Hey there! Today is my stop in My Name is Rapunzel blog tour and I have here a teaser from the book and a quick interview with the author, KC Hilton.
Interview with KC HiltonQ: How does [your] Rapunzel differ from the original Rapunzel?
A: My Rapunzel is different because she isn't forced to live in the tower and is cursed to live forever. We watch Rapunzel live many lives and understand where her bitterness comes from.
Q: What’s your favorite retelling?
A: Probably Cinderella.
Q: How do you deal with writer’s block?
A: I haven't experienced writer's block, yet. Fingers crossed!
Q: What do you do when you’re not writing?
A: I love to read (it's so relaxing) and watch movies.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: I've been doing some research for a new book, but I'm torn between a few ideas. So, I'm compiling information to see where it leads me. The information that I don't use, might end up in another book. I love doing research!
Q: Tell us 3 random facts about yourself.
A: I'm a Master Barber Stylist. I work a full time job. I'd rather listen to an audio book than listen to the radio, while I drive.
TeaserJust go, Henry. Save yourself. I tried to shout, but my mouth wouldn't give way to sound. I was paralyzed. Was it with fear, or something else? The cackling witch at the tree line convinced me it was her doing.
I heard Henry continue to shout for me to flee, but I didn't respond. I didn't move. I didn't run. I was frozen like a lifeless statue in a cold museum. With only the movement of my eyes, I pleaded with him to help me. A tear escaped one of my eyes then rolled down my cheek. That single tear managed to do what my heart and body could not. Escape.
Fear, like unseen hands, gripped my lungs and tried to crush them slowly. My stomach churned and threatened to empty. Would we die here?
The gentle chill of night had turned into a mid-winter's frost. Tiny bumps rose on my arms and the small hairs prickled to attention. I opened my mouth to speak, but the words remained trapped in my throat.
About the Book
by KC HiltonPaperback, First, 302 pages Published November 22nd 2013 by Createspace
My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children…but the children wouldn’t have laughed if they’d known the real story. It wasn't their fault. They didn't know the truth. Nobody did.
My name is Rapunzel. I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.
About the Author
At the age of seventeen I moved to Kentucky and eventually began to raise a family of my own. Having worn several “hats” my life has been an adventure all on its own. Still, to this day, I yearns to be a mechanic and own a pink toolbox with pink tools.
I can usually be found updating my website, reading great books, watching awesome movies or creating videos for my YouTube channel. Most days I craves Diet Coke, pizza and chocolate, in no particular order.
I don’t read scary books or watch horror movies… I’m way too scared! Lol.