New Fairytale Retelling of the Brothers Grimm Rumpelstiltskin

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Fiction Writer Publishes an eBook Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin isn't everyone's favorite fairy tale character. With Rumpel, I'm hoping readers will see him in a different light. Get to know him a little more. He's still creepy, no doubt about it, but he also has some redeeming qualities.

Fiction writer, Eileen Cruz Coleman, whose short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals both online and in print, has published a novel in eBook format. The novel, entitled Rumpel, is a retelling of the Brothers Grimm Rumpelstiltskin.

"This is not your average fairy tale retelling. It's dark and quirky. Some have called it “out there.” If you decide to enter the pages of Rumpel, be sure to leave everything you’ve ever read or been told about fairy tales behind," Cruz Coleman said.

The story of Rumpelstiltskin has fascinated Cruz Coleman since she was a child. Why did Rumpelstiltskin want a baby? What did he plan on doing with it once he got it? Who were the people in Rumpelstiltskin's life? What did they mean to him? While he forged ahead with his plan, what else was going on around him?

In Rumpel, Cruz Coleman tackles all of these questions and more. "I always felt that Rumpelstiltskin was somewhat misunderstood. He had a past, a sad one, and he longed to be part of something, to be accepted. That’s how I saw him and it's what drove me to retell his story," Cruz Coleman said.

With the advent of eBook self-publishing platforms such as Smashwords.com, Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble's PubIt, Cruz Coleman decided to publish Rumpel and let readers decide its ultimate fate.

"I could have let Rumpel sit on my hard drive and collect dust. But I just couldn't do it. There is a wonderful community of fairy tale retelling aficionados on the Internet and the more I read about what they were looking for in fairy tale retellings, the more convinced I became that Rumpel deserved a chance to be read, and not just by me and my friends and family."

Cruz Coleman hopes Rumpel will be well-received by readers. It has already garnered a mention on Surlalune Fairytales Blog: http://surlalunefairytales.blogspot....leen-cruz.html.

"Rumpelstiltskin isn't everyone's favorite fairy tale character. With Rumpel, I'm hoping readers will see him in a different light. Get to know him a little more. He's still creepy, no doubt about it, but he also has some redeeming qualities, "Cruz Coleman said.

Here is a short description of Rumpel:

When foreigners arrive on an island beach in search of a lost spinning wheel which they believe rightfully belongs to them and on which their very existence depends, the island inhabitants are thrust into a course of events during which some will become allies and others will turn against their own and Elizabeth Miller must defend her unborn child from a vengeful troll.

Like the sound of Rumpel? Get your very own creepy eBook copy at Smashwords.com (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/24944), Amazon Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/RUMPEL-retelling-Brothers-Rumpelstiltskin-ebook/dp/B00408ASDW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1282600570&sr=8-1) or BarnesandNoble.com (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?ean=2940011834783). And remember, Rumpel isn't your average fairytale retelling.

Get the latest on Rumpel at: http://twitter.com/eileenccoleman.

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