I have been waiting for this day, and it is finally here! I now have the green light to let you all in on a few of the Knack book details! Woo hoo!
First of all, I am very happy to announce that the Knack book will be published by Chronicle Books! It is not only a huge dream come true to even be writing a book in the first place, but the fact that my favorite publisher will be handling it all is just thrilling for me. I am so honored to be working with Chronicle, and have learned so much through this fantastic process.
Second, the book will be about furniture…{surprise, surprise!}….lots and lots of furniture with plenty of beautiful photographs. Chronicle produces beautiful books, and I am super excited that a Knack book will be added to that list very soon.
Thirdly, the Knack book will release in Spring 2013!! The manuscript is complete, the photos will be complete in a couple weeks, and very soon I will start seeing layout and design for the book! It has been a lot of hard work…. overwhelming at times…as all huge projects can be……but it is all coming together beautifully, and I am so thankful!
 Thank you to each and every one of you for your support of Knack, and for the time you take every week to leave encouragement and love for me! Thank you, thank you! …….and get ready for the goodness, because I have been working really hard to create something very special. 
I will be posting a few behind the scenes photos in a little bit…..and from here on out! Woot!

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  1. kalanicut

    Hooray! Hoorah! Hooray! Hoorah! But 2013 feels so terribly far away. But it will give me something to look forward to. Congratulations Dear Girl! I know it will be fabulous and inspiring.

  2. sheepy hollow

    Oh happy day!! CONGRATS!!! I am thrilled for YOU! Can't wait… I just love when I know someone 'famous'. hee hee

  3. Emily

    Congratulations! Hooray! 2013 does seem a long way off…but I'm sure it will be worth the wait!

  4. knack

    Kalanicut! thank you! I know 2013 seems so far away…but it will be here before we know it!

    Sheepy hollow, yay! thank you!

    Emily, thank you! I promise it will be worth the wait! {wink!}


  5. Darice auston

    Way to go! Will you do a book tour? I hear Syracuse is a hot spot for furniture-themed books and authors 🙂

  6. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    woo hoo!!!!! so so very exciting!

  7. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    woo hoo!!!!! so so very exciting!

  8. Ann On and On...

    You can now take a bow….that is amazing! Waiting is not my best virtue. Wink!

  9. knack

    Darice, hey new momma! I hope that sweet munchkin is doing great, and that you are feeling great! I am not sure of all of the book tour shenanigans yet…I know I will be doing a signing in NYC….but the specifics and times are all up in the air. I will be sure to let you know 🙂

    Cassie, thanks lady! Woot!

    Ann on and on, Too cute, thank you! I just took a bow in the studio…just for you:) I am having the hardest time waiting too! It will be here before we know it though!


  10. Kristen

    wooo! i wish we didn't have to wait til 2013!!!

  11. Amy of The Salvage Collection

    well, add my name on the reserve list ASAP! patience is not my thing but then i remember something about all good things being worth the wait.

    hearty congratulations and warmest wishes for the energy and patience you will need to make it through this exciting year!

  12. sugarSCOUT

    sugarSCOUT is doing a great big joyful happy dance for you Barb! Much deserved and just to think that all all of your hard work will be forever in print! AMAZINGness! We can't wait to get our sweet little hands on it. Hugs from the Midwest…..s & s

  13. Lindsey @ arkadian belle woods

    NOOOOOO!!!! OVER A YEARRRRR!!!! lol I kid I kid….I'll just have to be calm until then! lol I am so so so stoked for you! Congrats again! I'm seriously am looking so forward to getting my hands on the book! I will be one of the first to pre-order! Cheers to you Barb on your successes now and beyond! 🙂

  14. karen brown

    That is so terribly exciting! Congrats Barb…I can hardly wait to pre-order my copy!

    God is so very good and has blessed your hard work indeed!

  15. sarah

    YAY yay yay for you. so excited and can't wait til 2013

  16. Cathy Monetti

    WOOT WOOT WOOTing from the mountaintops. Congratulations!

  17. summerland style

    SOOO excited for you. I'm going to fully live vicariously through you on this unreal experience. Any book tour plans?? If you come to Seattle, I'll be the first in line to have my copy signed.

  18. knack

    Kristen, thank you! I know pal! I wish it would happen sooner as well…..but these guys {Chronicle} know what they are doing….and it will be worth the wait!

    Amy of the Salvage collection, you are so right….good thing do come to those who wait! so true…..and thank you for your beautiful well wishes!

    sugarScout, Thank you!! You all have been so sweet to me, and I thank you for all of it! I am so excited!

    Lindsey, hee hee! Thank you my friend for your well wishes and excitement!

    Karen Brown,Thank you so much! God has been so good to help me even through the craziness of it all, and I am so thankful. Hopefully I have learned some of the lessons He has been trying to teach me through this experience……:)

    Jeb, Thanks man!

    Mere W, thank you so much!

    Sarah, thank you, thank you!

    Cathy Monetti, Love your "Woots"! Thank you!

    Summerland style, Thank you so much! I am not sure about all of the book signing/tour details yet, as we have not discussed all of that in detail…but I will be sure to let you all know if that is going to happen and when!


  19. Meghan @ The Rambling Sister

    This is fantastic Barb! So happy for you and proud of you! Hard work really does pay off. Looking forward to next Spring. That book will be a great addition to my growing collection!

  20. cranny + b

    yippy skippy!
    I'm so proud of you– if I had buttons on my shirt, they would be popping off 🙂

  21. knack

    Meghan, Thank you, thank you…so very much! I am so excited to enter these next stages, and can't wait to get it finished and into my hands…..and yours 🙂

    Cranny….I love you so much sis….thank you for believing in me, and for being the best sister…ever! xo


  22. pamwares

    CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to buy it and be inspired with knack-ful projects!

  23. carolina postcard

    awesome, awesome news! Congrats and I will totally be one of the first to run out for a copy. Cheers!

  24. knack

    pamwares, thank you, thank you!!

    carolina postcard, aww…thank you so much! cheers to you!


  25. Junker Newbie Stephanie

    Ok, I'm SO behind on blog posts! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait 🙂 I'll definitely be in line for your Greenville book signing!


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