#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

You heard it here first! (I hope)

At last, at last, I am free to tell my secret!  The Hallmark Channel is putting together a made-for-TV movie based on my Parable books–and if things go well, meaning, I suppose, if the ratings are high enough (cross your fingers, please), a weekly series will follow!  Yeehaw!!!  This is ONLY the fulfillment of a country girl’s lifelong dream, as you can imagine.  I’ve known the project was in the works for some time now, but I was sworn to secrecy, so “mum” was the word.  The folks at the network have told me there will be a script by Thanksgiving, so I’m looking forward to that.  As far as casting goes, I haven’t a clue–but you can be sure I’ll post updates right here on the ole blog as allowed.

Since it’s technically a holiday–Columbus Day?  Seriously?  The man discovered the Bahamas and thought he was in India!–nobody is working except the Canadian Wrangler.  :)  Poor Larry.  Those horses insist on eating, no matter WHAT the rest of the world is celebrating.  Anyway, the point is, Jenni draws the winners’ names each Monday, and she’s not here to do that, so I’ll be announcing that news tomorrow.  The new round has begun, so be sure to comment–that’s all you have to do to enter.

It’s official.  I am HOOKED on riding my exercise bike!  The scale seems to be stuck, but I don’t care, because I love the way I feel after a workout.  In fact, I can’t seem to talk myself out of it–an interesting development since, for years, the reverse was true.  :)

Scale frustrations aside, I still believe Weight Watchers is the best program in existence, at least for me.  I have lost nearly 60 pounds over the past year, and I’m still eating the WW way.  I intend to do that from here on out, simply because I feel wonderful most of the time.  (I have had a few tussels with the flu, like everybody else).  Naturally, I hope to break the stalemate soon and get off this darned plateau I told you about, but honestly, I think I would eat this way for the rest of my life even if I never lost another ounce.  It’s just better.

I’ve been listening to Hay House Radio this morning.  There’s some good stuff on that station.  While Bernice and I were out for our morning stroll, I heard some fascinating interviews, got some insights, and was persuaded to order Louise Hay’s new book about love and good health.  I also love Coast to Coast AM and Dave Schrader’s Darkness Radio–mostly–and I never miss the podcast Real Ghost Stories Online, which is spooky AND comical.

I’ll close with an affirmation Ms. Hay–she’s 88 and still going strong, by the way–mentioned today.

“Life loves me.”  Let’s repeat this one a few times and see how we feel.  :)


167 comments to “You heard it here first! (I hope)”

  1. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:29 pm · Link

    Ohhhhh that’s great news about the Parable Series. Since I’m a “cord cutter” and do not get cable TV or the Hallmark Channel, I’m hoping it would come out on DVD. Goodness! I hope it does well and goes into a weekly series.

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed :wink:

  2. Pam paterakis
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:29 pm · Link

    Gotta love Hallmark Channel for knowing a great story to put on tv! Congrats to you!

  3. judy boyle
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:30 pm · Link

    I am so excited for you. Heck, I’m so excited for me. I love the folks from Parable. I can’t wait!!!! Congrats

  4. Juanita Rice
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Congrats on the mini-series, Linda!!! So excited for you! :) Hugs!

    • Juanita Rice
        · October 13th, 2014 at 3:32 pm · Link

      PS: I can’t wait to see Hutch on that bull! ;)

  5. Denise King
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:32 pm · Link

    Congratulations Linda,this is great news ,I’m so excited for you. If they do make it a series I’ll be in seven heaven.just hope they don’t mess it up too bad like they did with Cedar Cove,I loved the first season,not so much the second season. That’s just my opinion.

  6. Alice Johnson
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:35 pm · Link

    What a wonderful surprise for your fans! Especially your long term ones! I loved the Parable series & know will be wonderful… The Hallmark Channel is one of my favorites! Do hope they do your books justice & will surely be one of your faithful “watchers’.. Congratulations!! :wink:


  7. Amy
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:37 pm · Link

    That’s wonderful news about HallMark Channel!! I love that station and couldn’t be more thrilled to see your books made into movies/shows!!

  8. Brenda Ireland
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:37 pm · Link

    I so much enjoy reading your postings. I too have had a weight problem but being told I was a diabetic I also lost 60lbs in 5 months. That’s not the way to do it. Take your time because if you lose it slow,it will stay off.
    Faith in God and your ability to know that you will be healthier should help you along.
    All the best Brenda

  9. Laura Ann Harris
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:38 pm · Link

    Hallelujah for the Hallmark Channel!!!! Could not think of a better network to tell the Parable series properly. Congrats!

  10. Ruth Ann Kiger
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Love the Hallmark Channel I watch it every weekend. Here’s hoping it all works out for you. I will be anxiously waiting…….

  11. Mary Goodman
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:41 pm · Link

    Congratulations I hope everything works out great on the show,now I have to work on getting that channel

  12. Leanna
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:43 pm · Link

    I am so happy about your Hallmark channel news. I hope it will be available nonlinear. I have at & t for cable and hallmark channel is not offered. I told my sister yesterday that the only people who celebrate Columbus day is the mailman and kids because they get the day off.

  13. Sherry Wallace
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Which books will be featured in the Hallmark series? How exciting for you & us readers as well

  14. Hillary Harshbarger
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:47 pm · Link

    Oh my how exciting!! Can’t wait to see the stories brought to life!!

  15. Joanne Cain
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:47 pm · Link

    Wonderful news!

  16. Sherry Wallace
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Oh, after reading others posts I realize it’s the stories you wrote about Parable, the town, duh!! Loved those & lookg forward to the show!

  17. elaine croteau
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:52 pm · Link

    i love the hallmark channel!!! i watched debbie macomber’s series cedar cove so why not linda lael miller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i will look forward to the parable series as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :-P :lol:

  18. Virginia Horton
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:53 pm · Link

    Oh Linda, so glad to hear about the Hallmark deal. Please let us know when it all comes down. I love the Hallmark channel and I have been watching the Cedar Cove series but it has ended now. I can’t wait to catch your shows will set the DVR when we find out so I can’t miss your shows. Thanks for sharing with us and hang in there on the bike, its good for you weather you loose weight or now you will still loose inches.

  19. Diane McCarthy
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:53 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, great news about Hallmark channel. I have so enjoyed your friend Debbie Macombers Cedar Cove on that channel. I look forward to your Parable series coming to life onscreen. Looking forwRd to more imfoaboutthis.

    Congrats on your weight lose. Hitting that tableau is unfortunate but I have been there myself. Keep the faith and you will overcome that also. Good luck and congrats again.

  20. Ruby Norwood
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:53 pm · Link

    Congrats Linda!! Well deserved, can’t wait to watch them on the Hallmark Chanel. One mini series just went off that I really loved and I am sure I will liked these even more.. I just love Hallmark on the weekends!!!

  21. Darlene Tomel
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:53 pm · Link

    I am so happy to hear this news I love the stories I read them over and over. I am a fan ambassador for your friend Debbie and love Cedar Cove, I was waiting and hoping for this to happen for you we need good stories and movies. I love the Hallmark Channel. :-P

  22. Darlene Tomel
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:54 pm · Link


  23. Lois Rotella
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:55 pm · Link

    That is exicting news !!! I love to watch that channel. I will be sure to watch when it comes on. We all have plateaus . We do get over them. Keep up with what you are doing.

  24. marilyn
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful day.

  25. Gwenda Underwood
      · October 13th, 2014 at 3:56 pm · Link

    I really enjoy walking, usually an hour a day, don’t know if I would enjoy the stationery bike. Will have to try sometime!!

  26. Patricia Taylor
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:00 pm · Link

    I’m not sure what Parable books are. Could someone fill me in?

  27. Teresa W
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Congradulations. Will be looking forward to it.

  28. DONNA
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Congrats on the Hallmark channel – can’t wait. Also the great results with WW.

  29. Hilda
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Wow! I’m SO excited about the Hallmark mini-series!

  30. Lynn Hogan
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Awesome!!! Congrats you!!
    Do Keep us posted so we can watch finished product!!
    I always try to watch the Nora Roberts ones too!
    YAY! ANother great writer being put into posterity!!

    Good luck on the WW thing… I know you can do it!!

  31. Linda Holmes
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:04 pm · Link

    That is saw awesome. Can’t wait to see the movie.

  32. Linda Holmes
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:05 pm · Link

    That is so awesome. Can’t wait to see the movie.

      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Oh I can’t wait on the new series with Hallmark Channel. I have watched Cedar Cove also and so now I will be able to watch your series.
    Proud of your weight loss just keep up good work. and stay well.

  34. Goldie Hale
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:08 pm · Link

    Be sure to let us know when the series will broadcast. I know it will be wonderful. Yesterday, Columbus Day, was my birthday. I am now 76.

  35. Eileen Kolick
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Congrats on the Hallmark channel! I just hope they don’t mess with your wonderful storiesle thru did with Cedar Cove

  36. Laska
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Congratulations!!! I will be watching for your series to air so keep us posted. I watch all the Hallmark Channel movies so will be thrilled when your series hits the airwaves….It will be the best one out there…Country all the way!!!!
    Blessings to you..

  37. Betsy Nulton
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Yeah! Movies! Finally!
    Plateau be darned. Your at least maintaining what you’ve lost already and when you least expect it the number will start going down again.
    Keep pedaling.

  38. Dixie Hadley
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:23 pm · Link

    I am so excited for you and for all of us too regarding the Parable books becoming a weekly series. I can hardly wait.
    Gee, my husband is the one who loves to watch TV,mostly all sports, now he will have to share with me. He is so use to me reading while he watches TV that if I’m willing to give up a good book to watch something on TV he will be curious and probably watch it with me.

  39. Chellie Campbell
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Linda!!

    I’m so happy for your wonderful success! A TV show – that’s awesome! May this just be the start of many more to come. You have enough books and stories you should have your own cable channel!

    Love and hugs,

  40. Janie
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Congratulations on both the weight loss and the television deal. Will be looking forward to it. I have a granddaughter named Brylee so will be anxious to see that character.

  41. Dixie Hadley
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:32 pm · Link

    I meant to comment on your report on WW. I agree with you Linda. WW is the very best. We went to Illinois in August for my daughters wedding and I haven’t been back to a meeting since I’ve been home. I just got “too busy” I have maintained the weight loss which is a real blessing,but I need to go back in order to start losing again.
    I also love the statement “Life loves me”. It feels like a warm hug :-)

  42. Lorraine Pitts
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:41 pm · Link

    Oh yeah baby!!!!, I would love for the Hallmark channel to do your wonderful books proud!!!! Cannot wait!! Have a great week.

  43. Tammy
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:44 pm · Link

    Wow, can not wait for the Hallmark Channel Movie. Congrats to you Miss Miller you have more than earned this and we appreciate your work. Tammy

  44. Cathy Green
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:46 pm · Link

    I am thrilled about the Hallmark series, keep us informed and we can get good ratings for it. I am struggling with a plateau also, lost 25 lbs since the first of the year and have another 15-20 to go and am stuck. ARGHH, keep up the good work :mrgreen:

  45. roz goodenough
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:50 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your Lifetime news. Looks like I”ll have to pay more for my cable bill. You must be quite disciplined to stick with WW all this time. I could stand to lose 60 and more. Thank you for sharing your great news! Your happy reader, Roz

  46. Sal
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:54 pm · Link

    YES!!!!!!! :)

  47. Sandra
      · October 13th, 2014 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Great news on the Hallmark Channel movie/series. Looking forward to the characters and scenery coming to life on tv. I need a western based show now, especially after A&E did not renew Longmire and left us hanging. Congratulations!

  48. Tia
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:09 pm · Link

    That’s great news about the Hallmark Channel. I’m looking forward to finding out more about the updates.

  49. Niki Davis
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:09 pm · Link

    I will be glad to see the story of Parable come to life. I loved every one of those books. However, I have seen what they can do to a book if they are allowed. The ruined Julie Garwood’s “For the Roses”. Please don’t allow them to do that to these books. Waiting expectantly for the movies.

    Love your books!!!!!

    Niki :-D

  50. Sharon S.
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:16 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Linda. Hallmark Channel is the BEST. Nothing but good stuff on there and I can’t wait to start your new series. And I agree with Niki. Although I loved the last movie they did for you, it wasn’t as good as the book. If I recall a lot of it was at night time and it wasn’t as tense as the book. But hey! It’s not going to stop me from watching. This is an answered prayer. Been waiting for more of your books to get to TV. I’m so proud of you! You will always be my favorite author.

  51. Margie Litton
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:22 pm · Link

    So excited about the made for TV Movie & possible series! I’ve throughly enjoyed Debbie Macomber’s series even tho it was too short, my 92 year old Mother is afraid she will forget what it’s about by the time it comes back on next season, I’ve assured her she won’t , she is as sharp as a tack. She will be as excited about your coming Hallmark event as I am! Congratulations!

  52. Betty Hamilton
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:27 pm · Link

    Congratulations!! How exciting for you…(and we fans also)!!

  53. Dennis
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:29 pm · Link

    Congrats!! It’s bout time!! Still think the McKettricks would be awsome!!

  54. Linda Lattin
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:31 pm · Link

    The Hallmark Channel !!! Congratulations. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. I watch all of the new series that are currently on Hallmark and when your Parable series starts I will be sure that I tell all of my friends to watch. I can hardly wait. Good for you!!!

  55. Dawn Roberts
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:36 pm · Link

    Super excited, love the series of books and am sure the movies will be huge success.

    Look forward to seeing them!

  56. Linda Wilson
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Linda, I can`t tell you how happy I am for you, I can`t wait to see it. I have read your books forever and know I will enjoy the book when I see your name and I know I will enjoy the movie, hope they make a weekly series too. I watched Debbie Macomber`s and wish you didn`t have to wait so long between the shows. I am looking forward to the movie, I am so excited over it.

  57. Patti
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:49 pm · Link

    I am enjoying what Hallmark did with Cedar Cove so I bet I will enjoy a Parable series as well. I am so happy for you!

  58. Mary Clayton
      · October 13th, 2014 at 5:52 pm · Link

    Congratulations on Parables and your weight lose. so proud for you. Have a blessed week.

  59. Jo-Ann Baker
      · October 13th, 2014 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Love that Hallmark channel. Can’t wait to watch them. I just finished rereading the books. Love them again.
    Way to go! Have a great week:)

  60. Amanda Rauffer
      · October 13th, 2014 at 6:06 pm · Link

    I am so super excited to hear about your “secret”! I look forward to walking alongside of you during this process. I hope you will have some interesting insider news as the journey continues! Thanks for sharing and Yehaw! to your fabulous news!
    Mandy Rauffer

  61. ShariG
      · October 13th, 2014 at 6:07 pm · Link

    That is such great news! Congratulations to you, and lucky us!! :-P

  62. gloria bare
      · October 13th, 2014 at 6:12 pm · Link

    The news about a tv series on Hallmark is fabulous. I loe watching stories on that channel. I am sure it will be a hit. Love Debbie Macombers series Cedar Cove and I know you two are good friends and we can sure you will not be on at the same time. Can’t wait to learn more, that is my all time favorite of your book series next to the Mckendricks.

  63. Pamela Devereux
      · October 13th, 2014 at 6:20 pm · Link

    Wahoo!!! I can’t wait to see who they come up with to play all the characters. Love Hallmark Channel.

    Isn’t it funny most of us hate exercising but once you get in the groove, you are ok. Don’t worry on the plateau, we’ve all been there. As long as you are healthy & happy, who cares.

  64. Amy Golke
      · October 13th, 2014 at 6:23 pm · Link

    that’s great news about the hallmark movie i think it will be great and I’ll watch it when it comes on and i love your books there great.

  65. Shawn Oxendine-Walter
      · October 13th, 2014 at 6:40 pm · Link

    Wow Linda! That is the most exciting news that I’ve heard in a long time! We’ll all be watching and hopefully it will turn into a series. McKettricks next! :))

  66. Sue Gahagan
      · October 13th, 2014 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Yeah!!!!! The guys on the top are finally getting it right. Can’t wait for them.

  67. Sue Gulley
      · October 13th, 2014 at 7:07 pm · Link


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      · October 13th, 2014 at 7:39 pm · Link


  69. Ginny Thompson
      · October 13th, 2014 at 7:45 pm · Link

    I am so happy to see that there will be a movie and hopefully they will make a series out of it, as Debbie McCombers Cedar Cove shows. You are my favorite author and I grab every new book as soon as it hits the stands. And I read them over again after a while. :-P

  70. Marcy Collins
      · October 13th, 2014 at 7:54 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, glad your Monday went well. I worked for local government for 32 years (retired in July, 2011) and did not work on Columbus Day (sometimes I went in but that was to get caught up without all the interruptions). I went back to work, but for private business (optometrist’s office) since August, 2013 and we worked today…patients were surprised and glad we were open!

  71. Norma Stanforth
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Linda, i am so glad that it is going to be on Hallmark Channel, that is great can’t wait the only things is that we can’t get it on our channels.
    I have been in the hospital with pneumonia and hematoma in the lung. I hope everyone has a great week. God Blessings.
    As always your friend,

  72. Peggy Casey
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:25 pm · Link

    Congratulations! I am so excited to be able to watch your work on tv! I have always thought that this series would make a wonderful tv show!
    I can relate to your frustration with the scale being stuck! I had that problem for several months until I switched my exercise routine around a little and made a couple of tweaks to my eating habits. Nothing drastic, just small changes that got the numbers going smaller. I was very excited when I went to Macy’s this weekend and discovered that I was fitting into smalls and mediums, which is major for me as I was in a 2x at my heaviest. It is funny, because after being heavy for so many years I still see myself as being over weight. It is funny when I fold my laundry because I don’t see how I can fit into this small of size clothes and then I put them on and they not only fit, they are comfortable. Keep up the great work and dedication to the exercise. The numbers on the scale are not as important as the way you feel in your body… healthy is best!

  73. Cindy Staloch
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Congratulations from a fellow Eburger!

  74. Beth Kaake
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:26 pm · Link

    I am so excited for you! This great news. And…. WW is fantastic and something that a person can live with forever. Living with it myself. Good luck – stay healthy.

  75. Lindy Park
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:26 pm · Link

    I hope they don’t butcher your books like they did Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. But congrats to you.

  76. Vicky
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Congratulations! I hope whom ever does the screen play will do justice to your work.

  77. Roberta Giordano
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:30 pm · Link

    Great news about the movie. And hoping it becomes a weekly series. I like the idea of stationary bike for exercise,will have to look into them. Have a great week Linda.

  78. Becky Strobaugh
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Congratulations! It just so happens that I have just finished my re-reading marathon of the Parable books. Excellent choice by Hallmark!

  79. Darlene
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the Hallmark channel!! I love watching the shows on there so I will definitely be waiting for this to come on!!

  80. Crystal Carney
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:33 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for Hallmark to start the series. I love all your books. Tell Hallmark to hurry !!!!!

  81. Kathleen O
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Congrats. I am thrilled Hallmark is going to bring us some cowboys…Can’t wait.

  82. Karen
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:34 pm · Link

    How exciting!!!! Congrats! I’ve loved your stories from the very beginning! Hoping that the screenwriters will give your work the honor that it deserves! So looking forward to it!!!

  83. Millie Swank
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:34 pm · Link

    Oh my goodness! ,I love all of your book, si am excite to see one of them made into a movie! Congrats!

  84. Carol James
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:35 pm · Link

    Wow, another of my favorite authors getting a made for TV movie. I sure hope they make this movie into a series.

  85. Ginny LaMere
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:38 pm · Link

    that is so so cool, I love the Hallmark Channel and can’t wait to see how the movie is I love the series and it will be fun to watch


  86. Nelia McAbee
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:39 pm · Link

    Super excited seeing as I have been hooked on all of your books since I was 16 and they helped me through so many tough times!!!

  87. Kathryn Brown
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:41 pm · Link

    Congratulations! I love your books and now getting to see some brought to life is fantastic! I love Hallmark movies too, especially around the holidays.

  88. Nancy Fountain
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Congratulations. Will definitely watch when it comes out.

  89. Judi Schultz
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:50 pm · Link

    Great news about Your books!! Congrats!

  90. Joanie gonsalves
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:50 pm · Link

    Another of your dreams fulfilled
    Well deserved

  91. Patty Rufo
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Hallmark series always give me peace and now with Parable I’ll be in heaven!! Praying they will give you a series!!!!!!!

  92. Betty Kincaid
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:52 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Linda! Love your books! Look forward to seeing how the movie turns out! :)

  93. Diane Sallans
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:52 pm · Link

    oh Boy! Love those Parable stories! And after that they can do the McKettricks and then Mojo and then …… :-P

  94. Linda P
      · October 13th, 2014 at 8:57 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your alliance with the Hallmark Channel. Can’t wait for more information especially the cast and release date.

  95. Kimberly Absher
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:01 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to see the series! What a blessing & thanks for the opportunity!

  96. Marguerite Guinn
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:06 pm · Link

    Congrats! You must be so excited!

  97. Jean Barrington
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:09 pm · Link

    It may be Columbus Day here, but it is Thanksgiving in Canada! Why are you having that great wrangler of yours working on his holiday? :-)

  98. Joan Collins
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:14 pm · Link

    That is great news. I’m sure it will become a series.

  99. Mary Anne Meyne
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:14 pm · Link

    :-P So happy for you!!! And for us your loyal readers…lol! I don’t get that channel, but who knows, maybe by the time the movies are released I will or maybe I will be at my mom’s. I am thrilled, I love your Parable books. Finally something besides reality tv shows. Congratulations!!! :wink:

  100. Lizzy Gaasenbeek
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:16 pm · Link

    Wow! Congrats! I am thrilled not only for you but for all your fans and the new ones to come. I can’t wait to see the series. Praying all goes well. 60 lbs! Think of a 1 lb block of butter….you lost 60 of them!!! That’s amazing! Plateau won’t be forever. You are taking better care of yourself and that’s the main thing anyways. Love you Linda. Keep up the good work. Glad Hallmark realized what a gem you are and the value of great artistic talent and content. Take care….Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Hugs, Lizzy

  101. Patricia Hann
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:21 pm · Link

    Congrats. I was thinking of your secret today and wonder did I miss something. Congrats on WW as well.

  102. Linn Carlile
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:27 pm · Link

    I am so happy for you and all of us readers of your books. I love your stories and always pass on to friends. May you have a blessed rest of day and days ahead. Thanks for the great stories. Linn

  103. Harriet Vick
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:39 pm · Link

    oh my goodness! I cannot wait to see what the Hallmark channel will do with your lovely stories! Huge bonus if it goes into a weekly series!

  104. Jennifer Sanchez
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:40 pm · Link

    Woohoo! Can’t wait to see this! I love it when books become a good movie/series :)

  105. Susan Stansberry
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Just a FYI – Canadians didn’t work today either. It was there Thanksgiving.

  106. Carol Miller White
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Linda, the Hallmark news is wonderful! Also, congratulations on the loss of 60 pounds! You Go, Girl! :)

  107. Therese Lopez
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:45 pm · Link

    Congratulations!!! I love the Hallmark Channel, it’s one of my favorite channels so I will be looking for the series!!! This is so great!!!

  108. Sue Nordhausen
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:48 pm · Link

    60 lbs!!! That is no small wonder, lady. Congratulations.

    Sue :-P :-P

  109. Jennifer Damone
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:50 pm · Link

    I am so excited by this news! Also Great job on your weight loss!

  110. Kathryn Smith
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:52 pm · Link

    I am so excited about your Hallmark Channel news!!! I watch the Hallmark Channel a LOT. My husband said something about me watching the same movies over and over. This coming from a man that can see what time a movie starts and tell you what scene will be showing at any given time! One of the movies I watched everyday was LMN Channel’s “Last Chance Cafe”. I loved the movie, even though it was not too much like your book. I can hardly wait for this new movie! :)

  111. Patricia A Gusky
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:52 pm · Link

    Way to go Linda and Hallmark. I just love love your books, I can’t get enough of them. I read them over and over again. Thanks to Hallmark for recognizing a great story to make into great TV.

  112. Nadine Spradlin
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:55 pm · Link

    Hope every thing with the Hall mark channel comes off without a hitch. I like the channel & I really really liked the Parables .All good things come to those who wait !!! Keep doing what makes you happy & healthy . Todays Blog was a treat ..

  113. Fran Fee
      · October 13th, 2014 at 9:55 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, great news about the Hallmark channel. I look forward to watching the first movie and hopefully a series to follow. Congratulations.
    Fran F.

  114. Susan carter
      · October 13th, 2014 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Linda congrats
    love reading your books, glad Hallmark is making a series from your books. Can’t wait to see who they will cast. Good luck with the ww it’s a good program.

  115. Susan carter
      · October 13th, 2014 at 10:07 pm · Link

    Linda congrats

    Can’t wait to see your books on screen. Love to read them!
    Good luck with the ww it’s a great program.

  116. LaRae Leimer
      · October 13th, 2014 at 10:10 pm · Link

    So excited to see one of your story lines
    on Hallmark Chnl

  117. Donna VanSickle
      · October 13th, 2014 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Congratulations on a well deserved honor. My first introduction to LLM was the Parable series. WOOHOO . . .

  118. Debbie Lilly
      · October 13th, 2014 at 10:38 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the Hallmark Channel series! I can’t wait to see my favorite characters come to life. It will be interesting to see what actor or actress plays each of the special personalities that make up the town of Parable. I’ll be sure to pay close attention to your postings. :lol:

  119. Shirley M
      · October 13th, 2014 at 10:47 pm · Link

    Wonderful! There’s no doubt it will be first rate because you’ve given them such rich material with which to work! Glad for you – and for all your readers who will now become viewers, too!

  120. Donna Gibson
      · October 13th, 2014 at 10:49 pm · Link

    Woohoo!! Can’t wait for the whole thing.

  121. Rita McCommon
      · October 13th, 2014 at 10:51 pm · Link

    Well, since I love Hallmark channel and I love your books this sounds like something I will enjoy! Congratulations!

  122. Janet Clark
      · October 13th, 2014 at 11:08 pm · Link

    I too, like the hallmark channel, so am excited to see this happen for you and “all of us”
    Congrats on the weight loss and healthy eating. I need to get into the more healthy eating habit!
    Please keep us posted on the progress!

  123. Pamela Black
      · October 13th, 2014 at 11:09 pm · Link

    Super Super excited about my favorite book series coming
    to life!!!! We love you in Missouri. I tell every one I can about
    your books. Thanks for all of the updates.
    Also congrats on the weight loss.

  124. Janet Clark
      · October 13th, 2014 at 11:11 pm · Link

    I TOO, like the hallmark channel and look forward to the books for you and for “all of us”
    Congrats on the weight loss and healthy eating plan. I need to get more into the healthy eating plan too!
    Please keep us posted with progress!

  125. Brenda
      · October 13th, 2014 at 11:13 pm · Link

    So happy for you!!!

  126. Tami Davis
      · October 13th, 2014 at 11:31 pm · Link

    Great news about the Hallmark channel doing this!! Can’t wait to see it!!

  127. Kathy Walsh
      · October 13th, 2014 at 11:53 pm · Link

    That is such good news, Linda! You know, Hallmark has taken Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series (2nd season just finished). Hoping the best for you and Hallmark! Gives me something to look forward to! :wink:

  128. Rita C
      · October 14th, 2014 at 12:02 am · Link

    What great news, I am thrilled for you and for me can’t wait to see it. CONGRATS !!!

  129. carole
      · October 14th, 2014 at 12:09 am · Link

    congrats! can’t wait to see your show! I love the Hallmark channel!

  130. Joan Marchand
      · October 14th, 2014 at 12:17 am · Link

    I am glad for you but as we do not get the Hallmark channel where I live in Canada I am hoping it will be distributed to one we do get. I would love to see the The Mckettricks on TV I just love those books the past and the present ones.

  131. Dolly Marciniak
      · October 14th, 2014 at 12:29 am · Link

    Congrats!!! on Hallmark and weight loss. Weight Watchers does work. Just have to keep at it.

  132. Sheila Douglass
      · October 14th, 2014 at 12:48 am · Link

    Congrats!!! Can’t wait to see it. About time for some of your books to become movies. I know its going to be great.

  133. monica biddix
      · October 14th, 2014 at 1:17 am · Link

    Congratulations I have been waiting for some of your books to turn into a TV series or even a movie I can’t to watch this. I’m so happy for you keep up the excellent work. I love all your books

    • monica biddix
        · October 14th, 2014 at 1:19 am · Link

      I can’t wait to watch the series I’m sooooo excited and very happy for you!

  134. SHELLEY S
      · October 14th, 2014 at 1:18 am · Link


  135. Evelyn Villanueva
      · October 14th, 2014 at 4:49 am · Link

    I am so happy that the movies will be made. The series of Debbie Macomber has done really well. I hope for the same fortune for you. :wink:

  136. linda gwiazdowski
      · October 14th, 2014 at 6:50 am · Link

    love the parable books,will wait for the movie eagerly

  137. Jane Goldsmith
      · October 14th, 2014 at 7:20 am · Link

    About time!

  138. Shelly Romance-Landolf
      · October 14th, 2014 at 8:07 am · Link

    That is so awesome. I loved that series and hallmark was due for some new stuff.

  139. Donna Harris
      · October 14th, 2014 at 8:12 am · Link

    I’m so excited for you on the Hallmark movie! I can’t wait to see it. Also congratulations on the weight loss, keep up the good work. I have a free stand bike and it seems I can’t make myself to ride it. I guess because I’m not going no where, lol! I’m riding a horse again after 40 years for horse therapy. I’m disabled and a lot of different kinds of exercise really hurt me. Horse exercise is proven to do really good for you and I love horses.
    I don’t know who Ms Hay is but 88 and going strong is awesome. My mom is 91 and is still going strong. So is it Ms Hay’s birthday? If so Happy Birthday!

  140. Dianne
      · October 14th, 2014 at 8:36 am · Link

    Love, love your books. Can’t wait to see how they bring your characters to real life!!!! So excited!!

  141. Patti St John
      · October 14th, 2014 at 9:04 am · Link

    Excited to see a series on Hallmark channel with your name attached. Your stories leave me wanting more so being able to view a series that you are writing is giving me something to look forward to. Love the idea of this blog and keeping your fans up-to-date on your happenings. Thanks for all your books and look forward to your next new book!

  142. Sandy
      · October 14th, 2014 at 9:21 am · Link

    So happy and excited for you. Can’t wait. You inspire me!!

  143. Alison
      · October 14th, 2014 at 9:31 am · Link

    Love the Hallmark Channel! I can’t wait to see the movie!

  144. Andrea Lammly
      · October 14th, 2014 at 9:33 am · Link

    Congratulations Linda! That is awesome news! Can’t wait to see the movie and hopefully the series to follow. Love the Hallmark Channel and the programs they provide. I too am hooked on my exercise bike. I am a 5 mile a day walker for exercise with my husband but suffered a stress fracture on bottom of my foot. So I’ve been biking it all summer and it has helped me shed some unwanted weight as well. Love your books Linda and again congratulations on your Hallmark deal! :)

  145. mary D. Wornick
      · October 14th, 2014 at 10:25 am · Link

    Good morning Linda,
    So happy about your movies being on Hallmark Channel.
    You seem so happy on your bike and listening to music.
    Okay have a nice day talk with you later. Take care, god bless

    Mary D. Wornick

  146. Brenda I
      · October 14th, 2014 at 10:43 am · Link

    Congratulations on the Hallmark Channel News! You and your friend Debbie Macomber will both have series on the channel. It’s one of my favorite channels on TV. Have you gotten your flu shot yet? That’s impressive with WW. Keep smiling.

  147. Darlene OBrien
      · October 14th, 2014 at 11:09 am · Link

    Congrats Linda. This is the Darlene that worked for Dr. David Genuit. I keep track of you girl and it is with such joy that I say Congratulations . You and Debbie on the same Net Work. I am so looking forward to it. Much love to you and big hugs.
    Darlene OBrien

  148. lillian anderson
      · October 14th, 2014 at 11:16 am · Link

    Congratulations. I love the Mckettricks, the people of the town of parable etc. cant wait to see them on t.v. I know it will be a great series. Thanks Linda

  149. Joyce M.
      · October 14th, 2014 at 11:16 am · Link

    Congrats on the movie and hopefully the series. That is great news for all of us that love your books!!!

  150. Michele B
      · October 14th, 2014 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Wow, that is wonderful news. Do you have any influence re: casting?

  151. Ann Bartholomew
      · October 14th, 2014 at 1:40 pm · Link

    CONGRATULATIONS!! You can count on me to be one of the viewers. Just keep us posted on time and date and we will tune it in and pull the knobs off.

  152. Patty Castillo
      · October 14th, 2014 at 3:09 pm · Link

    CONGRATS LINDA! :) Please keep us posted as to time and date.

  153. Mary Ellen
      · October 14th, 2014 at 3:45 pm · Link

    I cant wait very exciting stuff but man do I want a McKettrick Series!!!!! SOOOOO BAD!!!! CONGRATS! Great news!

  154. Joann Quijada
      · October 14th, 2014 at 3:51 pm · Link

    I am so super excited to know your Parable books will soon be on Hallmark. I will be watching every episode!! I wish all your books were movies, would love too see all the McKettricks in a series. You are such an inspiration. I have never been one to exercise but reading your posts have made me stop & take a look at what I need to do in my life to try and get healthy. Thank you & keep up the great work and congratulations on your Hallmark series!

  155. Carol L
      · October 14th, 2014 at 4:09 pm · Link

    Oh my gosh Linda. Such wonderful news with Hallmark. That is such great news and a dream come true for you. You surely deserve it. I absolutely love your books. Keep us updated as much as possible. Thanks for sharing your wonderful news Linda. :-P
    Carol L

  156. Rhonda Terstegge
      · October 14th, 2014 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Awesome- Would love to watch a move and or TV show about the Parable characters. Yee Haw

  157. Lynda Vredenburg
      · October 14th, 2014 at 4:53 pm · Link

    I am so excited to hear this news. I have loved your books for years and a series would be lovely. I can’t wait for this to be on the Hallmark Channel.
    Congratulations, your books are so alluring I can’t but them down.

  158. Cindy Hooker
      · October 14th, 2014 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Congratulations, I may have to see about getting TV stations again when it comes out!! Next step, a show about the McKettricks!

  159. midge watkins
      · October 14th, 2014 at 10:28 pm · Link

    Wow! God is good! I’m so delighted that your Parable books
    will be out there for all to see, even if they don’t like to read( that’s hard to believe for me). The first Nora Roberts book I
    read was “Montana” and all of a sudden, there it was on the
    Hallmark channel. They know class when they see it. Congrat-
    ulations!!! Also, when are you going to give up on the bike and
    hop back on to one of your horses? If you don’t like them,
    you’re welcome to ride mine. Take care and God bless

  160. Cathi Rivera
      · October 14th, 2014 at 10:42 pm · Link

    Yeah for Parable Books. I read them previously and are no listening to them on cd. Can’t wait to watch it come to like on tv.

  161. Rose Marie Moran
      · October 15th, 2014 at 7:41 am · Link

    Congratulations. Hope everything goes well.

  162. marian wilson
      · October 15th, 2014 at 11:31 pm · Link

    Oh, I so excited for you,an Happy too , cant wait to see the tv movie an mini series …..

  163. Dorothy Hilton
      · October 17th, 2014 at 1:00 am · Link

    Loved your Parable books. Can’t wait for the movie. Keep up the good work with WW. I need to lose some myself. Haven’t ever been to WW, but I’m thinking of joining. Congratulations on your movie deal.

  164. Maria Sanchez
      · October 21st, 2014 at 10:23 am · Link

    Linda, I just got around to reading this, I have been out of town “playing”! LOL I”M SO EXCITED to hear this news!!!

  165. Dotty Weis
      · October 22nd, 2014 at 9:03 am · Link

    Can’t wait to see the movie loved the books

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