#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Hiding in the Basement

Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?  :)  Well, don’t be alarmed–Bernice and I are just trying to escape construction noises.  She’s sleeping, and I’m obviously doing this blog, after which I will work on the new book, “Big Sky Secrets”.  The story of Landry Sutton and Ria Manning, this novel is the final one in the Parable/Three Trees series.  There may well, however, be one or more Christmas stories in the future, historicals featuring the characters’ ancestors.

The soap-making experiment went rather well–one is shaped exactly like a horse lying down, with its legs tucked under.  I’ll be making more of those, to be sure–very impressive, though I’m sure some people will be reluctant to actually use the soap.  :)  I’ll probably be giving most of my sudsing creations as gifts–it’s so much fun to choose the color and scent, but the actual process, as previously stated, is ridiculously easy.  I simply melt a hunk of soap in the microwave, in a large measuring cup that makes pouring easy, add whatever, stir with a craft stick, and carefully pour the mixture into the mold.  A light spray of ordinary rubbing alcohol will help prevent bubbles–not sure where I picked up that little tidbit, but it works.  There are literally thousands of molds available on both etsy and eBay, and many of them are downright exquisite–I recommend the silicone kind, because it’s so much easier to get the soap out after it hardens.

Artist trading cards are still my main passion, hobby-wise.  I’ve been buying the Liquitex spray paints lately–they come in the same delicious colors as the acrylics do, but go on smoothly, without leaving brush strokes.  I LOVE them.  I keep joking around with the crew that I’m starting a second career in Graffiti–my slogan will be, “Down With Vandalism!”

Just kidding, of course.  :)

I’ve been taking mega-doses of Vitamin C, trying to hold another flu bug at bay.  Yikes.  I don’t have TIME to be sick.

So, it’s off to storyland.

God bless and keep you, now and always.

15 comments to “Hiding in the Basement”

  1. Heidi
      · March 13th, 2013 at 3:46 pm · Link

    You need to start using Halo spray! You spray it three times into your mouth and swallow-and for six hours-it kills any germs you breathe in-even if you eat or drink during the time.

    I was skeptical at first, but I bought it and it works! I have been around people with flu and colds a LOT, and have yet to get anything. I usually catch that stuff quite easily!

  2. Darlene Tomel
      · March 13th, 2013 at 4:19 pm · Link

    I love the Parable Series. Are you going to do anymore Mojo Sheepshanks? I love her too.

  3. Connie Johnson
      · March 13th, 2013 at 4:45 pm · Link

    My hobbies are reading mostly, has been since I was about 13. I also love to cook and make greeting cards for encouragement at church. You have been one of my favorite authors for many years, keep up the good work. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Billiesue Sanders
      · March 13th, 2013 at 5:07 pm · Link

    What is Halo spray? Where does one get it?

    Thanks a lot.

    Billiesue Sanders

    • Heidi
        · March 14th, 2013 at 7:12 am · Link

      http://halogermdefense.com/faqs.html <<tells you all about Halo spray. The website also has a tab for a list of places to buy it (I bought mine at Walmart)

      It is an oral antiseptic. I heard about it, didn't believe anything I read… did some research online and read all sorts of stuff backing up its claims (from places other than theirs) and decided to try it.

  5. Billiesue Sanders
      · March 13th, 2013 at 5:13 pm · Link

    Today is my birthday. I had been hoping we would have a new pope by today!

    Billiesue Sanders

    • Norma Stanforth
        · March 13th, 2013 at 5:34 pm · Link

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLIESUE, hope you have a wonderful day and God bless you on this day and always.
      Norma :-P

    • Lois Rotella
        · March 13th, 2013 at 7:34 pm · Link

      Happy Birthday Billiesue !! We did get a new Pope on your birthday. His name is Pope Francis after St Francis of Assis.

  6. Norma Stanforth
      · March 13th, 2013 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Hi Linda so glad your soap turn out awesome, with your writing, panting, and soap making you are now jack of all trades. Your soap making sounds fantastic. Keep up the great work.
    God bless you and everyone that is on this blog.
    As always your friend
    Norma Stanforth

  7. Juanita Rice
      · March 13th, 2013 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Stay well, Linda! And if you’re going to OD on the C’s make sure you drink plenty of water!! :)

    Hope they get your remodel finished soon. :)

  8. Gloria
      · March 13th, 2013 at 8:09 pm · Link

    Linda, I’ve never heard of the stuff Hilda said to use, but I trust Hilda. She’s another good’un.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Billiesue!!!!!!!!!!!!! I pray you have many more.

    I pray everyone is having a good week, so far.

    Are you out of the basement, yet? :lol:

    • Gloria
        · March 14th, 2013 at 10:01 am · Link

      Well, Linda, I guess I need to wash my eyes out…I looked at “Heidi” and saw “Hilda”. I’m sorry Heidi, for the mistake.

      I still wish Billiesue a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and I still think Hilda is one of the Good’uns.

      And Linda, I still like your books, so keep on keeping on.

      • Hilda
          · March 14th, 2013 at 10:50 am · Link

        HI, Gloria. I just remembered a spray bottle I bought one time when I was having throat problems, and it’s called Cepacol, it’s for sore throat. So that’s my experience with oral sprays – only used it a couple of times since, thank the Lord, I never get sick.

        Linda – there’s a weird comment in this post, did you see the one from “hit”? I think they posted it in the wrong place – ????

        keep on writing!

  9. kathy copeland
      · March 13th, 2013 at 10:11 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Billiesue !! LInda, I sure hope you get to feeling better.

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