#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Today’s my birthday—dah-dah-dah!

In case you’re confused by the title of this blog–and who could blame you if you were–it’s supposed to sound like the song.  :)

Just be glad I didn’t actually SING it.

As some of you know, I share my birthday with my late dad, Grady “Skip” Lael, so we’re including him in the festivities.

I have writing to do, especially after being away for a while, but I’m not sure that will happen today.  Big plans: grocery store, a possible stop at Target for new pajamas (only my “famous author” clothes are fancy–everything else is built for everyday life and, in most cases, splotched with paint or gesso–or both), a quiet dinner with family, right here on the old homestead.

How do I feel about being a year older?  Grateful, for the most part.  After all, consider the alternative…

New York stories begin tomorrow.

Be well. 

 

69 comments to “Today’s my birthday—dah-dah-dah!”

  1. Gloria
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 1:59 pm · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, LINDA!!!!!!!

    I pray you have many, many more.

    And, you are quite correct about being grateful, because the alternative isn’t good, especially the families left behind. My son, that died, shared a birthday with my dad and it was always fun to celebrate the two together.

    Besides, we’d all miss you very much. So, keep living, keep happy, and keep healthy!!!



  2. Juanita Rice
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:01 pm · Link

    Linda! A hugely HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!! Do enjoy it!! (This is dittoed by my hubby.) :)



  3. SHIRLEY WEASE
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:04 pm · Link

    HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST OF BIRTHDAY’S.



  4. Pam (Nedlnut)
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:07 pm · Link

    May all your birthday dreams come true!



  5. Andrea Lammly
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! Enjoy your day with family & friends. That’s what it’s all about…enjoying yourself on your day! Can’t wait to hear the New York stories. Wished we could have detoured you to Vermont for a visit!



  6. Sherry Wallace
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday lady!!! Have a great one!! Most if my clothes are like you mentioned, paint splattered work clothes – ha!! Really getting hot around here, but my horses don’t seem to mind the heat, just the bugs :-(
    Blessings,
    SherryNan



  7. Melissa
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday & Enjoy Your Day! Just finishing up your “One Wish” and then starting Big Sky Summer……



  8. Sondra James
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:11 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda :)



  9. Kim Cornwell
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:12 pm · Link

    Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!



  10. alexia
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:17 pm · Link

    Happy birthday….may your day be blessed with much happiness. :-D



  11. Tia
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:20 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday
    Enjoy your day



  12. Debbie Koziel
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda…..hope you have a wonderful day!!



  13. Donna Flint
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:27 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday To YOUUUUUU! Hope you have a great one. Cake has no calories on your birthday…FYI. :-)

    <3

    :lol:



  14. Anita Morrow
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:29 pm · Link

    The best of BIRTHDAYS to you!! Love your books and always look forward to next one. Have a great day!!!



  15. Connie Johnson
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:30 pm · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! Hope you have a great one. Family dinners are wonderful.



  16. Sal
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday!!! Yay!! Love you bunches!!



  17. Liz M
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:32 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda!! What a special day it is not only for you and your Dad but also for my wonderful brother Sandy! It is also his birthday today. I have older brothers and he is the middle one so to speak. And the most special one of all. Out of all of my brothers (no sisters) he is the one to always keep in touch with me. And the one to always encourage me through the good and tough times. So you share a very special day and so doesn’t he. So have a wonderful day enjoy your pajama’s and I will think of you when I wish him a happy b-day.
    Sincerely. Liz M :-P



  18. kathryn s. walkowicz
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:33 pm · Link

    have a happy happy day! celebrate you! and your father :lol:



  19. Judy Burr
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:36 pm · Link

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! ! Hope you
    have a wonderful day ! Loooove your
    books !



  20. Kathleen O
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda… How wonder it is that you share a birthday with your dad. My dad and my mother’s dad had the same birthday and also it was my granddads sister’s birthday too. I have a friend who bother boys were born on the exact same day, different years, but what were the odds..



    • Hilda
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        · June 10th, 2013 at 7:17 pm · Link

      Hi, Kathleen. I had to tell you that my cousin has two daughters both born on September 29, but three years apart! I wonder if that says anything about her and her husband’s routine?



  21. lisa hicks
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 2:56 pm · Link

    happy happy birthday to you and have a happy one and god bless



  22. Emma
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:05 pm · Link

    LINDA HAPPY BIRTHDAY.Hope you
    have a wonderful day !



  23. Terry R.
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:07 pm · Link

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday and in honor of it, I’m going to curl up in my jammies and re-read Daniel’s Bride and McKettrick’s Choice… two of my favorites!

    Have a Blessed Day!

    Terry R.



  24. Kathleen McCluskey
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:08 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda!



  25. Linda CholewA
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day



  26. Betty
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Yesterday was my Birthday, “71” hope yours will be as good as mine!
    :wink:



  27. mai
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:36 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday!



  28. Monica Reed
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:36 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Miller. I love your books and look forward to reading more of them. I wish I owned them all on my tablet. I cannot find them all as a ebook. I hope you have a blessed day and you get everything you want. Relax your mind and put your feet up.



  29. Jan Buckles
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:36 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a beautiful day! :)



  30. Carol Trueman
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:52 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda!

    I just finished reading Big Sky Country this morning and fell in love with you story-telling and your real life characters. Then I came to check out you site to find that it was your special day! So have a wonderful one!

    All the best,
    Carol



  31. Linda P
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 3:53 pm · Link

    H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ! It sounds like you are having the best Birthday ever, spending it with family. I agree with you. The number of years you have spent on this earth is not important to anyone but you and no matter what the number, it is better than the alternative. I once read a book where the birthday boy gave his mother a gift on everyone of his birthdays to thank her for his birth. I always thought that was appropriate. So celebrate your and your father’s birthday with the family that makes the day so special.



  32. Debra
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:08 pm · Link

    Have a very happy and blessed birthday!!!!!!!



  33. Jeanne
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:23 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy! :mrgreen:



  34. Connie Collins
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Just stopped by my grocery store for a gallon of milk and there was your newest book BIG SKY SUMMER! No hesitation on my part, it was a had to have. Can’t wait to get into it.



  35. Darlene Tomel Sigala
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, Have a very Happy Birthday. my web site is being redone but is http://www.heartwingsranch.com I will not make this live until I move onto my ranch.



  36. Connie Collins
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:32 pm · Link

    I stopped by my grocery store for a gallon of milk and went down the book aisle and there was BIG SKY Summer. I had to have it. Cannot wait to get into it. :wink:



  37. Shirley Wetmore
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda and God Bless you. Don’t work to hard and do something fun……



  38. Lori
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 5:08 pm · Link

    Happy Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful day!



  39. Char
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, now go and celebrate….but remember you also have 364 unbirthdays…. May they all be special for you and your dad.

    :-P thanks for breathing life into your characters.

    Char



  40. Norma Stanforth
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Linda, happy birthday to you, and many more. Did you hear me singing that to you, lol. Linda i hope you have a wonderful day. God bless you.
    As always your friend
    Norma S.



  41. Billiesue Sanders
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 5:50 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful day, Linda! I appreciate you so much. You brighten my day. I’m saving “Big Sky Summer” for the beach!

    Billiesue



  42. Joan
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda! Hope you are having a great day. Don’t know your age, but suspect near mine and every year gets better… Saying that, I fell & suffered a fracture to my pelvic bone – major pain. So be careful!

    Loved Big Sky Summer and looking forward to the next Parable story.



  43. Emily
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 6:16 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda. Hope you have a great day and enjoy your dinner.

    So glad you had a successful trip to N.Y. just sorry you hurt your ankle.

    Keep smiling……enjoy……….know that people pray for you!



  44. MARY L. Thomas
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 6:32 pm · Link

    Hope this is your happiest & most blessed birthday ever! Mine was yesterday & I hope your special day is as awesome as mine was! :)



  45. carole
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 6:34 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! You deserve to celebrate! Have a great evening! I’m also wishing your dad a good one too!



  46. Tinna Doub
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 6:52 pm · Link

    Birthday greeting’s, May God bless you with many more! You have your memories of your late dad. So he’s always with you!



  47. Hilda
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Linda, Happy Birthday! May you remember your Dad with joy and good memories on this your special SPECIAL SPECIAL day!!!!



  48. Lois Rotella
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 8:21 pm · Link

    I hope you had a very special Birthday. Your books being such joy and enjoyment to us all. Wishing you many more.



  49. Lesley Miller
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 8:40 pm · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your day was great!

    Ps today is my birthday too!



  50. Ida C
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda, hope it was a fabulous day!



  51. Shari G.
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 9:32 pm · Link

    Happy birthday, Linda! It sounds like a wonderful way to spend a birthday with family and a little shopping. I hope it was a particularly good one. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, year ahead.



  52. Pam monast
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 9:48 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday. I hope you are having a glorious day!!



  53. judy
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Hope you had a good one today and meny more. Happy birthday



  54. Stacey Altavilla
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 10:09 pm · Link

    Happy birthday! You make 29 look GOOD!! Thanks for all the wonderful stories! :wink:



  55. Diana Eagen
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 10:30 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda!!!



  56. Shawn Oxendine-Walter
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 10:35 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday to you Linda! Wishing you many, many more happy healthy birthdays! May God continue to bless and keep you. Enjoy



  57. Nancy
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 10:54 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday – you’re one of my favorite writers!



  58. ruth
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      · June 10th, 2013 at 11:23 pm · Link

    Happy happy Birthday to youuuu!



  59. sam
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 2:49 am · Link

    Sending Birthday wishes your way :) Hope you had a good day!



  60. Donna
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 7:27 am · Link

    Happy Birthday!



  61. Ivy Ratliff
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 9:03 am · Link

    Happy Birthday!

    I just discovered you today while searching for scholarship opportunities. And what a pleasant surprise, it was a very special day for you! Looking forward to what the future brings.

    All the best,
    Ivy



  62. Amy
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 9:13 am · Link

    Happy Birthday! I get these blogs a day late so that’s why my birthday wish is late! Hope you had a great day! My Dad shared his birthday with his Mom…we thought my new grandson was going to share birthday with his Daddy, but he waited 6 days! My grandson was born a week ago today…he’s so precious!



  63. Emily
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 9:44 am · Link

    Can’t figure out why you are not getting my reply’s.
    Anyway, Happy Birthday again.
    Love your book “Big Sky Summer” and can’t wait for the next one!
    Got my “Cowboy’s and Indians” magazine yesterday….good reading!



  64. Emily
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 9:47 am · Link

    What does it mean “your comment is awaiting moderation” as it says on my replys?



    • Emily
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        · June 11th, 2013 at 9:48 am · Link

      Why am I not getting your blog e-mails?



  65. Carole Sklenar
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 10:32 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda. I hope your day is as wonderful as your writing and completely blessed.



  66. Jeanne Corrigan
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 4:07 pm · Link

    time to celebrate “YOU”. Have a great day today. And many more!!!



  67. Crystal
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      · June 11th, 2013 at 5:36 pm · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A WONDERFUL LADY,,, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!! I hope you have the BEST of the BEST!!! With much Love an Appreciation……. Crystal :lol:



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