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My Government House history book lauded as “a masterful work of art”

A very nice review of Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan: An Illustrated History (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing) has appeared on the Saskatchewan Publishers' Group's SPG Book Reviews website. Keith Foster writes, in part: "Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan: An Illustrated History by Regina author Edward Willett is a masterful work of art in both narrative and illustration, solid in structure, and powerful in its rendition... "Overflowing with photos of Government House and its inhabitants over the decades, this highly visual coffee table book is stunning in its beauty... "This is a book that not only belongs on every bookshelf in Canada, it’s a book Saskatchewan residents, and in particular Regina residents, would be proud to have ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 16:38, December 5th, 2016 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

I’ve been a bad blogger…

...by not posting regularly this week as I did last, but although I was a bad little blogger, I was a good little writer. See, Twist of the Blade, the sequel to Song of the Sword, and the second book in my brand-new YA fantasy series Shards of Excalibur, is in the revision stage. And there were lots of revisions. Which I did not allow enough time to do before they were due, which was Friday (actually a week earlier, but I'd already begged for an extensions.) These weren't just a-word-here-and-a-word-there revisions, either, but take-out-that-scene-right-a-new-scene-move-that-scene-over-there-and-then-rewrite-it-so-it-makes-sense-and-oh-darn-I-just-contradicted-something-in-Chapter-One-I'll-have-to-go-back-and-fix-that-too revisions. Also, embarrassing revisions. Like rewriting scenes so I was showing and not telling. Adding sensory ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 15:00, January 27th, 2011 under Blog | Comment now »

Twist of the Blade synopsis

I don't think I've posted this; maybe I have, but in that case, well...here it is again. It's the description of Twist of the Blade, Book 2 of the Shards of Excalibur, as included in Song of the Sword. No time for more this morning since I'm desperately trying to finish revisions to, yes, Twist of the Blade. Following hard on the heels of which will be revisions to Magebane: I heard from Sheila Gilbert at DAW this morning and will be talking to her about the book tomorrow. Of course, there'll also be more revisions to Twist of the Blade. I'm still trying to make Blue Fire submittable. And ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:05, January 20th, 2011 under Blog | 4 Comments »