Category: Writing and Editing

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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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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Read a story I wrote when I was 20

Way back when I was in my last semester at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, in the fall of 1979, a friend of mine, Rick Hamill, spearheaded a literary magazine which ended up being called …and a story, the name deriving from the fact it was all poetry except for one short story–mine. I’ve had that little magazine …

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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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The Moonlit World now available!

Yesterday was the release date for The Moonlit World, Book 3 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books. Have you got your copy yet? It’s available in both trade paperback and electronic format. Here are some places you can buy it online: Amazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo| Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House | Indiebound Read an excerpt! Here are some …

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Shapers of Worlds in the flesh

Today I received my copies of the Kickstarter backers’ edition of Shapers of Worlds. The book is beautiful! The ebook, again, comes out September 22 from all major retailers, while the commercial print release is November 14. Here are some order links for the ebook version. At the moment, the only place you can pre-order …

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New podcast interview with me

I enjoyed doing this podcast for a second time! Great chat, and I got to talk up Shapers of Worlds, The Moonlit World, AND the Shards of Excalibur series, plus my own podcast, The Worldshapers. I’m the first guest. Have a listen!

From the Street to the Stars now available in print!

From the Street to the Stars (Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star, Book 1), is now formally available in print, as well as ebook, format! Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star was my first published science fiction (as opposed to fantasy) novel. It appeared in print from Montreal’s Roussan Publishers in 1999. It was named to the Canadian …

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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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