#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

A day late, but here goes…

Our “The Lily and the Lotus” winners are Phyllis Vonmiller and Tinna Doub–you’ll be hearing from Jen tomorrow, when she contacts you for snail mail info. Congratulations to both of you.

I have to apologize for all these missed blogs, but here’s what’s going on.  I’ve been getting up at 4 AM, weekends included, in order to be at my computer by 6, and I’m been writing like the crazy woman I probably am.  I’ll be finished with the book on Saturday morning, and I sure hope you’ll all bear with me if I don’t get around to blogging every day.

I’m still reading “The Lincoln Letter”, and still loving it.  My reading time, like my blogging time, has been very limited lately.  :)  I listened to a novel, “The Silver Star”, by Jeanette Walls, who wrote one of my all time favorite memoirs, “The Glass Castle.”  I was hoping for another memoir, and I nearly didn’t give this book a chance.  I’m sure glad I did, because it was truly wonderful!

A few words about my late cousin, Kay (Lael) Paparich.  She was a beautiful woman, and she loved to sing.  She loved her big family, her God, and her handsome husband, Louie, as we all did.  She was always laughing, and at every family reunion, she sang, “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?”  She’ll be missed, certainly, but I know she’s happy to be back with Louie, daughter Stevie, and numerous other friends and family members.  I’m sure there’s a party going on, and with Kay there, it will be a dandy.

Godspeed, lovely lady.

It was an honor to know you.



13 comments to “A day late, but here goes…”

  1. Patti
      · June 25th, 2013 at 8:19 pm · Link

    I can feel in your words how much you love your cousin.

  2. Bonnie Pruett
      · June 25th, 2013 at 8:32 pm · Link

    You said Kay was a special lady, I’m sure she was but you are too. We your fans love you. Bonnie

  3. Sherry Wallace
      · June 25th, 2013 at 8:42 pm · Link

    You did mention a death in the family last week. It’s hard to loose someone we love, but know they are happy & better off now.
    Congrats to the current winners :). 4:00 AM

  4. Juanita Rice
      · June 25th, 2013 at 9:31 pm · Link

    Slow down, Linda. We aren’t going anywhere. :)


  5. Gloria
      · June 25th, 2013 at 10:03 pm · Link

    I’m very sorry about your cousin, Kay.

    I’m glad you’re feeling some better.

  6. Beverly George
      · June 25th, 2013 at 11:03 pm · Link

    Sorry about your loss of a loved one. Glad your working hard at another gem of a book. I love your books! But don’t over work yourself its summer time. Enjoy the weather too.

  7. Tinna Doub
      · June 26th, 2013 at 12:52 am · Link

    I’m super stoked! So that I don’t forget my manners! I’m thanking you now Thank you! Again sorry for your loss!

  8. sam
      · June 26th, 2013 at 4:05 am · Link

    Congratulations Phyllis and Tinna :)
    Linda, Your blogs are a pleasure to read, but so are your books. So, I don’t mind what comes first as long as you are fine :)

  9. Judy Whitman
      · June 26th, 2013 at 10:09 am · Link

    I can hardly wait for a release of your books and I have every one you have written. There are so many that I enjoy re-reading them. Thank you for blessing us for your terrific stories.

  10. Penny Wilson
      · June 26th, 2013 at 12:03 pm · Link

    Sorry for your loss.

    My book club is reading The Silver Star this month! We really enjoyed The Glass Castle as well as Half-Broke Horses. Looking forward to getting into the new book!

  11. Norma Stanforth
      · June 26th, 2013 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Congratulation to Phyllis and Tinna on your win.

    Linda, i am truly sorry for your loss. But when they are with the Lord they are in a better place. God bless you.
    As always your friend,

  12. carole
      · June 26th, 2013 at 6:32 pm · Link

    congrats to the winners!

  13. Carole Sklenar
      · June 27th, 2013 at 5:18 pm · Link

    Am so sorry for your loss. It’s tough losing someone you love and admire for their love of life, spirit and genuine goodness.

    I have been trying to catch up with all the e-mail etc as I’ve been away from home taking care of one of my sons who was in a motorcycle accident on May 13th. Will probably be in CO until Sept or Oct. Gotta do what one needs to do. Hubby is keeping the home fires burning – altho that is a misnomer because it’s been in the low 100’s in KS the last couple days. CO too.

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