#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Happy New Book Day!

Yay!  It’s new book day, also known as Tuesday.  :)

I’m happy to report that the contest is back, and it is underway as we speak.  As before, 2 winners will be selected at random, notified, and announced on the blog next Monday.  Each winner will receive an autographed copy of one of my books.  Just comment, and you’re in.

For a couple of days now, I’ve been getting to my computer by 7 or 7:30 am, and I’m loving it.  The story, NORTH OF EDEN, is really flowing, and I’m so excited about the project, I can hardly get myself to stop writing.  Since one reaches a point of diminishing returns at some point, it’s better to pace myself.

The mother of the bride and I are still recovering from Jen and Dustin’s fabulous wedding on the third of September, but the bride and groom, just back from their glamorous tropical honeymoon, are in fine shape.  I guess the 30 year age gap makes a difference!

There are a million things I ought to do this afternoon, but I think I’ll take a nap instead.

71 comments to “Happy New Book Day!”

  1. Pat Mitchell
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the newlyweds! A nap may help get back into the routine! Love your books!



  2. Gail edgar
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 4:40 pm · Link

    Love all your books especially when there is a series



  3. Diana Eagen
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 4:41 pm · Link

    So glad to hear your book is going along so well. It’s a beautiful day here in OR, some of my trees are turning, fall is in the air!



  4. Pamela Devereux
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 4:43 pm · Link

    So glad the happy couple are home. It is never easy coming down from wedding happiness. It sounds like you are pacing yourself. That is good for maintaining balance.



  5. Paula L Rollins
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 4:44 pm · Link

    Nap times are always good times. Nothing like resting up so I can read another book…..lol..happy the wedding went fabulously. LIFE is good…enjoy



  6. Marge Dominic
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 4:49 pm · Link

    So glad that everyone is settling into a normal routine after the wedding.
    I agree you need a nap after getting started SOOO early in the AM with the computer. The computer is really hard on yours eyes.
    Have a good week and don’t work too hard. :lol: :roll:



  7. pat
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for the new series! Need a Lind Lael Miller book to read – the new Ranch book was shipped and I am on vacation!



  8. Michele
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 4:55 pm · Link

    I’m excited to hear about a new book, can’t wait to hear what it’s about! Thanks for the great writing



  9. Kathleen Keaton
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:01 pm · Link

    I love new book day especially if a book by one of my authors is coming out. Can’t wait for your new book to come out. Reading your latest now.



  10. Billiesue Sanders
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:10 pm · Link

    Taking a nap sounds like a fine idea, Linda!

    BillieSue



  11. Pamela Wooten-Oram
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:17 pm · Link

    Thank you Linda for the opportunity to possibly win one of your great books. I never win any thing but I never give up trying!



  12. Lucy Brewer
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:20 pm · Link

    I don’t blame you. Take a nap. You’ve earned it.



  13. Melaine
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Good for you, Linda. I was just notified that your last book that I had pre-ordered is on its way to me. I can hardly wait to start reading it.



  14. Brenda ireland
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:33 pm · Link

    Good afternoon all…I just wanted to tell you that I have just finished Always a Cowboy and I loved it. Now I can hardly wait to read the next book. I always am so sorry when a good story ends but to know there is another one coming is great.
    Good work to you all involved.
    Brenda



  15. Debra Wright
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:40 pm · Link

    I love napping weather! God Bless You Linda!



  16. Dianne Saunders
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:41 pm · Link

    So looking forward to your newest book. I hope I can win one of your new books. Hope you sell a million books! love Dianne Saunders,



  17. Lois Rotella
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 5:55 pm · Link

    So happy for the newlyweds . Looking forward to all your new books. Enjoying the nice weather we are having . A nice nap is always good. Have a great week.



  18. Sharon Rackham
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Dear Linda,

    Hope you are having a great day and that you had a good nap!!

    When are we going to see some pictures of Jen and Dustin’s wedding – can’t wait to see the beautiful bide and handsome groom.

    Happy writing – can’t wait to read Always a Cowboy!!

    Cheers,

    Your Northern Neighbour,

    Sharon



  19. Virginia Horton
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 6:47 pm · Link

    I am really looking forward to this book. Sometime we just have to let things go and take a nap, I don’t do it often but I do sometime. I did take a short one yesterday after mowing the lawn, I was worn out and think it was because of it being so hot. So ready for some cooler weather not cold but cooler would be great.



  20. JoAnn Baker
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 6:48 pm · Link

    Love naps. Had one with my Grandson this afternoon.
    Happy writing



  21. Louise McCourt
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 6:48 pm · Link

    Looking forward to reading the newest book. Hope you had a good nap.



  22. Marie-Elena Gallardo
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your nuptials, Jen. Mabel tov!!!!!



  23. Diane Sallans
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 7:36 pm · Link

    A nap sounds like a good idea – do you ever dream about the books you are writing when you sleep?



  24. Teresa Fordice
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 7:40 pm · Link

    So glad you can take a nap, we all need to learn to listen to our bodies so much more



  25. Linda
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 8:13 pm · Link

    You sound so happy. A nap sounds good to me too.



  26. Jessie R.
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 8:20 pm · Link

    North of Eden sounds as though it will be quite entrancing. I am looking forward to what has got your finger’s glued to the keyboard or pen.
    Weddings are wondrous occasions, always full of love, family, and good memories. Weddings are a once in a lifetime event too and should be cherished for the gems that they are. As one can probably tell, I love attending weddings. Good cake. Good company. Good dancing. :mrgreen:
    No age gap can keep one from indulging in a restful nap every now and then. My favorite way to nap is to curl up into my most fuzzy blanket with a cup of Sleepy-Time-Tea while I watch a rerun of a decent sitcom or sports game. That combination is quite effective in making my fast-moving brain tired. I hope you enjoy your nap and the memories you accrued from the wedding. My cheers to the happy couple :wink:



  27. Eriko
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 8:38 pm · Link

    So glad you have the flow of writing! Hahahaha! So true! I would still be recovering too a week or so after a wonderful wedding. I am most certain you did a lot to make the wedding couple feel special.



  28. Dawn E Roberts
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 9:15 pm · Link

    I’m so looking forward to the new series, but please get Maces story out soon, I’m half way thru Drake and don’t want to leave Mustang Creek



  29. Tia
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 9:34 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the new release and continued success. I am looking forward to jumping right in and continuing this series.



  30. Doris Brooks
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 10:03 pm · Link

    Please post some pictures or Jen’s wedding. Thanks!



  31. mary hutton
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 10:19 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for the new book. Who don’t love a good nap.
    Enjoy!



  32. Penny Nichols
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      · September 13th, 2016 at 10:40 pm · Link

    I really enjoy reading your books. I picked one up (A Creed in Stone’s Creek) in a book swap while waiting for my Mom at a Doctor’s Appointment and have been hooked ever since. Love the Creed’s and now the Carson’s. Thank you for my relaxing moments, reading your books.



  33. Caryn Horn
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 12:41 am · Link

    And you well deserve that nap! Mother of the bride duties can be exhausting! And since the writing is going so well you can take a break. I don’t think that will go away real soon. I love hearing about your family and your writing. Have a great week!



  34. Karen Bueling
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 12:49 am · Link

    Congratulations on the new book. Weddings are fun, but they take their toll on the Mother of the Bride!!! Naps are nice!! Enjoy!!



  35. Jan
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 12:56 am · Link

    Enjoy your nap! You deserve it!



  36. Pat Ramsey
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 1:43 am · Link

    Can’t wait for the new series. It’s my favorite era to read about.



  37. Deborah Nelson
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 5:55 am · Link

    Ahhhh wonder nap with your busy schedule.

    Looking forward to your new series.



  38. Jane
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 6:17 am · Link

    Napping is good….



  39. Linda Gwiazdowski
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 7:21 am · Link

    congrats to the newlyweds, take a rest and enjoy the autumn,love all your books,have a blessed day



  40. Andrea Lammly
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 8:40 am · Link

    Glad to hear the honeymooners are back home. And I never underestimate the benefits of a good nap. :) Always a Cowboy next on my reading stack of books and I personally can’t wait for your Civil War series. Hope you have a great day.



  41. Susan Craig
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 9:29 am · Link

    Wow – now that you mention it, a nap sounds great. Of course it is 9:30 in the morning and I am at work so I don’t think my boss will agree! Glad to hear you are recovering from all your happy excitement.



  42. Dotty Weis
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 9:45 am · Link

    I am reading Time without end and really enjoying it



  43. Clarita Goodspeed
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 11:02 am · Link

    Waiting for my date to have my angiogram cause I’m fitting blood pressure problems reading your books keep my mind sort of occupied and I do love them so. Keep up your wonderful writing and I’ll be so happy to keep reading



  44. Leanna
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 11:16 am · Link

    Keep writing I love your books!



  45. Patricia Pelkey
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 11:19 am · Link

    Congratulation Jen and Dustin! Just finished reading Always a Cowboy, great book, I loved Drake and Luce, can’t wait until Forever A Hero comes out in March with Mace and Kelly’s story. A nap sounds great!!



  46. Lisa Wedge
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 11:45 am · Link

    Thank you so much for your personal essay included with Always a Cowboy. I will be 83 years old next month and while reading your story, it brought back memories of my “good old days” which had its good times woven with struggles.



  47. Charlotte Litton
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 11:55 am · Link

    I think naps are a daily requirement.
    Congratulations to the happy couple.
    I can hardly wait for the new book.



  48. Alison B.
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 11:56 am · Link

    I’m soooo excited for your new series! Your historical stories are my favorite!



  49. April Mc Vey
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 12:30 pm · Link

    Congradulations on book pace and safe return of couple!



  50. Sharon S.
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 1:46 pm · Link

    I would love to see you go back to the past with your books. My favorite and probably always will be “Man from Stone Creek” gotta love that Sam O’Ballivan. Maybe you could write about Ben and what a great man he grew up to be. Not sure about Tarin. But Ben would be a great story for you to write.

    Congrats on the new book. Love your books.



  51. Peggy Casey
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Ahhh… the glorious replenishing qualities of a nap!



  52. Mary Ann Fuhs
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 3:44 pm · Link

    A wedding and a new book what kind of vitamins are you on?



  53. Rita C
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Naps, are not under rated, will make you moe productive.



  54. Rita C
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Naps, are not under rated, will make you moe productive.



  55. Rita C
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 5:31 pm · Link

    really should proof read before hitting send button



  56. judy
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Naps, are ok. Even if is for 15 mins



  57. Elaine Key
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Naps are O.K. I try to take one every day.

    Glad you are enjoying writing. Can’t wait to read your new series.



  58. Debbie Bleege
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      · September 14th, 2016 at 8:41 pm · Link

    Hope you enjoyed your nap and I know your next series will be great Just like you. Take care waiting for your next post☺️



  59. Jan
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      · September 15th, 2016 at 12:33 am · Link

    Enjoying our time in Portland this week. Going to the beach tomorrow. Beautiful weather this time.



  60. Sharon Sovereign
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      · September 15th, 2016 at 12:50 am · Link

    Glad you enjoy your work. Look forward to your emails each week.



  61. Patricia Hann
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      · September 15th, 2016 at 10:29 am · Link

    Congrats to the couple. Naps are always good. They are relaxed because they are in love and nothing is wrong in their world. Plus they just got back from a vacation by themselves.



  62. Lorelei Sawtelle
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      · September 15th, 2016 at 1:46 pm · Link

    I’d love to take a nap, but I’ve got 24 6th graders headed my way in about 4 minutes. Think I’ll pray instead. :-D



    • Hilda
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        · September 15th, 2016 at 3:07 pm · Link

      Loved your comment! Praying is an excellent alternative. Just postpone the nap. LOL!



  63. Hilda
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      · September 15th, 2016 at 3:11 pm · Link

    “There are a million things I ought to do this afternoon, but I think I’ll take a nap instead.”

    LOL! I want to have a nice, classy-designed sign, having that sentence, displayed on my desk at work. Right next to my calendar having pictures of tropical beaches. In other words, the temporarily unattainable delights of life. :-P

    (Gloria, I think you’ve said the same thing to me recently.)



  64. Carol L
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      · September 15th, 2016 at 5:14 pm · Link

    Congrats to ithe happy couple on their wedding. Love this series now . Thanks for the opportunity to win..
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com



  65. Linda Wirth
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      · September 15th, 2016 at 9:54 pm · Link

    Look forward to each an everyone of you books. Been reading your books since the eighty’s. Your first story I read was in Good Housekeeping and I was hooked and still am. Linda2



  66. Mary Beth Melancon
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      · September 17th, 2016 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Love love your books-keep’em coming! !



  67. Roberta Giordano
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      · September 18th, 2016 at 8:16 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the newlyweds! Linda I love my afternoon naps !



  68. BRENDA MCHENRY
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      · September 22nd, 2016 at 9:48 am · Link

    Amazing wedding photo. Beautiful natural scenery. One the Bride & Groom will cherish forever.



  69. BRENDA MCHENRY
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      · October 5th, 2016 at 11:36 am · Link

    Exited about the October contest. Love the Blazin’ Roxx western handbag and Panama Jack straw hat with wood-beaded hatband; and, as usual, the new ALWAYS A COWBOY book. Staying hopeful to win in the “HAPPY NEW BOOK DAY” contest, also.



  70. BRENDA MCHENRY
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      · November 21st, 2016 at 12:23 pm · Link

    Cannot wait to read your new book, NORTH OF EDEN.



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