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My latest novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20, 2021! It is available for preorder now wherever books are sold!

Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife).

 

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10 Favorite Andrew J. Howard Designed Family Rooms

Andrew J. Howard Interior Design living room with cathedral ceiling

 

We all have designers whose work we admire,

 

Andrew J. Howard Interior Design blue and white Living room

 

Whose images we want to study and ooh and aah over again and again. 

 

Blue and white living room Andrew J. HOward Interior Design

 

But we love it most when we find designers whose work we adore–and would want to implement in our own homes. For us, Andrew J. Howard is one of those designers. 

 

Andrew J. Howard Interior Design blue and white living room

 

He isn’t afraid to put a TV over a fireplace

 

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And chooses (gorgeous!) textiles that are also family friendly and durable.

 

Andrew J. Howard Interior design living room

 

The father of two young sons, Howard knows how to create a home that is both beautiful and functional.

 

blue and white living room Andrew J. Howard

 

We love Howard’s use of color,

 

andrew j. Howard interior design living room

 

And how pattern is always a part of the equation.

 

living room Andrew J. Howard

 

His designs aren’t simply meant to be looked at–although, yes, that’s our favorite part!

 

Andrew J. Howard living room pink and white

 

They are meant to be enjoyed, used, lived in and loved for years to come. Do you have a favorite Andrew J. Howard space? We love them all!

 

See More Favorites From Andrew J. Howard HERE.  His own home is a MUST SEE!

 

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I am so excited to announce my seventh novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, which releases April 20, 2021. The official cover reveal is coming September 22, exclusively on NetGalley, and we’ll be revealing it here on September 23, so don’t miss the fun!

 

More About UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY:

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

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FEELS LIKE FALLING IS A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

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And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s WeeklyBestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers, for taking what could have been a lemon of a launch week and making it into the sweetest lemonade! I am truly wowed by all of you.

 

Upcoming Virtual Events for Feels Like Falling!

May 7: Conversations from a Page Virtual Event, 12 PM EST, RSVP Here. And sign up for the wonderful CFAP Newsletter Here!

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 9: 7 pm. Farmville Public Library

May 10: Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.

May 19: Summer Songs, Books and Breezes with Adventures by the Book! Featuring Mary Kay Andrew, Mary Alice Monroe, Amy Mason Doan and Kristy Woodson Harvey. 7 pm EST. Register here!

May 20: M Judson Booksellers Zoom Virtual Event, 12:00PM.

May 28: Virtual Book Club Chat, The Lowcountry Book Club. 8 pm.

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Please remember your indie bookstores first! You can pick up Feels Like Falling on your Target, Walmart or Kroeger run–or at your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million.

 

 

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Blank to Beautiful with Andrew Howard Interior Design

Blank to Beautiful with Andrew J. Howard

 

Good morning, dear readers! We had the distinct pleasure of interviewing one of our favorite designers, Andrew Howard, for Episode 2 of our new video series, Blank to Beautiful. We chatted about his creative process, what he’s most proud of and even what he wanted to be when he grew up! The advice he gave is priceless, so don’t miss it. (And, it’s a quick 12-minute clip!)

 

 

 

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With just a few days until Mother’s Day, have you picked something up for mom yet?  Feels Like Falling , is the perfect gift!  

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May 6: 7 pm, Friends and Fiction Live with Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe. RSVP HERE

May 7: Conversations from a Page Virtual Event, 12 PM EST, RSVP Here. And sign up for the wonderful CFAP Newsletter Here!

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 9: 7 pm. Farmville Public Library.

May 10: Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.

 

House Tour: Andrew J. Howard’s Florida Dream Home

 

Good morning, chic friends! You are in for a treat today! You know that Andrew Howard is one of our favorite designers. We’d been waiting for the right time to tour his fabulous home. And, with so many of us stuck inside, today seemed like the perfect time to tour a Florida house that feels like a vacation. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard entry

 

One of our favorite things about Andrew’s work is how effortlessly he uses bold color, plenty of pattern, and pulls it all off in a way that seems totally seamless. That is evident from the moment you walk through the front door of the home he and his wife Katie designed and built from the ground up. The hand painted mural and mosaic tile were chosen with the couple’s two young sons in mind.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard living room in blue and white

 

We love how Howard tends to design for family life. One of his top priorities while outfitting this home was to make sure that it contained plenty of spaces for the family to gather together. Mission accomplished!

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

The ceilings in this perfectly curated home are never overlooked. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

Especially in the dining room, which often lacks the opportunity for detail that other rooms have naturally, extra attention to the ceiling, architecture and wallpaper makes the space come to life. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom with wallpaper

 

Blue and white is a go-to color combination for many. For Howard, a blue and white base allows for the layering of other colors, which he does so well through the home.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard kitchen with blue pendant lights

 

We especially love the charming kitchen, where architectural details positively steal the show. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard dining room

 

A built-in banquette provides a breakfast area perfect for a family, saves space and allows plenty of light to shine through. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard living room

 

Every element of this family room is uber-sophisticated, but the art and fabrics provide enough whimsy to make it suited for family living.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bedroom

 

The ceiling really sets this chic space apart. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

Add a soaking tub, and you have master suite perfection!

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bedroom

 

While Howard’s own, signature look is always at play in every room, this one exudes Florida style.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

And the color palette and bamboo touches exude that classic Florida look–reimagined in a brand-new way.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

Kids’ spaces are always the most fun, aren’t they? These built-in bunk beds are some of the most charming we’ve seen. And stairs that double as drawers make a fabulous use of space. 

 

dream home Andrew J Howard kids room

 

Pattern-on-pattern is always a good idea–especially in kids’ rooms! It adds instant energy.

 

dream home Andrew J Howard bathroom

 

From a bathroom for two,

 

dream home Andrew J Howard laundry room

 

To a positively chic laundry room, the Howard’s home has it all. Not one detail was overlooked in the creation of a family dream home. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what Howard does next! 

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One of the most common questions I get asked on book tour is about my editing process. If you want to know a little more about the process of making my sixth novel, Feels Like Fallingwhich releases April 28, 2020–come to life, check out this quick snippet!

 

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House Tour: Andrew J. Howard Interior Design

One of the things we love most about Atlanta is the variety of ways to live. From sprawling estates to the chicest of uptown city living, there is an incredible mix that suits every style and taste.

Andrew J. Howard entrance

This gorgeous Atlanta condo by our friend Andrew J. Howard is a perfect example of classic city living done right.

Andrew J. Howard kitchen

The pied-e-terre might be classically associated with Paris or New York but this chic Atlanta condo feels like just that. Georgia is the Empire State of the South, after all. (It’s amazing what you learn while researching for a series set in Georgia!)

Andrew J. Howard dining room

In our humble opinions, Andrew Howard is one of the best of the best when it comes to mixing color and pattern to create a certain feel. In this smaller space, a more subdued color scheme creates a calming yet fun environment.

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Here, pattern on the ceiling contributes a touch of whimsy to this beautiful bedroom retreat. This color scheme is perfection–and far from boring.

Andrew J. Howard - bedroom

We’re not sure who else could have combined all of these patterns to create this cohesive look, but, in the hands of Howard, the results are incredible. We love the agate slices on the wall for bringing a touch of the outdoors in.

Andrew J Howard - bathroom

Even the smallest spaces in this Atlanta condo are perfectly choreographed. 

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A mix of calming neutrals creates the perfect soothing space for waking up slowly and getting ready to face the day ahead. 

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The magnificent city view doesn’t hurt either. Even in this tiny outdoor space, Howard remains true to his design scheme and creates a chic and comfortable look perfect for sipping and stargazing. For bringing big style to a smaller place, we think this lovely Atlanta space hits the high notes of style. Thanks, Andrew, for letting us share with our readers!

And thanks, Atlanta, for the warm welcome on the Slightly South of Simple tour. From an amazing event at Boxwoods to a brunch with friends at the Piedmont Driving Club, talking to readers at FoxTale Book Shop and Bookmiser and dinner at Le Bilboquet (with, let’s be honest, just a hint of shopping in between!) it was a fabulous couple of days! 

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Thanks to our fabulous and crazy talented friend Lucy Williams for the gorgeous review! This is very high praise! 

“MY GOOD BLOGGER FRIEND KRISTY HARVEY JUST RELEASED HER THIRD BOOK “SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE”….NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELIN HILDERBRAND SAYS KRISTY IS A “MAJOR VOICE IN SOUTHERN FICTION”…AND IN MY OPINION, KRISTY IS THIS GENERATION’S PAT CONROY. –Lucy Williams, Interior Designer

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Andrew J. Howard living room

We’re so excited to share a brand new house from one of our favorite (and funniest) interior designer friends: Andrew Howard!

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