Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller of heartwarming fiction for women. Published in 2005 by Kensington Books, Fields of Gold, her first novel, was a finalist for the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award and for RT BOOKclub magazine’s Best Historical Saga Award. River’s Edge won the Golden Quill Award, was a finalist for a National Readers’ Choice Award and was an alternate selection of the Literary Guild. Her novellas, A High-Kicking Christmas and The Presents of Angels, were included, respectively, in the holiday anthologies Comfort and Joy and Snow Angels, and appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her novels The Second Sister and Between Heaven and Texas were both USA Today bestsellers. A film adaptation of her book The Second Sister, “Christmas Everlasting,” debuted on the Hallmark Channel as a Hallmark Hall of Fame feature in November 2018, starring Patti LaBelle.
Marie’s next novel, Hope on the Inside, will be out in March 2019 and has already been chosen for a Reader’s Digest “Select Editions” book.
Drawing on her lifelong love of quilting and themes of special relevance to modern women, Marie’s Cobbled Court Quilt series has gained a dedicated following among quilters as well as those who’ve never threaded and needle and don’t plan to try. The first book in the series, A Single Thread, published in 2008, and is now in its eighteenth printing. That book, as well the third book in the series, A Thread So Thin, were included in Reader’s Digest Select Editions. A Thread of Truth (2009) was named an “Indie Next Notable” book by the members of the Independent Bookseller’s Association. Ties that Bind has been nominated as Best Mainstream Novel of 2012 by RT BOOK Reviews Magazine. In 2014, Marie was recognized for Career Achievement in Mainstream Novels award by the same organization.
Marie’s latest endeavor is her recently-launched lifestyle blog, FierceBeyond50, a community for women to seize and celebrate their maturity, leading lives of significance, empowerment, and joy.
Marie lives in Oregon with Brad, her husband of thirty-seven years. When not writing, she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and especially playing with her grandkids. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows.
Talks and Topics
Cobble Court Quilt Series - Author Presentation
Stand Alone Novels - Author Presentation
Quilt Guilds and Quilt Shows
When the Going Gets Tough: The Tough Turn to Quilting
Writing a Book is Like Making a Quilt: Common Threads in the Creative Process
Special Characters with Special Needs
Women Need Women: The Importance of Female Friendships
WASP Who Won the War: Women’s Air Service Pilots
Check Marie’s Availability
Previous & Upcoming Events:
Jan 24-26, 2019: Road to California - Ontario, CA
Feb 14, 2019: Oregon Coastal Quilters - Newport, OR
Mar 30, 2019: Hickory Stick Bookshop - CT
Apr 6, 2019: AAU Annual Luncheon - Greater Meriden, CT
Apr 24-27, 2019: Paducah Quilt Show - Paducah, KY
June 25, 2019: Kitsap Quilters - Poulsbo, WA
Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2019: Houston International Quilt Show - Houston, TX
In the News:
“What Book is ‘Christmas Everlasting’ Based On? Grab the Tissues Right now” - Romper (Nov 2018)
“Patti LaBelle is Starring in a New Hallmark Christmas Movie and it’s the Best Present Ever” - CountryLiving (Sept 2018)
“The Case for Happy Endings” - Publishers Weekly (June 2015)
“Bostwick Goes Glamping for The Second Sister” - USA Today, (Apr 2015)