Debbie Macomber, the best-selling author of the Cedar Cove series (set in a fictional town on the Kitsap Peninsula - Port Orchard, Washington), and over a hundred other books, will be awarded the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award by Romance Writers of America (RWA) later this summer at the annual conference.
From the Romance Writer's of America Website
One of the highest honors RWA bestows is the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to a living author in recognition of significant contributions to the romance genre. To qualify for the award, the recipient's career in romantic fiction must span a minimum of 15 years. Recipients must in some way continue to promote the romance genre, teach romance in fiction, or publish romantic fiction. In 1994 a new requirement was added, that recipients must maintain active RWA membership. Authors are nominated for the award by RWA members and selected by the Board of Directors.
2010 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Debbie Macomber is the best-selling author of the Blossom Street series, among her other popular books and series. Debbie sold her first manuscript, Heartsong, to Silhouette Books in 1982, and she now has more than 100 million copies of her books in print worldwide—with her novels translated into 23 languages. RWA will award Debbie Macomber the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award on July 31, 2010 at the 30th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. www.DebbieMacomber.com