Being Senior Editor of Wiley Craft is truly a dream job. Even when I end up with a day that’s mostly spreadsheets and contracts, I know that photo shoots, reviewing project samples, and collaborating with amazingly creative authors is likely next on the to-do list. I’m a self-identified craftaholic, which basically means that if something sits still long enough I’m going to craft with it or attack it with a glue gun. While I’m certainly not a stranger to paper crafting and general crafts, I’ve long been into making jewelry, I’ve knit since the knitting surge took off, and I’ve also recently pulled my sewing skills out of long-term storage. I’m mom to a crafty kindergartener and have one more kid on the way. When not making something, I can generally be found cooking, reading, or joining forces with my husband to battle our beloved historic home in the most haunted neighborhood in Indianapolis.
I am the publicist for all of Wiley’s craft titles. My role entails spending time working with journalists and the media so that we can get the word out about our great books. Please get in touch if you are a member of the media who needs more information!
As the Editorial Program Assistant at Wiley Craft, my job entails a little of everything including assisting acquisitions and heading up our pattern tester program. Since joining Wiley, I’ve purchased my first sewing machine and have been busy whipping up wedding and baby shower gifts from our books ever since. To the dismay of my husband, the stockpiles of designer fabric on our dining room table may suggest one of my favorite elements of the crafting experience is discovering and shopping for new, colorful designs. Aside from crafting, I enjoy spending time with my girls (aka my mutts) and traveling as much as possible.
I’m a publisher with Wiley Craft and have been crafting incessantly since my babysitting, non-driving Grandma taught my brother and me to knit back in 1972. I still have the needles she taught me on: size 8 metal Boyles, with tape marked EW (for Edith Wilson) wrapped around the shafts. I sewed a lot of my own clothes in school, but stopped for a bit until we began working with amazing designers like Anna Maria Horner and Sandi Henderson, whose gorgeous fabrics inspired me to dust off my machine. (That’s a lie; I bought a new one.) I have three young kids who I love to craft for. Their confidence in my abilities astounds me; my five-year-old recently asked me to make him a Gameboy!
I’m an acquisitions editor here at Wiley Craft. My specialties are the Teach Yourself Visually, Visual Quick Tips, and Visual Encyclopedia books, and I love the fact that I can put my crafty inclinations to use here at the office. I learned to knit while working on Knitting For Dummies at the beginning of the knitting boom in the early 2000s and haven’t put my needles down since. Although I haven’t used a sewing machine since middle school, I am coveting all the gorgeous designer fabrics out there and am eager to add sewing and other fabric crafts to my repertoire, especially since I have a new baby girl to dress up!
I’m the marketing manager here at Wiley Craft. In my job, I handle everything from author support, book promotions, advertising and attending/managing craft events. My first crafting experience was in middle school where I attempted to make a purse without a pattern. Needless to say it wasn’t a great success. However, I’ve been fortunate to have family members, who are masters of knitting, quilting and sewing, who take me under their wings and guide me to create successful projects. Since joining Wiley, I have been inspired by so many of our authors and hope to break out on my own soon. Outside of work, you can find me baking and cooking for my family.