#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

My editor, my friend

Joan Marlow Golan, my longtime editor and one of my dearest friends, is retiring this week, moving on to a new and exciting phase of her life.


Joan, you have been my mentor, my teacher, my guiding light when the waters of publishing turned dark and stormy, my fellow celebrant when the victories came.

You’ve taught me so much about writing, and so much about being a good person.

I have you to thank for my interest in meditation and gardening, among many other things.

You’ve  inspired me.

You’ve  held me up with kind words and patience when I stumbled.

And you’ve always believed in me, which is one of the greatest gifts one person can bestow on another.

Thank you, Joan.

Thank you.


9 comments to “My editor, my friend”

  1. Sherry Wallace
      · August 16th, 2013 at 2:18 pm · Link

    Couldn’t ask for a better friend than that :). Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. judy
      · August 16th, 2013 at 2:59 pm · Link

    A very nice letter and a good friend. She done a good job, because you are a very good writer.

  3. Shirley
      · August 16th, 2013 at 3:12 pm · Link

    If everyone had a Joan in their life the world would be a better place.

  4. Jean
      · August 16th, 2013 at 4:20 pm · Link

    Nicely said!

  5. Ruby Norwood
      · August 16th, 2013 at 5:03 pm · Link

    Well said Linda, and apparently a very good friend.

  6. Norma Stanforth
      · August 16th, 2013 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Great letter, a nice way to show how much you appreciate all that she did for you.
    God bless each and everyone.
    As always your friend,

  7. Alexia Evans
      · August 17th, 2013 at 4:25 am · Link

    What a wonderful letter. Thank you for sharing this with us. Hope you all have a blessed day. -Janie

  8. Diana E
      · August 17th, 2013 at 2:36 pm · Link

    I’m sure Joan will miss you so much too, Linda. I send blessings to you both.

  9. Diana Creason
      · August 19th, 2013 at 2:57 pm · Link

    I am happy for your friend that she is able to retire ..I pray that you don’t retire any time soon! You are my favorite and I would have great difficulty trying to replace you as an author! You are the very best!

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