#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


I love reading your comments, and I thought I’d address a few of them in today’s blog. 

RE: “The Last Chance Cafe”.

This movie was made for Lifetime TV, and I enjoyed visiting the set and meeting Kevin Sorbo (Kevin is not only handsome, but smart and nice, too), who played the hero, Chance.  Given the budget for the film and the obvious difficulty of fitting all that material into about ninety actual minutes of film, I thought they did a good job.  The screenwriter, Pam Wallace, was one of the three scriptwriters who won an Academy Award for the Harrison Ford movie, “Witness”.   I enjoyed the Lifetime movie–obviously I’m prejudiced :)–but I sure understand where you’re coming from when it comes to substance.  In my experience, movies almost never live up to the books they’re based on, and I think that’s mainly because of space/time constraints.  In order to be effective in visual media, I think a book needs to turned into a mini-series, like “Lonesome Dove” and “Roots”, so there’s room for everything.

RE: Mojo

There will eventually be at least one more Mojo book.  I’ll keep you posted on when.  :)  At the moment, I’m up to my eyeballs in cowboys–and trust me, I’m not about to complain.

RE: the weekend

Have a good one.  Each and every one of you is a blessing to me, and I am so grateful to ride the trail with you.


13 comments to “Miscellaneous”

  1. Hilda
      · June 15th, 2012 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Linda, I am so very sorry if I insulted anyone. I guess I was just spewing my feelings without thought to whether they would hurt anyone. I NEVER want to do that. I wish you a good weekend. I’m so blessed to still have my Dad around (he’s 90). I have so many friends without Dads and I do appreciate that I still have mine. Hilda

  2. Kristie Wilson
      · June 15th, 2012 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Linda, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your books. I have never been a big fan of “romance novels” so to speak, but I was looking for a book to read several months ago (I love historial fiction) and came across the Stone Creek series. Oh, how I fell in love with those characters! I’m now just over half-way through the McKettrick series, and I love them just as much. My husband now jokes about my “cowboy books”. I’m going to hate leaving the McKettricks and the Creeds behind, but I look forward to reading about some new faces in Parable!

    I live just outside of Nashville (we’re only a mile or so away from Hendersonville – I had to smile when you mentioned that that was where Brad O’Ballivan lived!) and I’m a pretty big country music fan. Every time Tim McGraw’s new song, “Better Than I Used to Be” comes on, I think about all of your many characters and how fitting the song is. Silly, maybe, but true!

    Thanks for sharing your talent! Have a wonderful weekend!

    God bless, Kristie Wilson

  3. Crystal
      · June 15th, 2012 at 2:52 pm · Link

    I just enjoy so much reading your blogs!!! its the highlight of my day!! I am enjoying The Women of Primrose Creek so Much! However, sometimes i feel like screaming ” U Know U Love Him Christy Quit Being Hardheaded ” But i have to be patient and continue reading to find out the outcome! LOL All your books end great so i don’t know why i worry i just want them to have a lifetime of happiness! I’m so thankful you share your talent and time with us. I don have to say after a really tough day i love escaping into a world thats not my own and leaving all my troubles behind!! Have a wonderful day and weekend! Many Thanks

  4. Nana
      · June 15th, 2012 at 3:30 pm · Link

    Oh, Linda! Late last night I read the first love scene between Slade and Joslyn and I had to close the book and contemplate!! The poignancy of the aftermath was heart-breaking! :cry:

    That scene alone should keep this book high on the best seller list for a very long time!!!! Well done!!!

  5. Marie Jones
      · June 15th, 2012 at 4:24 pm · Link

    Linda, I finally found another copy of The Bridegroom. Mine got DRENCHED in our move and was unreadable. (I hate when that happens) We’re in for a good weekend weatherwise but do me a favor? Write faster! I’m rereading your books and look forward to new adventures. So ignore that blazing ball of yellow in the sky! Besides the traffic is a nightmare!

  6. Lois Rotella
      · June 15th, 2012 at 6:21 pm · Link

    I was wondering if you would ever consider writing about Kat Mckettrick. I would be interesting what she would be like. :wink:

    • Alisa Wells
        · June 17th, 2012 at 10:39 am · Link

      Thank you. I was about to ask the same question. I know Kate is briefly mentioned in other books, but I think her story needs to be told . :wink:

  7. Anne
      · June 15th, 2012 at 7:10 pm · Link

    I saw Last Chance Cafe on television sometime ago and remembering how chopped up the story line was. It was disappointing. Unfortunately this is what they do with great works. They give the old song and dance about time and money and we swallow it whole. This is why I stick with the book. Maybe someday they will actually make a movie that mirrors what the author wrote and what the public want. Then perhaps they will also discover there is actually more interest and money that goes with telling the whole story. Not holding my breathe. Have a great weekend yourself Linda.

  8. Sue Mccormick
      · June 15th, 2012 at 7:48 pm · Link

    As to literature into movies. In my experience (and in most cases) the translation from story to movie works best when the original was a good short story or VERY short novel. The basic exception to that is a novel in which the writer “sees” the book as a movie (Gone with the Wind comes to mind).
    As you said, other novels are better portrayed in mini-series.

  9. Kathie
      · June 16th, 2012 at 11:27 am · Link

    Oh my goodness – I caught the last part of “Last Chance Cafe” on Lifetime and wondered if it was based on your story since that is one of the few I haven’t read yet. I will have to look it up and watch all of it. So glad you haven’t forgotten Mojo, I would love to read more even if it is only one book. She and Tucker need closure in the worst way and I would hope it is together. Thank you for all the time you spend for us-we definitely appreciate you. Have a great wekend!!!! Much love and Many Blessings….

  10. Alisa Wells
      · June 17th, 2012 at 10:52 am · Link

    Linda I’ am thrilled that there will be a third Mojo book. I have a bookshelf stuffed with your books and she is one of my favorites.
    I am counting the days for your next “Parable” novel Big Sky Mountain. I loved Big Sky Country! :-D

  11. Alisa Wells
      · June 18th, 2012 at 10:25 am · Link

    Are there other movies made from Linda’s books?

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