Tag: books

Book Giveaway Week 5: Enter and get a pre-publication sneak peek at STAR SONG

The winner of Week 4 of my great book giveaway was Melinda, who commented on my Edward Willett Facebook page. Now it’s on to Week 5! Rules are the same: leave a comment below, or reply to one of my Facebook posts, or retweet one of my daily Tweets on the subject, and if your …

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Book Giveaway Contest Week 2: Everyone’s a winner!

The first week of my new weekly book giveaway contest was relatively successful, but I want to see those numbers rise. So this week there’s a new wrinkle. This week’s winner can select a book, fiction or nonfiction, of his or her choice–and everyone who enters (that’s right, everyone) will receive a coupon allowing them …

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New Saturday feature: the weekly book giveaway

So, here’s the thing. I’ve got a lot of books cluttering up my basement, because every time I have a book published, I get author’s copies, and I’ve also bought up or simply received stock of books going out of print. Lots and lots of books. I don’t need all those books. Oh, sure, I …

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Some thoughts on the reviews of Masks

One of the…um, eye-opening…things about having novels published (and at this point, under both this name and others, I’ve had quite a few) is the realization, as the reviews start to come in (if you’re lucky enough to even get reviewed), that not everyone thinks you have written the most amazingly wonderful book of all …

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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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A Wordle for Masks

Just for fun…easy to tell it’s entirely told from the point of view of a character named Mara, isn’t it?

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…

A YouTube interview avec moi…

…promoting the re-release of Spirit Singer by Tyche Books. Among many other things.

Cover art for new edition of Spirit Singer

The launch of the new edition of my Saskatchewan Book Award-winning YA fantasy Spirit Singer by Edmonton’s Tyche Books is close upon us, and as proof, I offer this reveal of the cover art! It’s very different from what was on the original…which is good, since this is a new edition from a new publisher. …

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Why books are better than the movies made from them

My 11-year-old daughter Alice and I, during a before-school stop in a coffee shop this morning, were discussing books that have been made into movies: specifically The Hunger Games, which won several People’s Choice Awards last night. “Why are the books always so much better than the movies?” asked Alice. A question for the ages. …

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J.R.R. Tolkien in his own words

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday: he was born January 3, 1892. In honor of that occasion, here’s the section entitled “In His Own Words” from the biography of Tolkien I wrote for Enslow Publishers, J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds. These quotes are drawn from on an interview with Tolkien conducted by Daphne Castell and …

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