Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Lunch With Debbie

My friend Jan belongs to a book club that meets on the first Wednesday of every month, at a local Round Table Pizza place less than a mile from our houses. She had invited me to go with her this month because local author Debbie Macomber was scheduled to be the special guest and she knows I love Debbie's books.   (Click on her name to go to her web site for a list of her books.)

So Jan picked me up a little after 11am, we went over to Round Table and got their pizza buffet & salad bar (yummy) and visited with those seated around us while we waited for Debbie to arrive.  I had her 2007 Christmas  book for her to sign and a book plate for her book "Knit Together" which I have  ordered but it hasn't arrived yet. 

Debbie arrived and after she greeted everyone, she brought us up to date on her books.  She said she mailed book #8 in the Cedar Cove series to her editor today.  It's due out next summer.  And told us about a couple other books coming out in 2008 and also what's planned for 2009. 

If you've never read her books they are delightful.  She's written over 100 books and they are all good.  Her Cedar Cove series is based on the fictional town of Cedar Cove, Washington...which is actually her home town of Port Orchard, WA just across the Narrows Bridge from me. 

She's made the New York Times best seller list over and over and is a down to earth lady who has a gift to write great stories. This is actually the third time, I've been to one of her book signings.  The first time was in December 2005, then I saw her again at a new Boarder's Book Store in Gig Harbor a couple weeks ago and now today.  

Well, I'm off to the dentist...they called and want to X-ray that tooth where they found a little cavity under a crown. 

Until next time....Linda

12 comments:

jeadie05 said...

I have some of her books after ,you spoke about her in an earlier entry ,lovely to see her picture ,Linda you are Beautiful ...love Jan xx

jkboutwel said...

Pretty good Shookie!!  That was a fun luncheon.  I think it would be fun to go to Port Orchard for lunch at the Tea Room. I have never been to Port Orchard. Let me know when/   Skinner

mleppard06 said...

hi linda, sounds like a lovely lunch. I've not heard of Debbie Macomber before, I shall have to keep my eyes open for her books. Good luck with the dentist...I hate going, i get panic attacks in the waiting room and shake in the chair! Even for just a check-up! Have a good day, mrs t xx

nay0114 said...

Never read her books, but they look interesting. Sounds like you had a good time.
Take care, Chrissie

helmswondermom said...

I have read and own several of her books.  What an honor to have met her!
Lori

breakaway1968 said...

I will have to check out her books..I don't read much but it's great when I find a good author and then have the books to hunt for.  I like mystery novels mostly.  

fasttrack58 said...

Wow! How fun to sit and visit with a well known author....
Linda :)

mariealicejoan said...

Sounds a great afternoon, well all except for the Dentist that is!
Marie
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hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))))))))))I am glad you had a nice time.That is so neat you meeting one of your book writters.Have a nice day.

ally123130585918 said...

Linda how lovely you got to meet Debbie Macomber ~ I havn't read any of her books but will make a point of getting one ~ you make them sound so good ~ Hope the dental appointment went well ~ Ally x

jonibooks1991 said...

That is so nice that Debbie is so cordial.  What a treat to get to see her again.  Joni

wwfbison said...

I had not heard of Debbie before, how nice she is pleasant & cordial to her readers.   The pizza & salad buffet, oh okay just the pizza sounds pretty good to me!!!!
Lisa