Debbie Macomber has developed a very close and intimate relationship with her readers because she is just like them in almost every way that matters. Debbie writes about people we know, telling stories about life experiences we all share. Readers relate to Debbie because she has experienced the full gamut of emotions: love, happiness, and profound sorrow. She has endured hardships and found successes. She has seen life both at ...
Debbie Macomber has developed a very close and intimate relationship with her readers because she is just like them in almost every way that matters. Debbie writes about people we know, telling stories about life experiences we all share. Readers relate to Debbie because she has experienced the full gamut of emotions: love, happiness, and profound sorrow. She has endured hardships and found successes. She has seen life both at its best and worst. Debbie's fans know this about her, and they have responded accordingly, buying more than 140 million copies of her novels around the world and keeping her constantly on the bestseller list.
Debbie understands that her readers want to be close to her and get to know her better. She knows the importance of maintaining a close relationship with her readers, and she does this through her website, blog updates, and Facebook page. Debbie also maintains a mailing list of some 140,000 readers with whom she corresponds regularly. For Macomber, these are not simply acts of self-promotion. She cares about her readers, and they care about her. Reading a book by Debbie Macomber is like spending time in the company of a good friend.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Aileen Wen is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading!
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Debbie knew she wanted to write stories when she was still in grade school, but she kept the dream to herself, afraid of ridicule. Part of her hesitancy was because she is dyslexic, something she did not understand until two of her children were diagnosed with the same learning disorder. Debbie only knew that academics and learning to read was a great effort. In first grade she was the only girl put into the slow reader group. It wasn't until fifth grade that she managed to catch up with others in reading, and she never excelled in school. She did manage to finish high school, but it was a difficult experience. Debbie developed a circle of good friends, however, who helped her cope, and who served as the basis for her later stories about the power of friendship.
When Debbie was around 11 or 12 years old, she saw someone knitting and decided she wanted to learn. Although no one in her family was a knitter, a new passion was born. She pestered her mother until her mom finally took her to a yarn store, where Debbie learned the basic concepts of knitting. Her very first project was a sweater vest for her mother, which she admits was a highly amateur effort. Years later, after her mother had passed away and Debbie was sorting through her mother's possessions, she was profoundly touched to discover that her mother had kept that sweater her whole life.
Who Is Debbie Macomber?
+ Background and Upbringing
+ Timeline of Major Accomplishments & Awards
+ Personal Life
+ In the News
+ Public Statements