The time has finally come to unveil the cover of my new book! The Night Gardener will be hitting stores in Spring ’14. The cover was drawn by the brilliant Patrick Arrasmith and designed by Chad Beckerman:


From the jacket flap:

This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Auxier’s exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a Victorian ghost story with shades of Washington Irving and Henry James. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling.

The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. With Auxier’s exquisite command of language, The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.

If you are a reviewer, bookseller, or librarian who wants an ARC, please contact me:

3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • Gentry Copsy says:

    I am currently reading this book and I must say, I am very impressed! I love the characters and the mystery behind the tree. Although I’m only halfway through the book, I enjoy the action between the kids and “The Night Man.” I can’t wait to see more from you!

  • Chagall says:

    Hi jonathan. By chance, do you happen know if there will be an Italian edition? I love Peter Nimble e i suoi fantastici occhi.

  • Emma Prows says:

    The book The Night Gardener, a mysterious, mind-capturing story, written by Jonathan Auxier, included unforgettable characters, an outstanding plot line, and an important message. From the horror-like climaxes to the sweet, heart-felt characters, I would say it is a perfect combination. Throughout the book there are quite a few times when you may be tricked by the storyline, but having those tricks makes you locked into the book and more eager to find out what will happen next.
    My favorite part of The Night Gardener is toward the end when the tree becomes a topic in conversation and in action. I like this part because it teaches a really good life lesson: sometimes we think the objects we receive bring us joy, but really it is friends, family, and the people around us who bring joy to our lives. I would definitely recommend this book and give it a five-star rating.

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