Monday, August 17, 2009

Giveaway of The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales


I have a new hardback copy of The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling to give out to one lucky winner.

This is a fantastic anthology that asked 26 authors to explore the myth of the trickster.

Here is the synopsis for the book:

Coyote. Ansani. Brer Rabbit. Trickster character have long been a staple of folk literature-and are a natural choice for the overarching subject of acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's third mythic anthology. The Coyote Road features a remarkable range of authors, each with his or her fictional look at a trickster character.

These authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (The Blue Girl), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners), Patricia A. McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world-each surprising, engrossing, and though-provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess.

Contest Rules:

1. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite "trickster" character along with your email address.

2. Earn an extra entry for twittering about this contest, with a link to the tweet. Leave a separate comment.

3. Earn an extra entry for either blogging about this giveaway or by listing it on your sidebar. Leave a link to your blog entry. Leave a separate comment.

The giveaway will run through 11:59 p.m. CST on 8/31/2009. Winner will be picked by random.org. I will email the winner as well as post the winners name. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their shipping information or a runner up will be picked. Good luck!

21 comments:

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

What an interesting book! I will add this to my giveaway list

Elena said...

Looks cool! Is this open to US residents only?

Ryan G said...

Nope, it is open to anyone :-)

Elena said...

ka-ching!

Krista said...

Cool giveaway, Ryan! Would Merrows(mermaids) count? I love'em!

My email is on my profile...

Melissa said...

This is really neat Ryan. I vaguely remember a childrens book about a trickster when I was growing up. But this sounds really cool!

I am now going to have to figure out how to link to this blog to get the extra entries. LOL

Email address is hayden392@comcast.net

Krista said...

I put the giveaway on my sidebar!!!

Melissa said...

I just tweeted the contest. I am not sure how to link the tweet so I flaged it as a favorite and here is the link to my favorites it is now in. http://twitter.com/home#favorites I hope this works or helps. Let me know if I need to do anything else.

MoziEsmé said...

Like tom and jerry? Or like The Tale of the Tricky Fox that I just read to my daughter?

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

I really like Puck from A Midsummer's night Dream. He's my favorite trickster of all time.

-bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

http://twitter.com/bookgoil/status/3386916737

Tweeted!

-bittahsweetharmony@Yahoo.com

Krista said...

I put it on my newly started twitter! LOL!

http://twitter.com/KristaCarmen

Bingo said...

Ryan! What a wonderful sounding book. I wish I had known about it when I was still teaching reading in middle school but I just retired. Now I would like to win it for myself to read. I know many tricksters after teaching 37 years but doubt you mean them. How about Doby in Harry Potter? I think he might qualify! Thanks for the chance!

Melissa said...

Oh Krista, Midsummer's Night Dream!! I loved that book. We read it in high school and I just LOVED the whole thing. I loved picking it appart as to what everything ment. I will have to go pick that book up to have on my self and then I can read through it again and again in the future. Thanks for mentioning it!!

Melissa said...

Okay Ryan I got it figured out and have it on my sidebar!! Come check it out.

http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/

celi.a said...

Okay, I officially LOVE this book. I haven't read it, but I know I will, simply from the blurb and the author list. Please enter me!

I can't think of a specific tale at the moment, but I've loved when there's a raven or a crow in a story, and they give the wise-but-confusing-to-the-point-of-trickery kind of advice.

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

celi.a said...

+1 I'm posting this on my blog sidebar.

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

carolsnotebook said...

My favorite trickster right now would be Malese from a book I read with my daughter the other day, Please, Malese!

Thanks for entering me.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

carolsnotebook said...

I included this in a blog post.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/08/22/giveaways-in-blogland-14/

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Wanda said...

Brer Rabbit would be my favourite because when I was a young girl I remember my parents reading a story to me with the character Brer Rabbit in it. I wish I could recall the whole story.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Hi Ryan - new follower here. No need to enter me but the next one I will :).