From the judges:
“Sustained excellence! Willett hits it out of the park with witty Shawna Keys and a fabulously entertaining cast of werewolves and vampires in this ingenious fantasy. Wild adventures, well-drawn settings, hilarious one-liners, a smart ending, and the strong sense of a writer having great fun as he spins his imaginative tale … readers will be licking their lips for Shawna’s next adventure.”
Book 2, Master of the World, was shortlisted for the Fiction Award last year. Both Worldshaper, Book 1, and Master of the Worlds, Book 2, were also long-listed for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, both in the young adult category (not sure why, since they’re not actually YA, but I was honored just the same).
You can watch the online announcement of this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlist below. Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!