Welcome to my stop on the Bitter Greens Blog Tour. I'm happy to include a very in depth and interesting interview with Kate Forsyth and Kate's publisher St. Martin's Press is offering one Print Copy US ONLY as a giveaway.
Yes, always. I first read ‘Rapunzel’ when I was a little girl in hospital. I had been attacked by a dog as a baby. Among many other injuries, my tearduct was destroyed and so I spent a lot of time in hospital with chronic infections and high fevers. ‘Rapunzel’ is the story of a girl locked away from the world just like I was, and in the tale her tears heal the wounded eyes of the prince, just as I wished to be healed. The story therefore had a great deal of personal significance for me, though I did not consciously realise this for a long time. I just knew I found the tale both beautiful and puzzling. I first tried to write a retelling of it when I was twelve, so you can see it haunted my imagination for a long time.
It was called ‘Runaway’ and tells the story of a brother and sister who run away from their mean auntie and have all sorts of adventures on their way to find their nice auntie. I wrote it in a school exercise book, and it had a title page, and a publication page, and chapters, just like a real book. On the title page, it said it had been published in Sydney, London and New York, so I was very ambitious even as a seven year old!
I am! I’ve never wanted to do anything but write, and so I feel incredibly lucky that I get to do what I always longed to do,
Do you as an author take on a new persona for each age group you write for?
Did he/she get his/her own book?
Kate Forsyth is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults, including the Witches of Eileanan series. She is the only author to win five Aurealis Awards in a single year and was voted one of Australia’s Favourite 25 Novelists. Her books have been published in fourteen countries. She completed her doctorate in fairy tale retellings at the University of Technology in Sydney in 2014. Kate lives in Sydney, Australia.
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