#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Feeling Considerably Better

We even have sunshine today, though it’s very cold and the roads are too slick for Bernicie and I to go for our walk.  Maybe later–we took a short one yesterday, and she was practically bounding along, while I picked my cautious way between patches of ice.  There were four turkeys in the neighbors’ driveway, but I don’t think she even noticed them.  :)  She’s old, and doesn’t see that well, methinks.  We met another dog at the top of the driveway–a portly and elderly gray-muzzled black lab.  He was quite benign, and gave a half-hearted woof at the sight of us–translation: ‘this is my part of the road so watch it’.  I smiled and we turned and went the other way.  Bernice had her nose to the ground and was either unfazed by the old gentleman or never knew he was there. 

I’m especially eager to get into the book, but I’m not very speedy.  :)  Not sick anymore, just a little flimsy and fragile.  (OK, whiny.)

Now for the comments:  Thanks, all of you, for the kind words.  And Jessica, in response to your post–I would LOVE to see the McKettricks in a TV movie or better yet, a series.  Wouldn’t that be great????  There was some interest in such a project at one point, but nothing more was said.  The movie/TV business is like that–I think my friend Josanne spent something like five years getting “Last Chance Cafe” on Lifetime.  Nothing happens and nothing happens and then one fine day, the phone call comes in and it’s Nellie-bar-the-door.

Hope springs eternal.

And now, to work.

 

10 comments to “Feeling Considerably Better”

  1. Lea and her Mustangs
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 5:55 pm · Link

    Glad you are better Linda, I have a stinkin sinus thing going on. Must be the time of the year. Oh, a McKettrick movie, that just sounds grand to me too.



  2. Jessica
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 7:02 pm · Link

    it would be WONDERFUL!! I've seen tons of posts with everyone asking for this series to be a movie or tv series. Who wouldn't tune in to see these hot, hardworking cowboys?! lol!! I'd rather see the original cowboys (Angus, Rafe, Kade, and Jeb) it'd be nice to see these "old west" cowboys. Best of luck on this and your writing. :D Continue to feel better!! We're all praying for you!



  3. Hilda
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Hi, Linda, so glad you are getting better! I too would love to see a GOOD production/translation of your McKettrick books onto the screen; especially the historical stories, what a hoot those are!! I bought Last Chance Cafe on DVD a couple of years ago because I LOVE the book. I hate to say I was disappointed in the way it was translated to the screen, but I hope by saying so, it will be a heads-up to keep a close eye on what they do to your next story. I hope you don't feel insulted because it's truly meant as a huge compliment. Last Chance Cafe (book) is in my top two favorites list, and I actually cried a little when watching the movie — I was that disappointed. It was a mere shadow of the book. Maybe I shouldn't post this…. maybe I'll read the book again to make me feel better….



  4. sam
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 7:38 pm · Link

    I'm glad you are on the road to recovery.I think a series on the McKettricks would be great:)I have not seen the "last chance cafe"on DVD as unable to find it,but the book is one of my favourites.I prefer to read, as I can "jump" into any book and escape the housework for a while!! Thank-you Linda:)



  5. sam
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 7:39 pm · Link

    I'm glad you are on the road to recovery.I think a series on the McKettricks would be great:)I have not seen the "last chance cafe"on DVD as unable to find it,but the book is one of my favourites.I prefer to read, as I can "jump" into any book and escape the housework for a while!! Thank-you Linda:)



  6. Nana
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      · January 25th, 2012 at 8:40 pm · Link

    Glad you're back at it, Linda. Stay well!



  7. Nyoka
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      · January 26th, 2012 at 12:08 am · Link

    Linda, sorry you haven't been feeling well. I think it is this weather, hot one day and freezing the next. I have been sick more times this winter than ever before. Don't know if its the weather or just getting old and run down!! LOLWe won't give up hope that one day some savvy producer with latch on to a good thing and grab the notion of making the McKettricks a household word!! Then as you say… or as my mom used to say " Katie bar the door"… lolStay well andGod bless



  8. Linda Lael Miller
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      · January 26th, 2012 at 5:14 pm · Link

    Thanks, one and all. I'm feeling better and back at the computer.



  9. Sara Ellis
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      · January 28th, 2012 at 2:49 pm · Link

    The shape T.V.is in now days your books would give us something to look forward to i'm sick of the royal Kardasians or how ever you spell it.



  10. Barb
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      · January 29th, 2012 at 12:13 am · Link

    The black lab you saw was probably Sparky. He lives on the corner house and is a sweet ole boy. Loves other dogs and cats.



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