More lovely reviews!

Rapunzel CoverIn Aurealis #90, reviewer Rebecca McEwen says The Rebirth of Rapunzel is: “…an immersive and engaging examination of the significance of a woman who, in the end, saves herself.”

And on episode #142 of Galactic Suburbia, Alex says some very nice things about the book (after announcing the winners of the giveaway) – take a listen!

BoneChimeCoverDraftIn a gorgeous recent review of Joanne Anderton’s The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, J. Ashleigh Smith over at Goodreads says the collection is: “… alive with gnarled, unusual stories, with weird, memorable worlds, every one rendered in spare, vivid prose.”

ITH CoverAlso at Goodreads, Rivqa says that the anthology Insert Title Here is: “A very strong, very dark anthology featuring some wonderfully unique voices.”

Reviews for The Rebirth of Rapunzel

We’re chuffed to see reviews already rolling through for Kate Forsyth’s non-fiction collection The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythical Biography of the Maiden in the Tower.

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First cab off the rank, Ashleigh Meikle says the book is: a well-written, intelligent collection of non-fiction writing exploring the evolution of the tale of Rapunzel … Kate’s distinctive writing style shines through, making reading this offering as enjoyable as her novels, and is an engaging read for anyone interested in the subject matter.

A brief one at The Quirky Library, in which the reader notes: It was a very enlightening piece that helped me understand the themes of the Rapunzel tale and why it has continued to play a large part in our fairytale history, its feminist retellings and also Forsyth’s research process.

Alexandra Pierce gave us an in-depth reading of the book, saying (among other things):  Forsyth has made her research very readable … This isn’t academic-lite; it’s academic-approachable. 

Cait Coker at The Future Fire decrees the book: a fascinating and readable collection, and if the material at times overlaps and repeats, the originality of the vast remainder is utterly absorbing. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in fairy tales, genre, or honestly, just writing.

At Goodreads, reader Liesa shared a wonderful review of the book, calling it “utterly compelling”.

You can get your own copy of The Rebirth of Rapunzel from the FableCroft shop page, your preferred retailer, or via Amazon. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to review our books! 

Pssst, want to see something cool? Get this IN YOUR FACE!

Check out the cover for In Your Face, designed by the ever-amazing Amanda Rainey!

It’s a little different to the version we first shared with our Pozible backers a while ago, but we think this suits the book perfectly.

We’re in the final throes of editing for the book, and on the downward track to publication – can’t wait to share this anthology with our readers!

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All the news that is news!

It’s been a very busy few weeks in the FableCroft household! In addition to two fabulous awards ceremonies on the weekend, we also launched Kate Forsyth’s beautiful non-fiction collection The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower. The launch was a great success, with over sixty guests in attendance enjoying champagne and chocolate while chatting with Kate. We had a gorgeous giveaway pack, and sold lots of books, and it was just lovely.

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Check out the Big Idea behind the book over at John Scalzi’s Whatever blog – thanks to John for letting us play in his sandbox 🙂

You have just a few days left to enter the Galactic Suburbia giveaway for The Rebirth of Rapunzel – listen to the ep here and enter to win! It’s open internationally.

On the subject of Rapunzel (and winners), congratulations to our three winners of the Goodreads giveaway. Sofia Raquel Romero Erazo from Puerto Rico, Sintija Ursulska from Latvia, and Sushma Pillai from India. We hope you love the book as much as we do!

But one Goodreads giveaway is never enough! We also need to celebrate the brand new Mocklore omnibus, so we’re giving two copies away to a lucky Goodreads user – enter below!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Mocklore Omnibus by Tansy Rayner Roberts

The Mocklore Omnibus

by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Giveaway ends April 10, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

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And just in case you haven’t already got your hands on the books, some purchase links!

The Rebirth of Rapunzel can be found in ebook on Amazon, and in print from your preferred physical or online bookseller, or in the FableCroft shop.

The Mocklore Omnibus, bringing back into print for the first time in many years the novels Splashdance Silver and Liquid Gold can be found all over the place in ebook and  in print from your preferred physical or online bookseller, or in the FableCroft shop.

Congratulations to all the Awards winners!

We were delighted to see that Cranky Ladies of History took home the Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work last night at Contact 2016, and that Kathleen Jennings also got the gong for her beautiful artwork for the book! There was strong competition in every category, so this is a real pleasure.

We didn’t have as much success in the Aurealis Awards on Friday night, but wanted to congratulate both the winners and all the finalists in every category – it was a fabulous event.

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Updates updates updates: so much going on!

The wonderful Galactic Suburbanites are hosting a giveaway of Kate Forsyth’s new non-fiction collection, The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower – listen to their latest episode for details to win!

The book will be officially launched THIS SATURDAY at Contact 2016, this year’s Natcon in Brisbane, at 11am Queensland time. We’d love to see you there, so RSVP through Facebook if you’re planning to attend.

If you can’t be in Brisbane, you can pre-order an ebook copy via Amazon now (it will probably drop by Thursday!) or in beautiful hardcover from your preferred retailer.

And there are just two days left to enter to win one of three copies over on Goodreads. Click and be in it!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Rebirth of Rapunzel by Kate Forsyth

The Rebirth of Rapunzel

by Kate Forsyth

Giveaway ends March 23, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

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Speaking of being in Brisbane, we’re waiting eagerly for the Aurealis Awards ceremony taking place on Friday night at Contact (live streamed to Swancon on the West Coast!) and the Ditmar Awards on the Sunday night as well. It’s not too late to get your membership to attend the convention, or a ticket to the Aurealis Awards (although time is running out!). Good luck to all our nominees, and to everyone on the shortlists!

Goodreads Giveaway: The Rebirth of Rapunzel by Kate Forsyth

You have just two weeks to enter to win one of three copies of Kate Forsyth’s forthcoming book, The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower. It’s a fabulous collection of Kate’s research into the Rapunzel story, supplemented by related material, and is released on March 25!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Rebirth of Rapunzel by Kate Forsyth

The Rebirth of Rapunzel

by Kate Forsyth

Giveaway ends March 23, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/widget/177085

Celebrating International Women’s Day with a Cranky Ladies discount offer!

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and the one year anniversary of our launch of Cranky Ladies of History! To celebrate, we’re offering a whopping 50% discount on the ebook at Smashwords until March 9 (just to cover all the international bases…). You can grab a copy of the book in your preferred, DRM-free ebook format for just $5.00 – just use the coupon code SJ32H at the Smashwords checkout! 

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And if you’d like to read more about some amazing women, check out the awesome blog tours from our crowd funding ride back in 2014, and the launch bubble last year.

We have some good news and we have some bad news…

The good news is that our wonderful designer Amanda Rainey has given us a peek at her draft for the cover of the forthcoming In Your Face anthology, and it is just as confronting and striking as we could have wished. Check it out!

​And now the bad news. Due to many reasons, some beyond our control, we’ve had to delay the release of In Your Face. We’re now aiming for an official launch at Continuum in Melbourne on the June long weekend. We want the book to be the best it can be, and know that the June release date will help make it be so. We thank our Pozible campaign backers again for their amazing support, and look forward to bringing the book to you all.