#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for April, 2012

Now you see me, now you don’t :)

The blog has been sketchy lately, and I apologize for that.  Yesterday, I was busy in Blue River, Texas, riding herd on a couple of unruly McKettrick men.  (It’s an awful job, but somebody has to do it.  :) )  I’ve just wrapped up the second chapter and I’m fixing to dive into the third.   I love writing about my modern cowboys, but it’s fun to travel back in time a little way, to 1915, where the telegraph is considered high tech and nobody has a cell phone, smart or otherwise.  In “A Lawman’s Christmas”, you met Clay McKettrick, founder of

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Glory be, more sunshine!

Who knows how long this lovely weather will last, this being spring and therefore a most unpredictable season, but I’m enjoying every moment of it.  Yesterday, we had rain and guess what?  That was nice, too.  :)

It’s time to plant some zinnias in my indoor mini-greenhouse from Walmart–I have my dad’s great love for zinnias, roses and, of course, PEONIES, my absolute favorite blossom of all.  I skipped the deck garden last year, but this year I think I’ll try again.  Growing things are so soothing, aren’t they?  I have three HUGE plants in my house–the African Violet finally kicked

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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.

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