Kathryn Vercillo is a professional writer who also has a Masters in Psychological Studies. Her expertise is writing at the intersection of crafts and mental health. She explores the many ways in which hobbies help to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and provide benefits to people living with a variety of conditions. This includes research into historical and contemporary art therapy and occupational therapy. Most importantly, she conducts research, surveys, and interviews to help people explore, articulate, and share their experiences in crafting to heal. Kathryn is the author of several books on this topic including Crochet Saved My Life and Mandalas for Marinke. Learn more at www.kathrynvercillo.com.