there’s something we’ve been meaning to do for like ummmm, the past 18 years. and inevitably one thing has always led to another.
one project has always birthed a new project.
one airstream turned into 5.
one season turned into 3.
every flea market kept calling our name…again, and again, and again…
and we were having so much fun.
and because we always get so excited about each and every project, we always go for it and put off the book another year….and another year…and another year…
18 years later, we still hadn’t even begun the junk gypsy book. the JG story. the story of junk.
until now. carpe diem.
we made ourselves SIT DOWN. we pushed pause on everything else for the past 5 months. we took a break from filming. from projects. (and obvs, from blogging since i’ve only managed to get 1 post out since december)
and we wrote our book. it’s taken every bit of brain power we never knew we had. we have LABORED over this book. over every detail. EVERY image (God bless April Pizana).
because of our squirrel brains, we knew we needed to move our desks from the HQ. so i have been on lockdown with amie (heaven help me…send the nice young men in clean white coats) since january in a far-away, undisclosed, remote location. just kidding, we’ve been on the back 40 of the property in the Wander Inn. for FIVE months. writing. and sketching. and editing. and basically eating frozen burritos. every. dang. day.
i may or may not have referenced jack nicholson in The Shining once or twice. REDRUM.
but y’all. we MADE it happen! we did it. we wrote every single WORD. EVERY paragraph. EVERY sentence. we’re in the final stages of the book design, but we’re in the homestretch. with an official publish date. FALL 2016!!!
and an official book cover!
and the BEST news of all, is that you could WIN from a biggo GIVEAWAY that our amazing publishers over at Simon & Schuster are offering just for pre-ordering the book!!!
CLICK the image below…it’ll take you to a site where you can register to win an all expenses paid trip to Round Top AND a JG shopping spree!! psst: the early bird gets the worm. the first 750 entries get a FREE gift!
PLUS, there are images you can pin (pleaseeeee please pin! and insta! and FB! and TWEET!) and other important INFO!
y’all we’re so excited to share this labor of love with y’all. it’s been a heckuva huge project for us- but we know, in the end, it’s going to be something we are so dang proud of. something that represents JG 100%. something that we hope you feel as connected to as we do.
also, several of y’all have asked about a launch team…we would loveeee to do this and we are so thankful y’all are asking!!! please comment below if you have launch team tips or if you’re interested and we’ll get that started asap!
now go forth, and win that giveaway!!!