Kathryn Vercillo is a San Francisco based freelance writer, blogger, crochet artist and psychology student. Her most recent book, Cracked Wide Open, shares the journey of her first days in graduate school. Her previous book, Crochet Saved My Life, is a non-fiction account of her experience using crochet to heal through depression. Kathryn has also authored two other books (Ghosts of San Francisco and Ghosts of Alcatraz) and a booklet of articles called When Grandma Isn't Crocheting, She's Hunting Big Game. She has been a contributing author on additional book projects.
Kathryn's work has been published in magazines including Knit Edge, Interweave Crochet, Edibles, By Hand and Latina Magazine. She has worked as a professional blogger for numerous websites including Lion Brand Yarn, Crochet Today, Handmadeology, Crochetvolution, Financial Highway and MSN Money.
Kathryn was named the April 2014 Black Sheep Wools Blogger of the Month, made the list of Craftypod's "Top 5 Posts I Refer to Again and Again", and received the best curator and storyteller award in the Crochet Lounge Top 20 Heart-Centered Bloggers list. Her Crochet Concupiscence blog was voted one of the top 5 2012 craft blogs in Inside Crochet Magazine and was a 2011 runner-up for a Flamie award from the CLF. Her book Crochet Saved My Life has received more than 30 5-star reviews.
Kathryn writes from the heart of personal experience, using her own unique view of the world as a starting point to connect with others. She fervently believes that writing should not only be used as catharsis and confession but also worked as a tool to create connections between people. She shares, "I am a writer, a crafter, a daydreamer and a part of a community that starts in my San Francisco hometown and radiates out. I believe that self-expression is the key to self-realization and also the key to connecting communities."
You can visit her crochet blog at www.crochetconcupiscence.com or learn more about the author at www.kathrynvercillo.com.