#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Happy Birthday, Samantha Lang

(Niece Sam,  I love you.)  

Another gloriously sunny day, and I’m soaking it in.  The view through my office window is beautiful, though not a horse in sight at the moment.  They must be on the other end of the pasture, munching on spring grass. 

Bernice was here a few minutes ago, but she’s vanished again–she’s not used to the new office yet.  :)

I had a good writing day yesterday and look forward to another…

“Big Sky Summer”, the next installment in the Parable/Three Trees series, will be out the last Tuesday of this month.  I love the cover and, of course, the story, and I hope you will, too.

I’m planning to clean my craft room/studio this weekend–it’s bugging the heck out of me.  Plus, there are no clear surfaces, which means I can’t glue and paint and all the other things I love to do.

The renovations, like the beat, go on.  My bathroom is usable again, though still under some construction.  It’s trying at times, but the changes are worth it.  My bathroom, for instance, is completely different–and so peaceful.  It’s nice, too, not to have my writing computer set up in my bedroom anymore.  The view was stupendous, since the alcove where I wrote overlooks the draw behind the house, but since I was facing eastward, I had to have the blinds closed until noon to keep the sun out of my eyes–when there WAS any sun.  Mainly, though, I wanted the change because of the energy factor: working and sleeping in the same space is not, I have discovered, the ideal set-up for either one.  :)  I have become very sensitive to the flow of energy–there’s a reason why feng shui has been around for thousands of years. 

Which brings me back to the state of my craft room.  The clutter has GOT to go.

That’s the news from Spokane, for today, anyway.

God bless every single one of you.




18 comments to “Happy Birthday, Samantha Lang”

  1. Alice Johnson
      · May 8th, 2013 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Even thought I comment very seldom, do love reading your blog! I can just see the horses as you comment on them, the flowers & especially hear the woodpecker!! Had trouble with one in GA many years ago :)

    Am so excited about the new book coming out this month…love all your books & am working patiently replacing all the books with ebooks… no room left in my office or the loft. Your books are all keepers, so have a problem!

  2. Hilda
      · May 8th, 2013 at 2:54 pm · Link

    Linda, to have a “peaceful” bathroom is truly a blessing. Peace + solitude = good mental health! My parents’ home (where I will most likely live when I retire) has a garden tub and I’m going to use the heck out of that room eventually, Lord willing.

    Regarding an over-abundance of books, I’m blessed: I have a brother who’s a wonderful carpenter, and he just builds me another bookcase when I need it.

    Happy writing, and have a wonderful day, Linda and all!

    • Gloria
        · May 9th, 2013 at 9:12 pm · Link

      Hilda, you are surely an angel in disguise. Thank you so very much!!!! You are so kind and generous.

  3. Rosemary
      · May 8th, 2013 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Show us some pictures :). I’m glad to hear you are feeling better and enjoying the beautiful day. Love from TEXAS…

  4. Anne-Marie Olka
      · May 8th, 2013 at 3:51 pm · Link

    Sounds like you are having a delightful spring day. Can’t wait for the next Big Sky to come out.

  5. Gloria
      · May 8th, 2013 at 5:08 pm · Link

    I hope you soon get your home completed and can enjoy it in peace and quite. Of course…most homes are NEVER completed becasue you always see soemthign else you’d like to do. Not that I ever get to do anyhting, but I still SEE thigns I’d like to do. :-D

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! to your niece, Samantha.

    Today is my youngest son’s birthday, also. We’re all going out to eat to celebrate tonight.

    • Gloria
        · May 8th, 2013 at 5:14 pm · Link

      Uh Oh, my fingers got ahead of my brain, and I didn’t proof read. :oops:

      Correction….because you always see something else you’d like to do. Not that I ever get to do anything, but I still SEE things

      Please just look over any others :-D .

  6. Emily
      · May 8th, 2013 at 5:56 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday to Samantha :lol:

    Can’t wait for the new book.

    I just finished cleaning my craft room What a chore! I am a saver, so you can imagine what it looked like! :cry:

    Love your blogs, but really love your books.

  7. carole
      · May 8th, 2013 at 6:50 pm · Link

    I cleaned out the clutter in my house and I feel so good about it, I put up more bookselves, so that i can find the books that i love…also I tutor about 10-25 kids and I got them reading more, I have alot to choice from..can’t wait to get your book! I have list of summer books that I want to read! Glad you had a great day! Happy birthday to Sam!

  8. Ida C
      · May 8th, 2013 at 6:56 pm · Link

    I have a craft basement Linda and I know exactly how you feel! I have so many projects on the go and none of them are easily accessible so I can work at finishing them. I have got to get at that mess and sort thru and organize all the projects that still thrill me and donate the rest to someone else who might possibly love them as I used to. Here’s hoping I get the energy one of these days to just dive in and hopefully not drown in the mess before I get it sorted. Enjoy your renovated spaces. Look forward to hearing from you!!!

      · May 8th, 2013 at 7:42 pm · Link

    I hear from a friend in Spokane via facebook its really hot there. Winter to summer. Nice day in Maui today, enjoying my friends from CA. Probably be raining by the time I return to Eugene but will almost be summer???
    My daughter who is with me says we’ve pre ordered the new book! Blessings to all.

  10. Lois Rotella
      · May 8th, 2013 at 7:44 pm · Link

    I have the urge to purge my belongings. I need clean and peaceful place to do my hobbies. I agree with you.

  11. Ruth Paxton
      · May 8th, 2013 at 7:54 pm · Link

    Linda, Just a note to tell you how much I have appreciated your talent for the past 18 months. Having been diagnosed with breast cancer one and a half years ago, a mastectomy, chemo and radiation were all necessary. I made up my mind to face this period in my life with humor, a good attitude and loved ones. It’s a good thing I did, since at my surgeon’s urging, I attempted to have a breast implant, which was preceeded by an expander. Four surgeries later, I was not healing and infection prevented me from having an implant. All was not lost, however: I have given myself permission to heal at my own pace and enjoy the time I have on my hands to heal. I’ve done this by reading almost all of your books! I love your writing…I love getting lost in the fantasies and my imagination has had a wonderful workout. My husband of 53 years died three years ago, so again, your books have help filled the hours. God bless you and please keep writing. Ruth Paxton

    • Norma Stanforth
        · May 8th, 2013 at 8:38 pm · Link

      Ruth, good for you, with God on our side we can do any thing. You have such a wonderful out look and a great support team. God bless you.
      Norma S.

  12. Norma Stanforth
      · May 8th, 2013 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, Tell Samantha Happy Birthday hope she has a wonderful day and God bless her. So happy that things are looking better for you and the sun is shining for you. I know what you are talking about it is hard to work when things are a clutter. Glad your book will be coming out the end of this month. God bless each and everyone of you and soak up all of that sun.
    As always your friend,
    Norma S.

  13. Lea Williams
      · May 8th, 2013 at 10:48 pm · Link

    Isn’t our weather wonderful, Linda. Blessed, blessed, blessed. I even got to ride today. Had a good time and am relearning somethings I had forgotten because when I was young I just jumped on and off we would go. I am celebrating my 75th. birthday Sunday after Mothers Day and am celebrating by riding out at Liberty Lake with a group of friends and then a potluck and hamburgers when we get back. I can’t think of anything more fun. Not as much reading time now but still pick up a book every evening. Love yours. Blessings.

  14. Gloria
      · May 9th, 2013 at 9:09 pm · Link

    Ruth, you have come a long way with God’s care and I’ll pray you continue to heal, and live a good, and long, and Godly life.

  15. judy
      · May 9th, 2013 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Can not wait for the next book to come out. I love the cowboy ones. I love the other books you have written to. Have read all of them. We have had so much rain and next month we will not get any. Hopefully we will.

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