Category: Books

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nice review of I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust in Star*Line

A nice review of I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, my collection of science fiction and fantasy poetry, written by Lisa Timpf, appeared recently in Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust grew out of the 2016 Poetry Month challenge by then-Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Gerald Hill. Each …

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