#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Would you believe…

That I didn’t blog yesterday because I was abducted by aliens and subjected to cosmetelogical (is that even a word?) experiments involving very bad hair-styles?

:) No, I didn’t think so. 

It is true, however, that my sister Sally and I send each other regular phone-photos showing the crazy things that seem to happen to our hair during the night.  (Mine often looks as though I stood on my head the whole time.)  We have a running joke, claiming the aliens have once again subjected us to truly terrible coiffures while we slumbered.  (And if you saw some of those pictures, you might believe it.)

Jenni reminded me to remind you that this week’s contest began yesterday.  I maintained that you already knew that, but she insisted anyway.  So here it is.  :)  There will be two winners–one will receive a copy of Gabrielle Bernstein’s MIRACLES NOW, a personal favorite of mine, and the other will be awarded one of my medicinal necklaces.  Both will also receive a signed copy of BIG SKY SECRETS.

I’m still sitting on this enormous secret–I am forbidden to breathe a word until I get the signal.  That hasn’t happened yet.

I’m listening to my iPod as I write this blog–the book is THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST, by Claire North.  It’s an intriguing premise–don’t know if the story is good or not, as I’m only a few minutes in.  There’s a new Greg Ilses novel waiting in the que, NATCHEZ BURNING.  Ilses writes gritty suspense (sometimes too gritty), and I usually enjoy his tales.  I wait eagerly for each new book by Linwood Barclay, too–and Joy Fielding.  And…

Well, you get the idea.  The old saying is true: so many books, so little time.  I mostly read/listen to nonfiction–I absolutely LOVE a good memoir–but sometimes only a novel will fill the bill.

Tomorrow is Weight Watchers day–I’ve been good but who knows how I’ll do when I step on the scale.  I try not to have too many expectations.  :)  (And don’t always succeed.)

Last night, Wendy, Jenni and I attended the class in crystals and gemstones at Wonders of the World, one of my favorite places to visit.  We learned a great deal and really enjoyed the whole process–it was an evening of discovery for me, and you know how much I love making discoveries. 

More tomorrow–later in the day.

Be blessed.


48 comments to “Would you believe…”

  1. Juanita Rice
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:10 pm · Link

    Well, make it happen!! Dying here! ;)

  2. Christina Keach
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:14 pm · Link

    I love the running joke between you and your sis. What a fun thing to share. My Dad and his brother had a running joke for BDays involving cards and the same $1 bill. I have it now since my Uncle has passed.
    I just wanted to tell you I ordered some bracelets and stones from the seller you posted about on ebay. I’m so excited. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope everyone has a beautiful week!!!

    • Sal
        · April 30th, 2014 at 9:05 am · Link

      Thankfully, the amazing alien created hairstyles are not shared on social media as they would definitely cause concern!

      • linda
          · April 30th, 2014 at 4:39 pm · Link

        I think they would cause an out-and-out panic–especially that last one you sent me. :)

  3. Pat Yates
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:20 pm · Link

    You really do have a good time!!! Of course that is what keeps a person young and interesting. Worked in my garden today and thought of you. Wondered if you will get to garden this year. I already have little tomatoes! Now if the rest will do as well I will be a happy camper. Have a good Fay tomorrow stay happy and God bless.

  4. Billiesue Sanders
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:21 pm · Link

    I love to read your posts, Linda. I feel that I know you. Thanks for sharing.
    Right now I am trying to get rid of ants , especially in the kitchen . I have cleaned and thrown out and used vinegar, all the old wives’ tales I know.
    Any suggestions would be welcome.


    • Gloria
        · April 30th, 2014 at 6:07 am · Link

      Have you tried Boric Acid?

  5. Diane Vought
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:21 pm · Link

    Totally understand the bedhead look! Back in the day we had so much hair spray on our bouffants it didn’t look too bad in the morning…oh my

  6. Brenda I.
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:24 pm · Link

    I knew that you were going to say something about your hair when you typed the word cosmetelogical. You seem to have so much energy, writing your books, listening to books, weight watchers, travelling, and gemology. It’s good to hear that you’ve recovered from your illness and that you’re back in the saddle again(smile) so to speak.

    Take care.

  7. Diane McCarthy
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:27 pm · Link

    Yes Linda I would believe any bad hair night into morning. I wear my hair short and have for many years. When I go to have it cut I have to remind the stylists (as I don’t have the same one all the time) that I have two (2) kowlicks, one on either side of my head in the back. So naturally in the morning when I awake it looks like the devil has arrived with two horns.

    As for weight watchers, I have the points system booklets from about 12 years ago and have been trying this on my own. Not a huge success but I have lost 3 lbs in three weeks. I am trying to do this for my mom who is losing weight due to a lose of appetite from chemotherapy. She is trying so hard and I have to give her credit for trying. Another session of chemo tomorrow so I know she won’t be eating much then.

    Looking forward to reading Big Sky Secrets. Have a wonderful week, and hope you have a good week at weight watchers.

  8. Marilyn Neuhoff
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:38 pm · Link

    My granddaughter was just diagnosed wit RA so I sent her your last blog so she could think about your bracelets. It is really hard for her as she is a nurse.

  9. Lea Williams
      · April 29th, 2014 at 11:45 pm · Link

    I think the same alien comes to my house at night only God forbid I let anyone take a picture of me. You are brave. Good luck at WW.

  10. Diane Shea
      · April 30th, 2014 at 12:02 am · Link

    May you be blessed also. May your journeys be far and wide.

  11. Connie Johnson
      · April 30th, 2014 at 12:27 am · Link

    My hair always looks like I slept standing on my head, really bad.
    Good luck at WW, hope it all goes well.

  12. Cindy Zint
      · April 30th, 2014 at 12:54 am · Link

    You’ll be happy to know that the night night hair thing doesn’t only happen to women; sometimes when my hubby’s hair is too long, he’ll wake up looking like Wolverine and that’s okay by me. Have a sparkling day! :-) <3

  13. Gloria
      · April 30th, 2014 at 1:25 am · Link

    I don’t mind bad hair…on you…I’m just glad you’re not sick.

    I had a great Tuesday. My cousin, Carol s, had lunch for 2 other cousins and myself at her house. She isn’t a Martha Stewart wanna-be, she is a Martha Stewart could-be.

    We had good fun, good food, and most importantly, we had good fellowship. It’s great to really LIKE your family.

    I pray all of you have a great rest of the week, and many Blessings at the WW weigh-in. May I ask..do you just weigh-in, or do they give you a “talking to” for a while?

  14. Patti
      · April 30th, 2014 at 5:58 am · Link

    It is amazing to me that you can listen to a book while writing this blog! I find Ilses too gritty at times too. Ask your angels to protect you from those coif arranging aliens. :)

  15. Lois Rotella
      · April 30th, 2014 at 6:35 am · Link

    Hi Linda, I love your sense of humor. I also think aliens attack my hair while I sleep or I sleep upside down.
    Your reading material is so interesting. I need to broaden my reading list.
    Have a good wednesday.

  16. Marcy Collins
      · April 30th, 2014 at 6:53 am · Link

    Good Morning to you! I love reading your newsletter as I always finish it with a good thought to start my day! Thank you and have a great Wednesday!

  17. Jo-Ann
      · April 30th, 2014 at 7:09 am · Link

    Its raining her talk about bad hair day! lol Have a wonderful day :)

  18. Andrea Lammly
      · April 30th, 2014 at 8:22 am · Link

    I’m so hoping your secret you can’t divulge yet is an upcoming movie based on your “McKettrick Clan”. I’m sure all your faithful readers would enjoy that. I anxiously await your news!
    Happy week to all!

    • Ann Bartholomew
        · May 1st, 2014 at 1:08 am · Link

      What a wonderful idea. I love the McKettricks.

  19. Ida C
      · April 30th, 2014 at 8:26 am · Link

    So glad you weren’t really abducted by aliens (lol) but I know what you mean about the hairstyles we seem to wake up with!! What goes on while we sleep?? Take care, enjoy your books and everyone have a great day. ((((hugs))))! :oops:

  20. Judy Eagle
      · April 30th, 2014 at 8:33 am · Link

    You are talented (in many ways) but to be able to listen to one thing and type another accurately is true talent. Thanks.

  21. Virginia Horton
      · April 30th, 2014 at 9:15 am · Link

    Great post! My hair looks like I have been abducted by aliens this morning also. I had a nice weekend, I went of my sister’s for my birthday dinner. Its always fun spending time with your sisters.

  22. Ruby Norwood
      · April 30th, 2014 at 9:16 am · Link

    I love the way you and your sister was talking about your hair in the mornings, so you went to the beauty shop and got all pretty up. You got to make that secret happen suspense will kill us. Lol I hope it is a new book!!!

  23. Denise King
      · April 30th, 2014 at 9:20 am · Link

    Good morning Linda, wishing you good luck at weight watchers, enjoy your day.

  24. Laura Davidson
      · April 30th, 2014 at 10:32 am · Link

    I wanna know your secret! :)

  25. Laura Ann Harris
      · April 30th, 2014 at 10:58 am · Link

    Hope you do well at WW Linda!! By the way, when I wake up it looks as if Medusa’s stylist got a hold if me during the night. :lol:

  26. midge watkins
      · April 30th, 2014 at 11:02 am · Link

    Linda, May I join your alien-inspired bed hair club? I always
    thought it was just me. No wonder Mater, the cat, gives me
    strange looks in the morning. My arthritis is screaming with
    all the yard work(maybe I need some of your gemstones), but
    it’s so nice outside, I can’t resist overdoing it. Today I’m
    washing Pearl’s tail. She’s a Tennessee Walking Horse with
    a thick, long tail that she doesn’t lift up high enough, if you get
    my drift and it’s always dirty. The Vet is coming Mon. for the
    yearly checkup and shots, so I don’t want him to think I’m a
    slob with my horses. Do you still ride your horses. You never
    mention riding, so I just wondered. I’m stuck on my 9.4 acres
    because I have a trailer, but no truck. I just do a little a little
    training and walkabouts anyway. But, I love them. Can’t
    wait to hear your secret. I’m with Andrea; a McKettrick movie
    sounds great! I’m sure your news will be good. Take care.

  27. Marilyn Hurst
      · April 30th, 2014 at 11:20 am · Link

    I totally understand about the alien hair, mine resembles Witchipoo from HR Puffenstuff some days. Have a great week and let us know how you like the Greg illes book

  28. Nadine Spradlin
      · April 30th, 2014 at 11:24 am · Link

    Bad hair day , I think that I invented them . some women Glow some perspire some tingle but I sweat .in the mornings my hair is plastered to my head . oh , did we have bad weather the last couple of days the worst went around us . Thank the GOOD LORD . Linda, have a blessed day !

  29. Dotty Weis
      · April 30th, 2014 at 11:46 am · Link

    HI Linda
    I started reading the Big Sky books but haven gotten to “Secrets” yet would love a copy and a stone for my arthritis LOL

  30. Joyce M.
      · April 30th, 2014 at 11:53 am · Link

    Good luck on the scales I’m sure you will do fine.

  31. ,carol
      · April 30th, 2014 at 12:28 pm · Link

    Its been rainy for the last 2 days, so were watching for flooding around here, hope you do well weighing in=Good luck!
    Got to take care of my animals so have a great day and I’m going to do alittle reading!

  32. Anita C
      · April 30th, 2014 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to hear your secret! I would love to go to a ‘stone’ class to see all the various ways our crystals help us. I used malachite for a sore knee and was very careful to keep it short so as not to drain it too much and I was happy to find it worked very well! Love my crystals, gems and stones! Good luck with weight watchers today!

  33. Debbie C
      · April 30th, 2014 at 1:12 pm · Link

    My kids rib me about my bed head. They say I look like a cockatoo,lol. I have short hair so it seems to only stand up overnight with no luck or amount of hair products during the day.

  34. Lynn Hogan
      · April 30th, 2014 at 1:16 pm · Link

    Hi Lady!
    Sounds like a perfectly reasonable explanation to me! I am often visited (especially lately for some reason) by coiffure bandits/aliens/experimentors, and awaken and barely recognize myself! lol

    Would love to win one of your prizes…. the way my body has been going, i may need the necklace – – maybe that one that lines everything up! lolol

    Have a great day and good luck tomorrow! Up or down, you have done great allover!

  35. Cecelia Kelsey
      · April 30th, 2014 at 1:57 pm · Link

    That you can keep a secret is amazing to me. I have trouble with that and it is a running joke in our family to not tell me what you have bought anyone for Christmas! I have learned to be better. I worked in an industry where you had to sign a confidentiality agreement and never once broke it! I have improved with time!

  36. Diana E.
      · April 30th, 2014 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to hear your secret!!! I’m late answering as I didn’t get to my computer yesterday. Hope all goes well at WW today. I’ll be waiting to hear, in the meantime, have a wonderful day!!! Blessings.

  37. debbie g
      · April 30th, 2014 at 2:32 pm · Link

    I belive it!!!!!!! T
    It is called going to the Ugly Parlor. It is no fun at the time things happen or don’t happen, but itgives you memories to share years later.

  38. Jennifer L.
      · April 30th, 2014 at 2:58 pm · Link

    I’m dying to know what the news is! I do have a guess -I come from an intuitive family – and I wonder if I’m right. :)

    I’ve been thinking of borrowing Natchez Burning from the library; I’ll put it on my wish list. I picked up Three Souls by Janie Chang. Have you heard of it? It’s a ghost story set in 1930’s China, all of which is fascinating to me. Can’t wait to start reading it.

    Good luck at your meeting!

  39. Barbara Callihan
      · April 30th, 2014 at 4:09 pm · Link

    I just love your posts and this is the first time I’ve written anything.
    I’m beginning to be interested in gemstones, etc. So wait patiently every day to learn from you. I’m actually pondering the purchase of some on EBay.
    Keep talking about gemstones…
    And I will say I love your books and I have read all of them. One of the most memorable is the Virgin Series! I’ve read the entire series several time.
    Thanks for taking the time to Blog :!:

  40. Evelyn Dinunzio
      · April 30th, 2014 at 6:51 pm · Link

    Great to see you hadn’t forgotten to blog – I look forward to reading your comments. Can’t wait for the secret news. I just picked up Only Forever – somehow I missed it the first time and am looking forward to starting it tonight..


  41. Donna Lohrer
      · April 30th, 2014 at 9:24 pm · Link

    I so love reading your blogs. I cannot wait until your new book comes out. Just bought myself some new crystal and waiting for them to arrive. Thank you for all your kind words! Donna

  42. Norma Stanforth
      · April 30th, 2014 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Hi Linda i am glad the aliens didn’t have you! I am glad that you and your sister had fun with the phone photo’s showing the different hair styles, and your running jokes about the aliens. Well i am still in the nursing home. I miss not being able to be on here all the time. I think about you all. Blessings to you all.
    As always your friend,

  43. Ann Bartholomew
      · May 1st, 2014 at 1:05 am · Link

    I have a bookmark that says: When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

    Erasmus agreed with “so many books so little time.”

  44. Valdi M
      · May 5th, 2014 at 5:04 pm · Link

    Bad hair is my middle name. Bald being my first name..I think the one thing I inherited from my father is his hairline. The other things I received from my father he taught me. Like work hard, play fair, be nice, never give up, tell the truth, and always take care of your mother..Love you Dad..

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