#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

New York, Day 3–and other stuff

On Day 3, I had quite a lot of free time, so I visited Lee’s Art Supply, up on 57th, another favorite.  I’m told Brad and Angelina bring their children there sometimes, but, alas, no sign of the Pitt family on this trip.  :)  I had a ball just the same, picking up a few watercolors, etc.   They carry the larger pans and I like those–didn’t even know they existed before the visit–and that’s one of the best things about traveling, the discoveries.

In the evening, I had a lovely dinner with my long-time agent and dear friend, Irene Goodman, in a hotel restaurant called Shula’s.  We did a lot of catching up, on both the personal and business fronts, and had our usual wonderful time.  I can’t overstate how much I admire and trust Irene, and I’m so grateful to have her for an agent.  She was there during the hard times, always ready to encourage me, and during the high times, when there’s a lot to celebrate.

Things picked up a lot after Day 3, but I was tired when I arrived, so I left myself lots of time for sleeping in, vegging, and playing with my art supplies.  :)

And now for this past weekend.

Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, was in Spokane on Friday night, appearing to a sold out crowd at the INB Center, so Jenni, Wendy, my visiting sister, Sally, and I all went to take in the show.  I splurged and hired a car and driver–a picture of the four of us is posted on the Linda Lael Miller Facebook page.  Now, I have somewhere to send you when I put up pictures of the critters, book signings, etc.  I’m going to have Jenni put several of my artist trading cards up so you can see those.

It goes without saying that we really enjoyed Theresa–she’s a character, funny and down-to-earth–and I’m a big fan.

Afterward, Tom, our driver, was kind enough to stop at a drive-through, as we were all starving, and we ordered burgers and other nutritional disasters to eat when we got home.  The fast food place was in a pretty scary neighborhood, and it was quite late, but we were safe with Tom–he’s a cowboy.  :)

Saturday morning, I slept until 11, which had Sally wondering if I’d died in my sleep, since I’m a VERY early riser.  I was just plain exhausted.  Once I got going, we did some team-shopping, visiting the Flour Mill, then Hobby Lobby.  After that, we were both pooped, and made it an early night–or, at least, I did.  Sally is almost a decade younger, and she has more get-up-and-go than I do.  :)  She’s crafty–Thankful Rose on Etsy, she of the beautiful sweater-coats–and spent the evening hooking a rug.

Sunday was pretty quiet, though we did visit JoAnn’s (I’m wavering seriously in my committment to avoid quilting!) and bought some food, etc., at Fred Meyer’s.  Once we returned to the house, Wendy, Jeremy and my grand-dog, Margie, paid us a visit.

Today was a writing day, and a darn good one, which is why I’m writing this blog so late in the day.  This might happen a lot in the near future, as I zoom to finish “Big Sky Secrets,” the last of the Parable/Three Trees books.  Fear not, however, for I’ve got a new, nine-book series brewing in my fevered little brain.

That’s about it for today, pardners.  See you tomorrow.

7 comments to “New York, Day 3–and other stuff”

  1. Shirley
      · June 17th, 2013 at 8:58 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had a wonderful trip to New York. Love you Big Sky series. Can’t wait for the next Big Sky story and your new series. I love all your books.

  2. Sherry Wallace
      · June 17th, 2013 at 9:11 pm · Link

    Great blog today! Love hearing about all your NY visits, but you sure do go, go, go!! No wonder you’re worn out @ times!

    PS – gonna check your FB often for pictures

  3. Dawn roberts
      · June 17th, 2013 at 9:37 pm · Link

    I actually work at Joann Fabric and Crafts in McKinney, Texas. I run the education department and there are always quilting classes available at most locations. I as a quilter, know what an addiction is, when this new location open almost a year ago,. I had to get a job there so I could get a discount so I could buy more fabric.

  4. Juanita Rice
      · June 17th, 2013 at 10:50 pm · Link

    Is there an extended-series fever going through authors these days? ;) I can’t keep up! But that’s Okay, Linda. I’ll just stack them up and read when I can. Keep writing!! :)


  5. Emily
      · June 18th, 2013 at 9:53 am · Link

    Wow, what a great time you had. Neat!

    I too love all of your books, and look forward to the next ones. I love to read them in series form, but sometimes that doesn’t work for me as I read faster than the books come out. I just re-read the others and catch up that way. :lol: By the way, I never give up your books….other authors I do, but not yours.

    Have a great writing day and stay well. :-D

  6. Crystal
      · June 18th, 2013 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Hey Linda!!!! I have finished Big Sky Summer and now i have to wait till September!!!!! But i already have chosen another book to start with. Its State Secrets so I’m really excited!!! The book was AWESOME, but then again I expected no different. I am really excited to hear about the 9 book series already brewing!!! I was hoping that there would be a Big Sky book about Shea, Slades step daughter!!! HMMMM…… :idea: LOL I’m so glad you are back and blogging!!!! Have a wonderful Day!!!!

  7. Lea Williams
      · June 18th, 2013 at 9:45 pm · Link

    Oh, I evaded quilting until about a year ago. OHHHHHHHHHHHH it is adicting. I do all hand quilting, no machine touches mine. I am finishing a quilt top now. Sounds as if you had a great time in NYC. I have never been there. I was given a gift a AMazon and I am going to get you newest books. I am excited. I am going on a cruise to Alaska in 25 days with my sister and oldest daughter. I want to take it with me. We have a suite, sounds wonderful to me. Hope you are getting rested up. Blessings.

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