#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Missing Tuesday

Well, actually, I didn’t miss Tuesday–I was here for it, like everybody else, but I didn’t get to blog because I was having internet problems all day long.

Don’t get me started.  :)

What’s on the docket for today?  Writing, of course. 

Maybe some cooking, if I feel especially ambitious.  (The jury is still out on that one.)

I’m enjoying all your comments–keep them coming.  As promised, we’ll be announcing our 2 weekly winners on Friday, and then there will be another contest, so if you don’t win, hang in there.

I get a lot of questions about Mojo and, in fact, my publishers are planning to re-release the first two in the relatively near future.  I would LOVE to write a third story, but I’m not sure how I would find the time.  My cowboys and their ladies keep me pretty busy, as you know.   So stay tuned–if there’s Mojo news, you’ll hear it here first.

I haven’t been reading much in the past few days, but I listened to an old stand-by, “The Hiding Place”, by Corrie ten Boom.  I think it’s good to read this classic periodically, along with “The Diary of Anne Frank”, just so we don’t forget how tyranny takes root.  As my friend Debbie Macomber says, evil doesn’t go from A to B to C so you can track it easily.  It goes from W to D or whichever direction serves its dreadful purposes, and it’s usually subtle, at least in the beginning.  Snide remarks and racial or religious slurs turn into holocausts eventually, and everyone wonders what happened.  These stories of real human beings remind me to focus not on our differences, but on the many things we have in common.  No matter our religion or the color of our skin, we are all children of God.

Now, a word from Jenni, who has something to insert here.

Hi everyone!  Be sure to visit Harlequin’s blog today as they are discussing how they come up with those amazing covers for Linda’s books.

http://harlequinblog.com/2013/08/cover-showcase-big-sky-secret-harlequin-hqn-by-linda-lael-miller/

 

23 comments to “Missing Tuesday”

  1. Ida C
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Just to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog every time you write one. Sure like hearing about what you are up to. Keeps me motivated! Keep up the good work! :wink:



  2. Patti
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 1:08 pm · Link

    I had forgotten about Mojo. I was rooting for her – wanting things to work out for her.

    Bless you for your comments about evil.



  3. judy
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 1:11 pm · Link

    When does Big Sky Secrets come out. Hope I win it. Love all of your books. Like the cowboys best, but the others are good to. Have a good day.



  4. Sybel D Scott de Pech
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 1:22 pm · Link

    DEAR SISTER IN THE FAITH: LINDA!

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE ANNE FRANK DIARY & ANYTHING CORRIE TEN BOOM HAS WRITTEN. I REMEMBER READING HER BOOK- THE HIDING PLACE WHEN I WAS IN MY TWENTIES…i think!
    THANKS FOR YOUR FUN TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR COOKING (AND READING GOOD NEW BOOKS). I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO RETIRE OR HAVE DAYS OFF SO I CAN TRY THE RECIPIES OR MAYBE GET THE BOOKS. I WORK SO MUCH (5 DAYS A WEEK AT MY REGULAR JOB~ AND THE OTHER TWO DAYS FOR OUR CHURCH CONGREGATION!)

    MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEACE IN YOUR HEART AND HEALTH FOR EACH NEW DAY!

    Sincerely,

    Sybel ♪ Romans 15:13



  5. Diana E
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 1:24 pm · Link

    So good to hear from you today, Linda. I know how those days kind of slip by. And you are right about the evil in the world, heaven help us.

    I’m on my way to WA tomorrow for the big wedding doings Friday night. I see my daughter’s post on facebook showing her dress and beautiful boots she’s wearing for the wedding. I guess Grandmother-of-Bride can get away with sandles!!! Who cares anyway.
    Have a beautiful day. Sending blessings.



    • barbara wallin
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        · August 21st, 2013 at 3:10 pm · Link

      Just got finished with Big Sky Summer. I really enjoy all your books. God Bless you :-



  6. Ruby Norwood
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 2:51 pm · Link

    Linda, as I have told you before I love all of your books, but I am a nut when it comes to Cowboys. So stick with them in your books. The saying goes if its not broken don’t fix it. You have a great day and many blessings.
    Ruby



  7. Diane M
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 2:52 pm · Link

    Thank you Linda for your blog and your awesome books. I
    Was delighted when You said one of the books that you did a good read a second time or evey once in a while
    Was the Diary of Anne Frank. I have been involved with a community theater group for a number of years and we ae planning on doing The Diary of Anne Frank for our drama next spring. Our spring musical this past Jume was the Sound of Music, so we are trying to keep with the theme.



  8. Laura Ann
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Linda,

    Cannot wait for Big Sky Secrets and for the new series your are writing now. I so enjoy your books about my beloved cowboys. I took a class at NC State University many years ago as senior in college called “History of the Old West” and have been hooked ever since! Thank you for your wonderful storytelling.



  9. Rosanne Bolton
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 3:30 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I lost Tuesday also, didn’t feel well but feel much better today. I am a great fan of any cowboy story and it would be great if you did finish off a story on Mojo. Loved her books, but cowboys are the best, please keep them coming.
    Take care and have a great day
    Rosanne



  10. Jeanne
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 3:47 pm · Link

    I absolutely LOVE the Hiding Place! I love the chapter regarding fleas. Who but our God would use a lowly flea in His Plan! Excellent book.



  11. Carol Miller White
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Linda, would it be okay if I quoted you on this?: “Snide remarks and racial or religious slurs turn into holocausts eventually, and everyone wonders what happened. These stories of real human beings remind me to focus not on our differences, but on the many things we have in common. No matter our religion or the color of our skin, we are all children of God.” I have been part of the human rights movement for over four decades and would love to spread your quote — with you credited, of course.



  12. Patty C
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 4:12 pm · Link

    Linda, just wanted to say, please keep writing those cowboy books. Love them all. Also, will you be writing another Springwater book? Maybe about Daphne Hargreaves? Enjoy your day, sounds like you are always busy :).



  13. Marie Jones
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Linda, I learn so much about the history of the west from your books it’s amazing. Even tho We’ve moved from NY to here in Spokane (hubby’s a west coast boy :-D ) your books explain to me those ‘gaps’ that talking to the ‘natives’ leaves missing.
    God Bless you for all that you do, which is much more than just writting fiction. BELIEVE IT!



  14. Norma Stanforth
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Love the cover it is very appropriate. I love the book discription, it sounds like it is going to be a great book. Your books are always great. God bless each of you.
    Norma



  15. marie
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 4:52 pm · Link

    last yr for Christmas, I gave my niece a copy of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. I Think every pre teen should have to read this book, for the reasons you stated and more…………….



  16. terry
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 5:02 pm · Link

    I love Corrie Ten Boom. I remember reading the book and seeing the movie when I was young… it really stuck with me. She and Helen Keller were always my two favorite heroes.

    Have a great day!

    Terry



  17. Liz M
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 7:15 pm · Link

    Hi Linda I love your updates and all your posts. They really inspire me to keep going. I am disabled and find myself getting depressed and then I log onto my computer and there is your post. Thank you so much for all of them and for the wonderful link that you posted also about the covers of the books. I just got to go to the second hand store and picked up Man from Stone Creek and I can not wait to read it. I also just finished Now and forever it was wonderful. :!:



  18. pat
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 8:41 pm · Link

    Linda it sounds as if we have the same internet service. AND I’M IN TEXAS. Can hardly wait for the new book. As for cooking, I do a lot of that! Taco soup last night for my granddaughters. Haven’t been reading as much this summer with the girls staying with me. Only two or three books and most of them re-reads.
    Just have to tell you about my precious 6 year old g-daughter. She is a downs baby and a treasure. Yesterday she had all three dogs laying in a half circle around her and she was “reading” sponge Bob to them! And no camera handy!!!
    God Bless



  19. Emily
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      · August 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 am · Link

    As always, I love reading your blog. I think we all have problems with our internet service. YUCK!!!!!!!

    Can’t wait for your new book and look forward to reading it. Know it will be great!

    Hope your travels will be fun and that you don’t get worn out and sick.

    Thinking of you…………………….



  20. Darlene Lodge
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      · August 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 am · Link

    Love Mojo!
    I also love all of your other books, especially the family connected stories, so keep writing those wonderful series. My family is scattered all over the country, so its enjoyable to read about families that are not only physically close enough to annoy and help each other, but also emotionally close enough to always put family first. 8)



  21. Sherry Wallace
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      · August 22nd, 2013 at 12:38 pm · Link

    I enjoyed all of Corrie Ten Boom’s books in the 70s. She was still alive then. Very inspiring. I taught my son, who was small @ the time, that God will always be holding his hand, which she said her father taught her :)
    Blessings,
    SherryNan



  22. BARBARA O
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      · August 22nd, 2013 at 3:02 pm · Link

    I enjoy your blog & reading what you have been doing. Yes, I think we all have internet problems but gosh with all this new tech. we have now days what do you expect. Nothing surprise me anymore.
    Can’t wait for the new book to get out. Another Mojo book would be good when you are not writing about all these good looking cowboys. Do love cowboys since I live in Texas.
    Have a good day & week end



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