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.

Free Christmas Card to Color at Home

For my last freebie in my Don't Worry, Eat Cake holiday giveaways, I've created a Christmas card for you to print and color at home! 

The border illustration from this card is from one of my favorite pages in my coloring book, and I just love how the lush floral frame works with a Christmas saying. I love winter decorations that are full of rustic greenery. It makes me want to hide away in a cozy cabin all winter long.

You can download the PDF here. Print on heavy cardstock paper, cut and fold, then color in with your favorite materials. I also added in a hint of glitter to the centers of the flowers. Now I'm in the mood to put glitter on everything. 


Free Printable Gift Tags

The second freebie in my Don't Worry, Eat Cake holiday giveaways is a set of printable gift tags. Download and print at home on card stock, then color in the designs with your favorite materials. I love pink all year long and couldn't help but stick with that pretty color palette here :)

Click here to access the PDF, then download and print with any home printer. You can use any paper you like, but I recommend something a little sturdy, like card stock around 80# or 100# cover weight.

Don't Worry, Eat Cake Holiday Freebies

Happy December! Hope you all are staying warm and toasty.

I have some free digital downloads I'm going to post on my blog over the next few days. I've dressed up some illustrations from my book Don't Worry, Eat Cake to help you get in the spirit for the fast approaching holidays (and to remind you that coloring books make wonderful gifts... wink, wink).

Today's freebie is festive wallpaper for your desktops, tablets, and phones. You can download the desktop version here, and the mobile version here, or click on either of the photos below to save. Check back next week for a few printable freebies!

A Busy November!

Whew! Is it already almost Thanksgiving?? This month is seriously flying by. I've been pretty busy with craft shows, freelance work and prepping for the upcoming holiday shopping season!  So far, I've been to three craft shows already, and will head to one more this weekend. That will be 4 in one month! It's really hard to avoid being super busy at this time of year though. I keep reminding myself that come January, I'll be so bored once the rush is over. I complain when I'm busy, but I get depressed when I don't have much to do. That's what happened in the long, slow winter of last year once the Valentine's Day rush ended. I really shouldn't complain now anyways though, because I am doing what I love and my business is growing. We can sleep when we're dead! Just kidding. Naps feel so good. Anyways, here are some snippets of the shows I did already this month. First was Mayday! Underground in Rochester, NY. Then I did the Awesome Indie Art Market in Ithaca, NY. And then yesterday I did The Fab Flea in Newark Valley (a cute little pop-up sale with other local artists and vendors from my area).



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