Latest news and reviews

Rapunzel CoverRay Thompson reviewed The Rebirth of Rapunzel in issue #77 of Historical Novels Review, saying: Forsyth’s argument is convincing, her prose clear, and the insights into the tale’s influence on her own work, especially Bitter Greens, fascinating. Definitely recommended. 

And Steph4 on Amazon says: “…a five star work…”

Striking Fire cover-1“A Friend in the Trade” from Dirk Flinthart’s collection Striking Fire made it onto Ellen Datlow’s Honorable Mentions list for her The Best Horror of the Year volume 8, as did “2B” by Joanne Anderton, “Salvatrix” by Marianne de Pierres, “Sins of Meals Past” by Matthew Morrison, “Oil and Bone” by Dan Rabards and “The Winter Stream” by Daniel Simpson (from Insert Title Here). Congratulations all!

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The reviews continue to roll in

In Your Face coverReally chuffed with the very first review we’ve seen of In Your Face, in which Robbie Coburn in Aurealis #91 says: The genre of speculative fiction can often discourage readers of what is deemed so-called ‘serious’ literature; this collection defies that idea entirely, presenting works that are as literary as they are speculative. In Your Face is a truly rewarding and affecting experience that challenges the essence of what it means to be human, now and in the future. 

You can read the full review in Aurealis #91.

Mieneke at A Fantastical Librarian not only reviewed The Rebirth of Rapunzel, she also interviewed Kate! Check out the review and interview at the site.

Mel (booksandsundry) at Goodreads gave five stars to the Mocklore Omnibus and said it’s: “Full of laughs and pacing that keeps you up all night long…”

We’re loving the In Your Face pose (instigated by Cat Sparks) that we’re seeing when people get their copies of the book – tag us on social media with yours? 😀

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Thanks as always to the wonderful folks who take the time to review our work, and interact with us online!

 

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! 

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.

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

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

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