A little musical theatre from the Willett family

Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, of which both I and my wife are past presidents and life members, found a way to make musical theatre despite Covid-19 restrictions, producing Flip the Script: Broadway in Reverse, an online concert of gender-swapped Broadway songs, May 7, 8, and 9, 2021. It was a great concert with lots of terrific performances–and …

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The Moonlit World shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award

The Moonlit World, Book 3 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, has been shortlisted for the Regina Book Award, for best book by a Regina author, in this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. From the judges: “Sustained excellence! Willett hits it out of the park with witty Shawna Keys and a fabulously entertaining cast of …

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Funded and coming soon: Shapers of Worlds Volume II

The Kickstarter to fund Shapers of Worlds Volume II, a new anthology featuring writers who were guests during the second year of my podcast, The Worldshapers, has successfully funded, raising a total of CA $16,862, 112% of the goal of $15,000. When it’s published this fall by Shadowpaw Press, Shapers of Worlds Volume II will feature new …

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My new vlog: join me as I walk and talk around Regina

I like to walk, and I’ve recently discovered the phenomenon of people livestreaming walks in various places around the globe. I’ve decided to do the same–even bought a motion-smoothing gimbal. I livestream these on Facebook and YouTube, then later upload the HD version from the phone and delete the livestream copy. That eliminates the buffering …

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New releases: Right to Know and Falcon’s Egg (the Peregrine Rising space-opera duology)

Right to Know and Falcon’s Egg, which collectively make up my Peregrine Rising space-opera duology, are now available in brand-new ebook editions from Shadowpaw Press for the low, low price of just $3.99 CDN ($2.99 US) each. Both were originally published by Bundoran Press (Right to Know in 2013 and Falcon’s Egg in 2015). The …

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New release: Blue Fire by E.C. Blake

Shadowpaw Press has just released the ebook of Blue Fire, a young adult fantasy written as by E.C. Blake. A print version will follow in a few weeks. Blue Fire is a revised edition of a novel originally released by the now-defunct Rebelight Publishing as Flames of Nevyana. Here are some purchase links, with more to …

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Shapers of Worlds now available in both print and ebook

The Shapers of Worlds anthology, featuring 18 stories by authors who appeared on my podcast, The Worldshapers, during the first year, and successfully Kickstarted back in March, is now available in both print and ebook. Specifically: Shadowpaw Press | The Fantastic Worlds of Edward Willett | Kobo | Chapters/Indigo | Apple Books | Google Play | Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Barnes & Noble Once more, here’s …

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Master of the World now in mass-market paperback!

Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series from DAW books, is now available in mass-market paperback, for just $7.99 US/$10.99 CDN, from your favorite bookseller. You know you want it! Amazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House | Indiebound Longlisted for The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in the Young Adult Fiction category. …

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New ebook editions of The Shards of Excalibur now available!

Buy The Shards of Excalibur Ebooks Shadowpaw Press | The Fantastic Worlds of Edward WillettAmazon.com | Amazon.ca | Kobo | Apple Books| Barnes & Noble Buy The Shards of Excalibur Audiobooks Audible.com | Audible.ca | Apple Books With the bankruptcy of Coteau Books, all rights to my young-adult fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur reverted …

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Read a story I wrote when I was 20

Way back when I was in my last semester at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, in the fall of 1979, a friend of mine, Rick Hamill, spearheaded a literary magazine which ended up being called …and a story, the name deriving from the fact it was all poetry except for one short story–mine. I’ve had that little magazine …

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I Read Canadian Day video

February 17 is I Read Canadian Day, and to promote Canadian books and bookstores, a number of children’s authors across the country posted videos drawing attention to that fact and to a local bookstore–as well, of course, as their own books. Here’s the one I did, on the frozen shores of Wascana Lake here in …

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Let it snow, Mr. Grinch!

It’s almost Christmas and I happen to have recorded a song for an online singalong coming up from Regina Lyric Musical Theatre. So, to add a little holiday cheer, here’s my recording of “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” supposedly in the style of Michael Buble. A few more takes to polish …

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The Moonlit World now available!

Yesterday was the release date for The Moonlit World, Book 3 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books. Have you got your copy yet? It’s available in both trade paperback and electronic format. Here are some places you can buy it online: Amazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo| Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House | Indiebound Read an excerpt! Here are some …

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Shapers of Worlds in the flesh

Today I received my copies of the Kickstarter backers’ edition of Shapers of Worlds. The book is beautiful! The ebook, again, comes out September 22 from all major retailers, while the commercial print release is November 14. Here are some order links for the ebook version. At the moment, the only place you can pre-order …

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