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Kickstarter for Shapers of Worlds Volume III succeeded!

Each of the past two years I’ve successfully Kickstarted an anthology featuring authors who were guests of my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, where I talk to other science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process (check out the sidebar for the most recent episodes). Well, I did it again! The Kickstarter for the …

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Shadowpaw Press Reprise open for submissions of previously published work

But even before that, I’m open to submissions for Shadowpaw Press’s Reprise imprint of rights-reverted, previously published books by authors who (like me) may have had novels or nonfiction orphaned by the collapse of one or more publishers, and would be interested in new ebook and print-on-demand editions, to keep the work alive in the …

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Now available: Shapers of Worlds Volume II

Shapers of Worlds Volume II, the anthology I Kickstarted earlier this year featuring short fiction by authors who were guests during the second year of my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, is now available pretty much everywhere, in ebook, trade paperback, and hardcover. Use this handy universal URL, or order directly from Shadowpaw Press, which …

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Read the first two chapters of my new YA science fiction novel Star Song

Available directly from Shadowpaw Press or get it now from your favorite vendor! Read the first two chapters My newest novel is a young adult science fiction adventure in the style of Robert A. Heinlein and Andre Norton, published by Shadowpaw Press. Let me take you back in time . . . It’s October 1985. I’m 26 years …

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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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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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