The first guest on the premiere episode of Fiber Hooligan was Debbie Macomber.
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. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that comprise family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.
Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, most recently The Inn at Rose Harbor, and Angels at the Table; two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; two acclaimed children’s books and the beloved and bestselling series of novels set in Cedar Cove, Washington on which CEDAR COVE, Hallmark Channel’s first dramatic scripted television series, is based. She is the first-ever recipient of the “readers’ choice” Quill Award for Romance Fiction. She is the recipient of numerous writing awards; been honored with a RITA® award; an RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award. In 2010, the Romance Writers of America presented Macomber with their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.
In addition to her bestselling novels, Macomber owns her own yarn store, A Good Yarn, named after the shop featured in her popular Blossom Street novels, and she has her own line with Universal Yarn. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she was recently named World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative.
A devoted grandmother, Debbie and her husband Wayne live in Washington State and winter in Florida.
Benjamin started off the show welcoming everyone. And then he thanked his friends and family for their support.
Benjamin then introduced Debbie Macomber who joined the podcast from her home in Florida.
Debbie & Benjamin spent a few minutes catching up from their last visit together at STITCHES West 2013 and did mentioned some of the vendors that she saw at the show that she liked.
Kristine from A Verb for Keeping Warm
Michelle from Fickle Knitter Design
Tina from Knitwhits/Freia Yarns
Then Benjamin and Debbie discussed the following things.
Debbie's quote of the show: "No matter what I do, I want to be a blessing to those around me."
Benjamin thanked Debbie for being on the show and asked her to please come back. She said she would.
Benjamin closed the show with the following message… "I'd like to wish you all a glorious week," Benjamin said. "Remember… the only thing better than being creative is being kind to each other. The good news… you can do both. Thank you. I'll see you next week on another edition of Fiber Hooligan."
What Benjamin messed up on…
At the end of the show, Benjamin said that he was a board member of Warm Up America! and thanked Debbie for her support with her own Knit 1, Bless 2 for Warm Up America!. This was a mistake. Benjamin and Debbie used to serve on the board of Warm Up America together, but do not currently do so. Benjamin meant to say that he serves on the board of Halos of Hope. And he meant to thank Debbie for her support of Halos of Hope as a part of her Knit One, Bless Two campaign. Benjamin apologies to both worthwhile charities as well as his listeners for misspeaking.
Important links from this show…
We invite you to listen to the show live every Monday morning at 11:00 am central time. You can get reminders of the Fiber Hooligan podcast via BlogTalkRadio.com by going to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fiberhooligan and clicking on the 'follow' button. If you can't make it to the live show, you can always find past shows as On-Demand Episodes on that same page. There is also an RSS feed link on that page that will allow you subscribe to the podcast via your favorite mobile device. And, of course, you can also subscribe to the show via iTunes.
Benjamin is eager to hear from you. You can e-mail him questions, recommendations, critiques, and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. He doesn't promise to respond to every e-mail, but he does promise to do his best to read every e-mail. He may even read your e-mail on the podcast.
Benjamin Levisay is the CEO of XRX, Inc… home of Knitter's Magazine, XRX Books, and STITCHES Expos. You can visit their website, http://KnittingUniverse.com or their Facebook page, http://Facebook.com/KnittingUniverse. You can also find Benjamin online on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, & Ravelry as BenjaminXRX
For the next edition of Fiber Hooligan, Benjamin's guest will be Rick Mondragon, editor of Knitter's Magazine. He'll be talking about K110, the Spring 2013 issue, in local yarn stores and on newsstands now, as well as teasing you with what you'll see in the upcoming Summer issue.
We invite you tune in next Monday morning at 11:00 am (central time) as he takes you into the pages and between the lines of Knitter's Magazine. Gain insight on how it all comes together—stitch, color, and silhouette—along with logical approaches to what appears on the page and why. You'll want to have your hard copy or digital edition (on your iPad, or computer) of Knitter's 110 at hand for the full experience of Rick's visit with us. Besides being the editor, he is also a creative designer with lots to share. You're going to love his insights. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fiberhooligan/2013/03/18/rick-mondragon