I got a newsletter yesterday from one of my very favorite fantasy authors, Charles de Lint. For any of you not familiar with his stories, his stories are full of magic and mythology, mostly Celtic and Native American. He is a forerunner of urban/contemporary fantasy and one of the driving forces behind the Borderlands mythos. He has many short story collections as well as his novels with a lot of the stories taking place in the fictional town of Newford where you just never know who might show up.
He is one of fantasy authors I picked up when I started reading again in college. The first book I read was a fairy tale called Riddle of the Wren. His earlier stories were filled with Celtic characters and imagery, transitioning to the Native American mythos. I put him in a category with Neil Gaiman, James A Owen and Patricia C Wrede, all classic fantasy authors.
If you have never given him a try and you want to test the waters, try out this short story collection which is at the low, low price of absolutely free. But get your copy now. The book is only free through tomorrow. Sorry Nookies, the link is for Amazon only.
Newsletter #46.1 — January 22, 2015
The Very Best of CdL
Happy New Year everybody!
Just a quick head's up:
The Very Best of Charles de Lint ebook is free on Amazon for two days: Jan. 23-24. I hope to gain new readers, so please share as widely as you can—Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, email and even old-fashioned word-of-mouth. Amazon has a link to a free Kindle app on the page, and the ebook is DRM-free if you want to convert it to another format. Thanks for helping us to spread the word, everyone!
The Very Best of Charles de Lint - Kindle edition
Author bio from Amazon:
Charles de Lint and his wife, the artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His evocative novels, including Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, and The Onion Girl, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction.