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!


  1. Unknown says:

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


  2. Thanks so much, Laura! We are THRILLED!

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

  4. Joy says:

    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

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

  6. Congrats! Can't wait to see the results!

  7. Chelsea says:

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

  8. Colleen says:

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

  9. Anonymous says:

    big congrats, and well-deserved.

  10. Unknown says:

    Congrats. Definitely.

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

  12. Prize says:

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

  13. 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!!!

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

    Well done Hovey sisters!

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

  16. Unknown says:

    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!

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

  18. ADG says:

    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.


  19. Karen says:

    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!


  20. Spring 2013 cannot come soon enough.

    Congratulations, Hollister!

  21. ABG says:

    Wow! Congrats HH&PH!! I am thrilled for you & I can't wait to see (& buy a bunch of copies) of the book.
    PS: I think you might like these:

    (If link doesn't work, pls go to Brooks Brothers website & look at the Home Decor ssection under lmapshades.)

  22. 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.

  23. Wonderful news, and well-deserved!

  24. Congrats, can't wait to pre-order!

  25. It makes perfect sense!

  26. Whitney says:

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

  27. Rose says:

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

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

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

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

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  32. LXV says:

    You go girl(s). Congratulations! —Agnes

  33. 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 :)

  34. Kate says:

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

  35. AlwaysMe says:

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

  36. 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....


  37. Lizzie says:

    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!!

  38. 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!

  39. Kate says:

    Congratulations! I will certainly be buying it!

  40. Anonymous says:

    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. Félicitations and have a blast! ~ J.B. Taylor

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