Back from Book Expo America!

Monday, Jun 06

Phew! What a trip THAT was!
I got the star treatment all the way, from my wonderful new publisher, HQN, aka Harlequin. (They really ARE romance.)
I hit the ground running Wednesday night, dropped my bags off at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, and grabbed a taxi for a fabulous restaurant called Beacon, where I met with Leslee Borger and Dietrich Nelson, movers and shakers in Truth Be Told, the fabulous PR firm Harlequin hired to make me a star. 🙂 My agent, Irene Goodman, was there, too, and a good time was had by all.
Up bright and early the next morning for a modern technological phenomenon called a Satellite Media Tour. Leslee picked me up in a town car, and I was in make up by six am! (Frankly, I never dreamed I could look that good.) Then I sat in a studio and chatted, via satellite, with TV and radio interviewers all over the country. I’ve never done that before, and it was a major kick! After that, I had the afternoon free, so I went back to the hotel, put on my jammies, and crashed. (Still getting over the bronchitis/pneumonia thing, so I had to conserve my energy.)
That night, a divine dinner at a place called Remi, with my divine editor, Joan Marlowe-Golan. A match made in heaven. Joan and I are truly sympatico, with the same shining vision for more and better books.
Friday was entirely free, so I shopped a little and rested a lot. In the evening, I went to dinner at the Lever House, with good friends from Harlequin. The place has a tube-like entrance–very cool–and I kept expecting to see a great Light and be met by loved ones who had gone on before. 🙂
On Saturday, I signed McKettrick’s Choice at Book Expo, and the response was fabulous. We gave away 100 books in less than half an hour!
Saturday evening, a glam party, thrown by Harlequin, at the famous Supper Club. The kind of place where you think you might catch a glimspe of Cary Grant, or one of my other forties faves. Truly elegant.
Sunday morning, back on the plane, headed home.
Sadie and Bernice, my beloved dogs, threw a rousing welcome-back party.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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