CHARLES DE LINT

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If you weren't looking for this page, but have arrived here anyway, let me introduce myself. I've been a full-time writer for twenty-one years with fifty books published (novels, collections, novellas, etc.) and more on the way. Additionally, for some twenty-six years or so, I've been playing Celtic & Americana music in one band or another, and more recently have begun to study fine art.

The best definition I can come up with for my writing was in a review that described it fantasy for people who donít normally read fantasy. I've taken to calling my writing "mythic fiction," because it's basically mainstream writing that incorporates elements of myth and folktale, rather than secondary world fantasy. I've written the latter, to be sure, and dabbled in science fiction and dark fantasy, but an overall view of my work will show that such stories are very much the exception, rather than the rule. (For those of you who are interested in reading reviewers' comments about my work, there is a link in the index below.)

Iím delighted that the novels and stories are so well-received within the fantasy and science fiction field, but Iím also very pleased that so many other readers enjoy them as well. My fans have been incredibly loyal and supportive to me. If you are one of my readers, I'd like to say thank you for helping me make a living from what I love to do.

Since there appears to be an interest in my work on the Net, I've realized that I should make this material available at my own website so that it will be all in one place and factually correct. (One site that was brought to my attention a few years ago listed me as deceased as of 1987, which is obviously not true.) I hope the information I'm providing here answers any questions you may have about me and my work.

If you need to to contact me, you can write to me at: P.O. Box 9480, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 3V2. Or send me an email. While I don't have time to enter into long correspondences (I'd never get any writing done if I did), I will try to answer questions that come my way, either directly or on the FAQ page, but due to the large volume I get, it could take awhile.

As you can see, my inbox is full to overflowing...

My North American agent is Russ Galen; he also handles all film rights. My foreign rights agent is Danny Baror; you can contact him by email, or by writing to him at: P.O. Box 868, Armonk, NY 10504, USA. Questions about short fiction, non-fiction, and all other inquiries should be addressed to me.

Everything you find on these pages may be downloaded for personal use only. Copies may not be distributed on paper or placed in commercial net services without my express permission and, of course, none of this text may be altered, published or sold for any reason. If in doubt, please inquire.

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You can find information on my 2005 titles here.

You can find information on my 2004 titles here.

Click on the following titles for cover pictures, excerpts and more information:

2004 Titles2003 Titles
Seven Wild Sisters (illustrated novel, 2002)Wolf Moon (novel, reprinted 2002)
The Onion Girl (novel, 2001)The Road to Lisdoonvarna (novel, 2001)
Forests of the Heart (novel, 2000) Triskell Tales (collection, 2000)
Moonlight and Vines (collection, 1999) Someplace to Be Flying (novel, 1998)

You can now subscribe to my mailing list for general news, or to the Weirdin mailing list for specific information about the Weirdin when it becomes available .

And here's some info on a CD by a friend of mine on which MaryAnn and I add some accompaniment on one track.

There are three de Lint discussion groups at the moment. The oldest is Tamson House and you can get information about it here. These folks have formed a strong virtual community, but newcomers are always welcome. Another is on Yahoo, maintained by Debbie Cottrell, and tends to stay a little more on the topic of mythic fiction and related arts. To join it, click here. Lastly, there is the "deLintiad," maintained by Ron Griffiths. Membership is by invitation only. If you would like to join, please email ragriff5@yahoo.com with the heading "Membership."

Special Locus offer: Order the full interview of Charles de Lint in Locus postage free (save $2.00) or completely free with a subscription! And the October issue has a lovely interview with Terri Windling.

And I'd also like to point out that the October 2003 issue has a lovely interview with Terri Windling.

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As you can see from this article, the use of a boycott in the struggle against the child sex industry has ended. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean the struggle for children's rights is over. The new focus is on the National Association to Protect Children. Consider getting involved with them, or look into similar associations local to you.

Also, below you will find a link to the resource section of The Zero, a site concerned with combating the abuse of trust and power, wherever and however it may occur. Choose your topic in the drop-down menu, then click on "Go to RESOURCE section."

RESOURCES at THE ZERO : The Official Website of Andrew Vachss

Go to RESOURCE section!

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