Writer. Expert at using power tools moderately well. Bleeding liberal. Medicated because I left my straightjacket at the cleaners.
Other places you can find my work:
A is for Apron: published by Lark Books. An apron design of mine is published in this charming book full of apron projects. Working with the Lark Books editors was a joy and the project was exciting. My mother thought I should have fought the editors harder on all points but that’s because she doesn’t understand team projects the way I do.
Stitch and Boots This is my urban homesteading site where I write recipes, sewing tutorials, information on keeping chickens, and all things homesteading for people who don’t have a farm.
Better Than Bullets is my personal online journal where I write about the things inspiring both ridicule and admiration (sometimes simultaneously) in my daily life. Come to hear stories from the writer’s desk and receive unsolicited advice on absolutely everything.
Favorite authors: Mary Stewart, J.D. Salinger, Jane Austen, Elizabeth George, Georgette Heyer, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Connelly, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Michael Pollan, Calvin Trillan, Ian Rankin, Margaret Atwood, Mark Twain (his non-fiction), Dashiell Hammett, and Laurie Notarro.
Favorite activities that aren’t writing:
Reading books, drinking beer, watching hours and hours of movies, going out to dinner with husband and son to discuss our zombie apocalypse survival strategy, gardening, cooking, making semi-dangerous potions.
Jon Stewart (and The Daily Show writers), Gandhi, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters, Riana Lagarde, Eddie Izzard, guide dogs, everyone who grows food rather than lawns, and everyone who refuses to participate in war.