Debbie Macomber, the author of such beloved novels as TWENTY WISHES, BACK ON BLOSSOM STREET, SUSANNAH S GARDEN, A GOOD YARN, THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET, BETWEEN FRIENDS and the CEDAR COVE series, is one of today s leading voices in women s fiction. A regular on every major bestseller list with more than 60 million copies of her books sold, the award-winning author celebrated a new career milestone in September 2007, when the latest in her Cedar Cove series, 74 SEASIDE AVENUE, scored #1 on the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly and Bookscan bestseller lists. Her popularity is worldwide with her books translated into twenty-three languages.
Debbie loves to tell the story of her struggle to get published, and the five-year search to find a publisher who would buy one of her manuscripts. Dyslexic and the mother of four young children, she wrote those early books in her kitchen on a rented typewriter. But her hard work and determination paid off. Her first manuscript, HEARTSONG, acquired by Silhouette Books in 1982, became the first category romance ever to be reviewed by the Publishers Weekly. She was soon featured in Newsweek and demand for her books quickly exceeded her wildest dreams.
Debbie is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Drawing on her own experiences and those of her family and friends, she demonstrates an almost uncanny ability to see into the souls of women and to express their emotions, values, and concerns. In every book, her sense of humor enlivens her writing.
An avid knitter, Debbie has parlayed her passion for the craft into garments for her grandchildren and bestselling books about women who knit. In her May 2007 hardcover, BACK ON BLOSSOM STREET, which debuted in the #8 slot on the New York Times bestseller list, Debbie welcomed back some familiar faces and introduced her readers to delightful new characters in the Seattle neighborhood introduced in THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET. There, the author continued her moving exploration of complex relationships and the special bonds formed by a group of diverse women who meet in knitting classes and face the challenges in their lives. Her following books have continued the theme much to her fans delight!
The knit-themed books warm reception in the knitting community ultimately influenced Leisure Arts, one of the world s largest publishers and distributors of needlework, craft, decorating, entertaining, and other lifestyle interest how-to books and DVDs, to create a series of companion books offering patterns inspired by the knitting projects tackled by the characters in the Debbie s books. The KNIT ALONG WITH DEBBIE MACOMBER series currently includes:
Knit Along with Debbie Macomber The Shop on Blossom Street
Knit Along with Debbie Macomber A Good Yarn
Knit Along with Debbie Macomber The Cedar Cove Series
Knit Along with Debbie Macomber Back on Blossom Street
Knit Along with Debbie Macomber Debbie's Favorites
Knit Along with Debbie Macomber Twenty Wishes
Knit Along with Debbie Macomber Friendship Shawls
But the story doesn t end there...For readers who have enjoyed Debbie s books and creating the knit projects inspired by their favorite characters thanks to Debbie s knitting how-to series, Leisure Arts has developed the KNIT ALONG WITH DEBBIE MACOMBER line of knitting accessories. The whole coordinated, designer-fabric-accented collection of patterns, storage options, and other knitting notions was designed with Debbie s readers in mind!
And on a special note:
Debbie is planning to donate the proceeds from the sale of her knitting accessories to charities.