Charles de Lint

Biography

Charles de Lint is the much beloved author of more than seventy adult, young adult, and children's books. Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, White Pine, Crawford, and Aurora awards. The first book of the Wildlings trilogy, Under My Skin, won the 2013 Aurora Award for Young Adult Fiction. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a monthly book-review column for the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

De Lint and his wife, MaryAnn Harris, a fellow artist and musician, recently released companion CDs of their original songs, samples of which can be heard on de Lint’s website. They live in Ottawa, and their respective websites are www.charlesdelint.com and www.reclectica.com.

Where to find Charles de Lint online


Books

Jack the Giant-Killer (Jack of Kinrowan Book 1)
By Charles de Lint
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,070. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction
When Jacky's boyfriend walks out, her life changes more than she could ever imagine. In a fit of angst she chops off her long blond hair then goes out to wander the streets of Ottawa. There she's startled by a faceless gang of bikers attacking a small man whose body disappears, leaving behind only a red cap. The cap shows Jacky an unimaginable side of Ottawa and sets her on an impossible quest.
Memory and Dream
By Charles de Lint
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 193,530. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction
Studying under painter Vincent Rushkin, young artist Isabelle becomes so adept that her paintings take on a life of their own. This riveting novel is about the power of art; about love, loyalty and the depths of friendship; innocence, cruelty, greed & denial; and the intertwining of these. It’s about facing buried memories and dreams, and ultimately, the fragility and strength of the human spirit.
Someplace to Be Flying
By Charles de Lint
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 171,310. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
Native American legends meld with modern life in a riveting urban fantasy involving normal human beings and the city of Newford's oldest residents—the "animal people." Meet Hank the brave gypsy cab driver whose life collides in a brutal incident with that of Lily, a photojournalist in the wrong place at the wrong time; and the much-beloved crow girls, who will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Spiritwalk
By Charles de Lint
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,240. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Fiction
Prepare yourself for enchantments dark and bright, where modern characters and old spirits meet and walk between worlds, and ultimately, wage a battle that threatens the existence of Tamson House—a strange, rambling old house and haven for artists, musicians, writers and others: Blue, the biker; Emma, the Autumn Lady; Esmeralda, the Westlin Wind; and a host of other unforgettable characters.
Moonheart
By Charles de Lint
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,850. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
A tale of music, motorcycles and fey folk, this award-winning novel propelled author Charles de Lint to his status as a master of urban fantasy. Unique to this edition: a new afterword by de Lint reminiscing on the impact of his seminal work. Sweeping from ancient Wales to the streets of modern Ottawa, de Lint's unforgettable characters and the magic of Tamson House—will stay with you forever.
Yellow Dog
By Charles de Lint
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
Yellow Dog is a short story set near de Lint's fictional desert town of Santo del Vado Viejo, where his novels The Mystery of Grace and The Painted Boy take place, and where some of his recent short fiction has been set.
Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang
By Charles de Lint
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang is an original short story and is available here for the first time in any format. Ever since an explosion killed his father, Dan has been salvaging parts of animatrons from the ruins of Showdown Ranch to put them back in working order. But there is a greater reason to make them operate once more—something that threatens the Cutler family's very lives.
Jack in the Green
By Charles de Lint
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jack in the Green is an original novella, set in the fictional Southwestern desert city of Santo del Vado Viejo, and is available here for the first time in any format. Best friends Maria and Luz grew up in the barrio and were inseparable until Luz left town. They lose track of one another until one day, while cleaning rich people's homes, Maria spots Luz among a gang robbing the house next door.
Dog Boys
By Charles de Lint
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dog Boys is an original short story, set in the fictional Southwestern desert city of Santo del Vado Viejo, and is available here for the first time in any format. Brandon is the new boy at Rose Creek High and he quickly figures out that the one thing you don’t do in this school is get mixed up in the struggle between the Latino streetgangs and the Native kids from the rez.
Crow Roads
By Charles de Lint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short story Crow Roads first appeared in The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Viking, 2007 Set outside of Newford in 1967, Annie lives in Tartown with the rest of the poor kids. When a handsome, longhaired hippie shows up outside Ernie's Poolroom, Annie is smitten by his exotic good looks and long black hair.
Companions to the Moon
By Charles de Lint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story Companions to the Moon first appeared in Realms Of Fantasy, June 2007. Set in Newford in 2007, record shop owner Mary begins to suspect her common-law partner is cheating on her. Edric is a musician whose out-of-town concerts happen to coincide with every full moon.
Dharma
By Charles de Lint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Short story Dharma first appeared in Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy, edited by M. Gerry Weiss & Helen S. Weiss; Tor Books, 2007. Set in Newford during 1967's Summer of Love, Beirut-born teen Dharma, runs away from his Muslim home and reinvents himself as a hippie poet-musician.
The Butter Spirit's Tithe
By Charles de Lint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story. The Butter Spirit’s Tithe first appeared in Emerald Magic, Tor Books. Conn O'Neill has run afoul of a vengeful spirit. With his soul promised as a tithe to the fearsome Grey Man, Conn's only hope lies Miki Greer. Miki knows a thing or two about Irish spirits, having lost her brother to them in de Lint's novel Forests of the Heart. She's not about to let them claim someone else.
That Was Radio Clash
By Charles de Lint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story that first appeared in Taverns of the Dead (Cemetery Dance 2005). Written as a memorial to The Clash’s Joe Strummer. 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.

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