She has been awarded both a lifetime achievement award by the Romance Writers of America and a RITA Award.
She is active in fundraising for battered women’s shelters and literacy and medical research and is a volunteer mentor for young people.
Debbie Macomber is dyslexic and only has a high school education. She was determined to become a writer so she sat on her kitchen counter in front of her rented typewriter while raising her four children.
Macomber’s first published novel Starlight was a part of the romance line of Silhouette Special Edition.
Debbie Macomber’s The Shop on Blossom Street focuses on a Seattle yarn shop and knitting class that brings four women together to make baby blankets.
Silver Linings is set in Cedar Cove’s Rose Harbor Inn. Since the opening of the inn, Jo Marie Rose become close to her handyman, Mark Taylor.
And, as she discovers the reason behind Mark’s decision to leave, she welcomes two visitors who are seeking something themselves.