Last Night

Sunday, Jul 15

First, I’ll tell you I didn’t win for “Deadly Gamble”. As I told you, the competition was fierce. The award went to Annie Solomen for a book called “Blackout”, and I’m sure she deserves it to the max. My sincere congratulations to her and to her proud publishers.

What I did receive was the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a wonderful, thrilling experience–a Powerpoint show, me at two on a horse with my cowboy daddy, etc. Lots of kind words and a standing ovation–or two. Champagne afterwards, with the lovely people who help make all this stuff possible. And the shining RITA statue, now gracing a table in my hotel room. (You can bet she’s going home in my carry-on, if not my hot little hand!) Jen and I have renamed her Estelle.

Today, I slept in, as you know if you checked earlier to see if the blog was up. It was glorious! No more fancy author clothes–it’s back to my regular Wal-mart jeans and a souvenir t-shirt. Room service, rest, maybe a movie or two on TV. But a little journaling first, because I’ve got some insights to explore.

I’ll keep you posted.

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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