Category: Books

New review of Worldshaper: “a ripping yarn”

This is an interesting new review of Worldshaper, from Hal C F Astell at The Nameless Zine. He raises questions about the novel’s world that I enjoyed reading because they are in fact the very questions I begin to address in Book 2, Master of the World (as he hopes I will) and Book 3, …

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Cover art reveal: Star Song, coming soon from Shadowpaw Press

Shapers of Worlds, the Kickstarted anthology featuring work by some of the first-year guests on my podcast, The Worldshapers, will likely be the next Shadowpaw Press title, but I’m also working on others, including a young-adult science fiction novel called Star Song…and here’s the cover art! (Dan O’Driscoll is the artist–he does covers for Bundoran Press, so he …

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A short story reading on video

Lyric Theatre in Swift Current asked me to record a short story for the “Write Out Loud” component of their Lyric Theatre Digital Stage. I chose to read “Memory Jam” from my collection Paths to the Stars (available from www.shadowpawpress.com). I thought you might enjoy it, too, so…here it is!

Cover art and TOC for upcoming anthology featuring my story “Beneath the Pall”

One inspiration for the Kickstarter I just successfully ran to fund the Shapers of Worlds anthology was Zombies Need Brains LLC, a publishing company set up by my fellow DAW Books author Joshua Palmatier to publish original anthologies, all funded through Kickstarter. For the upcoming anthology My Battery is Low and it is Getting Dark, …

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Great new StoryBundle includes my first DAW novel, Lost in Translation

The new Bundoran Buddies Book Bundle II, curated by Bundoran Press publisher and editor Hayden Trenholm, is now available. It includes my first novel for DAW Books, Lost in Translation. (I’m definitely a Bundoran Buddy: Bundoran published my Peregrine Rising duology, Right to Know and Falcon’s Egg; Right to Know was part of an earlier …

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FUNDED: a Kickstarter for an anthology of short fiction from some of today’s top science fiction and fantasy authors

My Kickstarter campaign to fund Shapers of Worlds, an anthology of short stories from some of the authors who were guests my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, in its first year, was a great success, raising $15,700 CDN, well above the original goal of $13,500. As a result, the anthology is full-steam ahead, heading for an August …

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Master of the World shortlisted for Fiction Award, 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards

The shortlist for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards, honoring the best books by Saskatchewan authors, was announced Friday, and I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, has been shortlisted for the Fiction Award, sponsored by Muslims for Peace and Justice. This is the second year …

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First official description of The Moonlit World

Here’s the first official description of The Moonlit World (which I’m still in the process of writing, but this covers it nicely). The Moonlit World should be out in September 2020, shortly after Master of the World comes out in mass-market paperback. Of course, you should start with Book 1, Worldshaper. Fresh from their adventures …

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Cover art and title reveal for Worldshapers Book 3: The Moonlit World

In the past week both the title and the cover have been finalized for Book 3 of the Worldshapers series. Book 3, which takes place in a world of werewolves and vampires (and also normal humans) will be called The Moonlit World. And here’s the cover! Book 1, of course, was Worldshaper and Book 3 …

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Some recent interviews and reviews

There have been several recent interviews with me, and some nice new reviews of Master of the World. Follow the links! I read a sample from Master of the World on the Sample Chapter podcast Lisa Timpf reviews Master of the World on The Future Fire Way Too Fantasy gives Master of the World 4/5 stars Christie Stratos interviews me for The Writers Showcase videocast …

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Audiobook of Right to Know released: promo codes available for reviewers!

Get it from:Audible.ca | Audible.com Listen to a sample: The audiobook version of my science-fiction novel Right to Know, published in print by Bundoran Press and narrated by myself, is now available for download on Audible…and I’ve got a limited number of promo codes available that let you download it for free, in exchange for the promise of …

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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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