Thank you SO much for all your amazing comments and support yesterday. It really blew my mind and made my cry a couple times. You are a very special group of people, and I appreciate the not one person called me a hot mess. Truly.
And now we can move onto something REALLY exciting- MY BOOK! (Pre-order HERE!)
I signed my deal with Simon & Schuster (the best publishing team ever, by the way) in January of 2013 and somehow, some way it’s now time to reveal the cover and open up for pre-orders! It’s been an incredible experience chock full of blood (I ripped off a toenail when moving a bed at a shoot), sweat (lugging accessories, flowers and sometimes 500 books in and out of shoots and up countless flights of stairs) and and tears (“I’m never going to get this done! My book is going to suck!”)
But now it’s done. And while it’s not HERE yet (it’ll be out the first week of October) my part is completed. I still don’t believe it’ll actually be a real book, like on shelves and stuff. It’s too surreal for me to actually cross that giant goal off my bucket list this soon in my career. But alas, I will rejoice a little today. And share a bit of the book making experience with you. But first, meet my book:
(image by Michael J. Lee design by Jennifer K. Beal Davis)
Oh, and the spine is striped too- with gold foil lettering and of course the end papers will be leopard. But you probably guessed that already. :) I think that spine will look so SICK on a bookshelf! :)
It a mixture of a mini-memoir and design guide, showcasing personal essays (like yesterdays) with hundreds of images of my work you haven’t seen before. It’s organized by rooms in the home, so, for example, the bedroom has an essay about marriage and then entry one about the stressful choice to move from the city to the burbs. I really, really hope you like it.
But if you think picking a cover for your own book is easy think again. I think Jenny, my book designer, and I had about 100 versions using different pictures, jackets over hardcover, paper over board, detail shots versus vignettes. I’m not going to show a lot of them because then I’d be showing too many of the pictures I’ve worked SO hard to keep secret (it’s been very hard not to share with you!!!) But here are some of the other variations on our theme…
We started with this one- I had it in my head that I really wanted the title up the side- a little different, you know. The image was shot by the fab Michael Partenio, who shot a couple spaces for the book. This concept is paper over board (like the Domino book). I love gold foil lettering and this version had it, but subtly. We all thought this would be a slam dunk. But it wasn’t. The publisher found it too hard to read with my name too small. They also felt the image was too busy. But they loved the stripe spine.
We also looked at doing a jacket over a hardcover briefly- but felt that this book shouldn’t have a jacket as it’s more than just a coffee table book. The jacket felt fancy.
(Michael J. Lee)
But damn, how cute would this hardcover have been in white and gold under the jacket?
Same here- another jacket pairing. This client’s home looked amazing but I felt that since the book was rather personal, the cover should be my own house.
(Michael J. Lee)
So we were back at paper over board, and then this black background with an inset image became a favorite of the publisher. But I didn’t love it, even though the gold letters were killer and bold. It just didn’t feel right and I had to push back.
So I re-shot the vignette with Michael J. Lee in a more simple and serene palette. I loved it. It felt very me and a mix of a lot of my favorite things. I tried to get the title up the side again, but no dice. :)
Then this version, very close the the final, which I LOVED but the gold lettering got too lost in the image. DRAT.
So we went back to the black background the publisher liked and the version we ended up picking. We were torn. I was literally writhing on the ground trying to decide. But in the end I felt this was a little heavy and serious and the picture too hard to see. So we went the the brighter, full bleed cover you saw above! DONE.
I hope you like it when you get it October 7th. I will be doing a little book tour with signings in October so I hope I can finally meet all you awesome folks who have supported me, pushed me and made me laugh over the years.
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I lived reading about and seeing the different book covers, and really like the one you selected. My husband is an author (business books) and I know how important those first impressions can be! Can’t wait until the book is released, it looks amazing.
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Congrats on your book and I love the cover that won!
congrats…how exciting for you! I’m going to have to check it out!
Not that I need another coffee table book, really, or another home decorating book at that, but I feel like I must have yours. Blogs are weird like that – I feel like I know you though we’ve never met. Maybe some day when I’m making mega bucks I’ll be bale to hire you and meet you! ha ha CONGRATS!! And you picked the right cover! Can’t wait to read the book!:)
when I saw your cover I immediately thought how brilliant it would look on the top of a book stack. but now seeing the back cover I may just have to carry it around with me. Many congratulations – can’t wait!!!
You picked the perfect one! Congratulations!
Ordered! Huge congrats to you, Erin. Your blog has been an inspiration for years. I can’t wait for the Oct book release–and the Boston book signing! Enjoy!!
So so excited to get my hands on your book. Congrats on how well it’s doing. You’re such an inspiration. Got a cute leopard cardigan in the mail today and thought of you. Don’t work for Stitch Fix, but just have to say how much fun to have a stylist pick some selections to send me…Have you heard of it? Wish you were my stylist! Maybe a post on how to wear animal prints in Spring in your future? Am feeling like maybe the sweater is a little too wintery? But you would know what to do. A fun springy scarf? Help!
Just bought your new book and am so excited for you! Make sure Nashville is on your book tour–we will be there. Bring Andrew–it has been years since I’ve seen him, and we would love to host you about town.
Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off and I am so excited to purchase your book. :)
Ordered your book. It will look amazing on my living room coffee table!
Have been with you since 2008 and have not missed a post. Let’s see.. your book comes out in October…winter is coming…I see a book signing in Palm Beach/West Palm….and I will be there. Congratulations Erin….you are lovely and amazing.
Just ordered! Love the cover. It looks fantastic!! Definitely YOU! I cannot wait to receive it!! So much I want to see. Hope you come to Houston!!!!
“It does not matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop.”
Keep up your good work on all fronts. There are more people in your boat than you can even imagine….worry won’t change anything, but as a lifelong worrier, I know that is easier said than done.
Be proud of yourself and power on…..
Just discovered your gorgeous world via Pam at Simple details and I am really looking forward to getting my mitts on a copy of your beautiful new book Erin.
Love the back story on the cover! Congrats!
Cannot wait! Beautiful cover! Love your wedding photo hidden in vignette :)
What an exciting time for you!!! Congrats :-). Enjoy this time!!
So exciting! I can’t wait to read it and look at all the pictures! Congrats!!!
Congratulations – everything looks perfect! I cannot wait to show this book off in my home ~ pre-ordered!!
Congratulations and absolutely perfect!! After reading through all the choices I can totally see why you selected the one that you did. I will be pre-ordering several. I’m so excited for you. You deserve to revel in this joy!!!!!!!!
Wow! What an achievement, you must be floating. Although I don’t get to read your blog as often as I would like, I still admire your work. Congrats.
I’m SURE you’ve already noticed this, but you’re already #1 in two of Amazon’s decorating categories! You passed up Domino in Interior Design books. Congratulations! Can’t wait to get mine.
Love it!! I loved seeing all of the potential covers, and they all came in close second. But you really nailed it with the final pic. Great work! I can’t wait to read it. Congrats on such an exciting achievement!
Love the journey of the cover.
There is so much gold in that vignette, you needn’t worry – it still feels very E.G.
Congrats and looking forward to October 7th.
Coming to Australia? $26 seems a bit cheap :D Here’s to selling it internationally as well, huge congratulations!
Big congrats! I love the chosen cover. Per-order on the way!
Got it! I hope you are making a stop in NYC! Congrats – can’t wait to get it in October!
I loved seeing your progression of ideas for the cover and inside pages. You definitely chose a winner! Love the concept of the book, too. Congrats, Erin! And great job today at Boston Design Center!
I must say, I think you picked the PERFECT cover! It’s gorgeous! Congratulations on your enormous achievement!!
I can’t believe we have to wait until October! I can’t wait!!!! EEK! Congratulations, this is SO exciting and thrilling! We love your work and your blog, couldn’t be happier for you. Blogged the link for the pre-order today to share – you are one of our favs!! CONGRATS! SOAK IT UP!!! woo hoo!!!
Ordered! I cannot wait for October!
Ordering pronto. The cover couldn’t be more “you,” Erin, and me too – ha! It’s perfect – you absolutely made the right decision. I will drive to see you in October and cannot wait to read cover to cover. I’m thrilled for you – congratulations!
Amazement! Big congrats!
So proud of you! Congrats! Whenever you’re feeling any self doubt pull this book out to remind you of all that you have accomplished!
Congratulations Erin!!! So exciting and excited to see it :)
Congratulations! It’s beautiful! Can’t wait to read it. Come to Los Angeles for your book tour!!
Yay! Great cover. Love the b + w spine! Thx for sharing the optional art choices.
So very PROUD of you and happy for you. Eager to read the book, Erin! And may I just remind you… YOU DID IT! You are not dreaming. Oprah… look out!
Wow, I just pre-ordered and you are now #1 on the best seller list! Oprah, honey, you better step aside. ;-)
Amazing, amazing, amazing! I found it so interesting to read about the process of selecting images for and designing the cover – thanks for sharing this little peek into part of your publishing process. I cannot wait for my copy to arrive!
You had me at the spine! Just pre-ordered. Chicago is gorgeous that time of year for a book signing!
Congrats! Can’t wait to see what’s inside!
i love it. i love the gold, the leopard, the stripes… i love it all. i cant remember the last time i preordered a book, but you better believe i just preordered this one!
and PLEASE come to los angeles for a book signing in october! barring october 25th – when i will be getting MARRIED – ill be there :)
This is the perfect “happy” to myself!!! This is amazing and such a testament to the great work you do and the great visual environment you inspire your readers with. You ROCK ERIN!!!
oh my gosh erin it looks SO amazing!
i am beyond happy and excited for you…completely deserved :)
Congratulations Erin! Already #49 on Best Sellers List!!
You’re an inspiration, Erin. Congratulations!
Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the finished product! (although, can’t believe you’re making me look forward to october already after this winter…)
Count me in for your Boston area book signing. Just pre-ordered. Your blog has been a GIFT to me for years. Thank you for your honesty and your impeccable eye. Congrats on the completion of a book — what an amazing accomplishment!
Congratulations is an understatement!!! It is beautiful and I can’t wait to read it!
Thrilling! I think the final cover decision was the bestest one. I am definitely pre-ordering, and am going to be beside myself with excitement about it and for you until it comes out. And then I’ll still be so happy! Good for YOU!
Truth be told, I’ve never been to a book signing, but if you make it out to California, I’ll be there. I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time and always appreciate the break in my morning. Best of luck on your book. And Congratulations. It’s quite an achievement.
Ordered! Thank you for your great post yesterday (and everyday) I really look forward to reading your blog, it’s the highlight of my mornings!
I LOVE it! This image is one of my faves!
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Congrats, Erin! I’ve been reading for YEARS (met you a few times in Boston while I lived there) and have to say I’m so proud to see how far you’ve come. A book is a super big deal. Like, think about that, a book? You published a book. As in people will have it in their homes for years to come. Crazy!
Just purchased mine. Looking forward to that surprise in my mailbox come October! Congrats again!
YES! Congrats! It’s so, so pretty. Just pre-ordered!
Beautiful, Erin! Congratulations! Just ordered!
Shoop-a-doop! I can’t wait to receive my copy! The ONLY thing I’m sad about is I do LOVE the idea of seeing the Cheetah or Zebra under a cover BUT (I know, I need to slow down on all the caps/screaming) the final product is UH-mazing AND you kept the book in a fantastic price range. I know your fans really appreciate that!
When will you announce your tour dates?
I adore your blog! Along with my morning coffee, it is a happy way to start my day. Best of luck with your book. Just ordered my copy!
I love it! I have black and white striped walls and lots of gold accents in my home so this book will fit in perfectly!
Congrats Erin!! The cover is perfection, SO excited to get my hands on a copy & see the rest of it!
Big Congratulations to you! It’s absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
OMG it’s so amazing and classic! I cannot wait to add it to my collection! I love reading about your journey I feel like I have been through it with you every step of the way and am so happy to see you achieve a goal so BIG as this one. Congrats!!!!
Trying to order. Amazon is taking forever. Are you crashing the website with all your pre-orders?? Congrats! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
It’s beautiful! Congratulations!
ORDERED. Can’t wait.
Congratulations, Erin! The cover is GORGEOUS and those endpapers are simply divine. Can’t wait to hold the finished book in my hands! xo Brettne
Beautiful cover! And back and spine! Perfect choice. I can’t wait to buy it and read it and drool over it! Thank you for a beautiful blog. I look forward to reading it every morning and it never disappoints.
Love the cover and spine so much! Its going to look great on gold elephant stool in my room. Just pre-ordered mine, can’t wait for October!
Once I have my Amazon cart with more stuff that then qualifies me for free shipping, I too can write “Ordered!” But it’s in my cart! Given my needy relationship with Amazon, this will be ordered soon!
Erin, Kirk and I are so thrilled for you and your success. You are an inspiration to many people about having dreams and what it takes to get there. I remember doing instant messaging with you when the blog was a dream and then you started it with the great vintage fabric posts and what inspired you. Then you moved on to the dining chairs and painting them red or green. It has all been so fun to watch you grow and your popularity gain momentum. They all see what Andrew sees. An incredibly talented woman who wants life to be as beautiful as it can be! P.S…what you said in your earlier blog about your initial reaction to seeing the two lines on the stick? Well, join the club for irrational responses. You aren’t crazy for having that reaction. I did too so don’t think you’re the only one ;) We are rooting for you!!
Erin, I love your blog and how real you are along with your incredible taste! If only I could afford to have you style my entire house! The book is incredible and beautiful. Congrats! Kick your feet up and relax for a minute and enjoy!
Congratulations! The book looks great I can’t wait to read it. I see it doesn’t ship till October 7 via Amazon though.. don’t know if I can wait that long! Pre-ordered. Can’t wait! Congratulations again! Victoria
Congratulaaaaaaations! I can’t wait to read it.
Would you prefer that we pre-order on Amazon, or are you still considering doing orders through the site directly? I’m happy to do whatever helps you more.
P.S. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been going through the wringer lately, as you wrote about yesterday. I think so many of us relate, and respond to your blog especially for the doses of real life amid the aspirational images. For what little it is worth, recently I kind of grudgingly restarted started therapy after a hiatus, and grumpily/happily have to admit how helpful it is, even over and above the rest of my regimen. Best of luck to you on all these fronts.
Very cool Erin, can’t wait to get our hands on a copy or two!
Congratulations! Need to take a break and celebrate your accomplishment. Will be fun to read your book as I was one of your early readers.
After reading your post about anxiety, I think you should just try to embrace and accept it. Just do what you need to do to manage as best you can. I know very few ladies who do not suffer from anxiety. It seems to be inherent.
When you have children, anxiety really takes hold as there are so many influences on their lives that are not in our control. As a mother of three, I think you are right to wait until you are completely ready to have children. There is so much that goes along with raising children in a technology driven world. A lot of it is troubling and all prospective parents need to be aware of the challenges beforehand. You seem to know it already, probably why you panicked at the timing.
Best wishes to you…
I would never wish summer away (especially after this awful winter), but this is a wonderful treat to look forward to this fall. Congratulations! I can’t wait to get my copy in October!
I absolutely love your book cover design! Congratulations, I look forward to reading it and displaying in my home!
Congratulations, Erin! This is the best book cover I have seen. A mix of classic with modern, elegant and timeless. This cover is so good that people will buy it even though they may not have first known you from your blog. Count on ridiculously successful book sales, an explosion in your blog membership and a massive increase in design commissions. Simply WOW, mmmmkay?
ordered! october can’t come soon enough. congratulations!
I love it! The cover you chose is definitely my favorite out of the options! Great job!! I cant wait to get my hands on a copy of this
It’s perfect!! It’s looks just like what I would expect from you. Congrats!
Before I scrolled, I saw the Greek key and knew it was you! :) Love it and love the sneak peek behind the ins and outs of graphic design. Definitely agree the final version is a balance of your blog/site/look, readability and marketability.
Absolutely stunning! Definintely purchasing this beaut!
Gorgeous! I love ALL the cover choices but I think the final one is just perfect. Congrats, and I can’t wait to have my own copy.
I can not wait to get my hands on a copy! Congratulations.
Congratulations Erin! I cannot wait to feature your smashing new book at The Arts by Karena!
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I feel for you! Every time I saw a new cover my thought was “Oooooh, I like THAT one.” Wash, rinse, repeat! The final is beautiful and I’ve already placed it in my cart for purchasing when I get home! Congrats!
Congrats!! It is beautiful!
Dude! Add the DC area to your tour stop, please!!
P.S. – HUGE congratulations!
congratulations, erin! what an amazing and exciting milestone. the book is gorgeous, and i can’t WAIT to read what’s inside. you have such a way with storytelling, a true gift, and i absolutely love the idea of pairing spaces with stories. like your blog, i’m sure this book will be unlike any other shelter book out there. you go girl!!
Honestly I wanted to WEAR some of your proposed covers. Can’t wait for October (can we say “birthday present”?).
AMAZING!!! So beautiful and classic, can’t wait to buy it and see those gorgeous stripes on my coffee table! Congrats!
Congrats!!! it’s PERFECT.
Just got dibs on a copy to preorder… I have never commented before, but your blog is my first go-to in the am :) Be proud of yourself!
Congratulations Erin! You should be so proud of yourself! Love the cover. Placing my order today.
Beautiful choice on the cover. I agree, it is definitely “the one”. Cannot wait to order your book. Congrats!!
LOVE! I really like how in the final cover you can clearly see your wedding pic and I’m glad you included the vintage cabinet/buffet piece that you’ve blogged about many times! I think the cover is perfect and really represents you. Today is my birthday so this was the perfect birthday present to myself! I work in the Newton/Needham area so I’ll look forward to attending a book signing in the fall!
Erin, I love the cover you chose! It looks like you :) can’t wait to see the whole thing!!
Erin, your book cover is BEAUTIFUL!! I also loved your first jacket + hardcover idea. It looked so much like who I see/read on this blog. Amazing job. You are incredibly inspiring. I love your honesty, your drive, your style and love for beautiful design in life. Thank you for sharing this with us. I really look forward to reading & buying your book.
All the best,
Fantastic! I can’t wait to read it. Congrats!
So so exciting! The cover is fabulous and I am sure everything inside will be as well. Can’t wait to pick up a copy.
The cover is perfect! I pre-ordered and will look forward to October 7th when it arrives. I hope you do a signing in Chicago!
Placed my order… can’t wait!!!!!
Looks fabulous! I can’t wait to buy it.
I love this post so much! So interesting to see all of the different mock-ups…and ultimately I am IN LOVE with what you picked! Of all the options I think it’s definitely the best cover. It literally could not look better and I am soooo excited for this book! I wish it was out now, I’m too impatient to wait until October! I hope you’ll do a signing in NYC, I would love to attend.
CONGRATS!! I’ll need to wait until it’s available to pre-order in Canada!!
This is FABULOUS!! I love the choice of cover- it’s brilliant…and, just a thought- when you are doing your book signings you should come back to the Mansfield area where you grew up;)….not sure where you’d actually do the signing though….
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Beautiful cover! Perfect choice! Just placed my book order. Can’t wait till October when I can display it with the rest of the fab designer coffee table books I own. But, with yours I can say I’ve met you and you’ve been to my home! YOU DESERVE THIS!
Now, take a deep breath and enjoy the moment! Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.
I love that it has a little photo of you in the frame (I think?) – personal, but discreet! You’re amazing.
Huge congrats! What an amazing accomplishment! You deserve all of this and I hope you get to enjoy every minute along the way. Can’t wait to have my copy come October.
erin the cover that you picked is abso perf. and i know how hard and stressful all of that deciding can be. major congrats girl..you did it. mwazie
I love the cover you chose!! I can’t wait for this book to come out! All of the spaces you have designed are gorgeous! Congratulations!
Ordered! I hope the book tour includes a stop in Philly!!
BIG, HUGE Congrats Erin! You are such a star – and I know you are just getting started. Can’t wait to read the book. It looks beautiful :) XX, Danielle & Mark
Congrats Erin! I can hardly wait for October to get my hands on your book. I know it’s not just a coffee table book, but I’m pretty sure my coffee table is equally, if not more, excited. Hope you celebrate in a BIG way today!
LOVE!! Erin, I can’t even tell you how excited I am about your book. I’m clicking over to pre-order and can I just say, I’ve never ordered a blogger’s book before. I just never felt like there was enough new material or personal insight. But yours- I just KNOW I’m going to love it! I’m sure I will be overwhelmed with inspiration for my own place.
Congratulations on finally getting it done :)
Gorgeous and so very you – congratulations!!
I AM SO EXCITED!!!! Preordered riiiight now. So exciting to see your dreams realized, lady! Yours was pretty much the first blog I ever read and my inspiration to start my own blog (and pursue design without an interior design degree). I wish so much success for you!
I have been following your blog for over 5 years now – what an amazing journey. I just pre-ordered. Congrats!!!!
Order has been placed! I agree with Allison! I want to be Erin Gates when I grow up too! :) Your blog is a true favorite of mine. Love your honesty and that you drop some truth! Keep up the great work! Looking forward to October!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!
So awesome! Can’t wait for this beaut to hit the shelves.
Great Choice! What an amazing opportunity to showcase your talents and share them with the rest of us. Ordering mine now!
Congrats Erin! It looks amazing! I just ordered and can’t wait to see it!
I just ordered three, one for me, my mom and my best friend. I have been waiting for your book to be released. Congratulations!!!
Congratulations, love the cover!! I can’t wait to read it and I really want a signed copy!!
Looks fabulous! So excited for you! I will be in line at the Boston signing for sure and will happily say to the others in line “Oh, I knew her way back before she was a famous author.” :-)
Order placed! So excited to see all the work you’ve done. If I judged this book by it’s cover, I’d say it’s a winner!
I’m so thrilled for you! I’ve been a daily reader for over a year now and absolutely can’t wait to add this book to my collection! I may already have a college degree, full-time job, 401k and health insurance but, damn if I don’t want to be Erin Gates when I grow up! CONGRATULATIONS to a very deserving, graceful and talented woman. Cheers!
omg. It’s SO perfect. And yes, loooove seeing the path to get there, makes the final product even more exciting to behold. It is insanely you and insanely good. Brilliant idea to shoot again with the more serene and textured palette. I cannot wait.
Very eye-catching! If I saw that book in a bookstore I would pick it up based on how it looked. Congratulations!!
Absolutely gorgeous cover, and many many many congratulations to you Erin on this wonderful accomplishment! Also from yesterday – thank you for sharing and I hope it gives you some comfort and support knowing so many people out there are cheering for you. You have reached so many people via your talents and voice, it is the bright part of so many people’s days and I’m sure for some, a way to relieve their own stresses and anxiety. Hopefully in some small way that helps with easing your own anxiety at times. Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to get my own copy of your sure to be amazing book. Congrats again!
Well done Erin, congratulations on all your hard work. I just ordered the book on Amazon. I’d also like to share my appreciation of your post yesterday – I know many women have their own struggle and so appreciate the candid account of yours. I’m sure it will happen for you and Andrew some day soon. This will be a great year!
Wow, Wow, Wow Erin! I love it! Congratulations!
It looks really beautiful Erin! Congratulations! Love the black and white and golden touches.
CONGRATS!! love love the final book cover that you chose! xo jillian – cornflake dreams
You totally picked the right one!!! LOVE IT! Congrats Erin–and although I didn’t comment yesterday, you rock and I wish you all the luck…it will be worth it all in the end, I promise :)
I have been so excited for you to post this and the cover does not disappoint! I have been reading your blog for years and this cover is so perfect (I love seeing that gold Threshold frame since I have it too :) ). Thanks for walking us through the selection process – it was really fun to scroll through the contenders and read why you decided not to go with them. I seriously can’t wait until October – congratulations!!!
In regards to yesterday’s post, I couldn’t really come up with anything other than wanting to give you a hug. Since I only “know” you through your blog, I thought that might be a bit weird. Now I am just too excited for you so I’m just going to tack it on to this – *HUG*.
You must be so proud! Congratulations, it’s beautiful. I’ve just ordered mine. By the way, your post yesterday was so brave. My husband and one of my children fight your same battle every day. It’s painful to watch but I know so much more for those of you who must fight it. You are winning the battle though, just like they are. Don’t let anything shame you.
you picked a gorgeous cover-congratulations on your hard work and design talent!
the cover you went with is absolutely perfect! congrats, Erin! this is SO exciting!
I can’t wait for the book to come out! Congratulations!
Erin, congrats on the book! And, thanks for the post yesterday.
The final design is so perfect and really looks the most Erin-ish. Congratulations! I can’t wait for this to arrive in my mailbox! One more reason to love October :)
Wow–the cover is super gorgeous! totally in love. congrats! i don’t comment that often on your blog but I am a daily follower and what a great accomplishment! I look forward to buying a copy!
Erin, What a huge accomplishment. You should be VERY proud of all you have done, and at such a young age. I never post on your blog but have been a daily reader for about four years. Can’t wait to read your book!
Order placed – I can’t wait! It looks incredible
Erin…this is perfect!!!!!!!! My jaw is still on the floor… Get ready girl, you are going to be a best seller!!!!!!
Love it! Placing my order now!