#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for August, 2006

A Wanted Man

A little about my work in progress, an historical western starring Rowdy Rhodes, who appeared briefly in “The Man from Stone Creek”, and Lark Morgan, a lady with secrets as big and dangerous as Rowdy’s own. The novel takes place in the fictional northern Arizona town of Stone Creek, where readers of the previous book will run into old friends, Sam, Maddie and the Major, and make some new ones, too.

It’s 1905 when Rowdy arrives in Stone Creek, summoned there by Sam and the Major, in their capacity as Arizona Rangers, with little other information to go on. His

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The Suicide Race

Some of you have asked for clarification on the infamous “Suicide Race” taking place every year at the Omak Stampede.

Horses are forced to run a VERY steep down hill track. They often tumble, end over end, and are crippled and killed in the process. Should they survive, they are required to perform the same brutal and irresponsible spectacle the next day! And people pay money to watch this abuse; that disturbs me almost as much as the terrible danger the horses are subjected to.

Horses are, obviously large. They fear few things more than falling, because they’re vulnerable when

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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.