#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

A Day in the Life…

The weatherman promised sunshine.  So far, it comes and goes.  I’m acting on faith, here.  :) 

So, anyway, this morning I go downstairs to clean up my crafting space–I was in a frenzy yesterday afternoon and evening, after I’d finished my writing for the day, painting and rubberstamping polymer clay like a crazy (see yesterday’s blog) woman–and I DO clean up, but then I start getting ideas and wind up making MORE tiles.  Before I’d even finished my first cup of coffee!   In terms of activities, there’s only one thing I love more than playing with art supplies, and that’s telling my stories.

Today, there will be more writing and almost certainly more making of tiles.  (Check out www.mikaarts.com) There, you’ll see what I only dream of being able to do–I am SUCH a fan of Laurie’s work, and I can’t wait to study with her again.  I kind of got away from the artist trading cards for a while there, but I’ll be getting back to that.  I was on overload, a thing that happens if I’m not careful to curb my enthusiasm!

Heading off to Reno this weekend for the rodeo–I’m a guest of Caesar’s Entertainment (YES) and will be signing books and shaking hands and grinning a whole lot at Harrah’s, though I’m not sure exactly when.  If you’re in the Reno area, I’d sure love to swap howdies with you.  I’m hoping to get to the actual rodeo, but not sure that will happen.  I might sneak off to a rubber stamp store, too, if I can find one.  :)  Since I only have a few thousand stamps, I try to avoid this, with little or no success.

I did an interview yesterday afternoon (busy, busy), with John Busbee, the host of a radio program called Culture Buzz, among his many other creative enterprises–he’s also a film-maker.  John’s my favorite Iowa farm-boy, and I just love chatting with him.  He’s going to fix me up with some CDs of my interviews, and I’ll have them put up on the site so you can hear what a good time we have, talking books.  He’s just the best–such a pro that he makes the whole process easy.  Not that I ever have much trouble talking.  :)  Put me in front of a microphone and I turn into Oprah.

Bernice had a badly needed bath and a haircut yesterday, too–Mary Ann, the Trail Boss, handled that.  Now she looks like a very earnest little black sheep (Bernice, not Mary Ann) and smells considerably better, too.  (Bernice, not Mary Ann :) )  She’s back from her morning jaunt to the barn and sleeping off the raging excitement of the experience as I write this.  The Yorkie only has two speeds, she either goes at full tilt or topples over on her side like she’s been pole-axed.  :)  She’s got to keep up her strength so she can go BACK to the barn this afternoon.

That’s the latest from the Triple L, my friends.

Be well, be brave, and be KIND. 

We’re gonna make it, I promise.


6 comments to “A Day in the Life…”

  1. Nana
      · June 19th, 2012 at 2:09 pm · Link

    Looking forward to listening to those CD’s!!!!

    Wish I could be in Reno when you are there! I’d surely swap howdies, have a book signed, and watch the rodeo.

    Have fun. !!! :-D

  2. Gloria
      · June 19th, 2012 at 2:15 pm · Link

    Linda, you sound like one busy woman. How in the world do you do it? I get started on something and becasue I don’t have the means, (money), to finish it, I get discouraged and just stop, sort of like Bernice. And, sort of like Bernice, I need a hair cut, but I don’t smell. :-P

    I recently read Here and Then, and years ago, I read There and Now, I guess it was. I like to read about people going back in time, and wanted to know if you’re going to be writing another one like that.

    You know the brooch was thrown away and someone is bound to find it at some point. :wink:

    Don’t forget that I’d like to have one of your tiles, please, to go with my blue and white tiles, if I ever get a kitchen to put them in.

    Keep safe, Gloria!!

  3. Crystal
      · June 19th, 2012 at 3:27 pm · Link

    WOW!!! I’m exhausted after reading your busy blog!!! LOL I’m gonna have to check out these tile things!! I so wish i could be in Reno this weekend!!! It would be so awesome to meet you! I can always look froward to next year!! I’ve thought it through that when the new McKettricks book comes out at Christmas I’m gonna get it on my nook and I’m buying the Hardcover and i’ll bring that one for u to sign!!! :wink: Since u will be in Reno how bout just flying on in to Louisiana HaHa That would make this little girl happy!!! Hopefully one Day!! Love your writing!! Have a wonderful afternoon!!

  4. Amy Henderson
      · June 20th, 2012 at 9:27 am · Link

    Finished Big Sky Country last night…of course LOVED it…can’t wait for the next one!!

  5. paula martin
      · June 20th, 2012 at 11:03 am · Link

    so glad you love the arts, i do too. i think it makes us creative in our everyday life when art is involved. i dabble in jewerly making and if you make some beads youwould like jewerly made fome give me a holler. Thanks for all your stories it give me an excape from my everyday world too.

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