The official launch of my new chapbook is only 14 days away! As I sit here waiting for the exciting day, I decided to make a video showing off my author copies of Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale. I also talk a bit about the original â€œTwelve Dancing Princessesâ€™ story and how it inspired me to start writing these poems.
I continue to be amazed and humbled by the kind things people are saying aboutÂ Twelve, such asÂ this reviewÂ on The Biblioshelf:
“InÂ Twelve, Andrea Blythe manages to pull off a modern retelling in spectacular fashion whilst retaining the elements of fairytales and storytelling which all of its fans love. Taking each sister one by one, Blythe dedicates each of the Twelve Princesses with their own unique voice and identity giving fresh substance and purpose to the once subservient, archaic damsels-in-distress in search of their prince.â€
Preorders the book are still open atÂ Amazon,Â B&N, andÂ Indiebound. And, if youâ€™re the giveaway loving sort, then you might like to know that Interstellar Flight Press is currently offering aÂ chance to win copiesÂ ofÂ TwelveÂ over on Goodreads.
Other Good Things
This morning, I wrote about “Dealing with a Sense of Collective Grief” on my newsletter. The world feels heavy right now, and like many people, I’m figuring out how to deal with it.