Linda Lael Miller is an author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Daughter of a town marshal, Miller was born in 1949 and raised in Northport, Washington. After a few unsuccessful attempts to start a writing career, she earned recognition for her book “Fletcher’s Woman,” which she sold to Pocket Books in 1983. A New York Times and USA Today bestseller, Miller has published several books in a range of genres including mystery and historical fiction.
Miller has published many successful romantic novels with a Western setting. Expressing her love for the Western genre in an interview, Miller discusses the cowboy as a great North American archetype, symbolizing honor, courage and persistence. She also describes the western setting as a place that harbors all the human emotions. Miller’s contribution in her field earned her the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America in 2007.
For 15 years, Miller has personally invested in the Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women program, dedicated to improving lives of women through education. Having tasted success in her literary career around the world, Miller returned to her native space and lives on a horse property outside Spokane in Washington as of 2015.