#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Alive and well in Spokane, WA

I’ve just been brainstorming up a–well–storm.  :)  Unfortunately, that hasn’t left me much time for blogging or anything else.  “Big Sky Summer” will be a fantastic book to write and, I hope, to read–all kinds of ideas churning around in my brain. 

I didn’t sleep at all last night, and I mean, AT ALL.  I’m not sure why–I finally got up, made some tea and read half of a book by John Etheridge, called, “Waking the Dead”.  Excellent book.  I seem to be in search-mode when it comes to spirituality.  One thing about being awake in the middle of the night–it’s a peaceful time to pray.  What do I pray for?  Well, the usual things, like the well-being of my family, friends and pets, for guidance, for help with things I’d like to change about myself.  I’m praying about “Big Sky Summer”, too, for the inspiration and the words to touch and uplift as many hearts as possible.  That’s my goal: to encourage my readers, to make them smile and hope and believe and be brave.

It’s a big goal, I know.  And humbling.  Which is why I’m praying.

I’m loving your comments.  Someone asked about Katie McKettrick, Angus’s one and only daughter.  She’s featured, albeit very briefly, in “An Outlaw’s Christmas”, which comes out the last Tuesday of this month.  Hopefully, that will answer your questions about how her life turned out.

More tomorrow.

No, really.  :)


21 comments to “Alive and well in Spokane, WA”

  1. Michelle
      · September 20th, 2012 at 4:16 pm · Link

    I’m so excited you have a new book coming out! Just went to Amazon to pre order. I’m in the process of trying to read three books now and all from best-selling authors and none of them can compare to what you can write! You are a remarkable writer Linda!

  2. Sherry Wallace
      · September 20th, 2012 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Oh, there you are!! I’m up all night sometimes, but then I’m a night person anyway! Want to share a remarkable & inspiring book by Sarah Young, Jesus Calling. Daily reads that touch the reader in many ways :-). It’s been on the Best Seller list now for quite a while. Do you have a favorite book, let’s say in each series? How many books in this MT series will you write, or do you plan ahead that far?
    Please keep sharing your talent. That in itself is a blessing to us readers!

  3. Ruth Ann Kiger
      · September 20th, 2012 at 5:02 pm · Link

    I’m happy to hear you pray about you books. I’m sure that is why they touch so many lives. When your life is not going well you are uplifted and taken away for a while, and that is a special gift (from God). May you touch many more lives. ❤

      · September 20th, 2012 at 5:24 pm · Link

    I just wanted to say ever since I saw one book and read that I had to go back to the beginning of time and start reading or listening to audio tapes of all your stories. Right now I am on Yankee Wife and it is a good story. I am having a hard time finding Fletcher’s woman 1991.

    I was going to say I like the Stone Creek Series but then I like them all. But still puzzled with the Spring Water Series. First listening to the braille library tapes of the early days and then it jumps into the Spring Water Wedding and I am totally lost. So am I suppose to read/listen to something before the internet time of Spring Water Wedding? This way I know who married who and who died and so forth? :roll: :?:

  5. Linda Wedding
      · September 20th, 2012 at 6:24 pm · Link

    I was wondering if there were books about Angus and how he got started with his ranch. The books I have read mention him, and his boys but not the story of his life. If there is I would like the titles please, if not well get writing :-D I think it would be interesting to read the story of his life. I love all of the books of yours I have read and there have been mnay and I loof forward to more.
    A huge fan,
    Linda Wedding

  6. Susan Mason
      · September 20th, 2012 at 7:01 pm · Link

    Love hearing about your brainstorming process! Being a pre-published author myself, I love seeing how different each author’s processes are.

    Thank you for your wonderful stories, with heroes and heroines who are flawed, but beautiful, and highly redeemable. They give us all hope!

    P.S. Love all your dogs in each story!


  7. Carole
      · September 20th, 2012 at 10:07 pm · Link

    Is there going to be a third book in the Mojo Sheepshanks series? Deadly Deceptions left us hanging and would really like to read more about Mojo, Tucker, and the new Mojo’s bar. The first two books in this series were great. Waiting for the third!

  8. patricia briones
      · September 20th, 2012 at 10:26 pm · Link

    greetings from phoenix, az. love your stories of the McKettricks and Creed’s. love that you mention my home town of Flagstaff in your stories. It makes it that more enjoyable to read. can’t wait for your next book!!

  9. Nana
      · September 20th, 2012 at 11:08 pm · Link

    It’s awful when your eyes just won’t close!! Hope tonight treats you better.

    It’s nice to hear the name Angus McKettrick in your musings. He and his family were the ones that got me hooked on your series books. What memories!!

    How’s Bernice, by the way?

  10. Sal
      · September 21st, 2012 at 10:53 am · Link

    Sorry you didn’t sleep…I will be expecting you to take a nap later little lady… :wink:

  11. sam
      · September 21st, 2012 at 10:59 am · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I have just re-read the first McKettrick books and have again fallen a little in love again with Holt ;) I am now onto “Sierra’s Homecoming”, and I find that each time I read one of your books it’s like coming home, like a comfort zone. So I have to say thank-you for this pleasure :)
    As I have said before, your blog is great!
    Have a great week-end sam

  12. Lorena
      · September 21st, 2012 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Hope you were able to get some sleep.

    I loved Big Sky Country and Big Sky Mountain. I will be looking for An Outlaws Christmas next week.

    I enjoy your blog and appreciate the time it takes from your schedule to post. Thank you

  13. Kathie
      · September 21st, 2012 at 3:24 pm · Link

    Well, I am only a day behind :) Hope you slept well last night after a restless Wed. night. Never fear Linda, you are an inspiration to us all. Sometimes more than you know. I must have totally spazzed on “Outlaw Christmas” I didn’t realize it was a Mckettrick book and I am so glad. I was missing those guys. :wink: :wink: Take Care!!!!

      · September 21st, 2012 at 4:25 pm · Link


  15. Elizabeth
      · September 21st, 2012 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Yay! More Mckettricks. I’m soooo looking forward to this book. Gotta love a book that contains cowboys! :-D

  16. Lea Williams
      · September 22nd, 2012 at 12:51 am · Link

    I hate it when I don’t sleep. I usually clean my kitchen. And pray while I am at it. I just finished reading Willow. I loved it. She certainly was headstrong. Loved her. I will get to your newer books soon. I think I am up to your last series. Am finding here and there books I have missed. Hope your night tonight is better.

  17. Norma Stanforth
      · September 22nd, 2012 at 6:44 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I was thrill to hear you say that you pray about you book as you are writing it I know that your book “Big Sky Summer” will be great. Also can’t wait to read “Outlaw Christmas” i am sure it will be great also. I have read several of you books loved everyone of them, i could go back and read them all over again. Thank you and God bless you. :-P

  18. Janie Turner
      · September 23rd, 2012 at 7:43 pm · Link

    Hi I love your books, the vampire saga the best so far, i would love to see you do another book about Valerian and Katrina. They have to be by far the best yet, you are an amazing author. i just wanted to say please write another. :)

  19. annie moody
      · September 24th, 2012 at 12:02 pm · Link

    hi, linda.

    now that i know about katie mckettrick, thank you by the way. i also love the yarbbro brothers. will there be another book? i know i am reading fast. and its hard to wait for new books. i will read sawyers story tomorow.
    whats next?
    loved everyone of your books


  20. Juanita(dooyen) Washington
      · December 2nd, 2012 at 4:21 pm · Link

    :wink: Dec.2nd,2012 Hi Linda. Im native american from Az. Im living in Phx,Az, since an early age. . . Anyway, I just ”love”
    all your McKettricks and the Creeds novels, and yes I was always wondering about the main patriarch “Angus Mckettricks”.
    Im always buying 3 to 4 books at a time @ the book store. Im so obbcess with your cowboys books. Sometimes thier humorious, and I hear me laughing because its funny. keep it up!! And I also love the ones about the stray dogs being loved. etc……luv u. nick name;wanda from phx.

  21. Trisha Greene
      · February 13th, 2014 at 7:45 am · Link

    Linda, my mom and I have almost all of your books and she rereads them over and over! The McKettrick family is our very favorite. We would love it if you could please send us a family tree of old Angus’ lineage. We have been trying ( unsuccessfully) to track it and it would be nice to know what children belong to who. Keep up the great writing. We are praying for you and yours.

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