Category: Books

My interview with CTV Morning Live to promote Right to Know…

can be viewed at this link. I thought it went pretty well. Although the best place to get the book at the moment, until it finds its way through the distribution channels, is directly from the publisher.

The Shards of Excalibur series gets a new publisher

I’m thrilled–maybe even ecstatic–to announce that my five-book modern-day fantasy series with Arthurian overtones, The Shards of Excalibur, has been picked up by a new publisher, respected Regina literary press Coteau Books. I originally sold Song of the Sword, the first book in the series, to Lobster Press, and it came out a couple of …

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When Words Collide 2013

Just got home yesterday from a weekend at Calgary attending this year’s edition of When Words Collide, which describes itself (accurately) as “a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, children’s books, and poetry,” and wanted to post about it while it’s still fresh, in the hopes …

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Book launch for Right to Know at When Words Collide in Calgary August 10

The release of my science fiction novel Right to Know (the first chapter of which you can read here) is drawing near, and in honor of that fact, the publisher, Bundoran Press will be holding a book launch for it at When Words Collide in Calgary on the evening of Saturday, August 10. Also launching: …

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Cover art for Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast

Here’s the gorgeous cover art for Tesseracts Seventeen, the venerable Canadian speculative fiction anthology which this year contains my short story “The Path of Souls,” inspired by Globe Theatre’s Lanterns on the Lake events of a few years ago. Tesseracts Seventeen, edited by Colleen Anderson and Steve Vernon, has as its subtitle Speculating Canada from …

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Cover art for Right to Know

Here’s the gorgeous cover for my upcoming science fiction novel Right to Know, coming out from Bundoran Press in August (we’ll be launching it at When Words Collide in Calgary: launch party planned for Saturday night, August 10!) The artwork is by Dan O’Driscoll–I’m planning to use him for Star Song, the YA novel I …

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Cover art for new edition of Spirit Singer

The launch of the new edition of my Saskatchewan Book Award-winning YA fantasy Spirit Singer by Edmonton’s Tyche Books is close upon us, and as proof, I offer this reveal of the cover art! It’s very different from what was on the original…which is good, since this is a new edition from a new publisher. …

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Pre-order Masks now!

Masks, first book in my new fantasy series from DAW, written as E.C. Blake, won’t be released until November 5: but you can pre-order it now through Amazon! They’ve already got the product page up. Masks will be followed next year by Shadows, and then by Faces. And after that…well, we’ll see. I’m hoping the …

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A nice new review of Magebane…

…courtesy of T.E.J. Johnson, who gives it 91%. Read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: This is a rich book, and Chane sets the plot zipping through a crackling political landscape.  The land of the Evenfels is wonderfully realised…The way Chane describe the use and abuse of magic makes sense, you can feel the …

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News item about my Freedom to Read Week visit to Weyburn

It’s not, alas, from the Weyburn Review, the newspaper I used to edit: instead it’s from Weyburn This Week. The interview was conducted before I made my appearance at the Weyburn Public Library last week for Freedom to Read Week, but didn’t appear until after…and while I appreciate the coverage, it’d have been nice to …

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A sneak peek at Masks

That gorgeous cover, by Paul Young, will grace my next book from DAW, Masks, written under the pseudonym E.C. Blake. I just got it this week, and now I’m doubly excited about the book coming out. Here’s what DAW has come up with for the book jacket flaps (Masks is coming out in hardcover, my …

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On narrating the audiobook of my own novel

The audiobook version of my young adult fantasy novel Spirit Singer (the book which is also soon to have a new print and ebook edition from Tyche Books), is now for sale at Audible.com, which is exciting because a) you never know, someone might buy it, and b) I narrated it myself. Spirit Singer is …

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