Monday, June 27, 2011

A Jacket Knack Interview: FLUTTER

Erin E. Moulton's Flutter was released in May, 2011. Check out this gorgeous cover:

(Philomel: 05/12/2011)

Wow, these complementary colors are so appealing and offer nice contrast. The blue makes the orange tones of the hands and the butterfly just pop. And the focus: the butterfly and the fingers are clear, but the hands stretching out behind them give an ethereal feel to the whole picture--as if someone snatched this butterfly out of their dream and brought it to life.

Her editor at Penguin Books, Jill Santopolo, was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

JK: What inspired you to use the image(s) chosen for this cover?

JS: We were so lucky with Flutter because Erin wove a motif of monarch butterflies throughout the story. The butterflies were so meaningful in the text that when the art director, the jacket designer and I met to talk about the cover, we knew that they would be part of the image.

JK: What other projects are in the pipeline for you?

JS: A ton of other projects are in the pipeline, but I think one that would be interesting to you Jacket Knack-ers is Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey (coming out in December 2011). Check out this jacket! ( It's a totally different look than Flutter, but I think they're both stunning. Three cheers for the Penguin art department!

...Erin Moulton:

... Jill Santopolo:


  1. I have Erin Moulton's's FLUTTER up next to read--it's on my dresser right now! Love that cover. And the SHATTERED SOULS cover--evocative.

  2. Oh wow, I love the cover for Flutter! It's gorgeous! Bravo, Penguin!