Kwana Jackson on her romance novel REAL MEN KNIT | Ep11 BOOKS CONNECT US

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Today's guest is USA Today bestselling author and native New Yorker Kwana Jackson. Aside from her career as an author, Kwana is also a longtime advocate of diversity and equality in the romance genre, and a successful clothing designer who spent a decade creating women's sportswear for various fashion houses. Her novel REAL MEN KNIT is a heartfelt romance that takes place in a beloved Harlem knitting shop, and Booklist raved that "“Jackson crafts a cute friends-to-lovers romance with a diverse cast of characters that emphasizes the importance of community and found family." So here's Erin Leafe (of the romance podcast LEARNING THE TROPES) in conversation with author Kwana Jackson.

Praise for REAL MEN KNIT:

“If you’re looking for an easy charmer, this is the novel for you.”—Shondaland

"A big-hearted, warm, funny story of community, family and unexpected romance, Real Men Knit is an absolute winner. Kwana Jackson never fails to give me exactly what I want in a book: a messy family, characters who fight for what they want, believable and delicious romance, and a setting that’s as much a part of the story as the people in it.”—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

“Such a fantastic read, complete with an emotion-filled romance, and a cast of characters I’m so looking forward to seeing again.”—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author

“I loved every word of Real Men Knit. It’s a sweet and satisfying slow-burn of a romance about what knits us together as family, friends, and lovers. I can’t wait for the next installment of the Old Knitting Gang!”—Lyssa Kay Adams

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