Booklist calls Master of the World “highly amusing…fun…great”!

Hard on the heels of a great Publishers Weekly review for Master of the World, Book 2 of my Worldshapers series for DAW Books, comes another terrific review, this one from Booklist: Reviewer Emily Whitmore writes: “Watching Shawna navigate and understand the Verne world is highly amusing and fun for readers familiar with his oeuvre. …

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Publishers Weekly says Master of the World delivers “thrills aplenty”

The first review of Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series, is from Publishers Weekly, and it’s a good one (not starred, like the review for Book 1, Worldshaper, but still great): “In 2018’s Worldshaper, Shawna Keys discovered that she was a Shaper, capable of manipulating entire worlds to suit her will, and …

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Read the first two chapters of Master of the World

Master of the World, Book 2 of my Worldshapers series, doesn’t come out until September, but you can get a sneak peek right now: I’ve just posted the first two chapters (with the caveat that final copyediting and page proofing has not yet been done, so there might be some differences between these and the …

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I’m the next Saskatoon Public Library Writer in Residence!

I’ve known about this for a while, obviously, but it just became official today with the sending out of a press release by the library. Which I humbly (or, possibly not-so-humbly) copy below: SPL announces Edward Willett as 2019/20 Writer in Residence One of Saskatchewan’s most prolific authors, Edward Willett, is looking forward to sharing …

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The Worldshapers podcast is an Aurora Awards finalist!

My podcast, The Worldshapers (“Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process”) is a finalist for this year’s Aurora Awards (honouring the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy), in the Best Fan Related Work category (a first for me!). Lots of great work nominated in all the categories–check out the complete …

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A new, revised edition of Spirit Singer, my award-winning YA fantasy

Through Shadowpaw Press, I’ve released a new, revised edition of Spirit Singer, my young adult fantasy, first published in 2002, that won multiple awards: a Saskatchewan Book Award (the Regina Book Award for best book by a Regina author), an EPPIE Award for best electronically published young adult novel, and a Dream Realm Award (young …

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Win an autographed ARC of Master of the World and a paperback of Worldshaper

It’s one month until the August 6 release of the mass-market paperback edition of Worldshaper, Book 1 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, and two months until the September 10 release of Master of the World, Book 2 in the series, and I’m giving away a copy of each (mass-market paperback of Worldshaper, and …

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Rediscovering The Hobbit

2012 was a thrilling year for J.R.R. Tolkien fans everywhere, as they were finally able to witness Bilbo Baggins’s foray into the magical world of Middle Earth on the big screen for the first of three The Lord of the Rings prequel movies Despite The Hobbit’s several deviations from the 1937 book, most would agree that it’s still …

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Worldshaper long-listed for Sunburst Award for best YA novel!

My novel Worldshaper (DAW Books) has been long-listed for this years Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, in the Young Adult Fiction category. (A bit of a surprise since it wasn’t published as YA, but it’s YA-friendly.) I’m very pleased! The full press release listing all the long-listed works is below–congratulations …

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Watch my magical, fantastical play-with-music, The Music Shoppe, on YouTube!

At the end of April, Regina Lyric Musical Theatre presented my fantastical play-with-music, The Music Shoppe, in four performances at the Shumiatcher Theatre in the MacKenzie Art Gallery. The response was fabulous–people loved it, gave it standing ovations, told me how much they’d enjoyed it, etc. However, only a limited number of people were able to see it …

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New cover for Worldshaper mass-market paperback!

The mass-market paperback version of Worldshaper comes out in August, and DAW Books has taken the opportunity to redesign the front cover, to tie it in more closely with Master of the World, Book 2, which comes out in September. It also now boasts about the Publishers Weekly starred review, which I heartily approve of. …

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“A startlingly good book of poetry for teens…a gem!”

A great review of my collection of fantastical poetry, I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, illustrated by my niece, Wendi Nordell, is now online, after previously appearing only in print in Resource Links, which reviews books for school libraries. Exerpts… “In April 2016, Saskatchewan’s then–poet laureate Gerald Hill sent members of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild …

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Praise for Paths to the Stars from Saskatchewan Book Awards jurors

Paths to the Stars was shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards this year (my eighth book to be shortlisted): the City of Regina Book Award for best book by a Regina author, and the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award, for best work of fiction. Although it didn’t win (you can see the complete list of winners here, and …

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