Kathryn is a freelance writer and indie author who has written across a diverse array of mediums and topic areas. She especially loves to write about the intersection between crafting/ creativity (with an emphasis on crochet) and the mental health/ wellness/ personal growth. She shares, "I am a writer, a crafter, a daydreamer and a part of a community that starts in my San Francisco home and radiates out. I believe that self-expression is the key to self-realization and also the key to connecting communities."
Kathryn's book Crochet Saved My Life is a non-fiction account of her experience using crochet to heal through depression. Her book Hook to Heal is an outgrowth of her research into the craft and shares 100 creativity exercises for personal growth through crochet work.
Kathryn's educational background includes graduate studies in holistic, integral counseling psychology. Her book Cracked Wide Open shares the journey of her first days in graduate school. 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 is the blogger behind Crochet Concupiscence, one of the leading crochet-only blogs on the web. Because of this blog, she was named a 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. She is a column writer for Interweave Crochet print magazine and Happily Hooked digital magazine, and she writes regularly for Lion Brand Yarn and Red Heart Yarn. Her writing has been published in a wide variety of other magazines and websites.
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.
You can visit her crochet blog at www.crochetconcupiscence.com or learn more about the author at www.kathrynvercillo.com.