I am an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. My newest book, Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live, was released by Artisan in Fall 2019, and it was named one of the best books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly. I am currently working on a followup book, tentatively titled The Maker’s Way. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, I am proud to have helped to create many substantive, beautiful how-to and literary nonfiction works. I am the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits magazine and the author of Knitting in America, Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, and the co-author of Knitting for Baby, with over 500,000 books in print. I live with my family in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley. To get to know more about me, see my Other Work, follow me on Instagram, and check out these videos from Open Road Media and Creativebug.



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