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 novels have been translated into eleven different languages. Her latest, The Restoration of Celia Fairchild, was published by William Morrow in March, 2021. Her next book, Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly, will be released by the same publisher in May of 2022.
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, and her 2018 standalone novel, Hope on the Inside, 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 was named Best Mainstream Novel of 2012 by RT BOOK Reviews Magazine. In 2014, Marie was recognized for Career Achievement in Mainstream Novels by the same organization.
In addition to books, Marie writes a popular lifestyle blog, Fiercely Marie, that encourages women to “live every minute and love every moment”.
Marie lives in Washington state with her Brad, and their moderately spoiled Cavalier King Charles spaniel. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, every fiber craft imaginable, and spending time with family and friends. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, conferences, bookstores, and quilt guilds.