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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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“The Music Shoppe is what happens when a science-fiction author writes a musical”

The Music Shoppe, the play-with-music I wrote and am directing for Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, runs this coming week (April 25-28, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday) at the Shumiatcher Theatre, Mackenzie Art Gallery..which means publicity is happening. Here’s the story from today’s Regina Leader Post. An excerpt: “(There’s a) mysterious mechanical pianist that can …

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Here’s what I have eligible for the 2019 Aurora Awards

Nominations are now open for the Aurora Awards, which honour the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy each year. I’ve been shortlisted several times over the years and won the award for Best Long Form Work in English for Marseguro (DAW Books) in 2009, Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to nominate …

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I’m interviewed on The Raven, and read from Worldshaper

I was a guest on the new podcast The Raven, hosted by Jason Lavelle, for an episode that went live this week. I’ll let him describe it: On today’s show, author Edward Willett reads us a passage from his fantasy novel, Worldshaper, and I have to say, he does a fantastic job! After the story, Edward and …

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I’m interviewed on Rave About the Page

Here’s a new interview with me on a new podcast, Rave About the Page. I enjoyed it–I hope you do, too!

Rehearsals underway for new play-with-music, The Music Shoppe, which runs April 25-28

Rehearsals are well underway for The Music Shoppe, a new play-with-music I’ve written and am directing for Regina Lyric Musical Theatre. Ben Redant is the music director. The show runs April 25-28 at the Shumiatcher Theatre, MacKenzie Art Gallery. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be on sale later …

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Great review of Lost in Translation

It’s always nice when an older book gets discovered by a reader, and such was the case with Lost in Translation, my very first novel from DAW Books. On Goodreads, Aleksandar Ovnarski praises it in a five-star review, calling it a “wonderful book”: “…at first Lost in Translation seemed like a short space opera, but …

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Worldshaper audiobook now available!

The audiobook of Worldshaper, Book 1 in my new Worldshapers series from DAW Books, is now available through Brilliance Audio, narrated by the fabulous Saskia Maarleveld. Worldshaper is downloadable directly from Audible or through Amazon: at Amazon, you can also order physical media for it, in MP3 or Audio CD formats. I’m thrilled to say …

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Another great review for Worldshaper

The Book Dragon gives 4.5 / 5 stars to Worldshaper. Some highlights: “I absolutely loved this book… “Edward Willett does an absolutely amazing job keeping the reader engaged in the plot and up-to-date with what exactly is going on… “Willett also intertwines modern humor and witty historic literary references throughout the novel. Shawna’s entertaining humor …

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