>My book club met last night and enjoyed a lively discussion of The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. The highlight of the evening was a phone call from the author herself! I checked out her website, including the website for her fictitious yarn shop in her book – Walker & Daughter – and discovered that she is open to phone-in conversations with book clubs. I took a chance and she was available. We had a delightful 1-hour conversation during which we peppered her with questions about her publishing background, being a writer who knits (not a knitter who writes), plot choices, her next book, and any new news about the book becoming a film (starring Julia Roberts). Her next book, by the way, is called Comfort Food. If I recall correctly, the main character is a chef and revolves around the current trend in cooking shows.
I am happy to say that her book is available at 3 Kittens Needle Arts – a great gift for the knitter in your life – holidays or birthdays.