Check out my Shops


Come on over to my Society6 shop and find fun, bookish items like mugs, totes, carry-all pouches, pillows, blankets, and more!


My Redbubble shop has fun items like scarves, journals, t-shirts, string bags, and more!


Looking for the perfect bookish item? My Etsy store has you covered with bookmarks, stickers, prints, buttons, and more!

{some items coming soon}

{The Light in Summer}

Is it summer? Because it feels like summer! I’m participating in the Storygram Tours for The Light in Summer by Mary McNear. There's a giveaway going on over on my Instagram or you can get you copy below:


Grab your copy HERE!




It’s summertime on Butternut Lake, where the heat of noon is soothed by the cool breezes of the evening, where the pace grows slower, and sometimes, just sometimes, the summer light makes everything clearer...

For the lovely Billy Harper, Butternut Lake is the place she feels most at home, even though lately she feels the only one listening to her is Murphy...her faithful Labrador Retriever. Her teenage son, Luke, has gone from precious to precocious practically overnight. Her friends are wrapped up in their own lives, and Luke’s father, Wesley, disappeared before his son was even born. No wonder she prefers to spend time with a good book, especially ones where everything ends in perfection.

But Billy is about to learn that anything is possible during the heady days of summer. Coming to terms with her past—the death of her father, the arrival of Cal Cooper, a complicated man with a definite interest in Billy, even the return of Wesley, will force her to have a little bit of faith in herself and others...and realize that happiness doesn’t always mean perfection.

New BookTube

I'm super excited to have just started a BookTube! Hop on over and check it out.

About CER

Hi, my name is Emilie and I'm the designer behind Create + Explore + Read. I love reading, writing, and all things bookish. I'm a freelance writer and photographer living in Washington, DC and love expressing myself creatively in every way possible. I'm also a writer of romantic suspense and YA science fiction.


Stop by my shops to find fun bookish products and then join me over on Instagram where my passions collide into squares of fun.


Check out the hashtag: #createexploreread

Tag posts with my products: #CERinthewild to be featured!


If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me. Read more about me under the About section!