This was a meeting from back before I decided blogging would be something I’m interested in doing. But, since I consider it fair to shine a spotlight on all authors I meet, I’m writing it now!
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus, has a book cover that is magical and mystical to me. Even though the genre is not my usual cup of tea- something kept drawing me to the book (full disclosure: I have not read the book yet- this is what happens when you buy books faster than you can read them), and I knew at some point I’d buy the book. It just happened to be a fortuitous chance that I was in town the same day she was in Oxford on a Sunday. Imagine my delight and my joyous cry of “Heck yeah!” when I passed by Square Books during a delightful visit with a friend. We immediately made plans to go to the signing the next day before I left town.
On Sunday, walking in Off Square Books- they had popcorn cooked and drinks for us to enjoy while Erin weaved a tale of magic as she talked. My favorite part of her reading was when she spoke of the room with the jars that when opened would make you feel like you were elsewhere. When the Q&A part happened, I asked Erin “Who would she like to play her characters if The Night Circus was made into a movie?” Her reply was ” that she was not sure; she was more interested in costumes and set design if the book is made into a movie one day.” After studying the cover and how detailed it is- I can see why she’s more interested in the costumes and set design.
Check back one day (hopefully soon) for a review of The Night Circus!