Edward Willett

Writing Résumé

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Magna Cum Laude, Harding University, Searcy, AR

Professional Experience

Reporter/News Editor, Weyburn (Saskatchewan) Review, 1980-1984
Writing and photography, general news, features, weekly humor column
As news editor, oversaw staff of three reporters, copy-edited all news copy

Communications officer, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina, 1988-1993
Researched and wrote copy for hands-on science exhibits
Wrote advertising copy, news releases, video & radio scripts, etc.
Wrote, edited and designed bi-monthly newsletter, Kaleidoscope

Freelance writer, 1993-present

Adult novels:

Lost in Translation (hardcover from Gale Group/Five Star Speculative Fiction, mass-market paperbackfrom DAW Books)

Marseguro (DAW Books), February, 2008

Terra Insegura (DAW Books), May, 2009

Magebane (DAW Books), Work-in-progress, written as Lee Arthur Chane, 2011

Young adult novels:

Soulworm (Royal Fireworks Press)

The Dark Unicorn (Royal Fireworks Press)

Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star (Roussan Publishers)

Spirit Singer (Awe-Struck E-Books/Earthling Press)

Song of the Sword (Book 1 of The Shards of Excalibur), Lobster Press, Fall 2010

Adult non-fiction books:

Genetics Demystified (McGraw-Hill)

A Safe and Prosperous Future: 100 Years of Engineering and Geoscience Achievements in Saskatchewan (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan)

Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw (Red Deer Press)

Land Surveying in Saskatchewan: Laying the Groundwork for Property Rights and Development (Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association)

Children’s/Young Adult science books:

Disease-Hunting Scientist (Enslow Publishers)

Neon (Rosen Publishing)

Magnesium (Rosen Publishing)

The Basics of Quantum Physics: The Photovoltaic Effect and Line Spectra (Rosen Publishing)

Meningitis (Enslow Publishers)

Arthritis (Enslow Publishers)

Hemophilia (Enslow Publishers)

Alzheimer’s Disease (Enslow Publishers)

Ebola Virus (Enslow Publishers)

Careers in Outer Space: New Business Opportunities (Rosen Publishing Group)

Comets, Stardust & Supernovas: The Science of Space (Raintree/Steck Vaughan)

Children’s/Young Adult biographies:

J. R. R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds (Enslow Publishers), VOYA

Ayatollah Khomeini (Rosen Publishing Group)

Orson Scott Card: Architect of Alternate Worlds (Enslow Publishers)

Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky (Enslow Publishers)

Janis Joplin: Take Another Little Piece of My Heart (Enslow Publishers)

Andy Warhol (Enslow Publishers, August 2010)

Johnny Cash (Enslow Publishers, August 2010)

Children’s miscellaneous nonfiction:

The Library of Emergency Preparedness: Fires and Wildfires (Rosen Publishing Group)

Skateboarding (Rosen Publishing Group)

Rock Climbing (Rosen Publishing Group)

The Iran-Iraq War (Rosen Publishing Group)

Computer books (author, co-author or contributor):

Using Microsoft Publisher for Windows 95

Using Microsoft Publisher 97 (Que)

Using PowerPoint 97 (Que)

Special Edition Using PowerPoint 97 (Que)

America Online’s Creating Cool Web Pages (John Wiley & Sons)

Your Official America Online Guide to Creating Cool Web Pages (John Wiley & Sons)

Your Official America Online Guide to Internet Safety (John Wiley & Sons)

The Internet Bible (John Wiley & Sons)

The Microsoft Office 2000 Bible (John Wiley & Sons)

The Microsoft Office XP Bible (John Wiley & Sons)

The Microsoft Office 2003 Bible (John Wiley & Sons)

The AOL Bible (John Wiley & Sons)

Cliffnotes Creating Documents with Word 2000 (John Wiley & Sons)

Teach Yourself Microsoft Publisher 2000 (John Wiley & Sons)

Picture This! Fun & Easy Photo Projects (AOL Press)

Miscellaneous:

Editor, Fine Lifestyles Regina and Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon

Weekly science column in the Red Deer Advocate; ran in the Regina Sun and Regina Leader Post for 19 years

Regular science spot on CBC Radio One Saskatchewan’s Afternoon Edition for 17 years

Bi-weekly column on the World Wide Web, CBC Radio One Saskatchewan’s Afternoon Edition

Regular science guest for several years on CBC TV’s national program What on Earth

Freelance writing for magazines, businesses, etc.

Scriptwriting (Western Outlander, a 13-part wildlife TV series; a variety of other programs), radio and TV ads; Cyberbia segment of CBC-TV series Utopia Cafe

Research for children’s TV series Brenda’s Room

Research and writing for new exhibits at the Saskatchewan Science Centre

Narration for two Regina Symphony Orchestra concerts, Movie Music and The Merry Widow

Six months (contract position), head of advertising creative writing, Regina Leader Post

Four months (contract position), public affairs officer, City of Regina

Science fiction short stories sold to magazines such as Transversions, On Spec and Artemis

One-act plays produced and/or workshopped locally

Instructor, Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience (Regina), 2005-2007

Instructor, Writing Speculative Fiction, University of Regina Business Education Centre, 2010

Awards

Marsegurowon the 2009 Prix Aurora Award (Canada’s top award for science fiction or fantasy) for Best Long-Form Work  in English

Terra Insegura on final ballot for 2010 Prix Aurora Award

Soulworm shortlisted for the 1997 Brenda MacDonald Riches First Book
Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards

The Dark Unicorn shortlisted for 1999 Saskatchewan Book Award for children’s literature

Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star nominated for 2001 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award & named to Canadian Children’s Book Centres’ Our Choice list

Spirit Singer won the Regina Book Award, for best book by a Regina writer at the 2002 Saskatchewan Book Awards

Short story “Je Me Souviens” (Artemis, Summer 2002) received an honorable mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

Ebola Virus named one of 2004′s Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 by The National Science Teachers Association & The Children’s Book Council

J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds shortlisted for 2004 Saskatchewan Book Award for children’s literature and named to the VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) 10th annual nonfiction Honor List.