Rachael Herron received her MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College. She lives in Oakland, CA with her family and has way more animals than she ever planned to, though no sheep or alpacas (yet). She learned to knit at the age of five, and generally only puts the needles down to eat, write, or sleep, and sometimes not even then.
Her first book in the Cypress Hollow Yarn series is called HOW TO KNIT A LOVE SONG, and now HOW TO KNIT A HEART BACK HOME is also available. Her memoir, A LIFE IN STITCHES, will be out from Chronicle in fall 2011. Visit her at www.yarnagogo.com