#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Oh, happy day!

The writing is going well, and I’m thrilled!

My friend Ozma’s procedure was a bust–she’s okay, but for one reason or another, the doctor couldn’t finish.  So she’s pretty much in the same discouraging place and very much in need of your prayers.

Tomorrow I’ll announce the 2 winners–I loved all your comments and identified with so many of them, like letting the horses out to graze and wander after they’ve had breakfast.  (My horses are still staying outside, though they’ll soon be retiring to the barn every night.  Buck, an independent thinker, sometimes puts himself away and waits patiently in his stall for room service.  :) )  Anyway, I’m picking the winners at random, so nobody’s feelings get hurt.  :)  Also, I’ll be doing more and more giveaways as I get the hang of it, so stay tuned.

The  comment from Sandi Hill really tickles me–Sandi and I went to school together, and she was one of the sweetest, cutest, most popular girls at Northport High.  All around good-natured and kind to the bone, Sandi made even the shy, geeky writer types (like me) feel included.  The kicker is, she still looks exactly like she did back then, and I’m not kidding.  I saw her and husband Bill in Cheyenne, Wyoming a few years ago, when I was on a book tour, and what a surprise that was!  Bill and Sandi are the kind of people that make a place like Northport special.

Jeremy will be planting those bulbs I mentioned today–I’m already eager for them to sprout.  :)  Obviously, this will be an exercise in patience, since they won’t come up before April.  :)

I’d better get myself to Parable, as the whole crew is waiting for me there.

In other words, it’s time to head ’em up and move ’em out.

Be happy, be well, and be kind.

11 comments to “Oh, happy day!”

  1. Hilda
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Linda, how frustrating for your friend; I will for sure keep praying. I pray all day, with my job and family being the way they are, I NEED to! Anyway, you have such a way with words, I love it! Love your description of Buck & company! Have a wonderful day. The sun is out in Seattle. I must say, for one who is not afraid to complain about NW weather, we’ve had a summer and now Indian Summer to rejoice about. (Is that now politically incorrect? I have Native relatives, so maybe it’s okay if I use that term?)
    Take care and give your friend cyberhugs. Hilda

  2. Gloria
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Linda, I hope your friend is doing great in spite of not being finished. Prayers are still being sent heaven-ward for her.

    Hilda, you hang in there ’cause they’re going out for you, too.

    Linda, you didn’t say…do you think you could talk Jeremy into planting flowers for me? :lol: It is more like transplanting, from one state to another, but hey!!, he seems able to get the job done. :-D

    • Hilda
        · October 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 pm · Link

      Thanks, you are a doll, Gloria! Things are getting better, but now my niece’s doggy is throwing up and loosy-poopy, poor punkin. We’re keeping an eye on him. God bless you, Linda and Gloria!

      OH, and “Nana”, if you see this, I got my Outlaw’s Christmas at my WalMart, so the fact that they are sold out is GOOD for Linda! :O) I hope you find a copy soon, though.

  3. Norma Stanforth
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I have been praying for your friend and i will still keep her in my prayers, I pray for you everyday. I am sorry i misses your giveaway. I hope your friend next part isn’t so bad. Keep praying. God bless you and hope you have a great day.
    Norma Stanforth :roll:

  4. Nana
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 4:54 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear about Ozma. God will take care of things in His own way.

    I have a Kindle but I want Linda’s books in paper! So while I was at WalMart yesterday I looked for Outlaw’s Christmas…and they didn’t have it!! Now, because so many book stores have gone out of business I have to drive at least 10 miles to get a real book! (Yes, I have an Amazon account, but prefer to pay cash when I can.) :) Anyway, can you tell I’m still miffed about this? :-| Never fear. The book will soon be in my possession. :wink:

  5. Linda M
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Linda, I’m sure sorry to hear about your friend…I hope all will turn out well for her…even though I don’t know her (or you… ;) ) I will keep her in my prayers… Just got to let you know, I’ve never send an email to anyone I really didn’t know…but got to say, my sister and I are huge fans of your books… I got started reading them a few years ago and got hooked and now my sister is as well…thanks for all your work…best wishes!!! :-P

  6. Lois Rotella
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Your friend is still in my prays. I hope all works out well for her.

  7. Shirley Wetmore
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 7:03 pm · Link

    So sorry to hear about your friend. Will keep her in my nightly prayers. please keep us updated to her condition…Tell her to keep her chin up. God bless.

  8. Shirley Campbell
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 11:07 pm · Link

    :oops: My daughter got me started on your books, and what a good gift just keeps on giving. I don’t know how many I have read but I all way hate to finish the one I’m on But in a hurry to start the next. Keep up the good work. Its like reading about my family when I was a child, now I am a small city girl, but get to go to the country with you Love the horses Dogs but don’ want one here I am at 69 I do my crafts, play on the computer, sleep when I’m sleepy, get up when I want. I try to stay on a diet also, its a hateful thing! Thanks for becoming a part of my life.

  9. Joyce
      · October 2nd, 2012 at 11:53 pm · Link

    Linda love your books and look forward to your weekly postings. I wish I could remember to plant bulbs but when I think of it it is too late. I am so unorganized and I was a Business Education teacher and taught my students how to be organized but it is one of the old sayings “Do as I say, not as I do”. Will remember your friend in prayer. I bet your animals are some of the best cared for animals.

  10. Elizabeth Weeks
      · October 3rd, 2012 at 8:11 am · Link

    Hi Linda, So sorry to hear about your friend. I will pray for her and you. I have to agree with Shirley Campbell that reading your books are like being a part of that family. I especially love the McKittricks, they are my favorite of all the families. I truly enjoy all the strong women you right about. I love the way they are strong minded and self-confident. I have a tablet that I read some of your books but I also have many of the paperbacks. I can’t wait for the next Montana Sky to get in the stores, and I do hope you will think about another McKittrick book.

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