Kate Jacobs grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and a master's degree from NYU. After some unpaid internships, she became an assistant to the books and fiction editor at Redbook magazine. Before she started writing books, she was an editor at Working Woman and Family Life and a freelance writer and editor at the website for Lifetime Television. She is the author of Comfort Food and The Friday Night Knitting Club series. She lives in California with her husband and a dog named Baxter.