#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


On the Home Stretch

I am so, so close to finishing this book! Yee-haw!!!

But I will also miss my characters, for sure.

What happens next? I take a deep breath and plunge right into populating the fictional town of Parable, Montana, with hunky heroes and spirited heroines who are more than a match for them. There will be critters galore, and I’m making maps and charts just to keep track of everybody. :) There are (at present) six books in this series, and all new families to join the McKettricks, the Creeds, and the O’Ballivans.

Art? There’s not much time for it now–I’m working especially hard–but I do manage to squeeze in a little gluing and painting and rubber-stamping now and then. What’s my favorite thing to work with? PAPER, of course. Every writer loves paper, in just about any form, and I’m no exception. Honestly, the new scrapbooking papers are so gorgeous, I practically drool over them (well, not OVER them, that would be gross). I feel pretty wild and crazy ripping them to shreds and gluing them into an art journal or onto a collage or an ATC.

Today will be (please God) a quiet day. Chapter 17 will unroll before my wondering eyes.

It’s all good.

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