Home designer Erin Napier is now a children's book author after announcing her newest venture as of late while sharing her favorite books from her childhood.
Erin Napier announced her new book release titled "The Lantern House" on Instagram Monday, September 13, in a lengthy post explaining the inspiration behind it.
She revealed it is now on presale and would be in stores everywhere in May 2022. Napier shared her favorite books from childhood were “The Little House” by Virginia Lee Burton and “The House on East 88th Street” by Bernard Waber.
Erin Napier attends Build Series to discuss the new season of "Home Town" at Build Studio on January 08, 2020 in New York City (left), and her new children's book cover (inset) | Photo: Getty Images and Instagram/@erinapier
“The dreamy, whimsical imperfections of the hand-drawn and painted artwork and architecture inspired me then and continue even now as I design homes for a living on “Home Town,” she wrote.
The 36-year-old said from the first idea she had about the book she knew that her dear friend and beloved Mississippi illustrator Adam Trest would make a befitting collaborator to bring her vision to life.
Erin Napier attends Build Series to discuss the new season of "Home Town" at Build Studio on January 08, 2020 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
Napier revealed that their creative partnership is based on over a decade of experience and numerous collaborations. She added:
“I feel that my words and his art are the potion that will bring the house to life for young readers in vivid, whimsical color.”
People recently reported on the picture book cover during an exclusive interview with Napier. She shared that both she and Trest live in old houses, and they both have two little girls.
The reality star added that together, they believed it would be great to team up on the project for their girls, she said of her first foray into children’s literature.
The book's story is told from the perspective of a home as it watches its occupants grow and change, start families, and move away over the years, each leaving a mark on the house.
Napier explained the book itself is the narrator as it watches all that is going on inside it, making it a keeper and a guardian of the families that live there.
She also emphasized on the building as a structure on Instagram, saying that it is merely a house until it is filled with stories and memories made inside the four walls that eventually turn it into a home.
Fans could not be more proud of Napier as one person noted that the book's concept is undeniably remarkable, adding they cannot wait to have it on the shelves.
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