#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Catching Up

I certainly have a lot to catch up on, after working hard to finish THE MARRIAGE PACT and spending more than a month of battling the flu, but I’m getting stuff done–finally.  :)

Our new contest begins today, so be sure to comment.  This week’s prizes: 1 winner will receive a copy of POSITIVITY and an autographed LLM book, and the other will receive one of my necklaces and, of course, a signed copy of BIG SKY SECRETS. 

I spent the weekend catching up on little tasks–writing overdue letters, tending to the artist trading card swaps I’m conducting at Art42.org, spray-painting 12×12 sheets of watercolor paper for the art journal I’m planning, (actually, I have several in various stages of development.  :) ) and sorting and putting away all the lovely new crystals and gemstones I’ve acquired recently.  These include: peacock ore (lovely stuff!), “zebra” petrified wood, Herkimer ‘diamonds’, colored quartz and calcite, flint–well, you get the idea.   The “zebra” samples are amazing–for one thing, there is no trace of wood left in them, despite their name.  Long ago, ancient evergreen forests were buried in mud, and, over time, the trees themselves dissolved, and minerals collected in the vacant spaces, producing near perfect replicas of individual needles, etc.  WOW.  That just blows this country girl’s mind!

Is it any wonder that I find stones so fascinating?  I don’t think so. :)

On the same subject, I found a gemstone/crystal website I feel comfortable recommending: www.healingcrystals.com.  This is a retail site, but there are many tidbits of free information, including some pretty comprehensive videos.  HOWEVER–and there’s always an ‘however’, isn’t there?–you’ll also find some stuff on pagan holidays and rituals, etc.  Not my thing, though I’m not making any judgements here.  As they say in a 12 step program I know of, take what you like and leave the rest.  :) 

If you happen across a website you think the rest of us might enjoy, please do mention it in the comment section.

Plans for today include: drafting Chapter 1 of CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK, meditating, making 4 artist trading cards for a swap I’m in, etc.  I’ve already ridden my exercise bike, though I might try to get in another 10-15 minutes later on.  I’ll listen to a few lectures on my iPod–right now, I’m focusing on understanding Islam–and maybe read a ghost story or three.  (I’ve been gobbling up true accounts of haunted houses for a while now.)  Since I made a batch of bubble bath over the weekend, I plan on making use of that.  And, of course, I will want to spend some time with my gemstone friends–they are very appealing, lined up on my office window sill in their pretty glass jars.

Well, folks, for today anyhow, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Be well and know that Spring is on its way!

 

143 comments to “Catching Up”

  1. Jo-Ann
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 12:46 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful day. The sun is out and melting some snow. Yea! Can’t wait for spring. Its like waiting for your new book to come out:)
    Thanks for all the wonderful stories!



  2. Janie
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Wow, you accomplished quite a bit over the weekend. I mostly watched basketball but did finish a cross stitch bookmark. Oh, and read Wild About Harry. :-]



  3. Andrea Lammly
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Looking forward to your new book almost as much as I’m looking forward to Spring and I say almost as we have another winter storm headed our way on Wednesday. We are due to get 6-12 inches of snow here in Burlington, Vermont! I so need spring to arrive soon. The robins have returned here already but I do think they may have arrived a little too early.

    Saw your reference to Herkimer “diamonds” and made me smile as my husband lived and went to school in Herkimer, NY.

    Be well and stay warm!



  4. Rosemary
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Linda, Thank you for making your Fans a part of you daily agenda, that’s very kind. Hats off to the Triple L Team Y’all do a Great Job!



  5. Patricia Taylor
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:01 pm · Link

    We are finally gets some warmer temperatures and sun today. Those suffering from SAD know how beneficial the sun is to make your day brighter! LOL…enjoy it!



  6. Laura Davidson
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Yeah! Finals week is just around the corner, and I’m excited to be able to put down text books and pick up my “fun” reading. :)



  7. Maryjane Hoffman
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Always look forward to your blogs as they are never dull and offer so many interesting things! So glad you are feeling better and back to your old self! Enjoy your day too!



  8. Emily
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Linda, so glad you are up and running! It is always hard when we don’t feel well.

    Love your blogs and keeping up on your books! :lol:

    Have a great week!



  9. judy
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:18 pm · Link

    Love your blogs. Have a good week.



  10. Cecelia Kelsey
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:23 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better! You really had a long bout of the flu.



  11. Tammy R. Dodson
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:24 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful week!



  12. Adreanne
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:30 pm · Link

    We are supposed to see over 70 degrees tomorrow! So excited! Have a great Week!



  13. Jane
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 1:50 pm · Link

    I’ll have to take your word for it that spring is on the way. We stll have a lot of snow here in Iowa and husband and I were just chopping on the ice in the driveway by the garage door. I’m afraid one of us might fall and it’s so thick even 40 degrees today isn’t melting it. Tomorrow more snow predicted and back to colder. All we have of spring so far is a tease of temps above freezing for a day or two.



  14. Debbie C
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 2:03 pm · Link

    Looking forward to the new book. The website seems informative. I especially surprised by the caution section. Good information to know. I haven’t taken the plunge and purchased any for myself yet but this site looks like a great place to get started. Thanks again for sharing with us readers. Have a great week!



  15. Joyce M.
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better and have a good week.



  16. Shirley W.
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 2:45 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that you are finally feeling better.. It has been a rough time for you but, as you say spring is coming. I sometimes feel guilty because we have such beautiful weather most of the time here in central Florida. We came down from Illinois (60 miles south of Chicago) in 1974 so I know what cold winters are. I always looked forward to spring coming too. Thanks for all the hard work of writing such great books Linda. God Bless and keep the faith.



  17. Sue Ellis
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Enjoyed your blog today. I am looking forward to reading your new books. It’s nice today in Texas but expecting another cold front Wednesday. This has been the most unusual winter I’ve ever seen but I’m not complaining because this summer I’ll be griping about the heat. Glad you are feeling better and enjoying you gemstones. Have a good rest of the day.



  18. Betty Hamilton
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 3:12 pm · Link

    You are such an busy person and so full of energy. I only wish that I accomplished half of what you do. I LOVE your books!!



  19. Eileen Tallach
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 3:41 pm · Link

    Hi Linda !

    Who’d a thunk, I just received an email from Writerspace and I quote: “You are the winner in the Linda Lael Miller contest for FEBRUARY!”
    Wow !! And Weeee !!

    This is truly wonderful !

    Thanks so much for making my day!

    ET



  20. Virginia Horton
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 3:52 pm · Link

    So glad you are getting stuff done now. I have not got much done lately. We have had sunshine and tempts in the 50’s the past few days and I can’t stay in. I have been going out for a walk every day and not getting the things I need to get done. Oh well better enjoy the nice weather because it will change soon. Our snow is finally gone but we have more coming on Thursday.



  21. Ruby Norwood
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Linda I don’t think anything blows your mind, not as much as you have going on. Thanks for sharing all that knowledge you have with us. I really enjoyed your blog today!!!



  22. Ida C
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 3:57 pm · Link

    Always love to see your note in my inbox. Enjoy your chats and love hearing about your lovely stones!! We are above zero celsius today and it’s a real treat. Maybe some of this white stuff will melt before we get another hit on Wed/Thurs. Glad you’re feeling better, keep well and enjoy the nice weather!



  23. Lois Rotella
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are doing well. I am enjoying the day. I love scrapbooking and the paper I ordered came today. Tomorrow is suppose to be even better. I will go for a nice walk and enjoy the sunshine. I am going to check out the website you stated and check it out. I just re read your book the Rustler. I enjoyed the Yarbo brother’s stories. Thanks for writing them for us.



  24. Deborah Rae Nelson
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 4:27 pm · Link

    Spring is definitely on its way here in Santa Fe as well. We have plenty of sunshine, although the temps are still on the cool side.

    I’m just considering getting into active on location sketching and the art card trading cards. I’d love to see more information about your trading partners and how you got involved.

    Amazed to hear your plans for the Christmas in Mustang Creek. I wouldn’t miss one of your Christmas stories.

    Be Well~ Deborah



  25. Shirley Miller
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 4:34 pm · Link

    I just ordered the Robert Sardello book and will enjoy the sparkle of anticipation that’s generated while waiting for it to arrive!
    Thanks so much for the most interesting commentary on your daily doings and for your insights on books and educational programs!
    I’ve been your loyal reader since forever and discovering this blog has added another, wonderful dimension to the author-reader bond.



  26. Marie Jones
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 5:16 pm · Link

    My dad used to mine for Herkimer Diamonds! I went a couple times too. The ‘mine’ is in Herkimeer NY near where I grew up. I had one that was 10 Karrots in weight.
    Glad you’re feeling better, keep up the good work!



  27. Rita
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 5:24 pm · Link

    Sounds like you are well back in to the swing of things. I was wondering as a fellow horse lover, just wondered how much you get to ride, and do you still have your horses?



    • linda
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        · March 11th, 2014 at 1:07 pm · Link

      We lost Buck, the grand old man of the barn, last summer, but I still have Coco, Banjo, Skye, April and Traveler. Don’t ride often but plan to this coming summer.



  28. Dennis
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 5:40 pm · Link

    Wonderful!! Keep up the good vibes!!



  29. Penny
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 5:46 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to your new series. I own a Brazilian amethyst geode. I was told amethystxhas healing proprties.



    • linda
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      Yes, they do. You can read more about them on HealingCrystals.com



  30. marian wilson
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 5:47 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling much better,cant wait to read ,Christmas In Mustang Creek…..



  31. Vicky
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 5:50 pm · Link

    Your blog is one of my favorite things.



    • linda
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      Thank you, darlin’



  32. Gloria
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 5:54 pm · Link

    I’m glad to see you’re back to your true self. I started to say your old self, but that didn’t sound very nice. :-D

    Just don’t over-do and get run down again so the germs can catch up with you. The way you move, though, you ought to be able to out-run them.

    Take care.



  33. Crystal Carney
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:03 pm · Link

    So glad you are finally better.



  34. Tia
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:23 pm · Link

    I’ve been learning about each chakra and working to clear things up. I’ll add a link below with chakra information about each one and how to create more balance.

    http://www.deniselinn.com/Chakra-Portals.htm



  35. Gram
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better! We journeyed about 40 miles to have lunch with our middle daughter. Gray skies but sunny day. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



  36. Christy Hitchings
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:30 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better, you sound so busy. Have a great week



  37. Joyce S
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:32 pm · Link

    I thought I had a busy weekend, but after reading your post, I’m downright lazy. ;)



  38. Amy
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:33 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better. I look forward to your new books.



  39. penny gagnon
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:33 pm · Link

    I am happy you are feeling better. I will check out the web site for the stones thanks. Love all your books



  40. Christy McMurray
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:34 pm · Link

    Very busy lady!! We love your books!! My mother is legally blind, but she has read nearly all of your books! :)



  41. Carolyn Cowart-Elsteroth
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:35 pm · Link

    Thank you…it’s so nice to be able to sit down with a book and KNOW you’re going to enjoy it!



  42. Christina Diggs
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:35 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better & are back doing what you love to do ( and are so darn good at ) !!
    You are the most amazing author & I love how you allow all of your fans to be a part of your life through your blogs !! Thank you !!



  43. Tami Olsen
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:35 pm · Link

    Thank you Linda for allowing us readers into your real life as well as your wonderful fiction life.
    I’m so glad you are feeling better.
    Christmas in Mustang Creek sounds like it is going to be another awesome book. Can’t wait! :-P



  44. Tiss
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:37 pm · Link

    Glad you are getting caught up. The illness’s this winter have been tough on everyone. Was sorting stuff for an auction sale today and came across some of your books that I have, there on the To Be Kept shelf of the bookshelf. Love your books. Thanks for all your hard work and the contest.



  45. Kim Cornwell
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:37 pm · Link

    Wow a lot in your agenda I see! I’m glad your feeling better. I wish I had the energy to workout! All I want to do is sleep here lately. I sleep all night and in between my school bus route
    I sleep some more. I guess it’s time for a doctors appointment. Hope everyone had a great day.



  46. Ann Lora
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:39 pm · Link

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. I’m looking forward to your new series.



  47. Bridget Taylor
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:41 pm · Link

    Love your books. Glad you are feeling better.



  48. Kitty
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:42 pm · Link

    Presently enjoying revisiting Stone Creek



  49. Emma
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:43 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better!Have a wonderful week.I enjoy reading your books.



  50. Shelly
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:43 pm · Link

    SPRING!!! I’m glad you are feeling better! Can’t wait for the new books!



  51. Jill Bierly
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:46 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. The flu seems to have hit hard this year. Looking forward to the new book to be released. Thanks for keeping us updated. I always look forward to reading about your latest projects and busy schedule. Have a good week. :mrgreen:



  52. Theresa Perry
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:56 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better! But please don’t over do it. This years flu has a bad habit of sneaking back up on you.can’t wait to read your next book. Have a great week! 8)



  53. Wendy
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 6:59 pm · Link

    I enjoyed reading your blog. You are one busy lady. I am happy to hear that you are feeling better. I always enjoy reading your books and looking forward to the next one.



  54. AUDREY TOLLEFSON
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:00 pm · Link

    i enjoyed reading your blog, you are a very busy lady, Thanks for the cool books you write, Spring hit Wisconsin this weekend with a beautiful day today.



  55. Lisa M
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:02 pm · Link

    Love your writing! Thanks for the opportunity to win.



  56. Judi Schultz
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Have a super day! Loved this blog entry.



  57. Donna Atkinson
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:07 pm · Link

    I love your blog. Sometimes we think all authors do is write books, but you are interested in so many different things! Thanks for sharing with us. I see bulbs poking their little green heads out of the ground, so spring must be right around the corner!



  58. Lori Allman
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:08 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for the giveaway! Love your books!



  59. Michele Koepfer
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:12 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read the book! Hope you are having a good day!



  60. susy jenkins
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:12 pm · Link

    Linda, I’ve enjoyed your books for many years and enjoyed all of them. I met you years ago in Huntington, West Va. It was a pleasure. I’m enjoying 70 degree weather here in Ky today and waiting for Spring. God Bless.



  61. Cathy
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:13 pm · Link

    I am glad you are finally on the mend from the flu, it sure does take a while to feel better. Just to rub it in today it is 75 here in Middle TN (supposed to get a winter mix on Wed) but I am glorying in the warmth today. :mrgreen:



  62. Allison W
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:16 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for new books!!



  63. Cathy M.
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:18 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better! I get tired just reading all that you accomplished!



  64. Mindy
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:22 pm · Link

    Sounds like a wonderful day! I understand about the love of stones-when I was 3 or 4 I asked for a box of rocks for Christmas (my papaw had a rock polisher in the basement)-my mom says that’s all I played with, not the dolls or trike I had received. I still find myself finding interesting rocks to collect. :-D



  65. Cuba Matthews
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:25 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. Hope you have a great week.



  66. Nicole
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:31 pm · Link

    Linda, thank you so much for taking the time to write to us your fans. It’s still amazes me with you being sick and writing books you still find time to spend with us. Enjoy this beautiful weather and God bless.



  67. Cindy Tew
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:32 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better!



  68. Ann Bartholomew
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:37 pm · Link

    I’m excited about another Christmas book. I love McKettrick Christmas, The Lawman’s Christmas, and The Outlaw’s Christmas. I visit them every year. Hope this nice weather lasts, but March in SoKY can be pretty unpredictable.



  69. Lori
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm · Link

    That is a lot to do, but if you enjoy it then have at it. I spent my week-end with my mom, I am so thankful that I still have both of my parents. My mom and I share a love of reading and especially LLM’s books, I got her started on the Stone Creek one and now she is as eager as I am for each new book to come out.

    I don’t have a lot of time for reading just now, as I am getting ready to welcome a new fur-baby next week, Great Pyrenese and St Bernard mix that is just a big bundle of fur right now, but she is going to be a big girl, so I have been lining up training and re-learning puppy care :-P



  70. Jo-Ann
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:44 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful evening! Thanks



  71. Lisa
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:53 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better! I think this year everyone has had that nasty flu. I love all you books, as soon as I finish one I am so ready to start another.



    • Lisa
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      opps should of been your books



  72. jennifer kayes
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:54 pm · Link

    Love your books



  73. Joanne Packham
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:56 pm · Link

    So happy to hear that you’ve beat the flu and back in the “saddle”!! Love your books Linda, you sure have a gift of writing the greatest stories!!! :-D



  74. Jan
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 7:57 pm · Link

    wow! I am totally surprised you have time to write. you are one very busy lady! glad you are finally feeling better! the flu is in our area, and I think most of my 11 grandchildren have had it this past week. trying to stay healthy myself. too busy at work to miss a day or two. I so love your books, thank you for writing them in your busy lifestyle. :lol:



  75. kristie waldron
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:10 pm · Link

    Linda, just found your blog. Sounds like a very busy day . Finally, temperatures in the 70’s here for a couple of days. I don’t tolerate winter that much anymore. I love the way you write and the subject matter. Your words just flow smoothly as you weave the stories. You keep my interest and my heart gets involved with your characters time after time. Thank yoiu
    :)



  76. Norma Stanforth
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Linda, it sounds like you really got a lot done these last few days. That is really great i am glad for you. Did you get all of your gemstones put away! Linda, you need to take it ease because the flu can come back on you. So you are starting your draft on your next book ” Christmas in Mustang Creek. ” Blessings to you all.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



  77. Linda (Lindy) Park
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Ten days to spring! I’m sure everybody is looking forward to that. I’m glad to hear you appear to finally have kicked the flu bug. Nasty stuff that. I’m so fortunate to stay away from colds and flu. I have too many other health issues to add those in. lol



  78. Ronna Lord
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:25 pm · Link

    Interesting hearing about you!



  79. Roberta
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. How do you get so much done?



  80. Kari Watkins
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:36 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had a busy but blessed day. I am eagerly awaiting more of your Christmas stories as I am absolutely in love with Christmas. I spent some time today getting an order of my greeting cards ready for a local pharmacy and designing some new cards. Wishing you a wonderful week. Blessings …



    • linda
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      Anywhere I can get a look at your greeting cards? :)



  81. Teresa Surock
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:37 pm · Link

    Love your books and can’t believe how artistic you are. The new stones for your necklaces sound so wonderful. I always have good ideas in my mind, they just don’t turn out that way. I read part of Big Sky Wedding and Big Sky Secrets while enjoying a bubble bath.
    Thanks so much!



  82. Paula Hall
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:38 pm · Link

    Oh my! All of the gems sound amazing! So love reading your books and can’t wait for all the new ones to come out!



  83. Phyllis Layman
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:39 pm · Link

    Love all your books Linda. :wink:



  84. Ferne E.K.
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:41 pm · Link

    So happy to hear you’re feeling better after the flu! As you catch up, just be careful to rest in-between as you can’t do everything at once. Not something any of us want to be reminded of but definitely something that women do as we multi-task all too frequently so be kind to yourself as you regain your strength and activities.
    As you mentioned a love of gemstones, it reminded me of this beautiful picture that I saw on FB the other night of a beach filled with sea glass. I was so delighted to read that it is now a ‘protected’ area. Would love to visit in person.
    https://www.facebook.com/greenrenaissance/photos/a.431343036883486.105415.120085081342618/772600799424373/?type=1



  85. Donna Zema
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:47 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for the new book to come out. I wish I had even a LITTLE bit of your talent and energy. I have a hard time keeping up with my grandkids, attending my Italian I classes and homework and of course reading.



  86. Cathy Hollingshead
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:50 pm · Link

    Linda, I am so glad your feeling better. Looking forward to your next book, I already know that I am going to love it. :)



  87. Katie Gleason
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:54 pm · Link

    I new to reading your books. I’m loving them. :-D



  88. Barbara Pardee
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 8:58 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better, let’s hope the flu season is behind us. Interesting blog about the stones. Looking forward to newest book. Love all your books.



  89. Diana E.
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:00 pm · Link

    Yes, spring is on the way. A lot of our beautiful flowering trees are blooming and the daffodils are so lovely. I so love spring. I guess it makes me feel “reborn” too.
    Sounds like you had a fun and busy weekend, Linda. Peacock Ore sounds like its pretty cool.
    Have a wonderful day, Blessings.



  90. Tonja Jasinski
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:00 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better. Felt like spring here in Nebraska today. Always look forward to your books!



  91. Dorris Skipper
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:08 pm · Link

    I love spring time weather still cool enough to sit on the porch and read one of your books. Nothing could be better!!!!



  92. Chastity Wilson
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:09 pm · Link

    I’m glad you are feeling better. I really enjoy your blogs and I adore your books! Looking foward to spring and some new Linda Lael Miller books! :lol:



  93. Michelle Michie
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:11 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better Linda!! Started to read Big Sky Secrets yesterday and I’m loving it, especially Landry’s butler!!



  94. Jennifer Damone
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:18 pm · Link

    Your blogs are always so interesting Linda! I don’t know how you have time for it all! We had beautiful weather today here in Nebraska. I sure hope it is a sign that spring in on the way. We spent the day today at the zoo. Have a great week! :-D



  95. Barbara Wynn
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:19 pm · Link

    Love all of my LLM books!



  96. Char Slattery
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:32 pm · Link

    Hello Linda,
    Sounds like you had a busy weekend doing what makes you happy. Kudos! Thanks for sharing … As for me I train on the treadmill, love to read books, and people watch as I make my walking rounds at the local all. Which is yet another fun way to exercise. Hope you are feeling much better and that sun will soon smile on us all.

    Char :wink:



  97. Lynn Allen
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:38 pm · Link

    Thank you Linda for all the information you pass on to us and all you do for us!!! I very much appreciate all you do!!!



  98. Terri Shortell
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:47 pm · Link

    So glad you’re finally over the flu. It took me over a month to get over it too. It’s wicked for sure. Can’t wait for your new books. Good luck with the gemstones and cards.



  99. Harriet Vick
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:48 pm · Link

    You are one busy lady!



  100. Norma Sterbenz
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Glad you are finally over the flu. Looking forward to reading all your books. I’m working on it . . . still a few to go.



  101. Ola Norman
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:50 pm · Link

    So glad spring is almost here and I’m looking forward to reading the new book.



  102. Michele Nelson
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:53 pm · Link

    Sure glad you’re feeling better… a month is a long time to battle the flu. Love all your books and can’t wait for what’s coming! Take care.



  103. Dawn
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:56 pm · Link

    glad you are feeling better…love the books



  104. april caballero
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 9:57 pm · Link

    I love all your books! Can’t wait for a new one! :-D



  105. Gwyn
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 10:30 pm · Link

    Glad to hear your feeling better. I love all your books. I can’t wait for the new ones to come out.



  106. Cheryl Lemon
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 10:50 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read your new books.



  107. Denise Dragonetti
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 10:57 pm · Link

    You kept busy this weekend. I spent part of the weekend to finish reading Big Sky Summer. Loved it of course! :-D



  108. Roberta Giordano
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 11:13 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better. I spent the weekend doing absolutely nothing,would of enjoyed it more if I wasn’t in so much pain,spent the weekend on ice and heat. Do me a favor,please can you send some of your energy this way ? Have a nice week



  109. Brenda Hurlburt
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 11:21 pm · Link

    Love the books that are part of the series and families.



  110. Marlene Lopez
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 11:36 pm · Link

    I hope you have a book in your mind for Mojo.
    Can’t wait for the next adventure.

    Thanks.



  111. Terry West
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 11:41 pm · Link

    So glad you’re feeling better. I lived in a haunted house for a couple of months years ago, and the ‘experiences’ still give me chills.



    • linda
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      Tell me about it! PLEASE!



  112. Janet Donaldson
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      · March 10th, 2014 at 11:46 pm · Link

    I love your books and looking forward to the next one. Glad you are feeling better!



  113. Alice Johnson
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 12:02 am · Link

    So glad you are finally feeling so much better! It is a joy to read your post, plan to write every time & tell you that, but unfortunately, do not always get those plans accomplished!!

    Did Pre Order the Marriage Pact a few days ago… another book have to be patient & wait!! Hard for me to do… :-?



  114. Jennifer Essad
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 12:03 am · Link

    we had guests for spring break-college niece and her friends visiting us from Michigan-while we enjoyed the visit today I had all the linens to do-it was a nice breezy day so I opened windows and aired out the house . I love getting things accomplished-tomorrow I’m going to read for a few hours and enjoy the warm sunshine out on the patio



  115. dawn burzawa
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 12:24 am · Link

    Glad you are feeling better! :mrgreen:



  116. Donna E H D
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 12:44 am · Link

    Well, Saturday I guess I tried to catch up on my sleep — I fell asleep in my chair after eating breakfast ; slept for a couple hours. Today I have changed sheets, did some laundry, ran dishwasher as well as washing pots & pans by hand. For me, that’s productive.
    Anxious to do some reading. :)



  117. Mary Anne Meyne
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 1:06 am · Link

    Sounds like you have a full day planned. As to the bubble bath…ohh I wish I could do that, but my tub is too narrow, not easy to sit down & get back up to get out. I will have to settle for a nice long shower. I love reading your books!! Currently reading Big Sky Secrets, but can’t believe this is the last book in the series. Since you brought Meredith to Three Trees….surely there will be a book for her….although it will take a “special” man to fall for her!!! :roll:
    So glad to hear you are feeling better. I had foot surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in December, the recovery has been slower than I had hoped. I have returned to work, but am still dealing with heel pain. Looming forward to your next book!!! :-) :-)



  118. BARBARA S
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 3:57 am · Link

    enjoy reading your blogs. my weekend was all away from home and today I am just worn-out, so only bits and pieces got done. I make lists but I think I do it so I can see what I have done during the day!



  119. Billiesue Sanders
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 6:36 am · Link

    Hello Linda,
    Thanks for sharing details of your daily life. Beautiful weather in Knoxville; we spent the weekend building a fence to keep the cows closer to the barns. Nice to be out in the pastures in 68 degree weather.
    Loved the Big Sky books, though my very favorites are those involving the McKettricks!
    Thank you.

    Billiesue



  120. Ruth safrit
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 8:25 am · Link

    Thanks for sharing. love your books and writing style



  121. Sandra Spilecki
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 9:19 am · Link

    When I was a child my family visited the West and we went swimming in the Great Salt Lake. My father toed a very pretty stone from the bottom of the lake and thus my rock fascination began. I have no idea what that rock was composed of but it was very unusual.

    I love your books and read every one that comes into my orbit.
    Thank you for all the hours of entertainment and enjoyment. Please keep writing!



  122. Summer Neal
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 9:25 am · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. I don’t think I ever accomplish that much in my day, but we just started baseball season for my son so we’ll see how these late nights and early mornings go!! :)

    Have a blessed day!



  123. Rachael B.
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 9:44 am · Link

    I’m glad to hear that you are feeling better! Thank you for sharing the website that you found.



  124. Sheila jenkins
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 12:18 pm · Link

    Have a great week! Luv your books! Seems
    Like u r realllly bizzy!!



  125. Loni
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 1:55 pm · Link

    I can understand trying to play catch up, I spent the Month of Feb. in the Hospital, and I am still playing catch up with everything. Glad you are doing better . cant wait to read your next book. :-D



  126. Trisha Bond
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 3:30 pm · Link

    So glad to hear you are feeling better. Looking forward to reading your new book!! Have a blessed rest of the week!!



  127. Dotty Weis
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 3:42 pm · Link

    Hi Linda
    Love the beautiful gem stone jewelry you give away and I am reading the Big Sky books but I don’t have “Secrets” yet would love one
    Dotty



  128. Rhonda Terstegge
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 4:27 pm · Link

    Speaking of bubble baths – I love to read a good book in the tub (like one of yours).



  129. Cricket McCloud
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 5:56 pm · Link

    It’s been a beautiful day. Found time to sit in the sun and do nothing! Love your books!!



  130. Nadine Spradlin
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 9:11 pm · Link

    Linda , so glad you are feeling better,no wonder you were sick for so long , you were worn out. You must dream about new plots for future books while you sleep. Your days are chocked so full ,sometime I just want to just sit down and rest for you of course when I sit down there is usually a book in my hand . Take care of your self & keep on Trucking uh writing ! Today is my Birthday I am ## had a Great day . ps one of my sisters house has had some strange happenings inside and outside I was there for one of them, got cold chills all over ,it was awesome !



  131. Paula L Rollins
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      · March 11th, 2014 at 11:59 pm · Link

    I had a two month go around with whooping cough, so I can understand the “flu” bug problem…So glad you are feeling better…Love your books and my husband thinks they need to be made into movies……….God Bless :roll: :roll:



  132. Brenda
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      · March 12th, 2014 at 11:03 am · Link

    I’m glad to hear that you are feeling better and have completed The Marriage Pact.



  133. Dorothy Hilton
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      · March 12th, 2014 at 6:34 pm · Link

    I really enjoy all your books. glad you’re feeling better, i didn’t get the flu this year. I usually get a flu shot. Keep up the good work. Love reading your blogs.



  134. Diane Vought
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      · March 12th, 2014 at 6:38 pm · Link

    I am new to your blog, but not your books. Thank u for sharing all your interests & talents with us! Would love to see your books made into movies too. God bless you LLM!



  135. Marilyn Fish
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      · March 12th, 2014 at 7:06 pm · Link

    It makes my day to hear from you. I always enjoy your blog.



  136. Chris Buob
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      · March 13th, 2014 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. My Dad and I really enjoy your books.



  137. Jo-Ann
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      · March 14th, 2014 at 7:58 am · Link

    Hi Linda,
    So glad your feeling better. This winter has sucked big time for being Cold an flu. You take care and we are all waiting for the new book to come out.
    Will reread the old ones in the mean time. lol
    Love all your books!



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