#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Sorry I’m late!

What a weekend I had!

On Friday night, daughter Wendy and I, along with Cousin Mary Ann and her daughter, Jenni, spent the night at Northern Quest and took in the Sylvia Browne show.  That lady cracks me up–if she wasn’t a psychic, she could be a stand-up comedian!  (Except that, having broken her hip recently, she can’t stand up.)  The slot machines were on fire, for once, and the food was good, too.  I didn’t get to sleep until after two a.m., I was so wired.

The four of us enjoyed a buffet breakfast on Saturday morning, then headed for home.  I planned on taking a nap, but it didn’t work–I was too excited about the evening to come.  :)  Wendy and I drove downtown and watched “Jersey Boys” at the INB Center, and it just blew us away.  The music–it’s the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons–was merely fabulous.  It was all I could do not to sing along, because I knew the words to every single song.  The performers were unbelievably good, and the staging was excellent, too.  Afterward, we bought sweatshirts and programs and listened to the score of another favorite musical, Les Miz, all the way home.  That time, we DID sing along, at the top of our lungs.  (Wendy and I have lost count of how many times we’ve been to Les Miz–I think we’re addicted.)

Well, now, that’s a lot of excitement for an old cowgirl like me, especially in the space of two days, and I was both worn out and flying high, but it didn’t end there.  My beloved cousins, Jimmy Lael, his daughter Alisa and her daughter, Laci, came to visit on Sunday.  We laughed, swapped yarns, remembered those now missing from our circle, and looked at pictures.  Jim brought a family shot showing my very young grandfather, Daniel Jacob Lael, looking handsome and sporting a bowler hat, worn at a jaunty angle.  :)  (I can see where my Elvis-handsome uncle, Jack, got his good looks.)  The Laels stayed the night, and got up early the next morning, as they had to be at the airport by five a.m. to start the trip home to Virginia.

It was now officially Monday, and I was bushed, but I saw my opportunity to read through what I’ve written of “Big Sky Summer” so far, and I took it, doing some editing along the way.  After that, I was way too tired to write, so I took that long nap I’d been putting off all weekend.

Today, it was back to Parable County, where a very good time was had by all.  :)  I swear, this book is all but writing itself.

I’ll have another contest question ready by tomorrow, though the blog will probably be posted in the afternoon, like this one, as those characters will hardly let me feed the pets and swallow a little coffee before getting on with their story!

Be well, be happy, and be kind.  And I’ll see you tomorrow.


10 comments to “Sorry I’m late!”

  1. Juanita Rice
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Glad you had some fun! Gotta’ love food, casinos, and company!! :wink:

    Can I hope, because I’ve waited so long to read Outlaw’s Christmas, that Big Sky Summer will be close on its heels?! Fingers crossed!! :)

  2. Marie Jones
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 6:49 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend. Just reading about it tired me out! I so wanted to see Jersey Boys but alas, now it’s out of the question. Have you seen those snow clouds out there here in Spokane today? I saw a few flakes falling just before dawn here on the north end. 8-O It was a good day to do some baking and tonights agenda is a good book. One of yours of course, One Wish. Can’t believe I never read it before!

  3. Gloria
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 7:57 pm · Link

    I’m glad you had such a great weekend, and got to visit with family members.

    Have a good night, get plenty of rest so you can get on with your book.

  4. Shari Grant
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 11:03 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for the new Big Sky book. While I wait I have taken a trip back to Primrose Creek. I found Last Chance Cafe on my Nook and loved it so had to go even further back to Chance Qualtrough’s roots and read about Bridget, Christy, Skye, and am now in the middle of Megan’s story. I love the family continuity in so many of your books. It is so much fun to read about a modern day couple and then go back generations to their ancestors. I’m having fun with my own geneology and reading the stories of your pioneer families helps me better understand the lives of my own family generations ago. Thank you for so many hours of enjoyment.

  5. Crystal F
      · October 24th, 2012 at 12:55 pm · Link

    Wow!!!! What a weekend. I was worried about the blog not being up since Thursday but i am a little addicted to it myself!! LOL I received my signed book An Outlaws Christmas and I’m SO ESTATIC!!! Thank u so much and as always i already have it!! AMAZING!!! i will cherish that always and keep it in a safe place unread!! My husband seems to think i really need thearpy!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!!!

  6. misty kirwin
      · October 24th, 2012 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Love reading your books. I love the way you go from one book to the others .. love it.. keep making more for me to buy and read. :)

  7. connie schopp
      · October 24th, 2012 at 1:08 pm · Link

    am reading “Lawman’s Christmas “boy, I can hardly put the novel aside less I get too envolved with the Charaters, yes, a very good book to reas during our change of weather (RAIN for the next week)Putting the last of the tomatoes cooking for tomato sauce for our wwinter supply. God Bless.

  8. Maria Longoria
      · October 24th, 2012 at 1:48 pm · Link

    I loved an Outlaw’s Christmas. Feel free to read my review at

    • linda
        · October 26th, 2012 at 11:14 am · Link

      Very nice review! Thanks, Maria!

  9. Carole Sklenar
      · October 24th, 2012 at 6:25 pm · Link

    So glad you had such a wonderful weekend. I’m going to have a fun one this weekend. I get to go with my daughter and grand-daughter to shop for THE wedding dress for the grand. She’s getting married next April. So excited. :-D

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