Pre-Order The Escape Manual for Introverts

I have something exciting to share! 🎉My third book, THE ESCAPE MANUAL FOR INTROVERTS, is coming August 6th from Andrews McMeel Publishing and you can pre-order it now!

Katie Vaz | Illustrator and Author

A blend of humor and inspiration, THE ESCAPE MANUAL FOR INTROVERTS is a funny, sometimes absurd guide to escaping the painfully awkward situations of everyday life as an introvert. The book guides readers through a range of social scenarios that introverts dread, such as being trapped on an airplane with a chatterbox or hosting a dinner party with people who just won’t leave, and offers escapes and tips for each situation. From the silly to the sincere, these clever, hilarious escape plans and bizarre excuses speak to the introvert in all of us.

I'm really excited about this book because being an introvert is something that I think really defines me and has my whole life. I enjoyed so much getting to create a funny book about my interpretation of the introvert experience. 😃

Find all the links on where to order here.

Upstate NY Art Prints

To share my love for living in Upstate New York, I created a series of Upstate NY location art prints with pretty florals, hand-lettering, and shiny gold foil. I kind of want to make everything have gold foil now ☺️.

Buy the art prints in my Etsy shop here (more NY locations coming soon!). Psst… all art prints ship for free! Woo hoo!

A Favor to ask of you

Over the last couple of months I have been feeling so grateful for all of the positive feedback that has come in about Make Yourself Cozy. It’s incredibly humbling and I feel so lucky to have such sweet readers💕.

If you have read my book and you have a few minutes to spare, can you please leave a short review on Amazon for it? It makes a huge difference in helping to get my book in front of other potential readers who might like it too.

You can find the link to Make Yourself Cozy on Amazon here:

If you already have left a review, I really do appreciate it!

Valentine's Day Cards are in the shop!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! 💕 It is one of my most favorite times of the year because everything is all pink and sparkly :) I really love designing Valentine cards, but not only because the color palette is so pretty. See, I’ve never been great at talking about my feelings, but writing them down is always easier. A lot of my designs are actually inspired by the things I want to say to the people in my own life. I hear often from my customers how they relate to the awkwardness of talking about feelings and that my cards express what they couldn’t put into words before. I think it’s so sweet and humbling to make something that can create a special moment in someone else’s relationship.

You can head over to my Etsy shop to find those heartfelt, sometimes awkward but funny, and sweet cards for all kinds of love and relationships. Shop them all here.

This week only you can get 20% off all Valentine’s Day & Love cards in my Etsy shop with coupon code BEMINE2019 during checkout💕. Hurry because it expires this Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST!

New Christmas Cards

Oh dear how is it already December? I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far. It’s been a little busy here this fall with our wedding, my books, and our recent honeymoon trip (I’ll post about that trip soon). I’m looking forward to finding a few moments over the next couple of weeks to relax and do some Christmasy things like baking cookies and watching Christmas movies. My favorite ones that I watch every year are “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Love Actually,” “The Holiday,” and “The Santa Clause.” For baking, I’m definitely in the mood to bake some of my usual spicy gingerbread cookies from the Smitten Kitchen blog, homemade cinnamon rolls (I know they are time consuming but oh my goodness the smell of warm, yeasty dough is one of the best things in the world I think), and I’m also thinking of picking out a new recipe to try from one of my favorite food blogs, Half Baked Harvest.

I decorate my office too!

I decorate my office too!

One other thing I love to do during Christmas season is to mail out greeting cards to friends and family. It’s kind of an old-fashioned thing I guess, but growing up it was always exciting seeing cards come in the mail from loved ones. My mom hung them up like garland around the door frame in our dining room. Now, I decorate our stair balusters with holiday cards we get in the mail.

Christmas is my favorite holiday to design cards for. This year in my Etsy shop, I’ve added a couple of new holiday greeting cards and prints.