If I could be a super hero, I’d be Rhetorical Girl. (I’d really be a woman – it just doesn’t roll off the tongue as nicely.) My power would be to always have the perfect words to slay the arguments of ridiculous dolts who cross my path. Single-handedly, I would help ensure the healthy future of intelligent discourse on this dark, gloomy planet being attacked from all sides by competing forces of illogic, dogma, meanness and circuitousness. I would always be understood the first time. I would never raise my voice but I would always be heard. I would have a highly developed sense to alert me to when saying nothing will be more powerful than giving a tongue-lashing. My boots would be comfortable and make me feel sexy.
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Over my eighteen-year career in crafts and publishing I've written or co-authored seven books and edited countless others; founded, run and sold an online crochet magazine; served as editor of Interweave Crochet magazine; and spoken and taught at conferences across North America. Eventually I realized that working in craft publishing is my professional dream, with values of sustainability, equity, inclusion and diversity at the centre. In 2020, I co-founded Nine Ten Publications and its flagship online magazine, Digits & Threads. I live in Vancouver, Canada, where I weave, experiment with natural pigments I forage around my neighbourhood, and tweet photos of my family’s ridiculous dog.