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Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night
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The Very Best of Charles de Lint
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Riding Shotgun Riding Shotgun
Triskell Press, 2015
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Marshall Coe’s shiftless, troubled life has led to tragedy. In this riveting novella, he’s suddenly given the chance to go back in time and fix his one big mistake, but Marshall finds that altering history has unexpected consequences. Caught between worlds alongside a young woman with an equally difficult past, they discover that sometimes things happen for a reason.

“Riding Shotgun” was first published in Flights, edited by Al Sarrantonio (Roc Books, 2003). Copyright © 2003 by Charles de Lint.

Newford Stories: Crow Girls Newford Stories: Crow Girls
Triskell Press, 2015
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Charles de Lint’s readers have been asking him to put together story collections featuring their favourite Newford characters. The crow girls are among his best-loved characters, so de Lint obliged by gathering their stories all under one roof, so to speak. Some other members of the Newford repertory company show up here, but at the forefront of each story are these two little wild girls with their big personalities.

These stories have all been published before. “Crow Girls” is also available in The Very Best of Charles de Lint and in Moonlight and Vines; “Twa Corbies” in Moonlight and Vines; “The Buffalo Man” in Tapping the Dream Tree; and “A Crow Girls’ Christmas” in Muse and Reverie. “Make a Joyful Noise,” published in a limited edition by Subterranean Press, has not appeared in any of my previous collections.

Cover art by Tara Larsen Chang.
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The Wishing Well The Wishing Well
Triskell Press, 2015
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This gripping novella set in Newford is a cautionary tale about Brenda Perry, who bears deep scars from the loss of her father. Poor body image and low self-esteem lead to the resurgence of Brenda’s eating disorder and a collapse in the structure of her life. Ghosts, water spirits and wraiths all appear in this tale where there are no easy answers—only opportunities to live and fight another day.

“The Wishing Well” was first published by Axolotl Press, 1993. Copyright © 1993 by Charles de Lint.

Cover art by Kel Flowers.

Timeskip Timeskip
Triskell Press, 2015
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Its opening sentence, "Every time it rains a ghost comes walking," is the perfect start to this beautiful, bittersweet story about the hesitant first steps of a relationship. Featuring Newford fiddler Geordie Riddell, it's a gentle story of love, loss and the bonds of friendship.

First published in Post Mortem edited by Paul F.Olson and David B. Silva, 1989.

Timeskip is where Newford began: "Newford was not planned out in advance. It started (unbeknownst to me) with "Timeskip," a short story that I wrote for an anthology. I wanted to set the story somewhere other than the Ottawa area where most of my stories had taken place, but I didn’t feel comfortable writing about a city that I couldn’t physically visit. So I decided to use various aspects of large urban centers that I had visited, and create a fictitious setting."
—Charles de Lint, from an interview with FairyRoom.com

Paperjack Paperjack
Triskell Press, 2015
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Set in Newford and featuring musician Geordie Riddell, this novella about a homeless man called Paperjack is classic de Lint—a poignant, mysterious tale about love, loss and learning how to move on. A finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Paperjack is a standalone story, but picks up some of the threads of a previous tale called "Timeskip."

First published in a limited edition of 137 copies by Cheap Street Press, 1991.

Ghosts of Wind and Shadow Ghosts of Wind and Shadow
Triskell Press, 2015
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When the restrictions and strife of her home life finally become too much, Lesli Betterberry runs away from home. But the freedom she hopes to find on the street is an illusion and she soon finds herself in far worse circumstances. Featured in this story are otherworldly musicians Cerin and Meran Kelledy, who must use their gifts of music and magic to try to find the girl.

First published as a limited edition chapbook, 1990.

Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night
Triskell Press, 2015
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A charming novella about one of Newford’s best-loved characters: artist and dreamer Sophie Etoile. Lured by mystical Native American flute-player Kokopelli, Sophie opens a door in her dreams only to find herself in the wild Sonoran desert, her way back vanished. In her quest to return she gets sidetracked by Coyote, up to his usual mischief. A poignant tale touching on loss, hope and community.

First published in Worlds of Fantasy and Horror #2, Fall, 1994. Cover art by Stephanie Lostimolo.

The Very Best of Charles de Lint (2010) The Very Best of Charles de Lint
Triskell Press, 2014
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We've just released our Triskell Press e-book of The Very Best of Charles de Lint. On the advice of other indie authors, I'm trying out Amazon's KDP (Kindle Prime) program for 90 days. KDP subscribers can download the book and read it for free. I'm only doing this because I'm trying to expand my readership and find some new fans, and Amazon's KDP subscriber base is huge. Apparently I'll reach a multitude of readers who've never heard of me. Word-of-mouth is crucial for any author to succeed, so it also really helps me if you share this announcement. And once again, I owe a BIG debt of gratitude to Charles Vess, who kindly offered his cover art for this book. MaryAnn and I have the original hanging in our house. Lucky, eh?

Trader Trader
Triskell Press, 2014
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I'm delighted to announce that the digital version of Trader is now live. I love this cover. I sure wish I had a mother of pearl inlay of a crow on the headstock of one of my guitars, but I guess if I want one like that I'll need to go to Newford and have my name put on the waiting list at Max Trader's shop.

The Little Country The Little Country
Triskell Press, 2014
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As promised, we've finally finished and released the e-book of The Little Country. It was so much fun revisiting this story and I'm particularly happy with MaryAnn's cover design which is based on reference photos we took while researching the book.

Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury
Triskell Press, 2014
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Jodi Shepherd, a feisty teenage orphan raised by her aunt in the English village of Bodbury, spends most of her time helping her eccentric inventor friend, Denzil Gossip, with his menagerie of beloved animals. When a group of local waifs, the Tatters Children, speculate that the Widow Pender is keeping a Small in her house, Jodi has to break in to discover the truth. What follows is a lyrical tale filled with whimsy, danger and intrigue, where a witch or her fetch may approach anyone unawares and cast spells on them, where dead men talk and Smalls—tiny people—are alive. Originally appearing as a story-within-a-story in de Lint's acclaimed novel The Little Country (written for adults), finally the magical tale of Jodi's adventures, published for the first time on its own, can be enjoyed by young adults as well as mature readers.

Out of This World: Wildlings Book 3 (2014)
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Out of This World: Wildlings Book 3 (2014)
Out of This World: Wildlings Book 3
Triskell Press, trade paper/ebook 2014
Out of This World will be available outside of Canada in trade paper and as an ebook in the Amazon stores in early November. For non-Kindle users, you can get a free Kindle app for many devices (like the iPad or iPhone, Blackberry, Android devices, Windows or Apple desktops, etc.) which will give you the same reading experience.

Canadian readers can purchase Penguin Canada's Razorbill edition as a hardcover in Canadian stores, or at amazon.ca as a print or ebook. Print editions beyond Canada are available from Triskell Press.

At the end of Over My Head, Josh has propelled himself into the Otherworld where he believes his former girlfriend Elzie is in imminent danger. He leaves behind his closest friends: Marina, whose fledgling romance with Theo is increasingly complicated by her undeniable feelings for Josh, and Des, who is trying to figure out his own role amongst his Wildling friends. In this unpredictable world a side-step from our own, Josh discovers more about the awesome power he holds within as he deals with hostility from certain animal clans and elders.

Back in Santa Feliz his friends are facing a huge anti-Wildling rally that threatens all Wildling teens with segregation and incarceration. In the most tense and perilous of circumstances in both worlds, Josh and his friends must rely on each other's love, ingenuity and loyalty just to survive.

Someplace to Be Flying Seven Wild Sisters
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014
When it comes to fairies, Sarah Jane Dillard must be careful what she wishes for. She may have thought she wanted to meet the fairies of the Tanglewood Forest, but that was before she knew the truth about them. When Sarah Jane discovers a tiny man wounded by a cluster of miniature poison arrows, she brings him to the reclusive Aunt Lillian for help. But the two quickly find themselves ensnared in a longtime war between rival fairy clans, and Sarah Jane's six sisters have been kidnapped to use as ransom. Her only choice is to go after them, and with the help of several mythical friends—from the Apple Tree Man to a cat called Li'l Pater—she'll have to find a way to untangle herself from the fairy feud before she and her sisters are trapped in their world forever.

Old Blue Truck
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Crow Girls EP

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The Loon's Lament—Digital Single

The Loon's Lament—Digital Single
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Loons mate for life, but one year up on our lake near Bouchette, Quebec, only one of our nesting pair returned. Happily, we have a number of them back on the lake now, but this slow air serves as a reminder of the fragility of life.

Charles de Lint flute
MaryAnn Harris vocals, guitar
John Wood whistles, Uillean pipes
 
Recorded and produced by James Stephens
Cover art by Lisa Brawn

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Audiobooks
Blackstone Audio has now released audiobooks for such titles as The Mystery of Grace, The Onion Girl, Moonheart, Memory and Dream and Dreams Underfoot. They are available as tapes/CDs (including MP3 format) from many retailers, You can also buy them as a digital download from web sites such as iTunes and Blackstone Audio themselves. I'm especially happy that some of my work will finally be available to visually impaired folks.
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Drink Down the Moon
Triskell Press Drink Down the Moon (Jack of Kinrowan 02)
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Jack the Giant Killer
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Memory and Dream
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Memory and Dream
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Moonheart
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Moonheart
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Spiritwalk
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Someplace to Be Flying
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Someplace to Be Flying
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Yellow Dog
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Yellow Dog
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Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang
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Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang
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Jack in the Green
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Jack in the Green
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Dog Boys
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Dog Boys
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Crow Roads
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Crow Roads
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Companions to the Moon
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Companions to the Moon
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Dharma
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Dharma
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The Butter Spirit's Tithe
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That Was Radio Clash
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That Was Radio Clash
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PROTECT (the National Association to Protect Children) is a national pro-child, anti-crime membership association, founded on the belief that our first and most sacred obligation as parents, citizens, and members of the human species is the protection of children from harm. You can read their full mission statement here: www.protect.org/mission.html

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