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

It’s coming at the end of February 2020: a Kickstarter campaign to fund Shapers of Worlds, an anthology of short stories from some of the authors who were guests my podcast, The Worldshapers, in its first year. If it funds, the anthology, published by my Shadowpaw Press, will feature new fiction from Seanan McGuire, Tanya Huff, David Weber, Lee …

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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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A new seven-sentence short story

Last night, as part of my ongoing gig as writer-in-residence at the Saskatoon Public Library, I led a large group of writers through the Seven-Sentence Short Story exercise, created by science fiction and fantasy author (and former English teacher) James Van Pelt. I’ve used this as an exercise several times now in writing classes and …

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An interview with me from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild newsletter, Freelance

The latest issue of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild newsletter, Freelance, features this interview with me… What drove you to science fiction writing? Like most writers of science fiction and fantasy, I became interested in it because it was what I read. I have two older brothers, both of whom read in the genre, so those …

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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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Watch me sing three songs at my writer-in-residence reception

I’m well into my term as writer-in-residence at the Saskatoon Public Library. For my official welcoming reception on October 8, I of course read and talked about being writer-in-residence–but I also sang three songs, accompanied by Deborah Buck: “Me” from Beauty and the Beast, “In a Very Unusual Way” from Nine, and “I Sit Beside …

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My podcast, The Worldshapers, wins an Aurora Award!

Last Saturday, October 19, at the ceremony in Ottawa hosted by Can*Con, I was honored to receive this year’s Aurora Award for Bet Fan Related Work for my podcast, The Worldshapers. The Prix Aurora Awards are Canada’s fan-nominated-and-voted-on awards for science fiction, fantasy, and related work, roughly the Canadian equivalent of the Hugo Awards. The Best Fan Related Work …

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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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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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