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 concept version it that it is nothing I ever would have pictured but I utterly adore it and this polished version is even lovelier. The art is by Helen Musselwhite, an amazing artist who works in hand cut paper. (I am in love with her floating island domes.)

And paper art is truly appropriate for the book.

Categories: writing


Donna Cummings · March 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm

It’s beautiful and compelling and whimsical, all in one. 🙂 I love it.

Paul · March 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm

That’s beautiful, Erin! I’m so pleased!

Helen · March 17, 2011 at 11:57 am

Thank you for posting this Erin.
It was a pleasure working on it (not to mention reading it before hand) as the story is so vivid and full of wonderful descriptions, an illustrators dream!
I look forward to holding a copy my hands and reading it again soon.
All best wishes

Selena · March 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I just saw the cover on Goodreads! (So exciting!) It’s very striking.

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