I had planned to come here and pour my heart out to all of you - which I know you would have been supportive but when I typed it all up, it just felt too depressing and too sad and I just couldn't convince myself to hit publish.
So instead, I bring you two pieces of information.
Kate Jacobs, author of Friday Night Knitting Club (which I raved about here), is coming out with a new book called Comfort Food. Somehow I was alerted to this by her publisher who sent out a mass e-mail to her fans and I can NOT wait to get my hands on this book. Truly, I have high hopes and I do not doubt for one moment this author will live up to my expectations!
Now, it gets even better - she - Kate Jacobs - is coming to a book store near me for a book signing! Woo-hoo! Guess I am buying a copy of FNKC (which I originally read from the library). Here is a link to where she will be visiting soon. Now, a while ago, I got an e-mail from her publicist letting me know when she started to go on tour for her book. At that time, she was not coming to the Chicago-land area and so I wrote back saying how much I loved the book but to please let Ms. Jacobs know that her fans in Chicago would like her to come visit us - and now she's coming. I'd like to think my one e-mail prompted her to come to the Chicago area, but I'm gonna guess that since it's a major city, it was probably already in the plans and not yet released. But regardless, I am thrilled and I will be there.