Publishing authors I admire is as good a way as any to get a chance to work with them. I was making good money on A Distant Soil some years back, so why not share the love?

One of my favorite authors is Delia Sherman, whose new website features “The Tragedy of King Alexander the Stag”, a story originally published in A Distant Soil. The text is available for free at this link, and several of my illustrations are included. It’s a gorgeous tale, and I hope you will take the time to read it. The site design is easy on the eyes, too.

Here’s one illo from the story that isn’t at Delia’s new website.


Alas, the original scans were lost, but we’ve done our best to restore what we could here.

Check out these literate and romantic modern fantasy works by Delia Sherman.

And below the fold, info about an upcoming signing and reading with Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman:

Thursday, June 25th (tomorrow/today) is the official publication day
of Delia Sherman’s latest “New York Between” novel, THE MAGIC MIRROR
OF THE MERMAID QUEEN (Viking, ages 9-12)!

We’ll be celebrating with *2* NYC events in 2 locations, at 2
different great bookstores:

UPPER WEST SIDE Publication Party
Thursday, June 25th
5:00 – 6:30 p.m
Bank Street Bookstore
2879 Broadway @112th
New York, NY 212.678.1654
A swell little children’s bookstore near Columbia University. We’ll
have juice & cookies for kids, snacks & wine for the grownups . . a
special surprise . . . plus a sneak preview of the forthcoming Book
Trailer for MMoMQ, by filmmaker Lisa Stock.

CHELSEA Reading & Signing
Tuesday, June 30th
6:00 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th Street
New York, NY
Delia will be reading & answering questions along with 2 other YA

Hope to see you at one of them! (I’ll definitely be at both – and if
you happen to bring one of my books with you, I will be happy to sign

– Ellen

P.S. Reading/Signing planned for BOSTON/Cambridge on July 8th, 7
p.m., at Porter Square Books.

P.P.S. Want to join Delia Sherman’s new Announcements list, for Delia
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