Author of the Month: APRIL
Debbie Macomber was born on October 22, 1948 in Yakima, Washington, U.S.A.. Debbie is dyslexic, and when she first decided to write a novel she had only a High School Degree and also was the very young mother of four active children. People called her a hopeless dreamer, no one believed she had what it took to write a book--except Debbie. She eventually saved enough money to rent an old typewriter, and every night when the children were asleep, she would sit down to write. She wrote--for years. But each time she completed a story and mailed it off to a publisher, the manuscript was returned, stamped 'rejected.' As tough as it was to keep her spirits alive, Debbie never gave up. Five long years and thousands of pages later, she received a letter in the afternoon mail. The letter was from Silhouette Books--and they wanted to buy her story. Her first novel, Heartsong, was published as a Silhouette Inspiration in 1984, and it became the first romance novel ever to be reviewed in Publishers Weekly. In her office, located directly above a bookstore and an ice cream parlor, Macomber is currently committed to writing two single-title books (one hardcover, one paperback) and one shorter book each year. She has two full-time and two part-time assistants who help her with research, bookkeeping, sorting reader mail, and keeping up with her website. Macomber receives approximately 3000 letters from fans every month and responds personally to each one. Macomber and her husband, Wayne, have four children and numerous grandchildren. They live in Port Orchard, Washington, where her husband is building his own airplane, and Macomber enjoys knitting and cooking.--courtesy of wikipedia
I've chosen Debbie Macomber as the author for the month of April, in view of the fact, that she had become one of my favorite authors. Although she is a romance novelist, and I hardly read love stories, her books are not just an ordinary boy-meets-girl kind of thing. Her books deals with everyday problems that each of us encounters in our everyday lives. There's more magnitude to her stories. It's like whenever I'm reading her books, I can sense the emotions of her characters. She is truly a gifted writer and I'm looking forward on reading all of her books! Cheerz!