About Us


Pyrography magazine is an annual magazine sold only on newsstands and via mail order. The editorial team passionately searches for and features interesting and creative artists, projects, and techniques. Each issue includes inspiring feature articles and galleries showing artists stretching the art of woodburning, comprehensive step-by-step articles outlining the steps to recreate a woodburning, technique articles to inspire more experienced readers, and reviews of the newest and most useful tools.

Fox Chapel Publishing

Fox Chapel Publishing publishes books, magazines, patterns, and videos for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. We inspire and inform readers who enjoy a variety of crafts and hobbies, including woodworking, jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, boating, back-yard farming, wine & beer-making, and much more.

Our greatest joy comes from working with talented craftspeople to make their designs and techniques available for everyone who shares the love of creating things by hand.

We publish four magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated, Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, Pyrography, and DO Magazine, and more than 200 book and DVD titles. Our imprints include Design Originals and Heliconia Press.

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Meet the Editorial Team

Alan Giagnocavo, Publisher

Alan Giagnocavo is the president and publisher of Fox Chapel Publishing. The company got its start in 1991 when Alan Giagnocavo relocated to Lancaster County, Pa., from Canada. Alan had worked at a family bookstore for many years, and moved to the United States to start a business of his own.

Mindy Kinsey, Editor

When she was in kindergarten, Mindy Kinsey asked her mother how to spell “up the street” for the story she was writing, and she hasn’t put down a pencil since. An editor with more than 20 years of magazine experience, Mindy joined Fox Chapel Publishing in 2010.

Bob Duncan, Technical Editor

Bob Duncan’s earliest memories revolve around his father’s woodworking shop, where he attempted to chop dovetails with a flat screwdriver trying to copy what his father was doing with a sharp chisel. Since then, he’s turned to woodworking whenever he has free time. Bob joined Fox Chapel Publishing in 2004.

Kaylee Schofield, Editorial Assistant

Kaylee Schofield has loved woodworking since a gig at the college scene shop had her building staircases and frog ponds to the croons of her favorite boy band. An English graduate with a background in editing and creative writing, she joined Fox Chapel Publishing in early 2018.

Jon Deck, Art Director

Jon Deck worked in a cabinet-making shop for several years between graphic design careers, and continues to fill his spare time with home-improvement projects and wood working projects. He joined Fox Chapel Publishing in 2002.

Michele Sensenig, Director of Advertising

Michele Sensenig has been a marketing, sales, and advertising professional for almost 20 years. While she enjoys the challenges that sales brings, her greatest achievements on a daily basis are the relationships she builds with her customers. She joined Fox Chapel Publishing in early 2015.