Category: Writing and Editing

RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Best Fantasy nominees highlighted

I was thrilled when Masks was named one of the finalists for the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel, alongside some tough competition (Paul Cornell, London Falling; Kate Elliott, Cold Steel; Mary Robinette Kowal, Without A Summer, and Stella Gemmell, The City. The RT Book Reviews blog posted the mini-interviews it …

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An interview with me in honor of my story in Tesseracts 17

Colleen Anderson, editor with Steve Vernon of Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast (EDGE), the latest installment of the long-running Canadian anthology series, has been posting a series of interviews with the authors whose works are included in the book, and this week it’s my turn, in honor of my story …

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Masks nominated for Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel

i’m thrilled to announce that Masks has been nominated in the category of Best Fantasy Novel for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Other nominees in the same category are London Falling by Paul Cornell (Tor), Cold Steel by Kate Elliott (Orbit), The City by Stella Gemmell (Ace), and Without a Summer, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor). All of these books received …

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Masks is out, reviews are coming in…

…and they’re very good! I’ve been a bit remiss posting on here about the release of Masks, which officially occurred on Tuesday, because it’s been a hectic week: I’ve also been directing my play-with-music, As Time Goes By: A Love Story with Music and Ghosts, and it opened on Thursday. That meant tech rehearsal Monday …

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Masks by E.C. Blake: Prologue and Chapter One

Masks, the first book in The Masks of Aygrima, my new fantasy trilogy for DAW Books (written as E.C. Blake) will be released in hardcover and ebook formats in just over one month’s time, on November 5. I’m very excited about this, of course, and I want you to be excited, too. And so, as …

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Penguin’s promotional video for Masks hits YouTube

Just saw this today! It was shot back in January when I was in New York to visit the DAW offices…

Science fiction vs. fantasy: what’s the difference?

My column for the latest issue of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild magazine Freelance… Although science fiction and fantasy often overlap in both bookshelves and readership, they aren’t actually the same genre. Exactly where you draw the line between them, of course, is a matter of some debate. (Because, well, what isn’t?) Just do a Google …

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The Shards of Excalibur series gets a new publisher

I’m thrilled–maybe even ecstatic–to announce that my five-book modern-day fantasy series with Arthurian overtones, The Shards of Excalibur, has been picked up by a new publisher, respected Regina literary press Coteau Books. I originally sold Song of the Sword, the first book in the series, to Lobster Press, and it came out a couple of …

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When Words Collide 2013

Just got home yesterday from a weekend at Calgary attending this year’s edition of When Words Collide, which describes itself (accurately) as “a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, children’s books, and poetry,” and wanted to post about it while it’s still fresh, in the hopes …

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Kickstarter campaign to bring immersive fantasy roleplaying to mobile devices…and I’m the writer!

Now, this is cool: Project Snowstorm is an effort by fledgling computer game company Snowfury Studios to do nothing less than revolutionize mobile gaming: to bring to it the kind of immersive fantasy roleplaying we associate with the best PC games, the kind of games that give you that same feeling of having experienced a …

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Book launch for Right to Know at When Words Collide in Calgary August 10

The release of my science fiction novel Right to Know (the first chapter of which you can read here) is drawing near, and in honor of that fact, the publisher, Bundoran Press will be holding a book launch for it at When Words Collide in Calgary on the evening of Saturday, August 10. Also launching: …

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Cover art for Right to Know

Here’s the gorgeous cover for my upcoming science fiction novel Right to Know, coming out from Bundoran Press in August (we’ll be launching it at When Words Collide in Calgary: launch party planned for Saturday night, August 10!) The artwork is by Dan O’Driscoll–I’m planning to use him for Star Song, the YA novel I …

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