#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Saturday Blog

Winners for this week’s contest: Brianna Potts and Shelly.  Congratulations, ladies!

You’re not Brianna or Shelly?  Never fear.  A new contest begins on Monday, with more great prizes.  As always, all you need to do to enter is comment.

Update: I’m pretty much over the flu, AND I finished the book yesterday morning.  A few tweaks and we’re in business.

Special plans for tonight: my cousin, Sherri Sly, does stand-up comedy, and I’m going to her show for the very first time.  I can hardly wait!

Wow, the wind was really blowing last night–at times, I thought it might take the roof right off the house.  The pets cuddled extra-close, and I slept the whole night with a chunk of labradorite in one hand and carnelian in the other.  If ever there was a time to stay grounded, it was last night.  :)  Fortunately, I was too tired to worry, and I have too much faith to be scared.

Today, I’ve been painting paper, mostly.  Doing some rubber stamping, too.  Bernicie and I took a drive earlier to pick up yesterday’s mail.  She sits in my lap when we go on these adventures, so she can see out the window.  Since the roads were dry, we went on for a little swing around the neighborhood–it does not take much to make a Yorkie happy.  :)  The minute she saw me putting on socks and shoes–I wear Orthaheel slippers in the house–she started to bark with excitement. 

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for websites about gemstones and crystals–I don’t use those very often, but I can recommend books.  My favorites are: THE BOOK OF STONES, by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, with contributions by Hazel Raven and THE CRYSTAL BIBLE, by Judy Hall.  Note that there are, at this writing, 3 volumes of the latter.  That’s the news for today, my friends–stay warm!


39 comments to “Saturday Blog”

  1. Marilyn Fish
      · March 1st, 2014 at 5:13 pm · Link

    It feels do good to be healthy, doesn’t it!

  2. Virginia Horton
      · March 1st, 2014 at 5:25 pm · Link

    I am so glad you are over the flu. We have a winter storm on the way tomorrow, ice and snow, so tired of it. I have a couple of stones here that I was told was a healing stone. The back side is brownish in color and the front side has purple crystals on it. Do you have any idea what it is?

    • linda
        · March 6th, 2014 at 12:34 pm · Link

      Not without seeing it. :)

  3. Rosemary
      · March 1st, 2014 at 5:28 pm · Link

    What is the next publish date for your new book?

    • linda
        · March 6th, 2014 at 12:34 pm · Link

      May 28 I believe.

  4. Dennis
      · March 1st, 2014 at 5:30 pm · Link

    please stay warm. we are expecting 6 -12 inches here so I know what u mean!!

  5. Suzanne Mongan
      · March 1st, 2014 at 5:40 pm · Link

    I am so glad that you are feeling better. I just found out that my cousin, who lives in Houston, his wife just passed away from cancer. She was such a nice person and so pretty too, and I really feel sad for Tom and his kids. Well take care and have a good time tonight.

    • linda
        · March 6th, 2014 at 12:35 pm · Link

      Me, too. That is so sad. God be with them all.

  6. Barbara S
      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:06 pm · Link

    glad you are feeling better. I have been in most of the winter..and I mean staying in….but I have to go to the grandson’s school play next weekend…..germs, germs, all over the place…i just know it!!!!

  7. Juanita Rice
      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:18 pm · Link

    Welcome to the weekend world, Linda! ;) So happy to hear you are mended.

  8. judy
      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:18 pm · Link

    Do you know about when your next book will be out. I know it mit be a little early to ask. Glad you are feel better. :lol:

  9. Edna Alton
      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:24 pm · Link

    sure glade you are feeling better. The only thing i can said is i wish who ever piss off mother nature would say he sorry. Know it has to be a man a women couldn’t make her that mad.

    • linda
        · March 6th, 2014 at 12:36 pm · Link

      Amen to that, Sister! We’ve got sunshine in Spokane today, though. YES!

  10. Cecelia Kelsey
      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:24 pm · Link

    We had wind today too. It supposedly was coming out of the South but there was no warmth to it! Glad you are recovered.

  11. Pamela Black
      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:33 pm · Link

    So very glad to hear you are feeling better. Its been a horribe winter for illnesses this year.
    I love all of the info you have given us on gem stones.
    Thank you for that! :-)

  12. Nadine Spradlin
      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:33 pm · Link

    So glad that you are feeling better, south of Atlanta was beautiful yesterday & today . when I washed yesterday my sheets were hung on my cloths line for the first time this winter, there is nothing like the fresh smell of sun dried sheets . Hope you continue to feel better every day , as Dale & Roy would say happy Trails to you , Oh and please keep turning out your wonderful books, when can we look for the newest one?

  13. Patricia Taylor
      · March 1st, 2014 at 6:48 pm · Link

    The weather has been crazy here, too. Snowing at this moment mixed with rain…will the snow ever stop this year? Here it is March 1 and there’s no end in sight. I worry about the pregnant wild calico who looks like she’s about to become a mother anytime.

  14. Janie
      · March 1st, 2014 at 7:16 pm · Link

    So glad you are feeling better, you’ve had a long siege of it. We are getting that wind and very cold temperatures today in the middle of Kansas, along with ice first and now snow. Good weekend to stay in and read (The Book Thief) and watch basketball. The Wichita State University Shockers went 31 and 0 today, an undefeated season. Will be watching for the new book.

  15. Gloria
      · March 1st, 2014 at 7:20 pm · Link

    CONGRATUATIONS to Brianna Potts and Shelly! Enjoy your prizes.

    Congratulations to you, too, Linda, on finishing your book, and I’m glad you feel well, again.

    Enjoy tonight’s show.

    Have a good and Godly weekend!

    • Gloria
        · March 1st, 2014 at 7:23 pm · Link

      I meant to ask you about your sister. I haven’t seen any comments from her lately, or I missed them. I hope and pray she isn’t sick, too.

  16. Terri Shortell
      · March 1st, 2014 at 8:19 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling so much better. Have fun at the show. :-P:-D
    We’re expecting ice hear, so Spring is taking a little while to get here. Can’t wait for the new book.

  17. Rita Crofoot
      · March 1st, 2014 at 9:45 pm · Link

    Wow , you must feel so gratified to have the book finished.I am looking forward to it. Well , off to watch Gonzaga basketball, and I intend to check out the gem stone books. Hah, check out, I crack myself up….

  18. Ruby Norwood
      · March 1st, 2014 at 10:04 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Brianna and Shelly!! I hope you have fun at the show tonight, and don’t let the wind blow you away. I am so excited that you finished the book. Have a good weekend everyone…

  19. Kelley Morrow
      · March 2nd, 2014 at 12:43 am · Link

    So glad you’re feeling better, the flu is really something this year. I can’t tell you how excited I am that you have finished another book! love your stories! Stay well!

  20. ,carol
      · March 2nd, 2014 at 11:07 am · Link

    Congrats to the winners! Have a wonderful weekend!

  21. Ellen Carpenter
      · March 2nd, 2014 at 12:29 pm · Link

    So glad that you are getting better by the day…stay well now! Your gemstones are fascinating me can’t wait to learn more. When will the new book come out? Loved the last one !

  22. Barbara. Arvanites
      · March 2nd, 2014 at 12:45 pm · Link

    So happy tp hear of your recovery from the flu. Would like to think all the prayers from your friends and readers helped. Just picked up a copy of “The Rustler.” I’m ready to settle in with a “cuppa” and let the rains come. After all, I do live on the Oregon coast.

  23. midge watkins
      · March 2nd, 2014 at 5:32 pm · Link

    I’m glad you got your little ride around the neighborhood w/
    the Yorkie riding copilot, as the snow has really been coming
    down. I was supposed to have my 96 yr old Aunt stay with me
    tonite, but I may have picked up your flu by email. Started
    out like stomach flu last nite and as that’s easing off, I’m
    starting to cough and get a sore throat. It’s like two different
    types of flu sharing my body. Weird! Anyway, I found another
    LLM book at the library that I haven’t read, so I’m good for the
    duration. When is your new book coming out? Take care and
    don’t go into relapse with the snowshovel.

  24. Eileen Tallach
      · March 2nd, 2014 at 9:16 pm · Link

    I always think afterwards ‘if the roof DID come off my house what would I do first?’
    Call for help? Find my pets? Grab something of value? Put on shoes? Cry?
    Let’s hope there’s never a need for finding out!!
    I bought a mini red rose bush at a greenhouse today, my plan is if Spring won’t come I’m making my own! It’s parked on my living room end table getting some light under my OTT-LITE, if you live in a snow belt you need a happy lamp, check into it.

  25. DONNA
      · March 3rd, 2014 at 8:06 am · Link

    Happy you are feeling better. My area NJ missed the snow last night. Happy about that. Glad spring is 17 days away!!

  26. Rhonda Terstegge
      · March 3rd, 2014 at 11:31 am · Link

    Yorkies are so cute. Hope you both enjoyed the ride.

  27. marilyn hurst
      · March 3rd, 2014 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful week and stay warm.

  28. Lorrie Collins
      · March 3rd, 2014 at 4:22 pm · Link

    Just got your book Wild About Harry. I can’t wait to sit back and relax and loose myself in your new book. Your books along with a few other authors have gotten me through a rough year. Basically I have ended up pretty much bedroom bound either laying in or sitting on my bed due to problems following my back surgery. Which I am now disabled from ( more time to read-haha). I have learned and accepted this is how it will be. I thank God every day for my wonderful husband and son who have helped me through this and understand.
    The only problem I have is running out of space. My husband needs to make more bookshelves. Because I keep all the books from my favorite authors so far you and Debbie Mc have the most space. My favorite series is your McKettrick series (all) followed by your Vampire Saga. Thank you again

  29. Patty C
      · March 3rd, 2014 at 4:36 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are over your flu. Hope you had a great time at your Cousin’s show. I down loaded Moonfire & Angelfire this weekend. Finished Moonfire and LOVED IT! :) I started reading Angelfire and I have to say, Bliss is quite a character. Love her already. Stay warm Linda; and congrats to the winners! :)

  30. Jessica W
      · March 3rd, 2014 at 5:54 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners!! Hopefully I can be in the same boat one day!! Just keep commentin’ (tune of Dory in Finding Nemo lol)

  31. Kelley Morrow
      · March 3rd, 2014 at 10:13 pm · Link

    I just had to ask if you love the Orthaheel brand? Have thought about trying but haven’t been sure. Can’t wait for the new book! You stay warm and healthy :)

  32. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · March 4th, 2014 at 12:23 pm · Link

    So happy you’re feeling better. And another completed book! I can hardly wait :wink:

  33. Norma Stanforth
      · March 4th, 2014 at 8:41 pm · Link

    First of all congratulation to the winners.
    Linda i am glad you are finely feeling better where you have had the flu, it had really hung on a long time didn’t it?
    As for me i am not any better my daughter is wanting me to go to another hospital as soon as they get my insurance straighten up from where the nursing home, had put me in as a permanent resident. I glad that you got your book finished, and the marriage part the way you wanted. Blessings to you.
    As always your friend,

    • Gloria
        · March 5th, 2014 at 4:33 pm · Link

      Norma, I am glad you’re better and we will pray you’ll get completely well, and sooner rather than later.

      Take care and let us know how you are.

      God Bless you!

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