Thursday, August 9, 2012

Author Q&A: Linda Lael Miller

A Chat with Linda Lael Miller
 author of  the Big Sky series

1. What is your guilty pleasure?

I have several guilty pleasures. (That I’ll admit to, anyway.) I love to play slot machines, and also Slingo and Solitaire on my iPhone. My idea of luxury is a long bubble bath, with candlelight and a good book.
2. Where do you like to travel?
I’ve basically been all over the world, and I especially enjoy visiting places that a) I’ve never seen or b) return to perennial favorites, like London and Florence. I always have a good time in New York, and I love being in Las Vegas early each December, for the National Finals Rodeo.
3. If you were not a writer, what would be your career?
I think I would be a starving artist—I’m not very good, but I passionately love mixed media painting, working with polymer clay and making artist trading cards, which are the 2 ½ by 3 ½ size, like a sports card. If not an artist, I would most likely be a motivational speaker. I like encouraging people.
4. Describe your favorite meal.
This is not going to be healthy. J My favorite meal is fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans boiled up Southern style, with bacon and onions. Maybe I love this dish because my mom and both grandmothers made it often, and it was always special.
5. Do you have novels that have never been published?
Yes, and no. Yes, there ARE novels that were never published—one written by hand in 15 spiral notebooks when I was a teenager (oh, the angst and drama!) and several that eventually evolved into real books. No, because I don’t have any of these manuscripts in my possession, which I regret. They would have been great for encouraging aspiring novelists to keep trying! 

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