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On the final edition of Fiber Hooligan (01/19/15) my guest will be Debbie Macomber… who was the very first guest on the show.
 
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber's novels have spent over 750 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.  Eight of these novels hitting the number one spot.
 
In 2014, Macomber's all-new hardcover publications will include Blossom Street Brides (March), Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Inn Novel (August) and Mr. Miracle (October) and paperback editions of the #1 bestseller Starting Now (April) and her acclaimed Christmas novel, Starry Night (October).
 
In addition to fiction Macomber has also published two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; and two acclaimed children’s books.
 
Macomber's beloved and bestselling Cedar Cove Series became Hallmark Channel’s first dramatic scripted television series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, which was ranked as the top program on cable when it debuted in summer 2013. Hallmark is now filming a second season of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove which will premiere this July 19.  In addition, Macomber’s upcoming Christmas novel, Mr. Miracle, will be made into an original movie premiering on Hallmark Channel in fall 2014. Previously, Hallmark Channel has produced three successful Christmas movies based on Macomber's bestselling Christmas novels, Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Trading Christmas.
 
Macomber owns her own tea room, Victorian Rose Tea Room & yarn store, A Good Yarn, named after the shop featured in her popular Blossom Street novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative.
 

 

I hope you’ll join us for what I know will be a fantastic final show!
Direct download: FH_75_DebbieMacomber.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (01/12/15) my guest will be, Gryphon Corpus, co-owner of The Verdant Gryphon. Gryphon is originally from Austria, of Romanian family among whom all the women were knitters. Her education is in philosophy, but she talked her way into a job as a molecular biologist for a few years, before moving to rural Maryland to raise a child and dye yarn.
 
The Verdant Gryphon is an independent textile & dyeworks company, developing fine yarns, creating extraordinary color palettes, and designing unique knitwear.
 
They’ve been in operation more than 8 years, since Gryphon originally founded the company in 2006. They’re based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but retail only online on their website, through The Yarn Company in Manhattan, at trade shows, and at their once-a-year studio open house.
 
Gryphon has always been a friendly face in our industry and I have know her as a vendor at STITCHES Expos for several years. She’s amazingly talented and she’s a lot of fun. I can’t wait to share her with all of you.
Direct download: FH_74_GryphonCorpus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT