#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for August, 2013

A Good Weekend

Today I’m recommending a book I liked so much that I listened to it TWICE over the weekend and then bought a couple of printed copies for friends.  It’s called, “The Ghost Bride”, and it’s a first novel by Yangsze Choo.  The setting is Malaysia, in the 1890s, and the story is incredibly compelling.  Definitely original premise, too–I’ll be surprised if this one doesn’t wind up as a feature film.  You know me–I love a good ghost story.  :)

Except for a quick trip to the grocery store, I stayed home all weekend, just puttering around, resting, making artist trading cards

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My editor, my friend

Joan Marlow Golan, my longtime editor and one of my dearest friends, is retiring this week, moving on to a new and exciting phase of her life.


Joan, you have been my mentor, my teacher, my guiding light when the waters of publishing turned dark and stormy, my fellow celebrant when the victories came.

You’ve taught me so much about writing, and so much about being a good person.

I have you to thank for my interest in meditation and gardening, among many other things.

You’ve  inspired me.

You’ve  held me up with kind words and patience when I

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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.