#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2007

Boots and Bubble Bath

Yesterday, I slept in big time. I didn’t even open my eyes until almost 10:30, which, for me, is the middle of the day! It’s around 8:30 now, and I’m working on a bowl of room service oatmeal as we speak.

Niece/assistant Jen and I trekked off to Dallas’s West End Center, where the “Taste of Dallas” festival was going on. We had lunch at TGI Friday’s, and then shopped. I found a wonderful Western wear store, and bought this great leather shawl type thing, trimmed with fringe (Oh, Linda LIKES fringe!) and studded with turquoise, etc. Jazzy! (And the

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Last Night

First, I’ll tell you I didn’t win for “Deadly Gamble”. As I told you, the competition was fierce. The award went to Annie Solomen for a book called “Blackout”, and I’m sure she deserves it to the max. My sincere congratulations to her and to her proud publishers.

What I did receive was the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a wonderful, thrilling experience–a Powerpoint show, me at two on a horse with my cowboy daddy, etc. Lots of kind words and a standing ovation–or two. Champagne afterwards, with the lovely people who help make all this stuff possible. And

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The typical Pony Express rider was nineteen years old and made $100-$150 per month plus room and board.