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Debbie Macomber

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

  • About Debbie Macomber

    Debbie Macomber is one of today’s most prolific and popular authors of contemporary women’s fiction. She is the author of numerous bestsellers, including Any Dream Will Do, Sweet Tomorrows, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, Last One Home, Blossom Street Brides, and Rose Harbor in Bloom. Her novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of which were at #1.

    Best known for her beloved Cedar Cove and Rose Harbor series, Macomber has also published bestselling cookbooks, several works of nonfiction—such as the popular One Perfect World—an adult coloring book, and two acclaimed children’s books. Every year Macomber delights her readers with a Christmas novel celebrating the best of the season. Five of these novels have been made into original Hallmark Channel movies. The Cedar Cove series was made into Hallmark Channel’s first scripted dramatic series, and ran for three seasons.

    Macomber started out on a rented typewriter on her kitchen table, determined to become a writer while also raising four young children. 168 titles later, she now owns two businesses in addition to being a writer, The Grey House Café (formerly the Victorian Rose Tea Room) and A Good Yarn Shop (featured in the Blossom Street novels) in Port Orchard, WA, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series.

    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.

  • Speaking Topics

    Being a Storyteller and Becoming a Writer

    Debbie Macomber fell in love with reading and storytelling at a very young age—and to this day never goes to bed without a book in hand. But while storytelling came naturally to Macomber, becoming a writer was a real challenge. Recounting her early beginnings writing, Macomber shares a sincere account of her path to becoming one of the world’s most beloved authors.

    An Afternoon with Debbie

    As part of this program, libraries and fans of contemporary women’s fiction will hear Macomber read from selected works while telling audiences about the inspiration behind her stories and the process of bringing them to life on the page.

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  • Praise for Debbie Macomber

    Praise for Must Love Flowers

    Uplifting, warm, and hopeful . . . With her signature charm and wit, Debbie Macomber proves that the best relationships, like the perfect blooms, are always worth the wait. This can’t-miss novel is Macomber at the height of her storytelling prowess. I absolutely adored it

    Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer of Songbirds

    Both of-the-moment and timeless, this is truly a story to embrace—and then to share.

    Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of Sugar and Salt

    Debbie Macomber never fails to deliver an uplifting, heartwarming story. Must Love Flowers should be at the top of your summer reading list!

    Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Strangers

    Nobody does heart-happy books better than Debbie Macomber. Readers will adore these characters and cheer for them.

    Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Homewreckers

    Praise for A Walk Along the Beach

    You can always trust Macomber . . . to tug at your heart strings and keep you turning pages.


    Macomber scores another home run with this surprisingly heavy but uplifting contemporary romance between a café owner and a photographer. Eloquent prose . . . along with [a] charming supporting cast adds a welcome dose of light and hope. With this stirring romance, Macomber demonstrates her mastery of the genre.

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    Praise for Cottage by the Sea

    A novel that warms like the summer sun.


    Romantic, warm, and a breeze to read—one of Macomber's best.


    Readers looking for a gentle, sweet beach read will find that this stand-alone is a good place to get introduced to Macomber’s charms… Macomber’s patented recipe of idyllic small-town life with a touch of romance is sure to result in a summer best-seller.


    Praise for Any Dream Will Do

    Macomber never disappoints. The message is uplifting and inspirational. Fans of Christian fiction or crossover works with a positive message will enjoy this book.

    Library Journal

    Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber is a study in human tolerance and friendship. Macomber masterfully shows how all people have value.

    Fresh Fiction

    Any Dream Will Do is . . . so realistic, it’s hard to believe it’s fiction through the end. Even then, it’s hard to say goodbye to these characters. This standalone novel will make you hope it becomes a Hallmark movie, or gets a sequel. It’s an inspiring, hard-to-put-down tale. . . . You need to read it.

    The Free-Lance Star

    Emotional, romantic and inspirational, the latest novel from romance maven Macomber is a must read! . . . Shay’s journey is one of courage, and there’s something in her story for every reader.

    RT Book Reviews

    Praise for Rose Harbor in Bloom

    [Macomber] draws in threads of her earlier book in this series, The Inn at Rose Harbor, in what is likely to be just as comfortable a place for Macomber fans as for Jo Marie’s guests at the inn.

    The Seattle Times

    Readers will find the emotionally impactful storylines and sweet, redemptive character arcs for which the author is famous. Classic Macomber, which will please fans and keep them coming back for more.

    Kirkus Reviews

    Praise for Love Letters

    Macomber’s mastery of women’s fiction is evident in her latest. . . . [She] breathes life into each plotline, carefully intertwining her characters’ stories to ensure that none of them overshadow the others. Yet it is her ability to capture different facets of emotion which will entrance fans and newcomers alike.

    Publishers Weekly

    Romance and a little mystery abound in this third installment of Macomber’s series set at Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn. . . . Readers of Robyn Carr and Sherryl Woods will enjoy Macomber’s latest, which will have them flipping pages until the end and eagerly anticipating the next installment.

    Library Journal (starred review)

    Praise for Silver Linings

    Reading Macomber’s novels is like being with good friends, talking and sharing joys and sorrows.

    New York Journal of Books

    Macomber’s homespun storytelling style makes reading an easy venture. . . . She also tosses in some hidden twists and turns that will delight her many longtime fans.


    Praise for A Girl’s Guide to Moving On

    A Girl’s Guide to Moving On definitely hit the right buttons on how a good, strong, and happy relationship should be. . . . Pick up this beautiful story.

    Fresh Fiction

    … truly a story of love, friendship, hope and a woman’s capcity to make a fresh start… Readers will find the book full of the tender moments, humor, drama and emotion for which Debbie Macomber’s novels are famous.


    Praise for Sweet Tomorrows

    Fans will enjoy this final installment of the Rose Harbor series as they see Jo Marie’s story finally come to an end.

    Library Journal

    Macomber fans will leave the Rose Harbor Inn with warm memories of healing, hope, and enduring love.

    Kirkus Reviews
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