#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for April, 2011

Pushing Up My Sleeves

I’m all rested up and ready to start the new project.  That really feels good.  New characters, new setting–the fictional Parable, Montana.  How exciting!

Of course it helps that we have lovely sunshine today, oodles of it, a wealth of it, glistening on leaves of grass and on the needles of pine and fir trees.  The sky is the color of the sugar bowl my mother gave me long ago–a soft, robin’s egg blue, with a hint of periwinkle.  I believe it was originally a premium that came in a bag of sugar or flour or a box of tea. 

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Late Blog

I finished “A Lawman’s Christmas” yesterday morning–what a feeling of satisfaction that gave me.  I slept like a rock and, frankly, I’m still tired today, which is the main reason for posting my blog so late in the day.

I celebrated by making a batch of my infamous Boeuf B, as I call Lady Julia’s recipe, and it is delicious, if I do say so myself.  When I make BB, I’m serious about it.  I went to the butcher’s for the stew meat, instead of buying it at the supermarket; as in the movie, one must dry the meat before browning,

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Around 1541, the present state of Texas was called Tejas, a Spanish version of the Caddo word meaning “allies.”