#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

The Case of the Missing Blogger

I’m BACK from New York and, while I had a fabulous time there, as always, I’m delighted to be home.  I’m worn out and have some kind of bug, but eager to get back to my writing and my regular life.

What all did we do?  It will take a week to catch you up on everything, because we were a busy, as well as mottley, crew.  Fortunately, I recorded the highlights of each day in my art journal, so I can consult that to boost my memory.  :)

We all set out on our journey–Sally and her girls, Angela and Samantha, from Portland, Oregon, and Wendy, Jeremy and I from Spokane, on Sunday the 15th.  Crossing a continent is, of course, no small thing, and by the time we got to our hotel rooms, it was about 3 am.  (Niece Kelly joined us at the end of the week, having taken the bus from Washington, D.C., where she lives and works.)  I took a hot bath, climbed into my pjs, and collapsed.

Which brings us to Monday morning, the 16th.  A room service breakfast restored us a bit, and we were ready to hit the ground running.  My first stop was (surprise!) a wonderful rubber stamp store in Soho, called The Ink Pad.  Rarely have I seen such a lovely variety of really different, artsy rubber stamps in such a small space!  I loaded up, and met the rest of the group at a little restaurant called Bar Six, where I enjoyed the most delicious risotto ever.  After that, Jeremy and I visited New York Central Art Supply while everybody else did the free-style thing.  From then on, our hotel room was paint-central, but we were careful not to ruin the furniture or the carpets.  :)

An early dinner with my dear friend and cherished editor, Joan Marlow Golan, followed.  Joan treated me to a fabulous meal at the Russian Tea Room, our customary place–I had the best scallops I’ve EVER tasted.  Obviously, New York is a great place to eat, and the company was even better.  I feel so fortunate to work with Joan–we have our own little mutual admiration society going.  :)

I still feel, as my mother would put it, as though I’ve been dragged backwards through a knothole, but I’m on the mend.

See you tomorrow!

11 comments to “The Case of the Missing Blogger”

  1. sam
      · July 24th, 2012 at 12:40 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, glad you are home and had a good vacation, hope you feel better soon :)

  2. Anne
      · July 24th, 2012 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Wow, you were busy busy. Welcome home. looking forward to buying your next book when it comes out. Here in Iowa we have been busy too. Trying to survive the heat. I am thinking right now that your next book, and a rootbeer float just might save me. :lol:

  3. Nana
      · July 24th, 2012 at 1:11 pm · Link

    Welcome home, Linda!

    Five members of our family also caught some kind of bug while we were in the Dakotas two weeks ago. It lasted only two or three days and caused my daughter-in-law to be bed-ridden for a day. But then we were all up and running again.

    Get well and rested. Glad to have you back. :)


  4. Lois Rotella
      · July 24th, 2012 at 6:29 pm · Link

    Glad you had a nice time in New York. Sorry you are not up to par. I hope you feel better real soon. Looking forward to next week when the new book comes out. :wink:

  5. Gloria
      · July 24th, 2012 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Welcome home, Linda!!! I hope you’re feeling better.

    And Linda, thanks to two of your wonderful Bloggers, Hilda and Sam, I am enjoying some great books.

    I’ve finished Tate, and am almost through with Garrett for the second time, and can’t wait to read Austin. Thank you Hilda!!!

    And Sam, I picked up, from the PO, just this afternoon. the 4 books you sent I can’t wait to read them. You sent the Orphan Train Trilogy and My Outlaw, which if I’m not mistaken, is like the There and Now, and the Here and Then books by Linda.

    Both of you are wonderful people to do this for me, and Linda, you’re a great writer to make these books possible.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all three of you!!!!!!

    • Hilda
        · July 26th, 2012 at 3:23 pm · Link

      Hi, Linda and Gloria. The Orphan Train Trilogy is not to be missed! I loved them and will read them again in my retirement years (fast approaching, I hope!). I hope all Linda’s fans have read these or can locate copies.

      · July 25th, 2012 at 11:30 am · Link

    So nice to have you home Linda!!! I am looking forward to the blogs again and GREATLY Anticipating Blue Sky Mountain!!!!! Gloria the Orphan Train Trilogy is AWESOME and i repeat AWESOME!!!!! Also My Outlaw is one of the Greatest Love stories ever written!!! Linda is such an awesome writer that u can actually feel and get lost in their love through the pages!!!! Once again High Praise to you Linda for sharing your Wonderful talent!!!!

    • Hilda
        · July 27th, 2012 at 2:30 pm · Link

      I’d better locate My Outlaw – I’m ashamed to say I don’t recall that one when shopping for “LLM” books. Thanks for the endorsement. LINDA, do you get any $$$ for books bought a long time after the fact? I sure hope so!

  7. Kathie
      · July 25th, 2012 at 10:49 pm · Link

    Missed you but glad you had a good time. Sorry you are not feeling well and hope it passes soon. Am sending healing wishes your was. Take Care!!

  8. Gloria
      · July 27th, 2012 at 3:53 am · Link

    Hilda, I just finished Austin. It is 3:47 AM, Friday morning. I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end. Thanks, again, for the books.

    Sam, I am going to start My Outlaw in a few minutes. I don’t know when I’ll sleep.

    And, again, thank you, Linda, for writing them. I don’t know how you do it, but you must have the most imaginative mind ever.

  9. Carol
      · July 27th, 2012 at 8:39 pm · Link

    So glad you are you feeling better, can’t wait to get Blue Sky Mountain. Like all your others, I’m sure I won’t be able to put it down.

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