We have the lovely Debbie Macomber in today’s episode! 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. Debbie’s novels have spent over 950 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list with ten of these novels hitting the number one spot!
Debbie and I discuss the inspiration behind her newest book A Girl’s Guide to Moving On and her adult coloring book, The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home To Color. We’re giving both of these books to one lucky winner! Contest instructions below.
Debbie also walks us through her experience being on set of the first dramatic scripted Hallmark Channel TV series inspired by her Cedar Cove Series starring Andie MacDowell.
For fellow writers, you’ll love the writing advice shared throughout the episode: Learn the five words Debbie uses to determine the success of her work, apply the techniques Debbie uses to improve plotting, pacing, and character introductions, learn how to not let ego get in the way of your writing, and a whole lot more juicy writing and creativity tips!
GIVEAWAY CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS:
- Listen to the episode and find out the name of the librarian who gave Debbie the first book she ever read (this is a super fun surprise!)
- Tell me the name by reaching out to me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Be sure to tag me @88cupsoftea so I can find you.
- One lucky winner will receive a copy of A Girl’s Guide to Moving On and a copy of The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home To Color. Have fun and good luck!
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
The first book Debbie read was handed to her by a young librarian from her hometown (AND YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHO IT IS!)
A technique Debbie uses for her own writings that can help you improve plotting, pacing, character introductions and much more
How implementing reader feedback has opened doors to even greater success for Debbie
- Five words that can help you decide if your story ideas will be a hit amongst your readers
- Why it’s crucial to not let your ego get in the way of your writing and how that positive mindset has attributed to Debbie’s tremendous success
- Debbie’s experience on the set of her Cedar Cover series starring Andie MacDowell
Learn More About Debbie Macomber
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 950 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Ten of these novels hit the number one spot.
In 2016, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, Sweet Tomorrows, and Twelve Days of Christmas and an adult coloring book, The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home To Color. In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published two bestselling cookbooks, 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.
Macomber owns two businesses in Port Orchard, WA, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove Series. These include the Victorian Rose Tea Room, featured in the Cedar Cove Series, and A Good Yarn Shop, introduced in her popular Blossom Street novels. They are located on the Village Square campus, which also serves as Debbie’s corporate headquarters.
She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington and winter in Florida.
Debbie’s Recommended Books & Resources:
The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleene E. Woodwiss
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Making Faces by Amy Harmon