Squawk Radio

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Congratulations to our guest Squawker Debbie Macomber!

Debbie is a great writer and a great friend, and now she's the winner of the first Quill Award for the Best Romance of 2005!

The competition was tough. To win she beat out the other finalists: two Nora Roberts books, BLUE DAHLIA and NORTHERN LIGHTS, Janet Evanvitch's THE ROCKY ROAD TO ROMANCE, and Mary Janice Davidson, UNDEAD AND UNEMPLOYED. But Debbie's homespun combination of humor, drama and warmth prevailed.

The Quill Awards is "A new book award program that pairs a populist sensibility with Hollywood-style glitz to bestow the first literary prizes reflecting the tastes of the people who matter most--readers." In other words, the readers voted on their favorite book and the Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on NBC on October 22! I can't wait to see it. From all of us at Squawk Radio, Debbie, congratulations!
Christina Dodd, 11:32 AM