#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for May, 2013

Me and Montana Silversmiths

You know those big, shiny buckles cowboys covet so–the ones the winners receive every December at the National Finals Rodeo–and at many other rodeos as well?  Well, they’re made by my friends at Montana Silversmiths.

Through my friend (and cousin-in-law?), Steve Miller, I’ve got to know the fine folks who make up this company quite well.  I’ve been to the factory over near Billings, Montana, and watched artisans work in the finest silver, turning out not only buckles, but all kinds of beautiful jewelry as well–the kind of jewelry that makes a cowgirl’s heart go pitty-pat!

Now, I suppose this

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Open the eyes of my heart…

That’s my prayer today.  (It’s also the track that is playing at the moment, from a CD called “Beautiful Worship”.  Yesterday, I rocked to Aretha Franklin belting out gospel songs.)  I will definitely order the new Alan Jackson CD, pronto–thanks for the suggestion!

Yesterday was another good writing day–I’m LOVING this book, “Big Sky Secrets”, even though writing it has been a lot like giving birth–painful at times.  The feelings run deep and yet I WILL keep the eyes of my heart open, with God’s help. 

This weekend I’m heading for Ellensburg with daughter Wendy to attend the big Western

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