With more than 100 million copies of her books in print worldwide and her novels translated into twenty-three languages, Debbie Macomber is one of today’s leading voices in romance and women’s fiction. Readers clamor for Debbie‘s heart-warming books about small-town life, home and family, women who knit, enduring friendship and even stories of humorous angels with earthly missions.
Debbie Macomber‘s first manuscript, Heartsong, acquired by Silhouette Books in 1982, became the first category romance ever to be reviewed by the Publishers Weekly. She was soon featured in Newsweek—and demand for her books quickly exceeded her wildest dreams. Now Debbie maintains a 90,000-name (and growing) list derived from personal correspondence from her fans, those who have come to her signings and those who have signed her guestbook.
In 2005 Debbie Macomber‘s dedication to the writing craft—and to her loyal readers—brought her the first-ever “people’s choice” Quill Award for Romance for 44 Cranberry Point, the fourth book in her popular Cedar Cove series. The winner of a RITA®, romance publishing’s “Oscar,” for her 2005 holiday hardcover, The Christmas Basket, Debbie celebrated a new career milestone in September 2007 when the seventh book in her Cedar Cove series, 74 Seaside Avenue, scored #1 on the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today and Bookscan bestseller lists.
Another popular Debbie Macomber series—the Blossom Street books—revolves around a charming neighborhood on the Seattle waterfront. Her 2008 hardcover in the series, Twenty Wishes, debuted in the #3 slot on the New York Times list.
In July 2007, Debbie Macomber threw out the first pitch in a Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field. In 2008, Leisure Arts, publishers of the “Knit Along with Debbie” pattern booklets, launched a complete line of Debbie Macomber knitting notions. All Debbie‘s profits from the sale of the pattern booklets and the knitting notions go to charity.
Debbie Macomber and her husband, Wayne, live in Washington State and winter in Florida. When not writing, she enjoys knitting for and gardening with her grandchildren.