#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
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That flu everyone’s talking about?  It’s REAL.  I have been sick for over three weeks–as in, stay-in-my-pajamas, sleep-in-the-daytime, cough-and-snuffle sick.  I’ve been out of the house exactly twice, for very short forays, which always ended with Advil, more pajamas, and the vaporizer.  After two full cycles of antibiotics, I’m better, but still far from well.  I couldn’t visit my mom on Easter Sunday, for fear of giving her the plague, and I didn’t even notice that my daffodils were in bloom until someone kindly pointed them out!

I listened to numerous books–lots of them by Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, and discovered the Vimala Alphabet.  :)  My life may never be the same!  Vimala Rodgers is an expert in handwriting analysis, and her book, Change Your Handwriting, Change Your Life, absolutely blew me away!  The premise is that changing our handwriting actually changes the wiring in our brains, and Ms. Rodgers has invented her own alphabet, based on this theory.  I needed another passionate interest like I needed the proverbial hole in my head, but I am definitely hooked on this fascinating process–every morning, after tending to the dogs and the cat, I brew a cup of coffee and sit down to practice this new way of writing.  I do love an experiment.  :)  As I’ve said on previous blogs, I find the failures as gratifying as the successes–go figure.  I’ve always been a little different.  :)

The weekly contest is back up and running, as of today.  The rules are the same as always–if you comment, you are entered in that week’s round.  Two winners will be chosen at random and announced next Monday or Tuesday, right here on the blog.  Each will receive an autographed copy of my latest book, Forever a Hero.

I will be at the Romantic Times conference in Atlanta in early May.  If you’re headed there, too, please be sure to say ‘howdy’.  

I’ve missed you these many days.



Tomorrow is the day!


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This week’s winners are: 1) Theresa and 2) Marie Potts.  Congratulations!  As of now, there is a new contest underway: just comment, and you’ve entered.  2 winners will be chosen at random, notified by Jen, and announced here on the blog.  Each will receive an autographed copy of my latest.

Tomorrow, Jen and I will be hitting one of our local bookstores in order to take pictures of yours truly holding up the new book.  Check it out on my FaceBook page!

This weekend was a blast–my sister, Sally, flew up to Spokane on Friday, and that evening, we went to the Eric Church concert at the Spokane Arena.  WOW.  We had the BEST time.  Since it was St. Patrick’s Day, I wore a green shirt, complete with shamrocks, and even combed some green hair chalk through my two-toned locks.  (I’m letting my hair grow out, so it’s part silver and part brown.)  The music was loud and fabulous, and if I wasn’t an Eric Church fan before, I sure am now!  On Saturday, after sleeping in (it was 1 am when I fell into bed), Sally and I went to visit our mom, and took her out for a ride and a little retail therapy at Target.  Sunday morning, it was back to the airport; sure hated to see my sister go.  We always have a terrific time.

I’m listening to Buck Brannaman’s wonderful book, “The Faraway Horses.”  To me, this man is a true hero; he uses kindness, patience and skill to train horses, and he is a legend in the horse world, as many of you will already know.  There is no excuse for cruelty.

Though the term “stick ’em up” is widely used in Western films, it wasn’t actually coined until the 1930’s.