#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for February, 2014

Back Among the Living….mostly

Wow.  Do whatever you can to avoid getting this bug, whatever it is.  I’m finally able to write again–after days (and nights) of ups and downs.  To the blog-reader who suggested putting Vicks on the soles of my feet and wearing socks, THANK YOU.  There was no instantaneous healing, but it did make me feel better–Mom always slathered us in Vicks when we got sick as kids, so it might be psychological, but who cares?  It works.  Other things that helped were chicken soup and hot tea.

Last week’s contest winners: Nadine Spradlin and Mary Clayton–congratulations.  From now on, at

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Determined to blog :)

This is one wicked cold–the worst one I can remember, in fact, but it’s hard to keep a cowgirl down–(completely down, anyway)–so I’m writing this in bed, on my laptop.  I have the usual symptoms–coughing, etc.–but the predominant one seems to be simple fatigue.   My goal is to write a little–rest a little–write a little more.  It’s a challenge, all right, but as my old daddy used to say, “No matter how rough you feel, you don’t have to look very far to find somebody who’s worse off than you are.” 

There are so many things to be grateful

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