#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2007

On Being American

This being Independence Day, it follows that I’ve been thinking even more than usual about what being American means to me.

It’s easy in uncertain times like these to yearn for the proverbial good old days. As an avid student of this nation’s history, I can tell you that the whole experiment has been a big, lively, complicated and absolutely glorious mess from Day 1. George Washington wondered, many times, how he could possibly hold the whole thing together. Lincoln, even more so. In other words, this is nothing new, gang, and the ‘good old days’ are right now.


Read More »
Horses Today?

Who knows? There’s some problem with the horse trailer at the boarding school, and the much-anticipated arrival of my valiant steeds is up in the air. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s not to get excited over delays. This is the horse world for you. It’s enough to know there’s a fine place for Skye, Buck, Coco and Banjo–and soon April–to settle in for the duration.

Life continues to buzz along here at a low hum and a steady clip. Next week, while I’m away in Dallas at this year’s RWA conference, yet another hardwood floor will be installed.

Read More »

Texas was the most active gunfighting state, with some 160 shoot-outs from the 1850’s through the 1890’s.