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Monday, Jan 23

First, this week’s winners: Janet Hurt and Bonnie Kewitsch.  Each will receive an autographed book from yours truly.  There is also a new contest running; as usual, all you need to do is comment, and you’re entered.  Two winners will be chosen at random, notified, and announced on the blog.  
Some of you will recall my mentioning my goal of doing at least one new thing, large or small, for each month of the coming year.  I’ve set aside a special place in my bullet journal to record the results, and, so far anyway, I have one entry for January.  Last Tuesday evening, for the first time in my life, I made yogurt.  (No, yogurt isn’t Paleo and yes, I eat it anyway.  As we all know, yogurt is good for a person as long as they’re aren’t lactose intolerant, which, thankfully, I’m not.)  My batch turned out so well–fresh is delicious–that I immediately geared up to make the Greek variety, and that, too, was a success.
The weather here in Spokane has been very snowy and very cold, and I’ve been confined to the house since I don’t like driving on slick roads.  I haven’t minded this much, as I’m so into NORTH OF EDEN.  I’ve been writing contemporary novels for so long, I’d almost forgotten what a pleasure it is to set a story in an earlier time period.  The Civil War, of course, has been a special interest of mine for many years, so that’s even better.
This past week, I’ve listened to several books, including THE CORRECTIONS, by Jonathan Franzen.  There were others, but since my policy is never, ever to criticize another writer’s work, I won’t mention the titles.  🙂
Well, it’s the end of a fairly long day and, frankly, I’m pooped.  See you tomorrow. 

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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