#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

The Writing is on the Wall

:) I mean the vinyl writing.  I bought several of those quotes that stick on the wall and look as though they’re actually painted on the surface.  Lots of fun.

Over my bathtub:

“When in doubt, take a bath.”  Mae West.

In my office:

“Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish based on its ability to climb trees, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”  Albert Einstein.  (accompanied by an Einstein face with the tongue sticking out.”

Above my office door:

“Once upon a time…”

In my bedroom:

“I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”  (He was a cowboy Jedi, but a Jedi just the same.)

I scanned your comments from yesterday and one phrase stood out: “many unanswered questions.”  That gave me an idea.  What ARE you questions?  Ask them in the comment section for today and I’ll answer as many as I can in tomorrow’s blog.  (Note: I probably won’t blog until afternoon as tomorrow is Weight Watchers.)  See you then!

60 comments to “The Writing is on the Wall”

  1. stephanie lazrine
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I have always wondered if you liked Greg Isles work. I particularly love Natchez Burning. Have you read it? What do you like to read?!

    • Lorraine Pitts
        · February 4th, 2015 at 10:26 am · Link

      Will you ever write about Mojo again???

    • linda
        · February 5th, 2015 at 1:34 pm · Link

      Yes! I love Greg Isles!

      • Stephanie Lazrine
          · February 5th, 2015 at 2:46 pm · Link


  2. Karen Cotton
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 4:43 pm · Link

    When are you coming to Cheyenne to do a book signing?

  3. Rita Crofoot
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 4:58 pm · Link

    I am unable to comprehend how you process so much reading and listening and still have time to write , that is a question, just not grammatically correct.

  4. Marcia White
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:07 pm · Link

    I need some of those vinyl stickers. Love your books.

  5. Tia
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Is there any chance we might see a book collaboration with you and Debbie Macomber? Please :)

  6. Terri Shortell
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:20 pm · Link

    I love the Einstein quote the best. :-P They were all great though. Good luck at WW. I’m sure you will be successful when you attend. :lol:

  7. Lois Rotella
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:27 pm · Link

    I like your quotes. Do you think someday you will write a story about Kate McKettrick? I just finished Melody ‘ s story. Can’t wait till Bex ‘ s story. Have a great wednesday.

  8. Lynn
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:32 pm · Link

    That sounds cool. Where do u get them?

  9. Gloria
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:37 pm · Link

    I have several questions, Linda. Should I ask them one at a time, or…heck…I’ll just dive right in…..

    1st question; How is your mom and is she still with you? (I guess that’s 2 questions.

    3rd question; Do you ever contact anyone personally, except for the one time I know of?

    4th question; How do you go about getting a book to a publisher, or an agent?

    Thank you in advance, and I pray everything goes to suit you at Weigh-in tomorrow.

  10. Ann Bartholomew
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Why is Holt McKettrick’s wife named Lorelei in McKettrick’s Choice, then Lydia in An Outlaw’s Christmas? Have proofers read your other books so they can pick up on these changes?

    I’m looking forward to your Civil War novel. I love period books.

  11. Marie Anne
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:45 pm · Link

    Love your stories! Can you give us a hint as to what you will be working on once you finish with the Marriage series? Thanks for your wonderful adventures in reading!

  12. Patti
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 5:46 pm · Link

    On Sunday, I bought the Kindle version of Last Chance Cafe for $1.99!!!!

    Is the Hallmark Channel still planning to do a series based on your books?

    • Stephanie Lazrine
        · February 5th, 2015 at 9:35 am · Link

      oh very interesting question! LOVE IT!

  13. Pamela Black
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 6:13 pm · Link

    What will be the first book that will come to life?
    We just can’t wait!!! $

  14. Crystal Carney
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 pm · Link

    When will you & Hallmark start doing stories on their channel ? Can’t wait !!!!

  15. Leanna
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 6:44 pm · Link

    Do you know what you are writing after the Marriage Pact trilogy?

  16. Juanita Rice
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 6:59 pm · Link

    …those quotes that stick on the wall and look as though they’re actually painted on the surface.

    Where did you get them, Linda?

  17. Jane G
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 7:04 pm · Link

    My favorite quote is the Mae West quote. As a bit of trivia, she was in her first film in 1932 “Night After Night” and George Raft was the star. She rewrote all her lines in the film. In West’s first scene, a hat check girl exclaims, “Goodness, what beautiful diamonds.” West replies, “Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie.”

    My question – will you have any say in who stars in the Hallmark Channel movies?

  18. tammy carter
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 7:39 pm · Link

    Last Chance Cafe is still one of my all time favorite books. My question is two parts do you ever plan to write another book expanding the characters introduced in that book? Is Hallmark Channel still working to make a movie out of the book?
    Thank you for the opportunity to ask,

  19. Ruby Norwood
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 7:40 pm · Link

    I know you said you were writing a Civil War Novel!! Will there be Love scenes in that novel also and will that be the Hallmark movie?

  20. Roberta Giordano
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 pm · Link

    Linda I have had quotes up on my walls for a few years now. My favorite which is on a kitchen wall that faces dining room table is
    ” THE FONDEST MEMORIES ARE MADE WHEN GATHERED AROUND THE TABLE “. And ladies I got mine at KOHLS , next to picture frame dept. Also at Target.

  21. Tammy Ragle
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 8:03 pm · Link

    I like quotes too sometimes I find one that seems to fit or uplifting for me.

  22. Virginia H
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 8:08 pm · Link

    I love these quotes, so cute. When will your Civil War book be released, I know you are working on it now?

  23. Melaine
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Linda, any chance you will write a final book for each of the Montana and AZ Creed Series?

  24. pat Dennis
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 8:16 pm · Link

    When is the next Bliss County book coming out with Bev’s story?

  25. Sandra
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 8:34 pm · Link

    Do you plan on reading the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel that is rumored to be coming out? Seems like a lot of controversy swirling around the book, Go Set a Watchman.

  26. Debbie G.
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 9:01 pm · Link

    How many books have you written?

  27. Janet Clark
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 9:03 pm · Link

    I love your quotes as well! the one above my bed read for ever and always no matter what!
    Still waiting to know more about the hallmark channel?
    good luck at weight watchers tomorrow

      · February 3rd, 2015 at 9:07 pm · Link

    I’m curious as to your Chinese Astro sign; do you mind sharing your birth date and time and time zone?

    You continue to amaze me w/ all you do and still crank out books like doing loads of laundry. You are my heroine! :-?

  29. Linn Carlile
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 10:04 pm · Link

    May you continue to have success with your weight lose and your writing. You are truly an amazing woman for all you accomplish. SURE DO LIKE YOUR BOOKS.

  30. midge watkins
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 10:10 pm · Link

    One of my favorites is a sign that was on Pres. Reagan’s desk;
    “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go
    if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” I just started your 2nd
    “Marriage Pact” book and it’s getting good! Do you know when
    your Hallmark movie will get started? And, do you ride your
    horses anymore? You’re such an inspiring person.

  31. Teresa G
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 10:30 pm · Link

    I love your work and would enjoy knowing what you enjoy most about being an author.

  32. Lorelei Sawtelle
      · February 3rd, 2015 at 10:58 pm · Link

    I am BLESSED to have an artist for a child. She is amazing and a great writer, too! If you cannot find the quote you want, contact a local high school to see if a student can paint on your wall.

    Just a thought!

    Blessings to you and yours.

  33. Chris
      · February 4th, 2015 at 12:58 am · Link

    Good luck at weight watchers. Also love both your quotes for ‘in the office’ & ‘on the office door’

  34. Carol Luciano
      · February 4th, 2015 at 5:17 am · Link

    Love the Mae Weest quote. She had a lot of one liners that were great.
    Always love hearing about your adventures. I love your energy and all you do in 24 hours. Good luck with WW’s .
    Carol L

  35. Cathy Green
      · February 4th, 2015 at 6:10 am · Link

    Have I done enough?

    • linda
        · February 5th, 2015 at 1:37 pm · Link

      :) Enough for what? If you mean are you entered in the current contest, the answer is YES.

    • Janet Finlayson
        · February 5th, 2015 at 2:17 pm · Link

      this is funny…. :mrgreen: :lol:

  36. Teresa
      · February 4th, 2015 at 8:01 am · Link

    had first weight watchers meeting last evening – the fun begins – thanks for the inspiration to get my life in order (somewhat) LOL

  37. Sally Sweet
      · February 4th, 2015 at 8:14 am · Link

    i have been “accepting” my 65 yr old physical limitations, giving them smug justification for past lifelong activities like skiing and horseback riding. But I had insight yesterday that my youngest granddaughter is only one, and if I want to gift her a wedding dress when the day comes, then I’d better spend the next twenty or so years preparing myself to be able to show up on that day and ENJOY it! So my question is: where did your insight come from to take better care of YOURself?

  38. Lorraine Pitts
      · February 4th, 2015 at 10:28 am · Link

    Will you write about Mojo and Tucker again???

  39. Linda A. Beaudoin
      · February 4th, 2015 at 11:08 am · Link

    Did you write a book called “The Marriage Season”? I just bought “The Marriage Charm” at Barnes & Noble and they suggested that I might also like “The Marriage Season”. I am unable to find it on the Barnes & Noble website. :?:

  40. Patty C
      · February 4th, 2015 at 12:24 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, any chance you’ll consider writing June-bug and Jacob McCaffrey’s love story? Love all your books, but to me, A Springwater Christmas is ONE of the BEST books I read. Made me laugh, made me cry, LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! :)

  41. Teresa
      · February 4th, 2015 at 1:14 pm · Link

    I’ll take your questions, my my Ms. Miller, you are indeed living life on the edge……….just kidding!
    Just one question, well ok, three
    1) how’s that handsome little man, our future president, that we were once upon a time praying for (and still am for me as THAT list, esp. youngsters with God’s pathway for him yet to unfold deserves all the prayers I am honored to offer on his behalf, (esp if he’s to be my president one day :-})
    2) How’s your little four legged side kick doing during the cold weather months (my 3 can get bogged down and creaky in cooler temps) and last but not least,
    3) I know you just had one released, which I proudly own, but I’m greedy, when’s the next one?
    oh yeah, if I may be so brazen and reckless, #4,

  42. Teresa
      · February 4th, 2015 at 1:18 pm · Link

    OK, now the cyber Grinch or goblin just ate my questions, growl/snarl/moan.
    my #4 was to be, any news to be shared bout your Hallmark Channel venture?
    Take care Ms Miller, hope weight watchers went gloriously! and may you be blessed with the total protection and shielding from those cyber black hole buggers!

  43. Jean Barrington
      · February 4th, 2015 at 2:01 pm · Link

    Where did you get the wall stickers? Thanks!

  44. Teresa
      · February 4th, 2015 at 2:23 pm · Link

    Afer reading others comment may I dare to take yet more time to add, please PLEASE give us more on Montana Creeds, and Kate too would be AWESOME. What about some New York or California McKettrick, Creed or O’Ballivans, Yarbros….
    I’ll shut up now…sorry, too much caffeine (and the sugar in the Cinnabon cinnamon rolls didn’t help much either. :wink: ) :lol:

  45. carole
      · February 4th, 2015 at 2:26 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful day! Good luck at Weight Watchers!

  46. Janie
      · February 4th, 2015 at 3:44 pm · Link

    I also wonder about Kate McKettrick.

    And a combo series of McKettricks and Creeds. You teased us a little about that in Meg’s story (I think it was that one).

    And about your Canadian Wrangler, wasn’t he ill a while back? Has he been on your ranch for a long time? How did he get to your ranch from Canada if that’s wher he’s from?

    My favorite reading is about ranching / cowboys / their families and the Amish—both so hard working and salt of the earth types.

    What a blessing for your daughter in you having her father for Christmas dinner. One of my sons is divorced and he’s cooked Mother’s Day dinner for his daughter’s Mother. Made me proud.

  47. Sharon S.
      · February 4th, 2015 at 4:40 pm · Link

    I LOVE Civil war stories. Can’t wait. Also how do you choose your characters’ names. I’ve always wanted to know that.

  48. Lindsay
      · February 4th, 2015 at 7:22 pm · Link

    Reading A Wanted Man for probably the 100th time, and I was wondering why the Yarbro family don’t have a presence in Modern Stone Creek. They were prolific and I wonder where they went – or if we could find out.
    Ps I’d love to be one of your providers if there is ever a need!!

    • Sharon S.
        · February 5th, 2015 at 5:12 pm · Link

      Lindsay, I have the whole set (Stone Creek) on CD and listen to them in my car going/coming from work. I love them all, but A Wanted Man and A Man from Stone Creek are my favorite. On A Wanted Man CD it is read by a man and a woman and it makes it so great!

  49. Lindsay
      · February 4th, 2015 at 7:22 pm · Link

    Proofers. Not providers. That was odd!!

  50. Alice
      · February 4th, 2015 at 7:32 pm · Link

    Does Resurrection have a former title? If so what is it? I thought I had read all your books. Thank You.

    • linda
        · February 5th, 2015 at 1:36 pm · Link

      “Resurrection” is a novella originally published in a novella. As far as I know, it’s never been released under another title.

  51. Mona Haskins
      · February 5th, 2015 at 1:05 am · Link

    my favorite quote: Every saint has a past–Every sinner has a future.

    Love your books and the way the McKettricks have survived for generations. So my question is, where do they go from here?

  52. Valdi M
      · February 6th, 2015 at 3:01 pm · Link

    My only question is how do you find the energy to all the things you do. Do you ever just get tired?

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