#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

The Good News

Two of you will win a $100 Visa gift card–and you’ll be chosen at random.  Cards will be sent out on December 20.

The “bad” news?  My people are advising me to cut back to one contest a month, at least here on the blog.  There are more on my website and also on Writerspace, so check those out, please.

More good news?  I’m attending Cowboy Christmas at the NFR as of the 10th of December, and some of you will win GREAT prizes I’ve personally chosen for  you.  While I may or may not be able to blog from Las Vegas, I will give you a moment-by-moment account of my adventures, I promise.

The new book (“Big Sky Wedding”) is going SO well!  I am in love with the hero, Zane Sutton, and HE’s rapidly falling in love with Brylee Parrish.  :)  (Darn it.)

I’m loving your comments, as always.  Come back tomorrow for this week’s winners!

Do you know how special you are?

36 comments to “The Good News”

  1. Debbie Koziel
      · December 4th, 2012 at 9:52 pm · Link

    Linda…have fun at the NFR!!

  2. Sherry Wallace
      · December 4th, 2012 at 10:02 pm · Link

    Oh goodie, more contests & prizes :-). As if your books were not enough, you keep us “plugged in” anticipating whatever, we never know, but it’s exciting HA! 
    As for my most memorial Christmas ever, well that would have to be the year my first grandchild, Chandler, was born, 1999. He was due 18 Dec, but was holding out. My D-I-L went in the hospital the 22nd to be induced the next morning, but he was still reluctant to appear. Her doctor suggested she just go home until after the holiday, then they would try again. But Ash was having none of that, saying, “he just HAS to be born now – I’ve already hung ornaments saying ‘Baby’s First Christmas’!!”. Sooo, Chandler arrived via a C-section the afternoon of December 23, going home on Christmas day in a tiny red stocking !!

  3. Gloria
      · December 4th, 2012 at 10:24 pm · Link

    Well, Linda, I don’t know exactly what the NFR is, but I hope you have fun, and keep safe.

    • Sal
        · December 5th, 2012 at 10:37 am · Link

      National Finals Rodeo :)

      • Gloria
          · December 6th, 2012 at 10:01 pm · Link

        Thanks, Sal!!

  4. Billiesue Sanders
      · December 4th, 2012 at 10:31 pm · Link

    Hello Linda,

    I love reading about what is going on in your life, your home and your town. As others have said, it is fascinating to hear how a real writer spends her day, what she likes, what she thinks about. Thank you for sharing.

    I love your books, especially the McKettrick series!


  5. Kathleen O'Donnell
      · December 4th, 2012 at 11:11 pm · Link

    WOW what great prizes you are giving out.. Have fun at NFR.

  6. Marie Jones
      · December 4th, 2012 at 11:46 pm · Link

    Cut back on prizes? Wheres their Christmas spirit? Bah humbug!

  7. Juanita Rice
      · December 4th, 2012 at 11:51 pm · Link

    And we love you, too, Linda. You’ve supplied such entertaining reading for so many years. I think you wrote the first western romance I ever read and I was hooked! :>)

  8. Marianne
      · December 5th, 2012 at 12:16 am · Link

    I love reading your posts … makes me feel like you’re sittin’ right here and talkin’ to me, coffee in hand and maybe a bisquit or two :) … boy, one of these years I’m gonna make it to the NFR … and it better be next year … will be 73 and haven’t gotten to one yet … but there’s always goals, right??? Thanks, Linda, for chattin’ with us!! and think of it this way … YOU were always Zane’s first love! :)

  9. Stacey
      · December 5th, 2012 at 4:46 am · Link

    this gift would be an awesome gift, as are any other books, but with christmas, it would be special for two lucky people. i have yet to do any christmas shopping for my 4 kids, and really cannot see me doing it until the last minute. ah the joys of the real world and real bills to pay. I hope you have fun on your trip to Vegas. Be safe. and Happy Holidays Linda

  10. Cherie DaVall Gibbons
      · December 5th, 2012 at 5:46 am · Link

    Hi Linda~ I just think it is wonderful being apart of your world. I mean~ not only are your stories awesome and all on my favorite list~ but we get to know the real you to boot as well by you shareing your thoughts with us here. I bet your going to have a great time at the Cowboy Christmas! It sounds like a shoot’in good time! :) And i am looking forward to your new book~ Big Sky Wedding. Merry Christmas to you Linda and your family!!

  11. Betsy
      · December 5th, 2012 at 8:46 am · Link

    Love following your activities every day!Waiting, waiting for the Dec. 13 release, and glad to know there are more coming. Your characters are so very real! Hope your holidays are blessed with family and good times.

  12. Karen Miner
      · December 5th, 2012 at 9:41 am · Link

    Hope you know how special you are to us! Without your imagination & passion for life we have b ooks to help us get through times that are tough.

  13. jennifer ruiz
      · December 5th, 2012 at 9:56 am · Link

    Hope you have fun. Can’t wait for new books.

  14. Crystal
      · December 5th, 2012 at 11:01 am · Link

    Linda i enjoy your blog so much everyday. I love ALL your books and i love the way u make each one of your fans feel they are special. U are so personal with us i feel as though i have a lovely conversation with you everyday. I would love to meet you one day, but until then i will continue to enjoy your books and blogs!!! A question for you……… DO YOU KNOW HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE??????
    You are truly a blessing from God. I thank him for giving you your talent and u yielding yourself to share it with us! :wink:

  15. Linda Hubalek
      · December 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am · Link

    Hi Linda- I enjoy your books as does my 90 year old Dad! He’s an old farmer/rancher and loves books with cowboys and horses in them- and apparently a little romance too.
    We’re always looking forward to your next book.
    Have fun at the NFR. Wish me and my dad could join you. He showed cattle at the National Western Stock Show back in the 1950-60s so these events are especially nostalgic to us.
    From another “Linda” and fellow author-
    Linda Hubalek

  16. april
      · December 5th, 2012 at 11:56 am · Link

    I’m jealous! But I hope you have an amazing trip!!!

  17. Linda Sullivan
      · December 5th, 2012 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Hello Linda;
    Just wonted to wish you avery Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family. And I wonted to say thank you for all the enjoyment I get out of reading your wonderful books. I just finisted reading, “A Stone Creek Christmas” again. And over the past couple weeks I have reread and Listen to the audiobooks on the McKettrick’s younger boys and The Creed’s brothers. They are just a few that I have reread and enjoy very much. Again, thank you, and Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

  18. Kathie
      · December 5th, 2012 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Oooohhh I am so excited about the new Big Sky books, can’t wait and if you are in love with this Zane character, he must be something else. But we are getting ahead of our selves, we have Boone & Tara coming up then Walker and Casey. Now I am getting super excited, best calm down. LOL Have fun at the NFR and have a relaxing time. What am I saying, it is a rodeo – who can relax at the rodeo?!?! Enjoy your down time!!! Many Blessing to you and yours!!!

    • Kathie
        · December 5th, 2012 at 2:14 pm · Link

      Almost forgot – I was able to snag a copy of “Corbin’s Fancy” this week in reprint. That is one less of the older books to find and I am loving it. My goal it to have every one of your books and I have an excellent collection. Have a wonderful time at Rodeo!!

      • Sal
          · December 7th, 2012 at 10:36 am · Link

        One of my favorites, it’s the first one dedicated to me… :)

  19. kathy copeland
      · December 5th, 2012 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Linda, have a great time on your NFR trip.I loved meeting Zane in your last book ,glad he has his own book.Can hardly wait to read it. I love reading your post, but don’t worry about not getting to it everyday. We love it when you do, but if you can’t we’ll love you anyway!!! Sending lots of love, and good things Kathy Copeland

  20. Janis Petzold
      · December 5th, 2012 at 1:56 pm · Link

    Linda- Enjoy the NFR. Can’t wait to read an outlaws Christmas and Big Sky wedding. Love all your books. wishing you a merry Christmas

  21. Juanita Rice
      · December 5th, 2012 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Good grief!! I forgot how close the NFR is!!! Have a ball, Linda!! Waiting to hear all about it!!!

  22. Sarah C.
      · December 5th, 2012 at 6:46 pm · Link

    Im so jealous… attending the NFR is a dream of mine. Hope you have a great time.

  23. Zilla
      · December 5th, 2012 at 11:02 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    This is my first time on your website. Its wonderful!!
    I have no idea what the NFR is….but I do hope you have a wonderful time (its sounds like fun from all the previous comments). I do want to say, I have officially read ALL your books and I love every single one of them. You are so talented at what you do. Happy Holidays and best wishes :-)

    • Juanita Rice
        · December 6th, 2012 at 3:07 am · Link

      Zilla, NFR is the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas…every December. It’s pretty much the end all for anyone who likes rodeo. :)

  24. Emily
      · December 5th, 2012 at 11:08 pm · Link

    Just read my first book of yours- The Creed Legacy- and I’m hooked! Looking forward to many more of your books! Thank you for writing so many! :-P

  25. April Kirby
      · December 7th, 2012 at 7:44 am · Link

    I’m almost finished reading An Outlaw’s Christmas. I’m loving it and I don’t want it to end. You’ve gotta love a McKettrick man, I know I do. :wink:

  26. Sue
      · December 7th, 2012 at 11:39 pm · Link

    Love your books, you are an awesome author and a lovely lady!!

  27. Sherry Allman
      · December 8th, 2012 at 11:14 am · Link

    I love your books. I can’t seem to wait between books

  28. Norma Stanforth
      · December 8th, 2012 at 6:11 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I have been in the Hospital from Oct.5th until Dec.6, 2012 i got home. I have not been able to keep up with your site, but now that i am out maybe i can get back in the swing of thing.
    Missed you all. God bless you.
    Norma Stanforth :roll:

    • linda
        · December 10th, 2012 at 9:00 am · Link

      God bless you, and welcome back!

  29. Mai
      · December 8th, 2012 at 10:20 pm · Link

    Have fun at the NFR. Bet you’re getting lots of inspirations for cowboy heroes. Was thinking of you whenever I watch the Cooper and Wright brothers. Love love love your books. Can’t wait for Big Sky Wedding.

  30. Anne Little
      · December 16th, 2012 at 5:43 pm · Link

    I am back home myself after a 6 day hospital stay and was worried I had missed some great postings from you. Whew, was I relieved that you were just out of town. Can’t wait to hear the details of your trip. Have a wonderful time.

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