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Debbie Macomber Biography & Facts

Debbie Macomber (born October 22, 1948) is an American author of romance novels and contemporary women's fiction. Six of her novels have become made-for-TV movies and her Cedar Cove series of novels was adapted into a television series of the same name. Macomber was the inaugural winner of the fan-voted Quill Award for romance in 2005 and has been awarded both a RITA Award and a lifetime achievement award by the Romance Writers of America.She also works as executive producer on the television adaptations of her books. Career Early career Macomber is dyslexic and has only a high school education. Determined to be a writer, she sat in her kitchen in front of a rented typewriter to develop her first few manuscripts, while raising four children. After five years and many rejections from publishers, she turned to freelance magazine work.Macomber attended a romance writer's conference, where one of her manuscripts was selected to be publicly critiqued by an editor from Harlequin. The editor tore apart her novel and recommended that she throw it away. Undaunted, Macomber spent $10 to mail the same novel, Heartsong, to Harlequin's rival, Silhouette Books. Silhouette bought the book, which became the first romance novel to be reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Career Starlight was the first of her novels to be published, as part of the Silhouette Special Edition romance line. Macomber continued to write romances for Silhouette, and later Harlequin. In 1988, Harlequin asked Macomber to write a series of interconnected stories, which became known as the Navy series. Before long, she was releasing two or three titles per year. By 1994, Macomber began releasing single-title novels. Her first hardcover was released in 2001.In 2002, Macomber realized that she wanted to write books focusing more on women and their friendships. Thursdays at Eight was her first departure from the traditional romance novel into contemporary women's fiction.In most years since 1986, Macomber has released a Christmas-themed book or novella.Macomber's novels focus on delivering the message of the story and do not include detailed descriptive passages. Her heroines tend to be optimists, and the "stories are resolved in a manner that leaves the reader with a feeling of hope and happy expectation." Many novels take place in small, rural towns, with her Cedar Cove series loosely based on her own hometown, Port Orchard, Washington. Because of her Christian beliefs, Macomber does not include explicit sexual details in her books, although they do contain sensuality.Over 170 million copies of her books are in print throughout the world. This Matter of Marriage became a made-for-TV-movie in 1998. Six of Macomber's novels have been made into Hallmark television movies: Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle, Trading Christmas (based on Macomber's novel When Christmas Comes), Mr. Miracle, Dashing Through the Snow and A Mrs. Miracle Christmas. Macomber also now writes inspirational nonfiction, including cookbooks and children's books. Macomber owns a yarn store in Port Orchard, Washington, and there is a Debbie Macomber line of knitting pattern books. The yarn store, A Good Yarn Shop, closed its doors on November 4, 2016. The shop was open for eight years prior to Macomber deciding to focus on other business ventures.In July 2013, the Hallmark Channel began airing its first-ever original, scripted series based on her Cedar Cove book series. Macomber is the series developer and executive producer. The Cedar Cove television series ran for 3 seasons and ended in 2015. The show received 2 nominations for LEO awards, Best Costume Design in a Dramatic Series and Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series (2014), and 1 nomination for a Prism award, Drama Episode - Mental Health (2015). Recognition Macomber is a three-time winner of the B. Dalton Award, and the inaugural winner of the fan-voted Quill Award for romance (2005, for 44 Cranberry Point). She has been awarded the Romantic Times Magazine Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award and has won a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, for The Christmas Basket. She threw out the first pitch in a Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field in 2007. Personal Macomber is a volunteer mentor for young people, and is active in fundraising for battered women's shelters and for literacy and medical research. She is a national board member for Warm-Up America, and was appointed an ambassador for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America national office in 1997.Macomber and her husband, Wayne, raised four children and have grandchildren. They live in Port Orchard, Washington. Bibliography See also List of romantic novelistsReferences External links Official website Debbie Macomber at IMDb . Discover the Debbie Macomber popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Debbie Macomber books.

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  • Mr. Miracle synopsis, comments

    Mr. Miracle

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Includes a new story by Christina SkyeBeloved author Debbie Macomber celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in this heartwarming C...

  • Denim and Diamonds synopsis, comments

    Denim and Diamonds

    Debbie Macomber

    In this heartwrenching classic novel from Debbie Macomber, two wounded hearts give in to the healing power of loveand learn to trust again. Letty Ellison left her small town and he...

  • Dashing Through the Snow synopsis, comments

    Dashing Through the Snow

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Savor the magic of the season in a Christmas novel filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.Ashley Davison...

  • Cottage by the Sea synopsis, comments

    Cottage by the Sea

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  A seaside town helps one young woman reclaim the light after darkness in an uplifting novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author...

  • Love Letters synopsis, comments

    Love Letters

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNALIn this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber celebrates t...

  • Starry Night synopsis, comments

    Starry Night

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  “Macomber hits the sweet spot with this tender tale of impractical love. . . . A delicious Christmas miracle well worth waiting for.”Publishers Week...

  • Window on the Bay synopsis, comments

    Window on the Bay

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When a single mom becomes an empty nester, she spreads her wings to rediscover herselfand her passionsin this heartwarming novel from #1 New York Times b...

  • Any Dream Will Do synopsis, comments

    Any Dream Will Do

    Debbie Macomber

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Debbie Macomber returns with a powerful standalone novel about a woman forced to start her life anew, embarking on the most courageous journey of allt...

  • Family Affair synopsis, comments

    Family Affair

    Debbie Macomber

    “Debbie Macomber writes characters that are as warm and funny as your best friends.”Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author#1 New York Times bestseller Debbie Macomber invit...

  • If Not for You synopsis, comments

    If Not for You

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Debbie Macomber has written an emotionally stirring novel that shows how sometimes a choice can seem wrong even though it’s absolutely right. If not...

  • Angels at the Table synopsis, comments

    Angels at the Table

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, ...

  • Debbie Macomber The Complete Alaska Collection synopsis, comments

    Debbie Macomber The Complete Alaska Collection

    Debbie Macomber

    Available for the first time together in a box set, rediscover the world of the Midnight Sons in the Complete Alaska Collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Mac...

  • A Walk Along the Beach synopsis, comments

    A Walk Along the Beach

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Two sisters must learn from each other’s strengths and trust in the redeeming power of love in a touching new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling au...

  • Then You Came Along synopsis, comments

    Then You Came Along

    Debbie Macomber

    The right person could appear anytime, anywhere, in these two stories of finding love and creating family.  Father''s Day Robin Masterson’s little boy wants a d...

  • Last One Home synopsis, comments

    Last One Home

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  An inspiring standalone novel about the enduring bond between sisters, the power of forgiveness, and a second chance at love. Growing up, Cassie Car...

  • Dear Santa synopsis, comments

    Dear Santa

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A special holiday wish list brings about hope, love, and second chances in this nostalgic novel from the queen of Christmas stories, Debbie Macomber...

  • Sweet Tomorrows synopsis, comments

    Sweet Tomorrows

    Debbie Macomber

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The muchanticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber’s beloved Rose Harbor series, set in the picturesque town of Cedar Cove, Sweet Tomorrows is a vibran...

  • Marriage of Inconvenience synopsis, comments

    Marriage of Inconvenience

    Debbie Macomber

    One for the keeper shelf! Enjoy this classic romance by everyone’s favorite storyteller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.Rich Manning and Jamie Warren have alw...

  • Must Love Flowers synopsis, comments

    Must Love Flowers

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Two women at different stages of life find themselves on a journey of renewal after undergoing hardships in this uplifting novel from #1 New York Times b...

  • Hidden synopsis, comments


    Fern Michaels

    A pageturning new story from the bestselling author of No Way Out, perfect for fans of Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel! Meet a brother and sister who are drawn into a treacherous m...

  • Merry and Bright synopsis, comments

    Merry and Bright

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Christmas is the season of the heart, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is here to warm yours with a delightful holiday novel of f...

  • Starting Now synopsis, comments

    Starting Now

    Debbie Macomber

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDebbie Macomber returns to Seattle’s beloved Blossom Street in this heartfelt tale of friendship, renewal, and discovering what’s truly important in lif...

  • The Best Is Yet to Come synopsis, comments

    The Best Is Yet to Come

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When a woman alone in the world bravely chooses to open her heart, two lost souls have a new chance at belonging, in this intimate novel from Debbie Maco...

  • Someday Soon synopsis, comments

    Someday Soon

    Debbie Macomber

    Fall in love with the first book in Debbie Macomber's Deliverance Company series featuring a romance between a mercenary and a widow inexplicably drawn together.Cain McClellan had ...

  • Christmas in Cedar Cove synopsis, comments

    Christmas in Cedar Cove

    Debbie Macomber

    Get cozy with this heartwarming story perfect for your holiday readingFirst, drop in at 5B Poppy Lane, where you'll get a chance to visit with Helen Shelton, her granddaughter Ruth...

  • Silver Linings synopsis, comments

    Silver Linings

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSet in Cedar Cove’s charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber’s captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing an...

  • No Way Out synopsis, comments

    No Way Out

    Fern Michaels

    A riveting new read that will thrill you from #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Rachel Caine, and J.D. Robb.   Ellie Bowman...

  • Almost Paradise synopsis, comments

    Almost Paradise

    Debbie Macomber

    Debbie Macomber dazzles in a contemporary update of Snow White. Despite the picturesque view, it’s a kiss that turns an unlikely pair into a fairytale romance.   A mountain ca...

  • A Christmas to Remember synopsis, comments

    A Christmas to Remember

    Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano, Kristen Ashley & Jill Shalvis

    Curl up with this heartwarming Christmas collection! Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distanceespecially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend wi...

  • Rose Harbor in Bloom synopsis, comments

    Rose Harbor in Bloom

    Debbie Macomber

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHailed as “the reigning queen of women’s fiction” (The Sacramento Bee), Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and th...

  • Promise Me Forever synopsis, comments

    Promise Me Forever

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  One of beloved author Debbie Macomber’s classic novels, this is a beautiful story of hope, healing, and the magic of the human heart. Physical thera...

  • Blossom Street Brides synopsis, comments

    Blossom Street Brides

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDebbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. Now wedding bells are ringing in the tightknit community t...

  • Alaskan Holiday synopsis, comments

    Alaskan Holiday

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Debbie Macomber brings us to the Alaskan wilderness for a magical Christmas tale about finding love where it’s least expected.“Pictureperfect ....

  • Debbie Macomber Christmas Collection Volume 1 synopsis, comments

    Debbie Macomber Christmas Collection Volume 1

    Debbie Macomber

    It just isn’t Christmas without a book by Debbie Macomber! Together for the first time in one value box set, three delightful stories capture the warmth of the season.When Christma...

  • Debbie Macomber Brides Collection synopsis, comments

    Debbie Macomber Brides Collection

    Debbie Macomber

    Three popular books from Debbie Macomber! Three memorable heroes and the women who love them.Meet the Manning brothers and their brides…Rich Manning enters into a marriage of conve...

  • Twelve Days of Christmas synopsis, comments

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    Debbie Macomber

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Continuing in a festive annual tradition, Debbie Macomber returns with a new original holiday novel full of romance and cheerand the magical prospect of ...