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Stephen King Newsletter 11-22-09
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THE HUNDRED-YEAR CHRISTMAS | “Enchanting” - Stephen King
The Overlook Connection Press is proud to present

David Morrell’s “The Hundred-Year Christmas”

In 1983, bestselling author David Morrell, who created the iconic character Rambo in his 1972 novel, First Blood, decided to write a novella that was a complete change of pace from his traditional action thrillers. The result was The Hundred-Year Christmas (nominated for the 1984 World Fantasy Award), which Stephen King hailed as “enchanting”.

Originally written as a Christmas present for Morrell’s two children, the novella has different meanings depending if you are a child or an adult. It is about the poignant friendship between Father Christmas, who lives to be a hundred, and Father Time, who lives for only a single year before being replaced. Each year, Santa sees a new version of his friend grow through infancy, boyhood, adulthood, and into an old man, eventually dying. Now it is Santa’s turn, but he is having trouble finding a replacement. If he doesn’t succeed, there will be no one to take care of the infant Father Time. Time itself will stop.

Due to overwhelming requests for this rare and much-loved Christmas fable, published over twenty-five years ago, Morrell partnered with publisher Dave Hinchberger of Overlook Connection Press to create a new version of Morrell’s novella, featuring spectacular all new color drawings by artist Cortney Skinner, commissioned exclusively for this special reissue of the book.

“The Hundred-Year Christmas is my rarest book,” Morrell says, “and over the years I have had so many requests for it to be rereleased that I finally decided to do so, but with new artwork, slight structural changes, as well as an introduction entitled ‘A Snow Globe of Memories’.”

This edition of The Hundred-Year Christmas is a completely new production of this rare and classic tale. This book is at the printer and expected to ship in mid-December. Mr. Morrell's website newsletter has already pre-ordered a good number of these editions. I've kept aside copies exclusivly for the Overlook customers. In one week I will open up these copies to the people waiting on his list and at our distributors, so please order soon if you'd like a copy.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US and good tidings to everyone world-wide :-)

Dave Hinchberger
Publisher, Overlook Connection Press
http://ocsklist.c.topica.com/maanAfrabUy3Ya8IiKYe/ FREE Signed Lithograph - For Overlook Customers Only!
As a special incentive for our customers, you will receive a signed limited edition lithograph of The Hundred-Year Christmas cover art.

This cover art, by artist Cortney Skinner, is free from text so you can see the detailed artwork in its entirety as presented to the OCP before the cover was finalized.

Signed by David Morrell and artist Cortney Skinner.

IT'S FREE!! This lithograph is FREE with each purchase of The Hundred-Year Christmas - either edition. You receive a signed lithograph with "each" copy you purchase.

Your Free Lithograph is automatic by just ordering either edition!
http://ocsklist.c.topica.com/maanAfrabUy3Za8IiKYe/ Slipcased Signed Limited - The Hundred-Year Christmas
The Hundred-Year Christmas by David Morrell

== Signed by Author and Artist!!

== Slipcased with foil embossing on 3 sides!

SIGNED LIMITED FEATURES:

= Signed by David Morrell.
= Signed by cover and interior artist Cortney Skinner.
= Limited to 500 signed / slipcased copies.
= Ten Full Page Color illustrations, including a double-page spread by Cortney Skinner.
= Full-color book with full-color wrap-around cover.
= Bound in silk book marker
= Bound in red-cloth with green-foil embossing (matches the slipcase)
= Foil Embossed red-cloth slipcase, on both side panels and spine. Slipcase featured in the picture here.

== $75.00 + shipping

With FREE Signed Lithograph!
http://ocsklist.c.topica.com/maanAfrabUy30a8IiKYe/
http://ocsklist.c.topica.com/maanAfrabUy4da8IiKYe/ Signed Hardcover - The Hundred-Year Christmas
== FIRST SIGNED HARD COVER FEATURES:

= Signed by David Morrell.
= Limited to 1000 signed copies.
= Fully illustrated with full page original artwork by Cortney Skinner.
= Full-color book with full-color wrap-around cover.
= Bound in green cloth with red-foil embossing.

== $34.95 + shipping
http://ocsklist.c.topica.com/maanAfrabUy4la8IiKYe/
= Foreign orders, please inquire about delivery rates.
= Our order form accepts credit cards and PayPal. You can also send us the form and mail in your check or money order. Any questions, please let us know.
Thank you and "We All Shine On!"

OVERLOOK CONNECTION PRESS
PO BOX 1934
Hiram GA 30141
PHONE: 678-567-9777

E-Mail: overlookcn@aol.com  Overlook Connection Press

This article was published on Saturday 21 November, 2009.
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