#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Winners and Rainy Tuesdays

This week’s winners are: Patricia Pelkey and Laverne Ray.  Congratulations to both of you; your autographed books will be on their way pronto.  The new round is underway, and you can enter by simply posting a comment.  Two winners will be chosen at random, and posted here next Monday.  Or Tuesday.  :)

Oh, this spring weather.  Yesterday was gloriously sunny, but quite cold.  Today, we’ve had lots of rain.  I just imagine it soaking down into the ground, raising last year’s very low water tables to normal levels.  After last summer’s wildfires and ongoing drought, we’re mighty grateful for a good, steady rain.  

I’ve been writing most of the day, and now that I’m finished, Button and I are at my laptop on the kitchen table, composing this blog.  He’s not much help.  :)

I’ve listened to several audiobooks over the past few days–just discovered a new (to me) author, Joshilyn Jackson.  I started with her new novel, “The Opposite of Everyone”, and when  I finished listening to that, I went looking for more.  So far, my favorite has been “Backseat Saints”, which is definitely the kind of story that keeps a person listening long after the ‘stop’ button should have been pressed.  

The dogs are thriving, though Tule is still on medication and has to go back to the vet’s for another blood test, just to be sure the antibiotics have done their job.  He’s like a different dog, running and playing the wolf game with Mowgli, in other words, pretending they’re wild and vicious beasts, fighting to the death in the wilderness.  Instead, they’re play biting, and its comical to watch the contortions they go through.  Mowgli is trouble looking for a place to happen, but he’s also the sweetest, most tender-hearted little critter, so eager to be loved.  I’m so glad these two little guys decided to rescue me.

57 comments to “Winners and Rainy Tuesdays”

  1. Bill
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Sunny and warm here in Florida!!



  2. Peggy Speth
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 5:39 pm · Link

    These books have given me many hours of enjoyment



  3. Lauri Claes
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 5:40 pm · Link

    I am glad to hear the pup is back to running and playing we still have snow falling here.



  4. pat
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 5:44 pm · Link

    Really need to see pictures of your new fur babies!



  5. tammy carter
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 5:56 pm · Link

    Rescue Me, sounds like the title of a book where the main character finds herself in a tuff place and is rescued by the addition of two little rescue pups. Throw in a tall handsome veterinarian or firefighter ……
    I would buy that story



  6. Deborah Nelson
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 5:59 pm · Link

    All sounds content and peaceful…



  7. Teresa Fordice
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:02 pm · Link

    So glad all is getting back to normal for you and your new pets!



  8. Laverne Ray
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:04 pm · Link

    I love reading about your pets.I have always had dogs but now have a cat( Callie ).She is going on 12
    years old .I got her from a niece when she had just bern weaned.She’s an old lady like me.But I love her.She keeps me company.Keep on writing those
    awesome books.I will honor my deceased sister Shirley with the autographed book of yours I won.
    Love reading LaVerne



  9. Debbie G
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners, I have been lucky enough to be a previous winner. Down here in SouthWest Florida (Lee county), the weather has been unusual, reported to be due to El Niño by the fantastic weather team we have. Every time In the past four to six week, we have cold fronts coming thru: when this has happened there have been tornadoes. They have been from Ef-0 to EF-2. Although, they Are low in numbers and by far less disastrous then the tornadoes in the Midwest, there is damage done. From Cape Coral to Lehigh Acres in Lee County to Murdock and Deer Creek in Charlotte County. The area of Lee county we live in has been safe so far. However, my favorite weatherman said, it could be strange weather this year. My guess it could also be because of it being a leap year too. Everyone, stay safe wherever you live.

    Debbie H



    • Debbie G
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        · March 1st, 2016 at 6:08 pm · Link

      It’s Debbie G not Debbie H



  10. Pat Mitchell
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Was raining earlier but sun trying to come out now. Time to get out and run errands.



  11. Doris Ellis
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:17 pm · Link

    Love your books…Wish it would rain more often here in Palm Desert…Weather hot! some days in the 90s this week…It would be nice to win one of your books…



  12. Sandy Fincel
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:21 pm · Link

    ME TOO!



  13. therese lopez
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:24 pm · Link

    Congrats ladies, enjoy your books and happy reading. I know when I adopted my rescue dog she definitely choice me and it has been 7 1/2 great years with my dog Dutchess. I know your fur babies will bring you great joy and happiness too. Thanks for a great blog, until next week. Have a wonderful week.



  14. Leanna
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:35 pm · Link

    Summer arrived in Austin, Texas this week. I have worn shorts the last two days. I love having the windows open.



  15. Lois Rotella
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. Nice to have when needed. We are getting rain tonight and some snow flurries friday. Got me a pink file cabniet to keep my genealogy papers in order. Love that it pink. Have a great week.



  16. Gloria
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:48 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Patricia Pelkey and Laverne Ray. Enjoy your books.

    Linda, I’m glad the weather is going to suit you. We’re expecting rain tonight, along with lightening. We’ve had plenty of rain for a while, and I don’t like lightening. But, I’ll be grateful for whatever God sends our way.

    Have a good and Godly rest of the week.



  17. Kelley Morrow
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 6:53 pm · Link

    Glad spring is coming to your neck of the woods, it’s the same here! The yellow daffodils are a welcome sight. Loved the pics of your adorable babies. Still waiting on the new charm story! Have a blessed week Linda.



  18. Teresa G
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Love your posts.



  19. Linda Solcich
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 7:24 pm · Link

    So happy Tule is doing well. Hope he gets a complete clean bill of health this week.



  20. Evelyn Baldwin
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 7:41 pm · Link

    Thanks for your post! I always love to hear you have a new book! Signed would me marvolous! Love hearing your pets our doing good! God Bless! Evelyn



  21. Virginia Horton
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 8:02 pm · Link

    It has rained here all day today and I had to go do my shopping in town, I really don’t like to do these things in the rain, but its better then snow I guess. My kitten, Little Man does that play fighting with his brother outside. His brother Tiger went to the neighbors across the steet and he comes over to play with my kitten and its so fun to watch them.



  22. Patricia McLeman
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 8:24 pm · Link

    Reading reports on your rescue animals reminds me that you cannot give love away without receiving it back a thousandfold. And the circle goes on. How rewarding to see such lost and lonely furry babies responding to your love and care.
    God bless, xx



  23. Valdi M
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 8:39 pm · Link

    Sounds like puppy heaven at your house.



    • Dorothy Hilton
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        · March 1st, 2016 at 8:56 pm · Link

      Congrats to the newest winners. I am so happy to hear that you’ve gotten some new fur babies. I haven’t gotten me another one yet since my baby girl Daisy passed last July. I’ve been thinking about though. I’m anxiously awaiting your next book. I so love your books. Hope you have a fantastic week. God bless you. Dorothy



  24. jan
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 8:57 pm · Link

    Congrats ladies! Volunteering for a couple of Elementary schools this week for a 5th grade Social Studies project. Students are so smart!



  25. Elaine Key
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 9:19 pm · Link

    Here in TN, we are also getting a lot of rain. Of course we don’t experience drought. We experience floods.
    I like the way your babies have rescued you. That’s what I need; a fur baby to rescue me.
    Keep on writing.



  26. Roberta Giordano
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 9:29 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the lucky winners! So glad that you got two new forever friends.



  27. midge watkins
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 9:34 pm · Link

    Keep up that great writing. Mater and I are glad Tule is back
    to normal. My neighbor and I made use of the sun yesterday
    and knocked down the dirt from the mole and pocket gopher’s
    mounds. Then I put some grass seed where that dirt was is the
    yard and pasture seed on the dirt in the 2 pastures. Got quite
    a but spread before I ran out of seed and my back gave out.
    Had a therapeutic massage today and that felt great. Take care
    and enjoy the furballs.



  28. Melaine
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 9:46 pm · Link

    Whether they decided to rescue you, or chose you to rescue them, it seems to be a great match. Hope the water tables cone back. It’s so important.



  29. Marcia White
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 9:55 pm · Link

    Happy to hear your puppy is acting normal. Hopefully the tests will support that! It is so hard to watch a sick puppy!



  30. Jo Ann Holcomb
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 10:38 pm · Link

    congrats to the winners would love to one someday have a cat & they are great to keep us company & tolerate us in a quite way warm day today love all your books new series, great, ready for the next set wish you the best in more writing, please. thank you



  31. Barbara Roney
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 11:09 pm · Link

    I enjoy reading your blog because it gives me a nice insight to what you like to do besides writing. Plus I love hearing about your puppies. I have always had a dog in my life. The last was a greyhound, Tina, who we adopted from a race track. Tina was a very sweet, gentle and loving dog and was definitely my dog. Whenever I would get up to do something around the house, she was right beside me, touching the side of my leg. Oh how I loved her. Now I have a Shiranian which is a Pomeranian Shih Tzu Mix. What a cutie and so much fun to be around. He makes me laugh.
    Thank you Linda for all your great books. My friend and I are big fans and hooked on your books and have read lots of them. Now I have my 93 year-old mother reading them. God Bless and keep you.



  32. Caryn Horn
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 11:19 pm · Link

    I love living vicariously through you in your tales of your pets. I so want a dog but the timing is not right as I am seldom home. I’m thinking a smaller dog could at least travel with me. Thank you for sharing your pets with me!



  33. Lorraine Pitts
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 11:24 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners!!! Take care in the rain, have a great week!!!



  34. Rita McCommon
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      · March 1st, 2016 at 11:24 pm · Link

    Hi, Linda! The trees and flowers are completely confused here in NW AR. Spring weather then back to winter then spring again, everyday is different! Except for the bad storms I’m ready for spring!!! We have 3 Healers and the way they play you would think they were trying to kill each other lol! Attack then retreat. All the time!! So funny to watch! Have a great week. I am retired so I will be reading while I pretend to clean house!!!!



  35. Dona Kutska
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 1:18 am · Link

    I was glad to hear you got two dogs. I was hoping you would they need you as much as you need them. Have fun with them, I have one little doggie I rescued but she really rescues me.



  36. Susan Craig
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 6:05 am · Link

    It has been beautiful here. We are soaking up the sun because it supposed to be wet and cold later in the week.



  37. Karen Dieffenbaugher
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 7:24 am · Link

    Congrats to the new winners. As I love books, hope to be one of the winners some day…Glad to hear the dogs are getting along and the one is on the mend…Have a great week writing and thanks for the giveaways…



  38. Ruby Norwood
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 8:49 am · Link

    Congrats to Patricia Pelkey and Laverne Ray on your win. Linda I am so glad that those two little guys found you to. I know you really enjoy them, I can hear the love for the little guys when you talk about them.



  39. Eriko
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 9:48 am · Link

    Awwwwwwww… so glad to hear Tule is getting better! I always look forward to reading your blog!



  40. Sandy
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 10:07 am · Link

    Sunny & warm in Florida but pollen is horrible!!!



  41. Jo-Ann Baker
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 10:37 am · Link

    Hi Linda, Its going to be a long month waiting for your new book to come out. Thanks for all the great stories and have a wonderful spring!
    8-O



  42. Dotty Weis
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 11:08 am · Link

    LOVE ALL YOUR STORIES ABOUT YOUR “CRITTERS”



  43. carole
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 11:11 am · Link

    congrats to the 2 ladies!



  44. Lynn
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 11:56 am · Link

    Sounds wonderful. Congrats to latest winners. Have a great week!



  45. Lynn Hill
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Oh congrats Pat and Laverne!! My daffodils and tulips are up about 4 inches already, they are really confused. I just hope we don’t get another freeze!!



  46. Mae Logan
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 2:03 pm · Link

    How do you find time to read, write, and love your pets? Two new authors sound interesting. As I have read my collection of your books three and four times, should mix in a little new. Am looking forward to “Once a Rancher” coming to me in April. If you are into new writers hope you read “The Apostle” by Dennis Brooke. his first book, and has me anxiously awaiting the sequel.



  47. Shirley Meyle
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 3:06 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    Glad to hear your little dog is doing better. Our weather here in Michigan goes from snowy slippery mess yesterday to beautiful sunny 30’s today. Supposed to get in the 60’s next week. Not sure when we’ll get Spring yet. Hope your Mom is better too. :-P



  48. Linda Beaudoin
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 5:28 pm · Link

    So glad Tule is doing well. Hope the vet. check shows perfect health.



  49. jennifer roberts
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 7:16 pm · Link

    HI LINDA,

    here in alabama the weather can’t make up its mind if it wants to stay winter or hop on into spring.. One day we are in the 60’s and sunny the next in the 40s and rainy.

    I have a question as i have not been keeping up with you website (just recently turned my internet back on)

    Are you still doing the scholarships?

    Thanks
    Jennifer



  50. Cynthia
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      · March 2nd, 2016 at 10:55 pm · Link

    Beautiful day in sunny Florida!



  51. Sharon Sovereign
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      · March 3rd, 2016 at 6:32 am · Link

    Glad you got rain since you need it. We’ve had changeable weather also. Sunny but cool, thunderstroms, etc. Glad your pets are all well again.



  52. Jane K
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      · March 4th, 2016 at 5:25 pm · Link

    I enjoy reading your books very much. I wish it would rain here. We will have trouble with grass fires if it doesn’t rain.



  53. Judith Cooper
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      · March 4th, 2016 at 8:39 pm · Link

    I enjoy your books, so much, I also get a kick out of hearing about your babies. I do miss my little baby, since moving to a nursing center. I am grateful for your rain, surely it will continue to be sure it keeps the wildfires down. Thank you for introducing me to Josilyn Jackson. God Bless!



  54. Jo Ann Holcomb
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      · March 5th, 2016 at 3:10 pm · Link

    Today is sat the 5th & yea we got some rain last nite & this morning much needed hope all is still well with your pets mine is near waiting for me to get off the computer so lap is free if sitting & reading. last of this is nearing so your book will be there. you have a great day the best always, Jo Ann



  55. Debbie Bleege
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      · March 10th, 2016 at 8:05 pm · Link

    I’m glad your doggies rescued you too. Animals do that. Unconditional love.



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