where I found a great store called Overland Trading Company and took a serious chunk out of my bank account.  Older and wiser than I was at the beginning of this two-week tour, I had my purchases sent home.  (And here I swore I was through shopping!)  I also bought the usual t-shirt and a few other things–among them a button to pin on my coat.  It reads:   Well-behaved women rarely make history.
I’m a friendly ole cowgirl, that’s for sure.  But well-behaved?  No.
Will I make history?  Probably nothing future generations will study in school.  But in my own small way, I intend to leave a legacy, make the world a slightly better place than it was before I came moseying along this trail.
I’ll be in Lincoln tonight, at Lee’s, and the shindig starts at 7:30.  (Sandi: I left all my diamonds at home.  Mind sending one of your friends down with a few?  :))
I hope to see more of my Nebraska sidekicks there–and don’t worry about being well-behaved.
   

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