I visited New York City on business (and a bit of pleasure) last week and I must say, a trip to New York City is unlike any other. There is always so much to see and do. Then add in the holiday factor and it’s really over the top!
I had an extra special opportunity while I was there. Debbie Macomber, New York Times Best Selling Author and knitter extraordinaire was in the Big Apple for the promotion and screening of Mrs. Miracle, a made for TV movie from Hallmark that was adapted from her book by the same title.
(Note: We are honored to publish companion knitting pattern books to compliment Debbie’s Blossom Street series novels that are set in a yarn shop in Seattle.)
On Thursday, I visited a promotion at Borders Books in the Time Warner complex in Columbus Circle. Debbie and Doris Roberts (among other credits, she played Ray’s mother in Everybody Loves Raymond), who plays the lead in the movie, wrapped gifts for customers while 25 singing and dancing Santas entertained in the background. I purchased a CD of Christmas music and Debbie wrapped it with great care (it’s for my mother).
Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt when I received an invitation to attend the screening Friday night! A small but well appointed screening room on Park Avenue was the venue. In addition to Debbie and her family, Doris Roberts, Hallmark Channel Officials, Public Relation Executives, and many more were in attendance. The movie was great! I know a few tears fell before the curtain came down. I hope you have a chance to enjoy the movie on the Hallmark Channel before the season is over!