Last year, the day before I had my baby, we had an awesome book club where the author came and visited. Today I’m finally writing about it! We got to chat over Skype with Liesl Shurtliff, the author of Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin.
Our group loved Rump and we were excited to hear that she has two sequels coming out – Jack and Red. Red is still in rough draft but we were excited that our favorite, spunky side character would get her own book.
We love the TV show Once Upon A Time, so we had to know – did she write this after watching Once Upon A Time? Actually, Liesl wrote this book before it came out. But I will say – if you like OUaT and are a fan of Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin then I think you’ll love this retelling of that fairy tale. Liesl takes a humorous spin on a dark tale and makes the “bad guy” more relatable. Liesl was drawn to this fairy tale because it’s one of the few that is named after the villain instead of the main characters. There also aren’t many retellings of this fairy tale.
Liesl was kind enough to sign all the books for the members in our club and I got an extra one for you! Use the rafflecopter below to enter.
A few rules: You must be 13 and older to enter. I will email the winner and ask for their mailing address. They have 72 hours to respond before the prize goes to someone else. I will only use your mailing address to send you the prize and then that email will be deleted and not shared with anyone. Thanks for entering and good luck!