Oct 08, 2010


YES, you read the heading correctly!  I am jumping up and down with excitement to let you all finally know that I’m working on my first-ever book!  It has been hard to contain the excitement from you, but my publisher just made the announcement to the book world  {see below} and now I get to tell you all!

Yes, I was pinching myself when I finally saw it in writing in Publisher’s Lunch last night!   So let me give you some sweet scoop…I’m working with Hyperion Books – – who publishes lots of amazing authors including this fabulous guy and this spectacular lady – – yes, I do feel incredibly humbled to be among their stable of authors.  I’ll be creating a book which will give you tons of great ways to dress up your sweets. It will contain loads of new eye candy with brand new, never-before-seen dessert tables!  I’ll also include my best and never-before-revealed…homemade recipes, simple crafting instructions, styling tricks, practical tips, my bible of amazing sources, and lots more!  My vision is to create an approachable treasury of ideas that you can all use and learn from.  Like I do on the blog, I’ll take you into my world by showing you behind-the-scenes for how I create my tables.  I will take you all along for the ride and teach you all my tricks.

A little bit about what this journey means to me..creating a book has no doubt been my dream for quite some time.  But I didn’t want to write just another “branding book” that got buried on a shelf.  I’ve had those opportunities presented to me for over a year from other great publishers, and while they were very hard to pass up {especially because the book has always been my dream}, I knew in my heart I could make a much bigger contribution to the book world.  After all, if I’m going to create a bible with all of my best kept sweets styling secrets, I want it to be out there – – all over the country – – so it can be accessible to all of you!  I’ve mentioned before that you have to trust your gut in certain situations, and this is exactly what I had to do.  Don’t think I didn’t struggle with my choice.  I did.  I make it sound easier than it is.  But in the end I relied on my instincts and I’m so happy I did.  Because now I can put my full heart and soul into creating one of the most special books you’ll ever get your hands on.

I have my work cut out for me.  I start developing and testing recipes next week, followed by designing new craft ideas, and then fleshing out our spectacular new dessert tables that I’ve already sketched out.  I’m 100% committed to everything I do and since this is my baby, you can bet I’m going to put in even more than that into this undertaking.  I’ll take you along the ride with me during this journey, too.  While I won’t be able to reveal too much, I will share with you some ideas, and will even ask for your input.  After all, I’m creating this for all of you.

One last note….I first saw the official book announcement while checking emails from my room in the Breakers on Wednesday.  I happened to be sitting on the balcony with a view of the ocean. I thought it was ironic because my dad and I loved spending time together by the shore.  As many of you know from previous posts, my father passed away almost 4 years ago from prostate cancer.  He was my biggest cheerleader.  I like to believe we had a special moment while I was looking out on the beach while reading that announcement.  You can bet this book is going to be dedicated to him.

Okay, this is really the last note..I want to thank YOU all for helping to make this possible.  You have all been supportive and I don’t take that for granted for one second.  Now let’s go on this ride together!


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  • WOW!!!!!! Can’t wait!!! I want to distribute it in Mexico! Start thinking about the spanish version pleeeeeeeeeaassse!

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments, they are well deserved =)
    A fan,

    • cristina brito

      Dear Amy
      Congratulations! Iam a big fan of your creations and would also like to apply for distribution in Brazil !! So after the spanish please include the portuguese version !!!
      warm regards

  • Congratulations Amy! It’s so lovely to see people’s dreams come full circle. Your creations are amazing and I can’t wait for the book to come out 🙂

  • Yahoo!!! So excited for you!!! Love that you learned it in that wonderful spot.
    Can’t wait to see it….good luck!

  • Janelle

    Awesome. I wish you all the best. I cant wait for it to hit the stores!

  • Sara

    Congratulations Amy, I can’t wait 😀 😀

  • Congratulations! This is extremely exciting – I can’t wait, beyond ecstatic for you (and me, one of your many readers!)

  • HUGE!!!!!! I know you are just writing it but when can we pre-order? 🙂 Congrats!

  • i am so excited for you AND me!!!! i can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂 congrats!!!!

  • Congratulations!!! That is so amazing! I’m so inspired by your vision, drive, and (utterly well-deserved) success. So… when can we pre-order?? : )

  • Candace

    WOW!!!! that’s is so great!!! & I am beyond excited for both of us – for you writing it & me getting my hands on a copy when it’s out 😉 Many congrats to you Amy!!!!

  • Congrats!!! I’m very excited for you. Can’t wait to see it:-)

  • aly

    You are an inspiration to those of us just starting to act on our dream. So happy for you!!!! Can’t wait for the book to come out.

  • Wahoo! Congrats!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it =)

  • SO excited for you, Amy! Looking forward to your thoughts on the process and of course, the final product! YAY!

  • Congratulations – you so deserve this! This post is also so touching.

  • A big congratulations Amy. Here’s to dreams coming true and more!

  • Yessss!!! I’ll be the first to buy one!

  • Dear Amy

    I am so thrilled for you and this exciting venture. I look forward to seeing this gorgeous book, it will become permanently planted on my coffee table so I can enjoy it daily.

    I share in your joy and excitement!

    Kindest Regards
    Kate Landers

  • Amy, congratulations you are an inspiration with a generous soul, can’t wait for the book to come out!

  • congratulations!~!~!~!~!~!~!~

  • this is amazing news!!!and I am sure it would be a great book!I only hope I could be able to buy it from Italy!!!

  • Woo hoooo Amy! LOVE this news. It’ll be on my pre-order list for SURE 🙂

  • congrats! awesome news! I’ll be one of the first in line to buy it!

  • Congratulations!

    It’s so wonderful to see someone that works so hard earn the success they deserve. I also love that you had a special moment with your father.

    Wishing you the best from Munich.

  • Congratulations! Can’t wait to purchase a copy. You are such an inspiration and I’m sure the book will be Fabulous!

  • Congratulations! You truly are an inspiration to us all & I can’t wait to get me hands on your “bible”!

  • Sada Ray

    Fantastic!!!! I’m so pleased for you Amy – you really deserve this. Can’t wait to see it. Glad to hear your dad was sharing your special moment with you. x


  • Congratulations Amy! can’t wait for your new book to come out, wish you great success.

  • Congratulations! Exciting!

  • Sam

    I can’t wait!!!

  • Dalia

    Congratulations Amy! This is so incredibly exciting, I can’t wait!
    From the very first time I stumbled upon your website by sheer accident through various links, I remember my jaw dropping as I flipped through your beautiful dessert tables. I immediately knew that this was what I wanted to do. Since then I have been addicted to your blog and never miss a day. It has been the most wonderful source of inspiration and has been my guide. Thank you Amy Atlas for helping me make my dream come true!!! (I hope I will be able to get a copy here in Israel).

  • Tammy Aronson

    Congratulations! This is so exciting for you and well deserved! Can’t wait to get my own copy. Love the blog, I’m sure I’ll love the book too. Book tour???

  • Congratulations Amy! Lots of work ahead, but what a ride you will have – really excited for you, and for all of us to be able to have it in our hands!!

  • YAY!!! So super stoked for u Amy!!! Ur a rockstar! Congrats! =)

  • This is amazing! Congrats! I’m so happy for you and for me, ahah… I know is going to be awesome.

  • Congrats, Amy! Fantastic! Can’t wait to purchase my copy and meet you — maybe on a book tour through Southern California? 😉

  • Congratulations!!! You are absolutely AWESOME!!!

  • Sarah

    Congrats on the great announcement! Cant wait to read this book and learn amazing tips from the best! 🙂

  • WOW!! Congratulations!! Such an amazing opportunity and so well deserved!!

  • You are the best! Congratulation, from a fan from Argentina! Lucila

  • Congrats! I can’t wait to buy it.

  • Congratulations Amy! I have been waiting for this announcement!!

    Thanks for all you do!

  • Congratulations Amy! I can’t wait to see what incredible inspiration you have to share. I’ve sincerely enjoyed reading your blog and wish you all the best on this exciting journey.

  • HUGE congratulations Amy! I’m very excited for you!

  • Congratulations, Amy! It’s always exciting to know that dreams come true to people that work and inspire others!! I’m happy with the good news and wish you the BEST!!

  • Congrats on the book deal! As a fan, I can’t wait to pre-order!

  • Congratulations, Amy! You deserve all you are achieving! I respect you and admire you! I will buy it for sure! xo

  • Elizabeth

    Congratulations, Amy!!! I will definitely look forward to getting your book. You have been such an inspiration to me, and your ideas and creativity have never ceased to wow me. They are always fabulous. Very excited about your news! Congrats, again!

  • Marie

    Amy, think of being translated him(it) in French? In Europe also, we like your work. Good continuation. Marie from Belgium

  • Marcela

    I can’t wait for the book! I want it!!!!!!!!

  • All the best to you on this {new} journey you are on. May it be a blessed one and I love you are remembering your father at this time and dedicating it to him ~ that touched my heart! Best to you~ Margaret L. Norcott, Allied ASID, Atlanta, GA

  • THAT IS FANTASTIC NEWS!!! This will be the book of the year, guaranteed! I can see it now! CAN’T WAIT to buy it! You deserve this, Amy. Fantastic.

  • Dawn

    How amazing! Congratulations…

  • Cindy

    I cannot contain my excitement over this wonderful news! I know the book will be spectacular.

  • Congratulations! So well deserved. x

  • I cannot wait. So thrilled and excited. For sure a must have in everyones library. And I welled up with tears as you spoke about your dad. I am certain you shared a moment and he was with you. Congrats and Many Blessings on this journey.

    Bri~ The Savvy Moms Guide.

  • Barbara Sullivan

    You on the balcony overlooking the ocean… memories of your Father… getting the good news. It brought a tear to my eye. Your Dad must be looking down on you with great pride!

  • Trisha

    Wow, amazing news!! I can’t wait to purchase my copy!

  • This is such exciting news! I can’t wait to purchase it!!!! 🙂

  • Amy, when I read your message today, my heart skipped a beat and it was almost as if I was the one who was going to publish a book. I am SOOOO excited for you and CANNOT wait to see even more of your GORGEOUS work. Felicitations!! as we say in French.

  • congrats, amy! my dad passed away 2 years ago and those moments have happened to me too – moments when you just know that he is looking over you, so proud, and sharing in your happiness. congrats to you! cannot wait to see the book!!

  • I’m saving a spot on the coffee table for this wonderful surprise!

  • Congratulations, Amy! This is exciting news and is sure to become a staple among party planners big and small!

  • Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to buy one!

  • Amy

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! This will definitely be on my wish list!

  • Martine

    I am so happy for you!!!! I have been a fan ever since I read an article about you on Ladies Who Launch. This is truly amazing! You have definitely earned this honor. I look forward to your creation…


  • Congrats here from Malaysia!

  • Sharnel

    Firstly, well done Amy. That an achievement. I’m sure this book is going to be a favourite of mine for many years to come.
    Secondly, your Dad was with you. Holding your hand and smiling, knowing that all your hard work and dedication has paid off.
    I cannot wait to hold your book in my hot little hands!

  • Congratulations!! That’s so exciting! I can’t wait to see some of the behind the scenes work going into your book.

  • Congratulations!!! Im excited to purchase one, i’ll definitely find a way to have it shipped here in the Philippines =)

  • Amy! I am so excited for you AND for all of US!! I can only imagine that this is a dream come true for you.
    Your note about your father was incredibly sweet and brought tears to my eyes. My Dad is my biggest cheerleader as well. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer about 10 years ago and thankfully pulled through.

    Thank you again for your always letting us peek inside your creative mind!

  • Kay

    You are sure to have a best seller on your hands! Can’t wait!

  • Amy, that’s AMAZING!!! I’m so happy for you! I’m sure the book is going to be elegant and beautiful. Can’t wait till it’s done so I can buy a copy. 🙂

  • Amy!! That is the BEST news and I can not wait to order your book and proudly display it on my coffee table! You are such an inspiration to me and many.

    My father passed away a year and a half a go from cancer and I think he is with me every day cheering me on. I am SURE that is the same for you. They become one more guardian angel looking out for us.

    I wish you the best in this venture and can not wait to go along with it on your posts!!

    Take Care!

  • Asia Ng

    omg omg omg!!! That’s great!! please please include ALL pics of your previous dessert tables, I really love it all! I’m getting all excited to imagine that it would be in print. WOOTS!!

    keep up the great work!!

  • WOW!! A huge congratulations Amy!! You deserve it!! Your work is stunning, breath-taking and this is a logical next step for you! Sooooo happy to have a piece of Amy Atlas art by my bed-side table! 😀

    Your dad would have been so proud indeed! A true blessing…

    There’s no one I’d rather read!! Please let us know when they book is available for purchase, as I’ll be the first in the queue!! 🙂

    Lots of love,

  • Susana

    WOW, Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you. You definetely deserve it! Your work is AMAZING!!!!!!!

  • Ferwa

    Congratulations! Excited and can’t wait to get my copy!

  • Amazing! I can’t wait!!
    Congratulations, you really deserve it!

  • Oh Amy that is such incredible news – congratulations! I can’t wait to get hold of that book – it will take pride of place in my house!! Leanne x

  • Exciting news, CONGRATULATIONS!! I can’t wait for your book to hit the stands. I love entertaining and giving my guests that WOW factor. xo

  • WOW!!! thats great! I want a copy NOW! hehe

  • Can I preorder it now?? 🙂

  • Debbie Allen

    I have really enjoyed reading your post for a long time now, your work is beautiful and tastefully put together Im sure that your book will be the same, I can only hope that like other overseas readers we can get coppies here in the UK I wish you all the success that you most definitely deserve

  • Cyd

    Amy! I am so so so so excited for you! You are so wonderfully deserving of this and I can’t wait to read the book. Have fun making it happen! xoxo

  • Janina Lear

    OMG!!! I cant wait. How very exciting. When???

  • this is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT! You are a HUGE inspiration. What a beatiful moment you had when you read the announcement! I’m sure your Dad is enjoying this right along with you! Congrats!!!

  • amy! I am so happy for you. I am truly inspired by your story and thank you for your gorgeous dessert tables that I have tried to incorporate into my events. You truly allow for creativity and encourage to think outside the box!! It was a pleasure meeting you at Engage!

  • Idalia

    Felicidades!! I cant wait to have ur book! Saludos desde Mexico

  • Congratulations Amy! You soooo deserve this 🙂

  • A big congratulations to you Amy on this much deserved opportunity. And a big yay to all your fans. You will certainly be making a big contribution to the world of party styling, so ‘thank you’!

  • Wow, Amy, that is such great news, I am very happy for you….and for us, all of your fans! That is definitely a book that will become pary of my resources, I can hardly wait! I am also sure that your father was there with you when you read that announcement, best of luck to you on the amazing journey!

  • Amy, it is your willingness to share what keeps you up at night with the world that has brought you, and will continue to bring you success. The book is only the beginning of your amazing “sweet” adventure, I am sure! Thanks for sharing with all of us1

  • Truly amazing! Congratulations Amy!!

    Thank you for continually sharing your savvy styling. I look forward to seeing the process revealed.

  • Sue

    So exciting can hardly wait!

  • Yooo hooo! So exciting!!

  • Deborah Stepler

    Congrats – this is so overdue! You have been an inspiration to me for years and I can’t wait to get my hands on your book. Can we pre-order – maybe an autographed copy ?? Any ideas about a publishing date? I’ll be counting the days 🙂

  • Congratulations from Venezuela. I can’t wait for the book! exitos and good luck!

  • Baine

    Im so happy for you and wish you the best of luck in everything you do!

  • So excited for you! Congratulations! and you can be sure I’ll be lining up to buy your book!

    • Roberta Whitley

      Oh my goodness! This is just the best news! It hasn’t been all that long ago that I discovered your work through one of the magazines I take. I immediately fell in love with your work, creativity & basically, works of art! It will be such a gift to get one of your books! Any idea of the time frame? It would be extra special if we could preordar & get an autographed copy! Now that would be the frosting on the cake!

  • omw!!! THE BEST NEWS EVER:) all the best on the making of the book stressful and exciting times ahead…


  • Congratulations Amy! I have mentioned your talent on my blog before and love what you do! Can’t wait to see the book!

  • WOW! Congratulations Amy! This sounds like an amazing experience and I can’t wait to see the final product! I have been following your blog for awhile now, and you truly are one of my favorite people to seek inspiration from when baking, decorating and party planning. I am so excited for you and can’t wait to get my own copy of your book!

    What an achievement & WHAT a Lady. Well deserved lovely.
    I cannot WAIT for the book to hit our shores.
    Once again, CONGRATULATIONS & relish the moment.


  • Barbara

    Congratulations, Amy!

    I’m a huge fan from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Spain. I can’t wait to see your book.
    I’m a big ambassador of your work here.
    If you ever need to translate your book for Spanish-speakers… I’m a translator/home baker 🙂

  • Can’t wait for your book!!!

  • Will the book include tips on how many of each item there should be given a specific guest count? Or the best way to refill jars/displays without disruption (or is it best to just make/buy more than needed to avoid having to refill)? Is there a release date yet?

  • charo

    congratulations!!!! Can’t wait your book!!!

  • Silvie

    Congratulations, when will it come out in stores?

  • Jeannie Acevedo

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is extraordinary news, I am eagerly anticipating its release!

  • lola

    Enhorabuena, pero me encantaría que este libro también estuviera traducido al español, aunque la pagina esté en inglés la sigo, haces cosas sorprendentes, me las comería todas jaja. Muchas gracias por compartir con todos tus grandes ideas. Gracias y enhorabuena

  • Hi Amy,

    Great news!
    If you’re looking for a distributor in Holland….. : )

    Greetings from Holland!

  • Parabéns from Brasil (Rio de Janeiro). I wish “Mais Sucesso”!

  • mslanceboxx

    u i dont know if i sent this comment already but…when i came
    across your blog it gave me the LIGHT BULB MOMENT!that this what
    i want to do with my baking passion.style it!

    thanks and i will make sure to let someone in the usa to get inline
    and buy the book as soon as its out.



  • Brandy

    Hi, I just found your website today and love it! I just ordered your book… I cannot wait to throw my kids a party..

  • Hi, Firstly congratulations on your up coming book I’m so excited. You are a huge insiration to me especially for my business Bitter Sweet Creations 🙂

    I received an email today saying the book is available for pre-order but there were no details on how to do this could you please let me know


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