Monday, March 17, 2008

Elizabeth Bunce Spins Words Into Gold!


This week we are celebrating the release of Elizabeth Bunce’s debut young adult novel, A Curse Dark as Gold. Check out this cover! Isn’t it gorgeous?



Check out the story:

Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte Miller struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming debt and what the villagers believe is a curse. But when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene, she must decide if his help is worth the price.




Meet Elizabeth: Elizabeth C. Bunce has been a writer and needleworker since childhood. A Curse Dark as Gold reflects her passion for traditional tales, of which she says, "I’ve always been interested in what the original tales left out—the stories beneath the stories. What kind of person would sell her own child, and how could we possibly sympathize with her? What does Rumpelstiltskin want the baby for? I wanted to write a story where we came to know these people, and how their lives made such a devastating intersection.”In her spare time, Elizabeth is an accomplished needlewoman with an interest in embroidery and historical costuming. Elizabeth lives near Kansas City with her husband and dogs. Visit her website at http://www.elizabethcbunce.com/.
Congratulations, Elizabeth!

13 comments:

Regina Scott said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! I absolutely love the concept and can't wait to read the book!

Jenny Meyerhoff said...

I just finished Curse and loved it! Hurray for Charlotte Miller!

Barrie said...

Curse arrived on the weekend from amazon.com! Can't wait!

Congratulations on your release!

PJ Hoover said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! Curse rocks the house :)

N.A. Nelson said...

Just saw Curse at a three story Barnes and Noble in Bethesda, MD!It was facing out and sure did look pretty! Can't wait to read it! Congrats, Elizabeth!

Erin said...

Woo-hoo!

M.P. Barker said...

Love-love-loved the book! Great characters, a spooky curse-mystery with a very poignant resolution, evocative setting--superb all around.

TJBrown said...

I am so excited to read this book!
Teri

courtneywrites said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! It's on my nightstand now, just waiting for me.

Reader Rabbit said...

I enjoyed reading this book, too!
Congrats on the release.

Jen Bradbury said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! And I love, love, love Curse.

daphne grab said...

i've started it and am totally loving it!!

Tasha said...

I just bought the book today! Can't wait to read it. The cover is absolutely stunning!