#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for June, 2005

Mary Ann and the TV Blackout

I promised to tell the story, and here it is!
On Thursday morning, I went to Channel 3, Phoenix, to appear on GOOD DAY ARIZONA, with Tara, Scott and Dan. I was accompanied by my usual entourage–it was niece Jenni’s birthday, so we’d made plans to hit the Hard Rock Cafe for a celebration lunch afterwards. Even my mom was along!
Well, I got situated on the set, to prepare for the big interview about McKettrick’s Choice, and my family clustered in a corner to watch the show. Lights, camera, action! Tara and I had a great chat about

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People and critters all fine!

The Cave Creek Complex fire is moving north, now, and Springwater Station is no longer in its path. My good friend, Susan Yarina, and her husband, Joe, were ready to trailer my horses out of here, to safe ground but, luckily, that won’t be necessary. Joe and Susan are two fine examples of the western spirit–pitch in and help in the pinch, and worry about the clean-up later. Thanks for being there, Susan and Joe.

Wildfires are a fact of life in the summer desert, with temperatures well above 100 degrees most days, and lots of thunder and lightning, excellent

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.