Recently Everitt Foster over the blog A Natural Reaction
asked me to answer some questions for an online interview, one of a series he's been conducting with authors who have been early adopters of the new social media platform Gab
, a would-be Twitter rival. (My handle over there is ewillett.)
You can read the interview over there
, or you can read it right here, if you want to know more about me than you probably actually want to know about me. I even talk about religion and politics. Quelle horreur!
Tell me a little about how you were raised. What was your family like? Did they encourage reading, writing and artistic pursuits from a young age or we’re ...
The Flames of Nevyana blog tour has wrapped up! The final two stops of note were this long review of the book from Jorie Loves a Story (too long and detailed to easily excerpt, so read it in situ
), and an interview from Melissa Yaun-Innes's blog
, of which here's a large chunk (Just in time for Hallowe'en, it's headlined, "Crawl into Edward Willett's mind")...
Q. What does writing success mean to you? Awards, money, readers, all of the above?
To me, what feels like success varies depending on the day of the week.
Well, not quite, but almost.
When I receive an award (and I’ve received a few—a Saskatchewan Book Award for my YA fantasy ...
Yesterday's stop in the Flames of Nevyana blog tour was at the host site, Chapter by Chapter
, and featured a Q&A (plus an excerpt and link to the giveaway!)
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
Three teenagers must overcome their mutual mistrust to save their land when the sacred secrets of Blue Fire are stolen and turned to evil.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
I was driving from my home town of Regina, Saskatchewan, to Meadow Lake, about 500 kilometres further north, to do a reading at the library. Whenever I’m on my own in ...
The Flames of Nevyana book tour continues with this review from Lori's Little House of Reviews
"I have to say I really loved this book a whole lot, I feel in love with all three of these individuals...I really loved all three of their relationships. I loved that they were suppose to be enemies but became such friends.
"I really loved the ending...I loved that all three of them stood up for what they believed in...Even the bad guy of the story you could understand why he did what he did, even though he went about it the wrong way. It was such an awesome and fun book to read."
"Awesome and fun." ...
The Flames of Nevyana blog tour continued today with this long interview at Books Chatter
. I had fun answering these questions.
A very warm welcome to Edward Willett (a.k.a. E.C. Blake); thank you for joining us on BooksChatter! What was the inspiration for Flames of Nevyana?
"I was driving from my home town of Regina, Saskatchewan, to Meadow Lake, about 500 kilometres further north, to do a reading at the library. Whenever I’m on my own in the car on a long trip I do a lot of thinking about writing, and on this occasion I deliberately set myself the task of coming up with a new idea for a YA fantasy ...
The Flames of Nevyana blog tour continues with a review from Book Horde
"Great world-building, a fantasy feel with an SF twist, admirable characters, and the themes of courage and truth above all make Flames of Nevyana a wonderful YA read. I know my teen will really enjoy it."
Read the whole thing!
From the ongoing blog tour for Flames of Nevyana, here's today's guest post from Lisa's Loves (Books of Course)
The world of Flames of Nevyana began with a simple kernel of an idea: the magic of electricity.
I was driving from my home town of Regina, Saskatchewan, to Meadow Lake (about 500 kilometres north) for a library reading/presentation, and passing the time by trying to come up with a new YA novel idea. I got to musing on what is known in science fiction circles as Clarke’s Law: Arthur C. Clarke’s famous dictum that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” I reflected on the fact that what we accomplish with ...
The Flames of Nevyana blog tour carries on. The first review (well, a kind of mini-review) how now appeared on Paula Johanson's blog
A few excerpts:
It's always a treat to find a new book by Edward Willett. He's a Canadian writer who can be relied on to put narrative -- story, if you prefer -- before anything else...
In a few images, Willett presents the differing communities of his protagonists, making these young people and their surroundings distinct and memorable...
Anyone who can write with such immediacy about light, rain, and mystic discipline has my attention!
Read the whole thing.
The Flames of Nevyana blog tour begins today (full schedule here
), and it kicks off in grand style with a fun interview I did for Susan Heim on Writing
. Susan is also running a giveaway, so head over there to enter that if you'd interested in a free copy of Flames of Nevyana (and who wouldn't be?).
Here's the interview part of my guest post over there, which also includes an excerpt
You’ve written more than 50 books! How do you find the time to be so prolific? What is your writing schedule like?
It’s funny, people think I’m prolific, but to myself I feel lazy—I always think I could be ...
I'm looking forward to the blog tour for Flames of Nevyana
, organized by my publisher, Rebelight Books
, through Chapter by Chapter
. Here's the schedule--hope you'll check out everything!
October 17, 2016 – Books,Dreams,Life
October 17, 2016 – Susan Heim on Writing
– Guest Post
October 18, 2016 – The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
October 18, 2016 – Paula Johanson Books
October 19, 2016 – Lisa’s Loves(Books of Course)
– Guest Post
October 20, 2016 – The Avid Reader
– Guest Post
October 20, 2016 – BooksChatter
October 21, 2016 – Book Horde
October 24, 2016 – Lori’s Little House of Reviews
October 24, 2016 – The Right Geek
October 25, ...