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every time i start believing that this is, indeed, my life, something like this happens

“The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book.” – Audrey Niffenegger

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circusy things

A roundup of circus-related news & such for a rather grey Monday:   THE NIGHT CIRCUS received a starred review from Kirkus. *star-shaped confetti* THE NIGHT CIRCUS was chosen to be one of the six (6!) books presented on the Book Expo America Editors Buzz Panel. Which is absolutely marvelous, particularly because my editor has […]

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lapins!

I have the best friends. Dearest darling Clovia sent me Mr Clement Lapins. They are like perfect little rêveurs, they even came with the scarves!*   *The hardcore circus fans wear red scarves.

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photo tease & facebook

Haven’t had time to write up my adventure report properly, but in the meantime here’s a photographic tease to give you some flavor: Also, I have a facebook author page! The lovelies at Doubleday have done a marvelous job setting it up & at some point soon I’ll have access to update it & comment […]

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night circus cover

I’m on a train surrounded by fog & trees. I’ve had an adventurous couple of days which I will describe in detail later, but for now, in case you haven’t seen it elsewhere in the wilds of the internet, this is the cover for THE NIGHT CIRCUS:   I said when I first saw a […]

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early night circus, uk version

I always expect Saturdays to be boring mail days but sometimes they surprise me. Look what just arrived:   Bound proof of THE NIGHT CIRCUS from my wonderful UK publisher, Harvill Secker. They call them bound proofs, which is nice & easy & doesn’t involve wondering what ARC stands for, precisely. The cover makes me […]

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the night circus trailer

Have I mentioned lately that I love everyone at Doubleday?

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night circus advance copies

I received a rather rained-on cardboard box this morning. This is what was inside: These are Advance Reader Copies of THE NIGHT CIRCUS. Commonly referred to as ARCs, which I’m still not entirely sure stands for Advanced Reading or Advance Reader or some combination thereof. I’m pretty certain that the C is for Copy, though. […]

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mostly posting for the antelope

Change of scenery! This is where I’m sitting this week, going over my first pass pages. I will likely not be online all that much while I read and re-read pretty, pretty pages. Tessa keeps stealing my chair if I abandon it for too long, so I should probably get back there. (And I should […]

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also, today is my half birthday & i should really have half a cake

As you may have noticed, I was in NYC for the past few days. I met my agent and my editor in person for the first time. They are, in fact, actual people and not just lovely disembodied telephone voices. I drank a lot of wine with my sister. I got snowed on in Times […]

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