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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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Anthology with my short story “Beneath the Pall” now available!

The new anthology My Battery is Low and it is Getting Dark, published by Zombies Need Brains, LLC, is now available, and includes my story, “Beneath the Pall,” which is about…um…a lonely submarine? More or less? Zombies Need Brains, run by my fellow DAW Books author Joshua Palmatier, has Kickstarted several anthologies over the past …

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The return of the Willetts on Wine: A Virtual Winetasting

My wife, Margaret Anne, and I have off and on over the years written a wine column called The Willetts on Wine. The new Regina magazine Toast asked us to resume it, and so we have. Here’s the first one! Having a glass of wine is a very sociable activity, whether it be a drink …

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Master of the World makes Sunburst Award longlist

I’m pleased to announce that Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, has been named to the longlist of the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Master of the World is on the list in the Young Adult Fiction category, the same category Worldshaper was …

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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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The Worldshapers podcast an Aurora Award finalist again for Best Fan Related Work

I’m very pleased to announce that my podcast, The Worldshapers (“Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process”) has, for the second year in a row, been nominated for the Aurora Award for Best Fan Related Work–an award it won last year! (That’s the very nice trophy in the photo.) The Aurora …

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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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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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