#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for March, 2013

Hiding in the Basement

Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?  :)  Well, don’t be alarmed–Bernice and I are just trying to escape construction noises.  She’s sleeping, and I’m obviously doing this blog, after which I will work on the new book, “Big Sky Secrets”.  The story of Landry Sutton and Ria Manning, this novel is the final one in the Parable/Three Trees series.  There may well, however, be one or more Christmas stories in the future, historicals featuring the characters’ ancestors.

The soap-making experiment went rather well–one is shaped exactly like a horse lying down, with its legs tucked under.  I’ll be making more of those, to

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Making Soap

That’s what I’ve been doing today–making soap.  :)  Am I talking about the wonderful artisan type of soap, using lye and herbs and all the rest? 

No.  This is the kind where one buys the basics at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby and melts them in the microwave, adding scent and color and pouring into beautiful molds bought on eBay and Etsy.  :)  I have some lovelies–a mama horse and her baby, an angel, a sheep, which always reminds me of my Lael heritage.  You see, my grandfather, Jacob Daniel Lael, raised sheep.  Yes, sheep.  Contrary to Western movies, sheep and cattle CAN

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