#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

It’s Mary Ann’s birthday

Mary Ann, as many of you know, is my first cousin and also the Trail Boss here on the Triple L.  We’ve literally been together all our lives–as babies, we often slept in the same crib.  She’s six months younger than I am, and she rubs it in when my birthday rolls around in June.  Inevitably, though, here comes January 17, and the tables are turned.  :)  Anyway, that’s why I’m late doing this blog.  :)  We all went out to lunch together–and I didn’t go off my food plan though still enjoyed a delicious burger–so it’s all good.  Only two more days and I will have completed the 21 day induction program, which won’t change my life much except for that glass of wine with lunch or supper.

Sorry to be late naming the winner of this week’s contest, re: your favorite book.  The winner will be emailed today and announced tomorrow, I promise.

Wow, is it ever cold here.  The horses seem to love the dnow, but Buck wears a coat and now April is sporting one, too.  I’m sure grateful they have that snug barn to spend the night in.

I plan to get some writing done now, so I’m going to cut this short for today.

Stay well.



16 comments to “It’s Mary Ann’s birthday”

  1. Kathleen McCluskey
      · January 17th, 2013 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Mary Ann! Today is my birthday too, but I think I am a lot older than you are, Any one with a birthday today can only be 39.

  2. Gloria
      · January 17th, 2013 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday to you, Mary Ann. I pray you have many, many more.

  3. Hilda
      · January 17th, 2013 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Happy birthday to Mary Ann! We all appreciate her because it seems you have more time to write books when she’s on the job! Are you writing another Big Sky book or something new and different?

  4. Sandi Hill
      · January 17th, 2013 at 6:19 pm · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARY ANN!! Hope you had a “funtastic” day and here’s wishing you a great year ahead. I remember when I was in your wedding. How do the years pass so quickly!! Cheers, Sandi

  5. Lois Rotella
      · January 17th, 2013 at 7:44 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Mary Ann. Wishing you a fun year and all the best :-P

  6. Juanita Rice
      · January 17th, 2013 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, Mary Ann! :)

  7. Pat Aman
      · January 18th, 2013 at 12:09 am · Link

    So glad you had a great day with your cousin. And, happy birthday, Mary Ann! I envy your cold, snowy weather!

  8. Michele
      · January 18th, 2013 at 9:12 am · Link

    I really enjoyed Boone and Tara’s story. What is the new book about? Is it in Parable too? Will there be a McKettrick or Creed book coming? I love your books!

    Oh! Happy Birthday Mary Ann!

    Have a great weekend Linda!!

    • Shari Grant
        · January 18th, 2013 at 5:59 pm · Link

      Or Yarbro, or O’Ballivan??? I love the family sagas.

      • Anne Little
          · January 18th, 2013 at 8:29 pm · Link

        I would love to see another Yarbro book. O’Bavilan too. And lets not forget the McKettricks or Mojo either. Love them all. Heavy hinting happening here.

      · January 18th, 2013 at 10:39 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Mary Ann!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Linda I am loving Big Sky River!!!!

  10. Norma Stanforth
      · January 18th, 2013 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I am so glad you stuck with what you were aloud to when you went out with your cousin, by the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY ANN, hope you had a wonderful day. God bless you all.
    Norma Stanforth :roll:

  11. Ellen Campbell
      · January 18th, 2013 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Mary Ann, my second mom. I love you lots and hope someone makes YOU mashed potatoes and homemade mac and cheese! Happy birthday! Cheers!

  12. Tinna Doub
      · January 18th, 2013 at 4:43 pm · Link

    where do we find the contest at & how do we enter??? I always see results, never the actual contests themselves

  13. Shari Grant
      · January 18th, 2013 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday to Mary Ann. How wonderful for both of you to have a cousin that close to being a sister. Hope your day was extraordinary.

  14. Anne Little
      · January 18th, 2013 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Mary Ann, I hope your special day is multiplied x 100.

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