Leslie Stahlhut is a writer, crochet designer and yarn bomber whose crochet installations brighten the path next to an acequeia near her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her afghans have won best-in-show, first place and even fifth place at state and county fairs. Two of her afghans honor her grandmothers from rural California and Illinois. Her designs have graced board shorts, Vespas and surfboards.
She earned a BA in English from California State University, Sacramento and an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. Her writing about crochet design has been featured on her blog (Crochetbug) and on web publications by Red Heart Yarns. She is the author of The Borderlands of the Heart and Other Stories.
"The Secret of the Old Cloche" is her first novel.