First of all, my apologies to those of you who got multiple copies of the last newsletter.
Spirits in the wires, I'm afraid. We're looking into getting a new method, but for now
I'm stuck with this one. Fingers crossed you'll only get one copy this time, but I
wanted to get this info out to you since so many people having been asking about
the availability of the new book.
Under My Skin is finally available outside of Canada—only digitally
in the Amazon stores at the moment, but we're working on paper editions and the other
digital formats. For now you can get it by choosing a button below the cover at the left.
For non-Kindle users, you can get a
free Kindle app.
for many devices (like the iPad or iPhone, Blackberry, Android devices, Windows and
Apple desktop, etc.) which will give you the same reading experience. Personally, I
think the app on the iPad is nicer than reading books on the Kindle.
We'll let you know when the print version is available outside of Canada.
The Canadian edition is available in all the Canadian outlets that you'd expect, including Amazon.ca.
(or Amazon), you'll find a couple of short stories (see below) that we put up
as we learned the process of converting material into ebooks.
Conn O'Neill is trying to make a go of it as a Celtic guitarist until he inadvertently
runs afoul of a vengeful spirit. Cursed for seven years, at the end of which his soul
is promised as a tithe to the fearsome Grey Man, Conn's only hope lies with his musical
partner Miki Greer. Miki knows a thing or two about Irish spirits, having lost her brother
to them in Charles de Lint's novel Forests of the Heart. She's not about to let them claim someone else.
The Butter Spirit's Tithe first appeared in Emerald Magic, edited by
Andrew M. Greeley; Tor Books, 2004, and was most recently reprinted in Muse and Reverie, Tor Books, 2009.
That Was Radio Clash was written as a memorial to The Clash's Joe Strummer.
Charles de Lint's love of music shines in this story. Set in 2002,
guitarist Sarah Blue meets mysterious trumpeter Eddie Ramone in a bar and is given a chance to return to a pivotal
moment in her life to correct one of her deepest regrets.
That Was Radio Clash first appeared in Taverns of the Dead,
edited by Kealan Patrick Burke (Cemetery Dance 2005), and was most recently
reprinted in The Very Best of Charles de Lint, Tachyon, 2010.
Covers by MaryAnn Harris