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, the self-confessed barn goddess 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.
Linda traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold Fletcher’s Woman in 1983 to Pocket Books. Since then, Linda has successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, mysteries and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, and concentrating on novels with a Western flavor. For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
Hallmark Movie Channel is developing a series based on Linda’s Big Sky Country novels. Her latest book, Once a Rancher (HQN Books April 2016 mass market paperback), launches her new Carsons of Mustang Creek series set in a fictional Wyoming town. The second book in the series, Always a Rancher, will be published in September 2016, with the third available in 2017.
Dedicated to helping others, “The First Lady of the West” personally financed fifteen years of her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women, which she awarded to women 25 years and older who were seeking to improve their lot in life through education. She anticipates that her next charitable endeavors will benefit four-legged critters.
Behind the Scenes
#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller celebrates the launch of her Big Sky Series (Big Sky Country, Big Sky Mountain, Big Sky River, Big Sky Summer, Big Sky Wedding and Big Sky Secrets), with an exclusive behind the scenes video interview. In episode one, called Struggle, she discusses her craft and her start as a writer.
Some of Linda’s Favorite Books
(in no particular order)