#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Yeehaw, I’m rollin’!

I kept intending to write yesterday’s blog, but I was already too deep into “Big Sky River” to focus on anything else.  Lots of prayers and no hay deliveries or appointments or sick horses helped.  And I must credit going low-carb with part of this burst of energy I’m enjoying–it’s quite amazing. 

I’m certainly no expert on the new lifestyle, so I’m trying to learn all I can.  If I’m going to succeed at this, and stick with it long-term, I know I need a varied menu.  Starting with George Stella (QVC is where I first saw him) cookbooks–and a week of pre-made low-carb meals to help me get the idea.  :)

I’m also “studying up on my rodeo”, per my stepmother and some of you–and I’m LOVING it.  Walker Parrish, the hero of the next book, “Big Sky Summer”, is a rodeo contractor by profession, so I need to be up on the lingo–and certainly the rules of the game.  Funny–I was around rodeo a lot in my earlier life, then there was a long gap before I started attending to National Finals Rodeo in Vegas every December.  Some things have definitely  changed in the interim.  :)  Starting with a book titled, “Fried Twinkies, Belt Bunnies and Bull Riders”.  Don’t you love it?  Why just the name of that book inspires me!

So today is, of course, a writing day, and I figured if I got into that story before I blogged, there would be another one missed.  So here I am.

Thanks, as always, for your comments.  I really appreciate them, and you, and I will dip in and answer a few as time allows.

Time for breakfast.  :)

14 comments to “Yeehaw, I’m rollin’!”

  1. Gloria
      · August 29th, 2012 at 1:50 pm · Link

    Hi Linda! I enjoy your Blog and your books. Right now, I’m reading The Vow, thanks to Samantha.

    And, since you took the rodeo info so well, I thought I’d let you know that you NEVER ho, or plow, wet ground.

    I wanted to tell you privately, but as I had no way to do that, I’ll just do it here. It was in the Orphan Train Series in Lily and The Major…I don’t have the books with me as I am back at my son’s…but, it came a heavy rain, and after it was over with, I think the next day, she was out hoeing away. In real life, she would have had a bunch of dirt clods that would have hardened, and she wouldn’t have been able to plant as well as in loose soil.

    There was another glaring, (to me), mistake in the same book, but I can’t remember what it was :-?, since I’ve read several more of your books and some others, too, since then.

    But, anytime you have a farming question, you can ask me. :wink: If I don’t know the answer, I’ll find it in one of my numerous books on gardening.

    Thanks for all the good reads.

    • Hilda
        · August 30th, 2012 at 11:01 am · Link

      Yep, I’ve met a few clods in my time … learned to avoid them!

    • linda
        · August 30th, 2012 at 12:42 pm · Link

      I appreciate the input, Gloria. There’s always something new to learn.

  2. Gloria
      · August 29th, 2012 at 1:53 pm · Link

    And, you never ho when you are supposed to hoe. I try to keep the ho’s for Santa. :lol:

  3. Juanita...a.k.a.Nana
      · August 29th, 2012 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Oh, Linda! Yes, they have!! And we will read and love your stories even if you don’t keep up with all of those changes.

    Two things have caused me continuous chuckles the past week or so…Hutch being picked off that bull by a rider on a pick-up horse and my daughter falling off her brand new,very high wedge-heeled, red shoes after she sang (beautifully, I might add) at her nephew’s outdoor wedding last Saturday!! :lol: She wasn’t hurt but it was way too funny!

    Now I’m laughing again and I have work to do!!

    Gotta’ love you both! :)

  4. Momma Red
      · August 29th, 2012 at 4:54 pm · Link

    When is Big River coming out? I’ve read everything of your’s and can’t wait till the next. I’m addicted.

    • linda
        · August 30th, 2012 at 11:32 am · Link

      January, 2013. In stores the last Tuesday in December.

  5. Brenda
      · August 29th, 2012 at 4:56 pm · Link

    When is Big Sky River coming out? I’ve read everything of your’s and can’t wait till the next. I’m addicted.

  6. Margaret Alesna
      · August 29th, 2012 at 5:39 pm · Link

    I’m confused is the next book about the deputy who is living in the trailer by the chicken rancher? I have been passing along my books to my niece who is now hooked and cant wait until the next book. When will that be? It sounds like you are a busy person so I will remain patient – doesnt the saying go “something good is always worth waiting for”

    • linda
        · August 30th, 2012 at 11:31 am · Link

      Bingo! The next book is “Big Sky River” and stars Boone Taylor, now the sheriff of Parable County, and Tara Kendall, chicken farmer.

  7. Kristy
      · August 30th, 2012 at 11:16 am · Link

    I am currently reading Big Sky Country and am enjoying it. I have purchased Big Sky Mountain, and look forward to reading it next.

    Thanks for all of the great books and keep them coming.

  8. Gloria
      · August 31st, 2012 at 1:28 am · Link

    I would like to point out to one and all…in case you missed it….that Ho/Hoe mistake was mine, not Linda’s.

    Keep writing Linda. Now, why did I say that?…we know you will as long as you’re able to, and the way you’re taking care of yourself, that ought to be another 100 years, or so.

    Take care!!

  9. Paige Gregory
      · September 1st, 2012 at 9:38 am · Link

    Wooo sounds amazing I’m just getting into the rodeo industry, and I love it! “Fried twinkies, belt bunnies, and bull riders sounds great, and so true!! Cant wait to read your next blog post :)

    • Nana
        · September 1st, 2012 at 12:16 pm · Link

      Oh, my! Good luck with the broncs, Paige. If you look up Tuff Hedeman and the bull named Bodacious you’ll see just about where bull riding got more popular than bronc riding.

      Bronc riding used to be my favorite rodeo event. But then, I’ve always been the horse crazy one in the family so….. :)

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