#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for December, 2016

Living Vicariously

I spend most of every day living the lives of my Civil War characters, and you can probably guess how exhausting that can be.  My reading/listening habit provides some relief, and this week, I seem to be on a hiking kick.  (Vicariously, remember.)  I’ve been listening to THRU-HIKING CAN BREAK YOUR HEART, by Carrot (yes, Carrot) Quinn.  It’s fascinating, and reminds me a little of Cheryl Strayed’s book, WILD.  I’ve downloaded several similar books, most of them about hiking the Appalachian Trail, though Quinn, like Strayed, chose the Pacific Trail.  Can you imagine hiking from Mexico to Canada, with nothing

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Winners and More

This week’s autographed book winners are: Gayle Larson and Carole Fiore.  Congratulations to both of you.  The new contest is underway now; to enter, simply comment, and you’re in.  Winners will be chosen at random, notified, and announced here next Monday, along with a new contest.

I’ve been working hard on NORTH OF EDEN, and I’m loving the story and the characters, as I hope you will, too.  Because I am equal parts Confederate and Union, at least by heritage, I have deep feelings for all my story people, whether Northern or Southern.  (The Laels are originally from North Carolina,

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The Pony Express carried almost 35,000 pieces of mail over more than 650,000 miles during those nineteen months and lost only one mail sack.