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New Titles in the Library

Adult Fiction

  • Alaskan Holiday – Debbie Macomber
  • Past Tense – Lee Child
  • Blood Communion – Anne Rice
  • Fire & Blood – George R. Martin
  • Kingdom of the Blind – Louise Penny
  • Target – James Patterson

Junior Fiction

  • The Jigsaw – Kristin Levine
  • The Legacy Chronicles – Pittacus Lore


Featured Author of the Month



Debbie Macomber   

This month’s featured author is Debbie Macomber. Debbie Macomber (born October 22, 1948 in Yakima, Washington) is an American author of romance novels and contemporary women's fiction. Six of her novels have become made-for-TV movies and her Cedar Coveseries of novel was adapted into the television series of the same name.
Macomber is dyslexic and has only a high school education. Determined to be a writer, she sat in her kitchen in front of a rented typewriter to develop her first few manuscripts, while raising four children. After five years and many rejections from publishers, she turned to freelance magazine work. 
Macomber attended a romance writer's conference, where one of her manuscripts was selected to be publicly critiqued by an editor from Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. The editor tore apart her novel and recommended that she throw it away. Undaunted, Macomber scraped together $10 to mail the same novel, Heartsong, to Harlequin's rival, Silhouette Books. Silhouette bought the book, which became the first romance novel to be reviewed by Publishers Weekly. 
Starlight was the first of her novels to be published, as part of the Silhouette Special Edition romance line, now owned by Harlequin. Macomber continued to write romances for Silhouette, and later Harlequin. In 1988, Harlequin asked Macomber to write a series of interconnected stories, which became known as the Navy series. Before long, she was releasing two or three titles per year. By 1994, Macomber began releasing single-title novels. Her first hardcover was released in 2001. 


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Debbie Macomber 2018