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New 5 Star Review of Crochet Saved My Life

Crochet Saved My Life was reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers’ Favorite. It was given a 5 Star review that says in part: “Crochet Saved my Life will benefit many people. Kathryn Vercillo has included a wide range of disorders

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I Was Named a Crochet Hero

Thanks to Marinke Slump who named me as her crochet hero in a recent interview she did for Simply Crochet magazine. What an honor! Marinke is one of the woman interviewed for Crochet Saved My Life.

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Crochet Saved My Life Wins Silver Award

I recently won a silver medal award in digital publishing from eLit Book Awards. Yay! I’ve added it to my list of accomplishments.

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4 Things I Hope Crochet Saved My Life Teaches People

In an interview awhile back with Sylvia Browder I was able to answer the question, “Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?” Here’s what I answered: Yes, there are several! No matter what problems

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Lion Brand Reviews Crochet Saved My Life; Comments Amaze Me

I was so excited when I went through my RSS reader today and saw that Lion Brand Yarn had written a post about my book, Crochet Saved My Life. I didn’t know that they’d be doing this write-up so it

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Crochet Saved My Life Touches People

My goal when it came to getting positive reviews on Amazon for Crochet Saved My Life was a modest goal of getting ten positive reviews. I’m so excited to say I’ve reached twice that – with 20 positive reviews, 5

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Lots of Support for Hook to Heal Project

I just want to give a special shoutout today to all of the people who have contributed so far to the fundraising campaign for my next book project, Hook to Heal. There have been 57 contributors so far. In addition

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Reader Acknowledgments

I am so touched when I receive emails that share with me how my writing has touched others. Beth Says: “I’m working my way slowly through your book. (I’ve read nothing since my brother’s death 6 years ago; I used

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PsychCentral Says Crochet Saved My Life is a Worthwhile Read

I am thrilled that the crochet and crafting community has been so positive in receiving my book, Crochet Saved My Life. However, what I really want to see is the book gain wider acceptance in the mental health community because

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Hook to Heal Campaign 40% Funded!

Thank you so much to the 28 people who have contributed so far to my Hook to Heal campaign to raise the funds I need to produce my next crochet-for-creativity project. The project is now more than 40% funded and

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My Newest Book

Crochet Saved My Life is my newest book. In it I share my own story of healing from depression through crafting. I also share the stories of 23 other women plus some research and anecdotal evidence that suggests that crochet has both mental and physical health benefits.

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You can see my books and author bio on Amazon.