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Blue Fire praised by reviewers: “triumph of invention,” “thoroughly enjoyable,” “delightful YA fantasy”

Two new reviews of Blue Fire, my stand-along young-adult fantasy penned as E.C. Blake and published by Shadowpaw Press, came along within twenty-four hours of each other this week, and both were very positive! Aurealis Magazine is a long-running Australian science-fiction magazine. Writing in Issue #141, reviewer Clare Rhoden says, in part: “This novel reads …

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A little musical theatre from the Willett family

Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, of which both I and my wife are past presidents and life members, found a way to make musical theatre despite Covid-19 restrictions, producing Flip the Script: Broadway in Reverse, an online concert of gender-swapped Broadway songs, May 7, 8, and 9, 2021. It was a great concert with lots of terrific performances–and …

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The Moonlit World shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award

The Moonlit World, Book 3 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, has been shortlisted for the Regina Book Award, for best book by a Regina author, in this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. From the judges: “Sustained excellence! Willett hits it out of the park with witty Shawna Keys and a fabulously entertaining cast of …

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Funded and coming soon: Shapers of Worlds Volume II

The Kickstarter to fund Shapers of Worlds Volume II, a new anthology featuring writers who were guests during the second year of my podcast, The Worldshapers, has successfully funded, raising a total of CA $16,862, 112% of the goal of $15,000. When it’s published this fall by Shadowpaw Press, Shapers of Worlds Volume II will feature new …

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New releases: Right to Know and Falcon’s Egg (the Peregrine Rising space-opera duology)

Right to Know and Falcon’s Egg, which collectively make up my Peregrine Rising space-opera duology, are now available in brand-new ebook editions from Shadowpaw Press for the low, low price of just $3.99 CDN ($2.99 US) each. Both were originally published by Bundoran Press (Right to Know in 2013 and Falcon’s Egg in 2015). The …

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New release: Blue Fire by E.C. Blake

Shadowpaw Press has just released the ebook of Blue Fire, a young adult fantasy written as by E.C. Blake. A print version will follow in a few weeks. Blue Fire is a revised edition of a novel originally released by the now-defunct Rebelight Publishing as Flames of Nevyana. Here are some purchase links, with more to …

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Shapers of Worlds now available in both print and ebook

The Shapers of Worlds anthology, featuring 18 stories by authors who appeared on my podcast, The Worldshapers, during the first year, and successfully Kickstarted back in March, is now available in both print and ebook. Specifically: Shadowpaw Press | The Fantastic Worlds of Edward Willett | Kobo | Chapters/Indigo | Apple Books | Google Play | Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Barnes & Noble Once more, here’s …

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A new interview at Literary Titan

I posted a great new review of Worldshaper from Literary Titan recently. That was followed up with a brief interview, which is now live here. Here’s the start of it, where I talk about the inspiration for the series: Worldshaper follows Shawna as she discovers the ability to shape her world, but also discovers that their’s an …

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A new seven-sentence short story: The Quantum Beast

Earlier today, as part of this year’s online version of When Words Collide, the great annual writing conference in Calgary, I led about forty writers through the Seven-Sentence Short Story exercise, created by science fiction and fantasy author (and former English teacher) James Van Pelt, who was on hand and took part himself! I’ve used this …

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Master of the World now in mass-market paperback!

Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series from DAW books, is now available in mass-market paperback, for just $7.99 US/$10.99 CDN, from your favorite bookseller. You know you want it! Amazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House | Indiebound Longlisted for The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in the Young Adult Fiction category. …

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Literary Titan calls Worldshaper “a mesmerizing story”

There’s a great new review of Worldshaper from Literary Titan, which gives it four out of four stars. Some highlights: “Worldshaper by Edward Willett is an exciting supernatural adventure story that builds on a unique premise to deliver a mesmerizing story…one of the most unique setups to a story that I’ve read this year…we get to …

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New ebook editions of The Shards of Excalibur now available!

Buy The Shards of Excalibur Ebooks Shadowpaw Press | The Fantastic Worlds of Edward WillettAmazon.com | Amazon.ca | Kobo | Apple Books| Barnes & Noble Buy The Shards of Excalibur Audiobooks Audible.com | Audible.ca | Apple Books With the bankruptcy of Coteau Books, all rights to my young-adult fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur reverted …

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