This last Monday (05/18/2020) my guest was author Debbie Macomber. Debbie joined me from Hood Canal, Washington.
This show lasted just over an hour. Debbie is an old friend of mine. She was also the first and last guest on the original Fiber Hooligan show. You can check those episodes out on the archived episodes page.
Debbie shared the story of how, as a young girl, her dyslexia moved her into knitting. It was a sweet story and you should listen to the podcast if for no other reason than that.
We talked about her husband, her kids, and her grandkids. We talked about the 5 year time span it took her to get a book published... and the very personal, professional, and economic trials in her life during that time.
Debbie told us that when she combined her two passions, knitting and story telling, her career as an author really took off. She talked about some of those successes; in some cases vindicating some of the earlier rejections she had gotten.
Debbie and I talked about her connection to the fiber arts industry. She had actually been going to STITCHES for several year before I met her. We finally met when we served on the board of Warm Up America! together.
Debbie talked about her series, Cedar Cove becoming a series on the Hallmark Channel. She also talked about her Mrs. Miricle books becoming movies and some of my Christmas favorites.
Debbie talked about her two upcoming books... A Walk Along the Beach (to be released in July 2020) and Jingle All the Way (to be released in October 2020).
We talked about her slowing down a bit and only writing maybe one book a year while helping with her new online magazine, Welcome Home Magazine.
It was great to catch up with Debbie after so many years. She really is a delight and she knows how to tell a story. I hope you'll listen to the show and check it out for yourself.
Debbie Macomber's Biography: Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen of these books hit the number 1 spot.
In 2020, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include A Walk Along the Beach (July) and Jingle All the Way (October). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published three bestselling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber’s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.
She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series.
During the show we talked about a lot of things. Here are the resource links to some of those things...
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