As a librarian, I often get asked for reading recommendations. “Can you recommend an author?” One of my go-to authors for this question is Debbie Macomber.
“Why?” Her books make you feel good when finished; as if you spent time with friends.
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular, with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
Within her 168 novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope.
Macomber, who is dyslexic and had only a high school education, was determined to be a writer. She sat in her kitchen in front of a rented typewriter to develop her first few manuscripts all while raising four children. After five years and many rejections from publishers, she turned to freelance magazine work.
I enjoyed this story from this beginning of her career that shows us never to give up on a dream!
Macomber attended a romance writer’s conference, where one of her manuscripts was selected to be publicly critiqued by an editor from Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. The editor tore apart her novel and recommended that she throw it away. Undaunted, Macomber scraped together $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.
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 serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet and she is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative, which includes Macomber’s own Knit One, Bless Two. She is also a Pearl S. Buck International Honorary Board Member and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award by the Romance Writers of America.
I look forward to her newest book “If Not for You.” Reserve your copy today! I promise it will be a worthwhile, enjoyable read!