I write books – about Vikings & about knitting – and I create designs for hand knitters.
So Wild A Dream is coming in September 2016.
Part one of a 2-book story set in Ginn’s 10th century world.
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My first novel is a time travel love story set in a fictional 10th century Iceland, called Beautiful Wreck. Today I’m at work on a two-book series set in the same world, called So Wild A Dream. I’m also the author of the novella Tress, a gothic horror fairytale love story.
Besides writing fiction, I’m a knitting designer, and I independently publish designs that invite the knitter to use wild color, bold geometric shapes and their own embellishments to make personal one-of-a-kind works. My most recent collection is called Shieldmaiden Knits. All my designs can be seen here on ravelry.
I sometimes write about the social and creative aspects of being a knitter and crafter. My writing can be seen in Jane Austen Knits, Knit Edge and at Knitty,com. I’m a two-time craft author of the books Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together and My Grandmother’s Knitting, both from STC Craft. My first self-published essay is here: Knitting & The Art of Fairytales.
An eclectic reader, my favorite book last year was A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic. The first time travel that I read as an adult, which has so clearly inspired my work, is Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. I live in Portland, Oregon, with my husband (and Knitalong co-author) Martin John Brown and our son Sebastian, adorable loser-of-handmade-hats.