With apologies to Ecclesiastes, Lucy Brusic will talk about her recently completed book A Crackle Weave Companion: Exploring Four-shaft Crackle (Kirkhouse 2012). (Crackle is a weaving structure.) She will describe the project that led to this book and then reflect on her experiences in book editing and publishing. She will consider questions such as "Should everyone write a book?", "What is involved in writing a book?", "Why does everyone need an editor?", "How do you find a publisher, especially if you are self-publishing?"
Brusic is a writer (and a weaver). As an independent scholar-writer, she is the author or co-author of two previous books: Amidst Cultivated and Pleasant Fields: A Bicentennial History of North Haven CT (Phoenix 1986) and Weaving for Worship: Handweaving for Churches and Synagogues (Robin & Russ 1998). She has also edited or designed at least ten books in addition to numerous smaller publications. A member of MISF for 20 years, Brusic is currently the secretary of the MISF board and editor of the MISF journal. She holds a BA and an MAT from Oberlin College and studied for a year at Harvard Divinity School.