#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Time to Celebrate!

I was up at 5:30 this morning, brimming with story, and writing the ending of “Big Sky River” by 6:00!  A little while ago, I finished.

I love this book–here’s hoping my editor agrees.  :) The project was long and in some ways difficult, but these characters really touch my heart.

Up next: “Big Sky Summer”, starring country singer Casey Elder and rodeo-stock magnate, Walker Parrish.  And I can HARDLY wait!

But first, some celebration is definitely in order.  Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Northern Quest Casino are all on the list, along with lunch with my mom, long overdue.

I haven’t forgotten about the Happiness Project, but I will be mulling over the logistics for a few days.  Check out the downloads at www.happinessproject.com, and that will give you the basic idea.

Until tomorrow.


28 comments to “Time to Celebrate!”

  1. Kathleen O
      · September 13th, 2012 at 11:10 am · Link

    I just finished up Big Sky Mountain and how great that you finished Big Sky River…. Can’t wait to read this book and so glad that Walker and Casey will get their own book too… Yippie… :)

    • Jo-Ann Baker
        · September 13th, 2012 at 12:41 pm · Link

      Yea:) I am waiting for Big Sky River to come out. Can’t wait to read it and the new one Big Sky Summer will be great to. Love all your books. I love the way you interconect your books with the people in them an give them a life all there own. Thank you :)

  2. Gloria
      · September 13th, 2012 at 11:14 am · Link

    Congratulations on finishing up!!!! Enjoy your celebration and lunch with your mom.

    I’m off to trim my son’s yard before the grass also needs cutting, again.

  3. Kathie Loy
      · September 13th, 2012 at 1:18 pm · Link

    OH YEA!!! I am glad Casey and Walker are next. Curiousity has been getting the better of me about the details of the children. But not as much as how you finally managed to get Tara and Boone together. They are two pretty hard cases. Enjoy your celebrating, you deserve it. Love your work – Many Blessings to you!!!!

  4. Michele
      · September 13th, 2012 at 1:40 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for this next book!!! But I’m still looking forward to An Outlaw Christmas. From which branch of the family tree is Sawyer McKettrick?

    • Lois Rotella
        · September 13th, 2012 at 7:42 pm · Link

      He is the son of Mandy and Kade McKettrick. Kade’s dad is Angus.

  5. kim Cornwell
      · September 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm · Link

    Woohoo congratulations. Can’t wait for it to come out. I love all your books!!!!

  6. Linda Brashears
      · September 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm · Link

    I have really enjoyed the first two books in the Big Sky series. Of course, I have really enjoyed all your books. They are the kind that I share with my mom and my sister. I just hope you can keep up the good work for about 50 more years. I’ll be 100 then and might not be reading as much. I’ll have to let you know when you can stop writing then. Thanks for all the good times I have had reading your books!

  7. Diane Smith
      · September 13th, 2012 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Linda, I love all of ur novels, ur the #1 on my list, n can hardly wait for ur new one to hit the stores..I will b on the look out for it….Keep it up n i will never b bored.. A Friend always :) :)

  8. Heather Wells
      · September 13th, 2012 at 3:56 pm · Link

    Yay I am very glad to hear you finished up the 3rd book, I have already read the first 2 and LOVED them! I keep checking the stores for the 3rd and I read it won’t be out until January. Looking forward to reading it. I have loved all your books, please keep them coming. Enjoy your day with your mom :)

  9. Norma Stanforth
      · September 13th, 2012 at 4:20 pm · Link

    Hj Linda,
    Congratulation,on finishing your book “Big Sky River ” i am sorry that the character in you book gave you a hard time. That is what happen when you put blood, sweat, and soul in it. God bless you.
    Norma :roll:

  10. lo ruth
      · September 13th, 2012 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Dear Linda, I have enjoyed your books very much. I just finished reading Holiday in Stone Creek for the second time. Any chance that you will write Melissa’s story? Love these families’ stories, characters and so much more. Lo Ruth

  11. Sal
      · September 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Pick me up some yarn, will you ;)

  12. Kelly
      · September 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, I have enjoyed your books. One set of books really were a “had to read several times” was the Don’t Look Back series…. will you ever write more books with that type of humor? I have literally read that series several times because I find such entertainment. I love the humor and frustration that work against each other. Classic. Would love to read more of this series…. Take care.

  13. Sherry Wallace
      · September 13th, 2012 at 6:46 pm · Link

    YeeHaw, you finished another in the Big Sky series. Is this particular one your favorite? My favorite seems to be which ever one I’m reading at the moment! How many
    do you anticipate writing in this series, or do you know yet? Hope you had an enjoyable visit with your mom; sure wish mine were still around. She was my best friend. Be thankful always & in all things!!

  14. Harriet Vick
      · September 13th, 2012 at 7:34 pm · Link

    I am so glad to have found you on Face Book. I love the Big Sky series and I’m looking forward to the next one!
    Glad you’re getting out and seeing people and going to stores!
    I know how you are when you’re finishing a book! LOL!
    Love you!

  15. Rick Young
      · September 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm · Link

    just a fan of Linda. Great to see a great person, kind to all, have great success! Congrats always!

  16. wanda
      · September 14th, 2012 at 9:51 am · Link

    I love ALL of your books I have read! You are by far my favorite author and I truly mean that! Keep them coming!! :-D

  17. sam
      · September 15th, 2012 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Linda, I just have to agree with all the above blogger’s :)
    I had to let you know that a new series of “Downton Abbey” is starting this week-end so it won’t be long until you can watch it :) Do you remember the series I recommended “call the midwife” ? I wonder if it is on your netflix now? I do hope so I am sure you would enjoy it. have a great week-end :)

  18. Linda Cholewa
      · September 15th, 2012 at 4:20 pm · Link

    I jus want to say I love your books. I have read all of them. I can’t wait for Big Sky River to be available and now after reading your Blog, I am looking forward to Casey and Walker’s story.

    • Alisa Wells
        · September 16th, 2012 at 10:25 am · Link

      I agree with you 100%. :-P

  19. Alisa Wells
      · September 16th, 2012 at 10:26 am · Link

    Is the facebook page really Linda’s?

    • linda
        · September 17th, 2012 at 3:12 pm · Link


  20. Lisette
      · September 17th, 2012 at 10:14 am · Link

    Hello Linda, i am from Holland and read your books Montana Creeds: Logan, Dylan and Tyler. The first book Logan I hoped there were more books of the brothers Creed! and that was it! Of course I had to wait until it came out in the Netherlands. and now I thought to really look at the site of Linda and see if there are more books. Well my question is really whether the book of the three brothers also filmed is …? that would be really great! I ewish you lots of fun with writing books and I will definitely try to get all the books and read them!

    • linda
        · September 17th, 2012 at 3:13 pm · Link

      Alas, no movies have been made about the Creeds, but who knows?

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  22. susan
      · February 25th, 2013 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Does anyone know when big sky summer is coming out? I love reading these books. I think linda lean Miller is my favorite author. :) please
    Let me know when this book comes out. I can’t wait :wink:

    • Tanya Bushman
        · April 1st, 2013 at 5:20 pm · Link

      it comes out may 28th of this year. so probably by the middle of may you should see it in stores. then she has big sky wedding coming out in august of this year.

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