Monday, October 24, 2011

The Most Exciting News (Of My Life)!!


 
It is with immeasurable quantities of unbridled joy that I get to type: I'm writing a BOOK! A big, shiny coffee table book...for Rizzoli!!! 

Porter gets to do the photography, too! It's really, really a dream come true for both of us.

It would have never happened without the tireless efforts of Jean Sagendorph at Mansion Street Literary Management.

We are so, so grateful to you, Jean (and the lovely Mrs. Blandings for making the introduction).

Rizzoli, thank you so much for taking a chance on this blogger and her little sis. We've adored your beautiful books our whole lives and are just so honored to be working with you.

It's so wonderfully fitting to get the news just a couple weeks before what would've been our mom's 65th birthday. The project is an homage to her and her legacy.

We'll work like mad to do you proud, Mommy!

42 comments:

LVS said...

That is Seriously Exciting. Congrats! (can't wait to reserve my copy!)

x
Laura

Hollister H. Hovey said...

Thanks so much, Laura! We are THRILLED!

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

That is just wonderful news. Congratulations to all involved...can't wait to see the finished work!

Joy said...

Sister project!!!! I'm totally down to reserving a copy. I have mixed feelings about Rizzoli because I found the new book "Preppy" lacking but I have total faith that you ladies will do an excellent job :D

evencleveland said...

Congratulations! Adding it to my must-read list for 2013.

the quarter rat said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see the results!

Chelsea said...

that is so fantastic!!! i can't wait to read it!

Colleen said...

As a longtime fan of your site, I'm delighted to hear this news! Yea for both of you!

bferry said...

big congrats, and well-deserved.

Chad Saville said...

Congrats. Definitely.

the architecturalist said...

Excellent news! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Prize said...

I, too, would love a reserved (and signed) copy! So fantastic!

Hollister H. Hovey said...

Everyone,

Thank you so much! We really hope it will be inspiring (and really, really pretty)! You've all been such great support all these years. I appreciate it so dearly.

Thank you!!!

Billykirk, Inc. said...

"May today's success be the beginning of tomorrow's achievements."

Well done Hovey sisters!

MJH Design Arts said...

This fantastic! Congratulations. I just added it to the top of my list. Mary

KEC said...

Couldn't be more excited than if I got a book offer (the exciting life of a carpet sales woman would make a really interesting read... really)

Looking forward to it- congratulations, girls!

Paul Pincus said...

Yes!! Omg, this is huge huge news!! And Rizzoli!! You're such a badass. I love it. Congratulations :-)

ADG said...

You and your sister are completely deserving of this opportunity. And my hunch is that this is JUST the beginning.

I'm so sorry that your mom isn't here but then again, my hunch is that your mom and dad are front and center...conveyed through you and your sis.

Onward.

Karen said...

How exciting, congratulations! Selfishly, I'm thrilled because I love your blog and the images you post. Now I'll be able to look at them and study them with a cup of tea and a comfortable seat!

karen

Tynan, Angelica said...

Spring 2013 cannot come soon enough.

Congratulations, Hollister!

The Caledonian Mining Expedition Company said...

Very very exciting. Cannot wait!

ABG said...

Wow! Congrats HH&PH!! I am thrilled for you & I can't wait to see (& buy a bunch of copies) of the book.
ABG
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Sir Fopling Flutter said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations!

At the same time, I'm not surprised the publishing world has discovered you and Porter. This is well earned for both of you.

Reggie Darling said...

Wonderful news, and well-deserved!

mlogusz said...

Congrats, can't wait to pre-order!

La Dolfina said...

It makes perfect sense!
Congrats!!

Whitney and Denise said...

Congrats! Am a long time reader and can't wait to see you aesthetic in a book!

Rose said...

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing tidbits about the book adventure here (if you can do that). What a great journey.

erica lorraine scheidt said...

Wait, I want to say everything Paul did: badass, yes! rizzoli, yes! huge news proving that rocking stuff happens to rocking people? damn straight.

Curriculum Vitae said...

We are all just panting to see this book. Congratulations, girls!

Mrs. Blandings said...

All I did was open the door - you have done all of it yourself. I can't wait to see it.

LXV said...
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LXV said...

You go girl(s). Congratulations! —Agnes

maria c-ham said...

Congrats! I was seriously just thinking the other day that you should write a book! Please hurry up with it though because I'm buying a house and I want to use some of your ideas :)

Kate said...

congrats, girls. that is so stinkin' exciting!!

AlwaysMe said...

So VERY excited and happy for both of you. I know it will be a beautiful book. Looking forward to 2013! Congratulations!!!

CWP said...

Dear Hollister,

just catching up with my blog reading and saw the great news - albeit a little belated...

Congratulations to both you and your sister.

Can't wait to see the finished copy.

Now you don't even have to buy any more coffee table books, just use yours around the place....

Kx

Lizzie said...

Big big giant congratulations! It's well deserved, and will no doubt be a MAJOR success. Can not wait to put it on my coffee table!!

victoria thorne said...

As it was always meant to be-

thrilling, brilliant news.

And, by doing it for her, one can only imagine you two will be in top (which is utterly Everest-y, for the sisters Hovey) form.

Completely magic. Bravo! Huzzah! Hooray!

Kate said...

Congratulations! I will certainly be buying it!

J.B. Taylor said...

So thrilled for you ladies and can't wait to buy a copy and come to your 1st NYC signing! I've had 2 books published ('Vintage LA' for HarperCollins and 'Life is a Movie Starring You' for Warner), so if you need any friendly advice from a fellow author, just ask! There are many things my lit agent didn't share with me that I would've loved to have known. FĂ©licitations and have a blast! ~ J.B. Taylor

hello gorgeous said...

Just saw this. What Paul Pincus came out of hiding to say: You're totally badass.