Author Peggy Gaffney has created a unique line with her Crafty Dog Knits books for talented and crafty dog lovers. Taking a single breed, she writes about all that makes the dog distinctive and then creates a series of portraits of the dogs in knitting as knitting charts to be worked into sweaters and accessories. She has over 40 years showing Samoyeds and 15 years as a professional knitting designer of custom sweaters for owners of top winning dogs. She creates books and patterns for knitters who love their dogs, has five books in The Crafty Dog Knits series and more than 100 different breeds in her Portraits of Dogs in Knitting Pattern Series. All are available from publisher Kanine Knits. This gave her vast experience in the world of self-publishing. With Do It Yourself Publishing Nonfiction in Your Spare Time, she’s created a step-by-step guide to make it easier for other authors do it themselves. She is also a speaker, teacher and workshop instructor.