Debbie Macomber: Biography

Debbie Macomber

22 okt 1948

Debbie Macomber was born in 1948 in Yakima, Washington. She was diagnosed as dyslexic and did not attend any further education once she left high school. Despite this, she was determined that she was going to become a writer, so the story is that she rented a typewriter and tried to pull together her first couple of manuscripts. It was only after years of rejection and writing for magazines as a freelancer that a manuscript of hers was finally purchased and published.

Debbie Macomber is an international bestselling author. She has been in the number one bestselling author in the New York Times for eight different novels. She is hugely popular around the world, having sold over 170 million copies of her books worldwide. Combined, novels written by Macomber have spent a total of more than 750 weeks on bestseller list in the New York Times. 4 of her books have been televised and broadcast to huge audiences.

Macomber’s early novels all belong to the romance genre, but because of her strict Christian beliefs, there is no explicit sexual content in any of her novels. Instead she focuses on sensuality and human connection. In 2002 she began to write more about women and their friendships. She has since moved away from strict romance writing to pen contemporary women’s fiction.

Macomber is still writing novels and continues to publish about 2 books a year. She is also a business owner, with a Tea Room and a Yarn Shop in her home town of Port Orchard, Washington. When she isn’t running her businesses or writing her novels, she finds time to be an ambassador for various charities, a mentor for young people and fundraises for projects such as women’s shelters.