Ya’ll need to check out Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel, The Night Circus, available from Harper-Collins. This chicka is living the dream and I find her absolutely inspiring. Check out her blog here at http://erinmorgenstern.com.
Why am I posting about another author’s work? Because every writer has an audience and I believe that if you like my writing, you’ll fall in love with Erin Morgenstern’s book. As she talks about on her website, her stories are location-driven. My stories are usually heavy on the descriptive quality in writing. I’ve been accused of “purple prose”. She takes her readers to exotic locations and weaves vignettes into a charming tale that’s being heralded as the “next Harry Potter”.
You can tell a lot about a writer from their origins, I think. I’ve been reading up on some of Erin’s earliest posts (way back in ’08) and frankly, I wish I’d heard of her blog YEARS ago. I would have been an avid reader. This girl loves cats, fairy tales and is a fellow NaNoWriMo. What’s not to like?
It gets me so excited to see other writers where I’ve been (am?) pursuing the dream and getting to a place where those visions become reality. (That said, I’m not real crazy about the whole Tarot thing.) So, a warm congratulations to Erin Morgenstern for her accomplishments and for inspiring other writers (like me) to show us how it’s done — the old-fashioned route. I look forward to being a blog subscriber and hearing more great things from you.
- Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus” is Enchanting (blogher.com)
- The Night Circus’s dazzling, high-wire debut (guardian.co.uk)
- ‘The Next Harry Potter’ Is About Circus Magicians [Books] (gawker.com)