#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Winners, weather and flu

Today’s blog will be short–I’ve got that silly bug that’s been going around.

Our winners are Julie Fetter and Pam Paterakis.  Many congratulations, ladies!  A new contest is already rolling, for if you’re not Julie or Pam, no worries.  :)  Just comment and you’re in the game.

As for the weather, well, it’s overcast and, yes, a mite on the gloomy side.  Rather than lowering my spirits, however, it just makes me feel very, VERY grateful for my warm, well-lit house and all its comforts.  :)

I have Weight Watchers tomorrow–I’ll be back with a report either in the afternoon or on Thursday morning.

In the meantime, be happy, be well, and be snug.

71 comments to “Winners, weather and flu”

  1. Carol L
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Congrats to Julie and Pam. Hope it passes soon for you Linda. I just got over a 24 hour bug and was miserable. Thank goodness it was a day.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com



  2. Andrea Lammly
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Feel better soon Linda. Sending prayers and good wishes your way.



  3. Pamela Devereux
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Feel better Linda. It is that time of the year for the flu to rear its ugly head. Actually it is sunny here with little humidity. That’s a rarity on the humidity side.



  4. Lynn
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Congrats to winners!
    Hang in there Lady! Good luck tomorrow… soup, soup, soup and drink, drink, drink (maybe a little jack and lemon and honey)

    take care sweetie!!
    See you next week!
    Lynn



  5. Virginia Horton
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear you are sick :( Congrats to the winners. It is sunny here today!



  6. Lynn
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 3:55 pm · Link

    warmed up of course\



  7. DONNA
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Feel better!!



  8. Darilyn Larsen
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Linda,

    So sorry to hear the bug got you! Keep your spirits up and feel better soon!

    Darilyn



  9. Therese Lopez
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. Hope you feel better soon, I am dealing with that same bug and it’s no fun. The one thing about gloomy weather is that you can curl up with a good book and not worry about the weather. Have s great week!!!



  10. Judy Eagle
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Hi Linda

    I hope you feel better and may your sky bring you some rain.

    Judy



  11. Gwenda Underwood
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:07 pm · Link

    So sorry about your problem w/the “bg’ reminds me to get my flu shot!!



  12. Linda Wilson
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:11 pm · Link

    Hope you feel better soon



  13. Nadine Spradlin
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:16 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners . Linda so sorry that you are under the weather . that old flu bug has hit our house , too . bad company that is for sure . hope you’re back to normal soon . take care of your self ..A friend Nadine .



  14. Anna Bootz
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Stay warm and get well, running out of books need you to write more.



  15. Lindy Park
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:34 pm · Link

    Be well soon and I’m happy for the rain we are getting here in the Portland, OR metro area. I am not a hot summer person at all.



  16. Ruby Norwood
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:46 pm · Link

    Congrats to Julie and Pam!! So sorry you aren’t felling well Linda. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.



  17. Fran F
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 4:55 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,

    Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Get well quickly. This time of year it’s much too nice outside to have to stay indoors.

    fran



  18. Maria Medrano-Nehls
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Feel better soon. In Nebraska the weather is cloudy and cool. The fall colors are starting to show up which makes the scenery beautiful.



  19. Karen Miner
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 5:35 pm · Link

    Feel better soon. Weather in Kansas is beautiful mid 70’s :-P



  20. Lois Rotella
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 5:50 pm · Link

    Congrats ladies !!

    Oh Linda, I hope you feel better soon. I think there is a bug going around. Take care.



  21. Leanna
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:03 pm · Link

    Get well soon!



  22. Billie Sanders
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:08 pm · Link

    I hope you feel better soon, Linda.
    The weather here in East Tennessee is glorious; blue skies and temperatures in the low 80s.
    I am babysitting with my grandson, and we have both golden retrievers in the back yard.
    Peace to everyone.
    Billiesue



  23. Suzanne Mongan
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:09 pm · Link

    I’m sorry that you don’t feel well, but I hope you will start to feel like yourself again, and that nasty bug is gone from your system. Take care



  24. Patricia Stout
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Link

    Hope you will be feeling better soon.



  25. Cece
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Link

    Get well soon!



  26. Lorraine Pitts
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:17 pm · Link

    Praying for you! Feel better soon.



  27. Evelyn Dinunzio
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:25 pm · Link

    So sorry you aren’t feeling well. Stay warm and drink plenty of fluids.

    Evelyn



  28. Cricket McCloud
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Hope you feel better soon!



  29. Jessica Alcazar
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:29 pm · Link

    :( sorry you aren’t well! Hope you feel better soon!



  30. Rosemary
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:48 pm · Link

    Good plan, snuggle up and Get Well Soon!



  31. judy
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:49 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. Happy reading



  32. Diana E.
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:56 pm · Link

    Sorry your sick, Linda, wishing you a speedy recovery. Congrats to the new winners. Take care and you’re in my prayers. Blessings.



  33. Roberta Giordano
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 6:58 pm · Link

    Congatulations Julie and Pam ! Hope your feeling better soon Linda !



  34. Debbie C.
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 7:38 pm · Link

    Feel better Linda!



  35. Pam Monast
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 7:49 pm · Link

    Hope you are feeling better soon!!



  36. Norma Stanforth
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 8:10 pm · Link

    Congratulation Julie Fetter and Pam Paterakis on your win.
    Sorry Linda, that you have the flu and this gloomy weather. I hope you get well real soon. There is so many people sick.
    God blessings to all.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



  37. Sue Gulley
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 8:30 pm · Link

    Hope you get rid of the bug SOOOOn!!!



  38. Jo-Ann Baker
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 9:13 pm · Link

    Good luck at weight watchers. My neice has lost 80 lbs from doing that.
    We had great weather in Ohio today. Sunny and 70 degrees.

    Have a wonderful day!



  39. carole
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      · September 23rd, 2014 at 9:38 pm · Link

    congrats to the winners! Hope you feel better!



  40. Chris
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 5:09 am · Link

    Just got back from a PT (personal training) session at the gym. My core had a really hard workout. It is sooo going to hurt tomorrow…..



  41. Deborah Rae Nelson
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 5:44 am · Link

    Congratulations to Julie and Pam. And stay warm and cozy :wink:



  42. linda gwiazdowski
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 7:08 am · Link

    get well soon,prayers for a speedy recovery



  43. marilyn
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 9:01 am · Link

    chicken soup, lots of fluids and rest…. feel better soon!



  44. Ann Bartholomew
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 10:16 am · Link

    Hope the “bug” is already gone. The weather in southern KY is beautiful – sunny and perfect fall temps. So, I spent my day yesterday sitting on the porch re-re-reading McKettrick’s Heart. It is my favorite of the McKettrick books. I don’t know how many times I’ve read it. It just gets better every time! Thanks for all the great books.



  45. Brenda I.
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 10:24 am · Link

    Hope you feel better soon.



  46. Lori
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 10:27 am · Link

    Hope you feel better!! I am listening to Logan on audio. Have read all your books but like listening to them too!!!



  47. Christina Keach
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 10:39 am · Link

    Ugh, I’m sorry feel better soon. Raw garlic will help. I mince it and take it before bed. It’s great for so many things and works a bit like a natural antibiotic.
    Good luck at WW!
    Oh I am so jealous of your weather. NM is beautiful and all but 360 days of sun gets a wee bit old. I love cloudy days. Enjoy and take care of yourself!



  48. Teresa
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 10:41 am · Link

    Hopefully, if you are reading this you are feeling much better, are a couple of pounds lighter at your WW weigh in, and remain fully sloshy (hydrated to the max on your water monitor).
    We’ve had about 6″ of rain here in Sunny ????? Florida so I’m sloshy too, inside and out! I’m off to find out if Noah takes reservations ;-)
    Happy Week to all!



  49. Joyce M.
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 10:48 am · Link

    Hope you feel better soon!



  50. Shirley W.
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 10:58 am · Link

    Hope you feel better soon. Hang in there. God Bless. I know he will.



  51. Donna Lohrer
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 11:49 am · Link

    Hope your feeling better!



  52. mary D. Wornick
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 11:57 am · Link

    I am, reading Shotgun Bride, it is very good!.

    Have a nice day, talk with y’all later.
    Thank you, Mary D. Wornick



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 24th, 2014 at 12:00 pm · Link

      I am, reading Shotgun Bride, it is very good Nice reading all of the replies and hope one day i will win a book or two.
      Bye for now and stay safe……..thank Mary D. Wornick



  53. Diane Wood
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 12:09 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners! Hope you feel better Linda! I’ve been getting over a horrible cough for weeks. It just won’t go away lol.



  54. Sandra
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear you are under the weather so to speak. Try chicken soup and essential oils. Hope you feel better soon. Congrats to the winners



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 24th, 2014 at 7:19 pm · Link

      So sorry you are feeling bad. Hope all is going to be okay with you and please take care.
      Mary D Wornick



  55. dixie Hadley
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Linda,
    So sorry to hear you have been under the weather. I hope that today is a much better day for you and that you were pleased with your results at WW. I appreciate your outlook on life–there is always something positive to be thankful for, even when life deals us a hard blow. Sometimes that is difficult to remember,so a gentle reminder is helpful.
    Dixie J. Hadley



  56. Rita Crofoot
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Sorry your not feeling 100 percent,lots of folks have this stuff,I am still trying to decide whether or not not to get the shot, got it last year had the flu twice,and was very sick.



  57. Ida C
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      · September 24th, 2014 at 9:32 pm · Link

    Feel better soon Linda. We’re finally having a little warm weather here now that fall has arrived. Good luck at WW. Love to hear from you. :wink:



  58. Kelley Morrow
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      · September 25th, 2014 at 1:17 am · Link

    Hope you’re feeling better. Since the cooler temps are a must I just cover up with a warm blanket,hot chocolate and a good book(most of the time one of yours)…and ask one of my kiddos to snuggle!



  59. Michele J
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      · September 25th, 2014 at 8:22 am · Link

    I’m just now getting around to thanking you for my book! I love it! Our Weather in Dallas isn’t too bad. The state fair starts tomorrow and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day. Unfortunatly for the west part of the state they are getting floods almost everyday. We need the rain in central Texas, not west Texas! LOL! Our lakes are dried up and Lubbock’s highways look like canals!
    I hope you get to feeling better very soon. Thank you again!



  60. Linda Holmes
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      · September 25th, 2014 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Hope you feel better.



  61. mary D. Wornick
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      · September 25th, 2014 at 12:06 pm · Link

    we are finally getting some cooler weather here. which is nice since its been a very hot summer here.

    Sure do hope you are doing better and i love your books.
    Have a nice day, talk with you later.
    Mary D. Wornick



  62. mary D. Wornick
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      · September 25th, 2014 at 3:50 pm · Link

    So happy for the ladies who won the books………you go girls.
    All have a nice day ……bye bye for now.

    Mary D. Wornick



  63. mary D. Wornick
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      · September 25th, 2014 at 3:53 pm · Link

    Hi Linda and all the young ladies………I hope all is good your way and plenty sunshine coming your way…Not really all that much going here. So have a good one.

    Mary D. Wornick



  64. Valdi McCoy
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      · September 26th, 2014 at 2:56 pm · Link

    Occasionally I need a reminder to grateful for what I have, A snug home, and not being afraid when I hear a plane fly over. No bomb coming my way today. Hope you feel well soon.



  65. mary D. Wornick
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      · September 26th, 2014 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Here’s wishing a fast recover from your being sick. And hope you will be up and around real soon ……Take care and have a nice day.

    Mary D.Wornick



  66. Patty Castillo
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      · September 26th, 2014 at 7:18 pm · Link

    Linda, praying for a speedy recovery. Lost of chicken soup and rest. Hope everyone, has a good weekend! :)



    • Patty Castillo
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        · September 26th, 2014 at 7:34 pm · Link

      Sorry Linda, I met lots of chicken soup and rest. My excuse, it’s a Friday. :)



  67. mary D. Wornick
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      · September 27th, 2014 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Hi all, hope this note finds all doing good. Have a nice day doing things you like to do on your days off from work. talk with you later and have a bless day.

    Mary D. Wornick



  68. Dixie J. Hadley
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:07 pm · Link

    I just got a call from my sister Mary D. Wornick . She is so excited, she the won contest this week. So happy that she won. She so deserves every ray of “sonshine” that comes her way. Thank you for your kindness extended to your fans. You feel like “family” like another sister to go along with my other four : -)Love your books and just can’t get enough of them. As soon as I finish one I’m pickingg another one. keep those great stories coming.
    Sincerely
    Dixie J. Hadley



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