Bee Cottage Has a Book Deal!
The original title was Just Bee, but they didn’t go for that. Recently my bff Alex Hitz suggested The Bee Cottage Story, which everyone liked. Part personal memoir and part decorating, with lots of photos, the book will be out in July 2015. Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.
We are wrangling over the subtitle now. Possibles are:
A. Renovating, Decorating, Living, Learning
B. How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness
C. How I Decorated My Way Back to Happiness
D. Renovating and Decorating My Way Back to Happiness
What do you think? Which one makes you most want to read the book? Or maybe you have another suggestion?
His Grace says it should have “sex” in the title, because sex sells. But I told him it is The Bee Cottage Story, not The Bird and the Bee Cottage Cottage Story. Men, I swear.
Can you imagine I saved this comic strip all these years???
“I know I’ve got a book in me, Roz.”
To which Roz deadpans, “And if you’re smart you’ll leave it there.”
I have not left it there several times now, whether as author, co-author, ghost-writer, ghost-editor, ghost-buster (kidding), or contributor in some way. There is something satisfying about working on a book.
And thank you, too, dear readers. For three years now, your support of and enthusiasm for our blog–and I do feel it is “ours”–help make this book possible, and I heart you ALL.
One more thing. Before the blog or the book, there was the House Beautiful series here where it all began. Thank you Newell Turner* and House Beautiful. The response to that column both touched and encouraged me. One reader’s note has stayed with me ever since, as a kind of talisman. This reader and I have never met, but we’ve kept in touch through the blog, and I feel we are friends. On the back of her envelope, she wrote: “P.S. You should write a book about Bee.“
*LINK is to fab designer and blogger Mark Sikes, interviewing Newell.
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