#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2009

Weather and Zinnias

I have been known to complain about storms (insert smile here), but the rain we’re getting now is truly a blessing. It’s a fire-on-the-hearth, soup-bubbling-on-the-stove kind of day, cozy and cool.

I have transplanted some of my zinnias into the flowerbed, and they are already blooming. Zinnias are hardy, and very colorful. I cut three of the potted ones this morning and put them in a small vase–they are so beautiful. It amazes me that something so complex can come from a tiny seed, and in a matter of mere weeks. Looking at them reminds me that miracles are not

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The White Rabbit and Me

“I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!” That is the refrain that runs through my head almost constantly, these days–I write and write. I LOVE this book. And yet I wonder sometimes if I will EVER finish it. It is my most challenging book so far, I do believe, and yet I suspect it is also one of my very best.

We are having the most amazingly beautiful summer here in Spokane. Thanks to my modest foray into the world of gardening (and memories of last winter’s blizzard), I’m appreciating every sunny day, every rainy day,

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