When Debbie Macomber started out, she was a young, dyslexic mother of four who wrote in her kitchen on a rented typewriter. Years later, she's the blockbuster bestselling author of dozens of heartwarming novels that celebrate love, laughter, and the bonds of family and friendship.
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Port Orchard, Washington
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1948
Place of Birth:
Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
Debbie Macomber's official web site
|Change of Address|
|50 Harbor Street|
Macomber returns to Cedar Cove, Washington, for the fifth installment in her bestselling series, following 44 Cranberry Point and 311 Pelican Court. This time, a series of mysterious, unsettling anonymous postcards is being delivered to 50 Harbor Street -- home of Corrie and her P. I. husband, Roy.
|Perseverance Paid Off|
|"For nearly five years I wrote and submitted my manuscripts. My work was rejected so fast it practically hit me in the back of the head on my way home from the post office," Macomber reveals in our interview. "At one point in my lonely sojourn, an editor read and reviewed my manuscript, and with the utmost sincerity told me there was no use in revising it and the best thing I could do was throw it away. Thankfully, I didn’t take her advice, because that same manuscript sold to a rival publishing house and launched my writing career."|
|Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do|
We asked Macomber to tell us about some of her favorite books. "This business-related book taught me that I’m a gutsy girl in a good girl disguise," she explains of Kate White's guide for women in the workplace. "It offers some of the soundest career advice I’ve read."
|Walking After Midnight|
"This book was pure fun. I felt as though I was on a roller-coaster ride and every page was a thrill," says Macomber of Karen Robards's chiller, Walking After Midnight. Read our interview with Macomber to learn more about her favorite books, including: