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Complete cover for my poetry collection I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust

Here's the complete cover of my upcoming poetry collection, I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, illustrated by Alberta artist Wendi Nordell (who happens to be my niece). The back copy reads: Within these pages lie twenty-one poems…and twenty-one worlds: worlds in the farthest reaches of space, worlds steeped in myth and legend, worlds that never were, and worlds that yet could be. Written by award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Edward Willett, and beautifully illustrated by Alberta artist Wendi Nordell, each poem was inspired by—and contains—two lines of published poetry from Saskatchewan poets, sent out every weekday by former Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Gerald Hill as a Poetry Month challenge to members of the ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 21:58, April 5th, 2018 under Books, Poetry, Writing and Editing |

Cover Art Reveal: Worldshaper

Here's the fabulous cover art for Worldshaper, my ninth novel for DAW Books, coming out September 18 in hardcover and ebook. It's the start of a new series called Worldshapers. The artwork is by Juliana Kolesova, who happens to also be from Canada--she works out of Toronto. Here's the description: From an Aurora Award-winning author comes the first book in a new portal fantasy series in which one woman’s powers open the way to a labyrinth of new dimensions. For Shawna Keys, the world is almost perfect. She’s just opened a pottery studio in a beautiful city. She’s in love with a ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 16:57, March 28th, 2018 under Books, Writing and Editing |

Cover reveal: Paths to the Stars, my short-story collection

I'm getting very close to releasing my short-story collection, Paths to the Stars. It brings together almost all of my published, and a few of my unpublished, short stories, going all the way back to the beginnings of my writing career, up through "Textente Tela Veneris," just released in the Planetary: Venus anthology from Superversive Press (see the previous note). Since I'm independently publishing this through "Shadowpaw Press" (ahem), I'm doing my own cover art. I found a great image on Shutterstock created by Tithi Luadthong. I my still tweak the fonts, but this is pretty close to what you can expect on the finished book. Can't wait to share these stories!

Posted by Edward Willett at 19:02, February 26th, 2018 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing |

Cover art reveal! My eighth DAW novel, The Cityborn

A drumroll, please: I'm pleased to reveal the cover art, by Stephan Martiniere, for The Cityborn, my eighth novel for DAW Books, releasing July 4. It's a stand-alone science fiction novel, and I'm very pleased that it's under my real name. Here's the cover blurb to go with the art:   The metal City towers at the center of the mountain-ringed Heartland, standing astride the deep chasm of the Canyon like a malevolent giant, ruled with an iron fist by the First Officer and his Provosts in the ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 16:08, March 21st, 2017 under Books, Writing and Editing |

Cover art reveal: Flames of Nevyana

My next published novel will be Flames of Nevyana, a young adult fantasy published by Rebelight Publishing in Winnipeg, and here's the cover art. Flames of Nevyana began life as Blue Fire, and was the last novel (for the moment) I've written "on spec": that is, I wrote the whole thing and then tried to sell it. It's been rewritten a lot since that first draft and is much stronger for it. I'm excited for readers to have a chance to discover it. Release date will be sometime this summer: I'm hoping it will work out to do a book launch of some sort in Winnipeg in mid-July, when ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 7:54, June 3rd, 2016 under Blog, Books |

Cover art reveal: Door into Faerie

Here's the cover art for Door into Faerie, Book 5 in my Shards of Excalibur YA fantasy series, due out in May from Coteau Books. And here's the description: In the climactic fifth book of The Shards of Excalibur, Ariane, Wally, Flish, and Rex Major are on a collision course, converging on the resting place of the final piece of the sword: the hilt, long ago removed from its original hiding place by the descendants of King Arthur. When Wally uncovers its surprising location, far closer to hand than they’d ever guessed, it seems all Ariane and Wally have to do is claim it and reforge the sword to defeat Merlin ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 23:30, October 18th, 2015 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing |

Cover art reveal: Falcon’s Egg

The release of Falcon's Egg, sequel to Right to Know, from Bundoran Press draws nigh--we might have copies at When Words Collide, as I understand it, with a formal launch to occur at Can-Con in Ottawa this fall. A sure sign of impending release: cover art! This gorgeous cover (it has an exploding starship, how could I not like it?) is by talented Calgary artist Dan J. O'Driscoll, who also did the cover for Right to Know. As for the book, here's how it's described: The sequel to Right to Know, Falcon's Egg is a fast-paced action adventure. Discovering a plot to reassert Imperial control over the recently rediscovered Peregrine, ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:14, July 10th, 2015 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing |

Cover art and description of FACES hits online bookstores

Getting closer all the time to the July 7 release of Faces, Book 3 of my Masks of Aygrima trilogy (written as E.C. Blake) from DAW books, edited by three-time Hugo nominee Sheila Gilbert. The cover art has finally appeared in online bookstores, along with the description below. Warning: this could contain spoilers if you're still on Book 1! *** The spellbinding third novel of The Masks of Aygrima is set in a land where people are forced to wear spell-imbued Masks that reveal any traitorous thoughts they have about their ruler, the Autarch. Mara Holdfast is a young woman gifted with the ability to see and use all the ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 16:41, April 7th, 2015 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing |

Cover art revealed for The Cave Beneath the Sea

Here's the cover art for The Cave Beneath the Sea, Book 4 of The Shards of Excalibur YA fantasy series from Coteau Books. Book 1 was Song of the Sword, Book 2 was Twist of the Blade, Book 3 is The Lake in the Clouds (coming out May 1). The Cave Beneath the Sea is due out this fall and Book 5 will be out next spring, to wrap up the series. Pretty cover, isn't it? They all ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 13:47, March 11th, 2015 under Blog, Books |

Cover art reveal: FACES, Book 3 in The Masks of Aygrima

Just got this from DAW Books today: it's the cover art for Faces, Book 3 in my Masks of Aygrima trilogy, written as E.C. Blake. It builds on the previous two covers and reveals, appropriately enough, Mara's face for the first time. I like it a lot! How about you? Like the first two covers, this one is by Paul Young. The paperback of Masks will be out November 4, the paperback of Shadows will be released on May 5, and then Faces will be out in August of next year in hardcover.             ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 17:23, October 23rd, 2014 under Blog, Books |