Book Release: Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Posted January 18, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 0 Comments


Cover for Rapunzel, Rapunzel. A young woman with very long hair and a tower-shaped hat, reaching out to blossoms on a tree branch.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Available as Ebook and Print editions

Read the teasers on Wattpad

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

Content Note! View Spoiler » If this is sensitive material for you, please tread with caution.

Whoo! It is finally here! And apparently I was a terrible promotional person and completely failed to write up a release announcement for yesterday. :O Then again given the kind of day yesterday was, perhaps that’s a good thing?

Anyway! Rapunzel, Rapunzel is OUT and AVAILABLE! The print edition’s already been available a little longer (like, two days or so) and I’ve noticed that it’s already linked to the ebook on Amazon. WHOOT! That was speedy! Yay! That means that, short of promoting it more, I should be all good to go on the release! Since I don’t have time to promote it right now… Release wrap-up party? There’s chocolate!

Also, let’s be honest, even if I had the time to promote it, I’d be rubbish at it because I suck at telling people about my own work. That’s assuming I know how to talk about Rapunzel, Rapunzel at all because I have no idea. O_O Even less than usual, yes! So. Yes. What is there to say? It’s a verse collection/novel, divided into five distinct parts. Don’t go about expecting to find a straight-forward retelling of Rapunzel, though! It’s quite different from the fairy tale you’re used to, whichever version of it you compare it to. It’s got references to a few other fairy tales as well – and I really need to stick to one spelling for that word, but brains – and, well. You’ll have to read it and see for yourself, I think.

Sorry. I’m a little frazzled right now. Life is a whirlwind flurry, my anxiety has been all over the place for the past… week or so, I hate packing, I’m deeply in the throes of “Why the hell did I think this was a good idea? Universe, please kill me already” (see: anxiety), I have no idea what my sleep rhythm is doing anymore, I’ve been hiding from life and packing by reading more of HEX which is… possibly not the best idea, and, basically, I am not made for big life changes even if they’re ultimately good things. So. GO ME on writing this post up!

And my thanks to @quartzen on Twitter for tweeting about Rapunzel, Rapunzel yesterday and thus reminding me to check for a release post, because I would absolutely have forgotten all about it. I am that out of it, yes. My thanks also to the people who retweeted that tweet. You all are the best and I love you loads. <3

Now I’d better get back to packing. I still need to iron, uh, lots of things because I’ve been putting it off on account of how the thought makes me nauseous because anxiety is absolutely ridiculous and nonsensical.

Um. Oh, yeah. I should probably end with this: Buy Rapunzel, Rapunzel! It’s an awesome fairy tale retelling (sort of) where the princess does not need a relationship to be happy. (Wants one, yes. Needs one, no.) So… If fairy tale princesses rescuing themselves and discovering it’s perfectly possible to be happy and content as a single person are your jam, give this a look and see if you’ll like it. It’s also really short, so you’ll breeze through it!

Fair warning: The book’s working title was Person In Progress, so there’s still learning to be done by the end of it, but I like to think it ends on a hopeful and determined note and that you can see where Phoebe is going to go in future. (Who knows. Maybe I’ll return to her and do a sequel thing. One more fairy tale verse novel retelling and I’ll have to make a thematic series out of them.)

But. Yeah. Moving is… slowly happening, so expect to see nothing but scheduled posts for the foreseeable future and you will be pleasantly surprised if there are non-scheduled ones. And Rapunzel, Rapunzel is out! WHOO! Recommended if you enjoy verse collections, verse novels or fairy tale retellings of any kind.