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I'm a writer, knitter, freelance editor, and independent publisher. I've worked as an editor of both books and magazines for trade, literary, and nonprofit publishers. I'm a little too independent, so I now work for myself. My publishing web site is at My writing and artwork web site is at Neither of them gets updated often enough, so the most current information is likely to be here.

Between 1986 and 2000, I was a book editor at Interweave Press and also edited Spin-Off, the magazine for handspinners. From 1985 to 1986, I edited Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot for the Handweavers Guild of America. Before that, I was production editor at the University of Massachusetts Press. I've also been involved with several literary magazines, including The Port Townsend Journal and Assay. I'm currently a contributing editor for Pilgrimage.


Dogs (especially herding breeds) and obedience and agility training, although one of our dogs developed arthritis after she earned a CD (obedience title) and we wouldn't let her jump enough to work toward the next level. The next dog just was (and is) not interested in serious training. We now have a new rescue Border collie who has started classes. Cats (who don't believe in training, except of humans and dogs). Also books; hiking; natural and cultural history; rare breeds of sheep; plein air painting; knitting (of course); spinning (yarn, not whatever they do called spinning at athletic facilities); weaving and everything else a person can do with fiber; libraries and bookstores; yarn shops; publishing; collaborative and sustainable work and ways of living. And so on.