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Some recent interviews and reviews

There have been several recent interviews with me, and some nice new reviews of Master of the World. Follow the links! I read a sample from Master of the World on the Sample Chapter podcast Lisa Timpf reviews Master of the World on The Future Fire Way Too Fantasy gives Master of the World 4/5 stars Christie Stratos interviews me for The Writers Showcase videocast …

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Booklist calls Master of the World “highly amusing…fun…great”!

Hard on the heels of a great Publishers Weekly review for Master of the World, Book 2 of my Worldshapers series for DAW Books, comes another terrific review, this one from Booklist: Reviewer Emily Whitmore writes: “Watching Shawna navigate and understand the Verne world is highly amusing and fun for readers familiar with his oeuvre. …

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Worldshaper long-listed for Sunburst Award for best YA novel!

My novel Worldshaper (DAW Books) has been long-listed for this years Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, in the Young Adult Fiction category. (A bit of a surprise since it wasn’t published as YA, but it’s YA-friendly.) I’m very pleased! The full press release listing all the long-listed works is below–congratulations …

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I’m the next Saskatoon Public Library Writer in Residence!

I’ve known about this for a while, obviously, but it just became official today with the sending out of a press release by the library. Which I humbly (or, possibly not-so-humbly) copy below: SPL announces Edward Willett as 2019/20 Writer in Residence One of Saskatchewan’s most prolific authors, Edward Willett, is looking forward to sharing …

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The Worldshapers podcast is an Aurora Awards finalist!

My podcast, The Worldshapers (“Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process”) is a finalist for this year’s Aurora Awards (honouring the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy), in the Best Fan Related Work category (a first for me!). Lots of great work nominated in all the categories–check out the complete …

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“A startlingly good book of poetry for teens…a gem!”

A great review of my collection of fantastical poetry, I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, illustrated by my niece, Wendi Nordell, is now online, after previously appearing only in print in Resource Links, which reviews books for school libraries. Exerpts… “In April 2016, Saskatchewan’s then–poet laureate Gerald Hill sent members of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild …

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Praise for Paths to the Stars from Saskatchewan Book Awards jurors

Paths to the Stars was shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards this year (my eighth book to be shortlisted): the City of Regina Book Award for best book by a Regina author, and the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award, for best work of fiction. Although it didn’t win (you can see the complete list of winners here, and …

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“The Music Shoppe is what happens when a science-fiction author writes a musical”

The Music Shoppe, the play-with-music I wrote and am directing for Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, runs this coming week (April 25-28, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday) at the Shumiatcher Theatre, Mackenzie Art Gallery..which means publicity is happening. Here’s the story from today’s Regina Leader Post. An excerpt: “(There’s a) mysterious mechanical pianist that can …

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Great review of Lost in Translation

It’s always nice when an older book gets discovered by a reader, and such was the case with Lost in Translation, my very first novel from DAW Books. On Goodreads, Aleksandar Ovnarski praises it in a five-star review, calling it a “wonderful book”: “…at first Lost in Translation seemed like a short space opera, but …

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Another great review for Worldshaper

The Book Dragon gives 4.5 / 5 stars to Worldshaper. Some highlights: “I absolutely loved this book… “Edward Willett does an absolutely amazing job keeping the reader engaged in the plot and up-to-date with what exactly is going on… “Willett also intertwines modern humor and witty historic literary references throughout the novel. Shawna’s entertaining humor …

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Paths to the Stars shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards

Thrilled to announce that Paths to the Stars, my collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories, the initial release from my own Shadowpaw Press, has been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. The book, which features twenty-two short stories, most previously published but a few published for the first time, …

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Great review of Paths to the Stars in Resource Links

This great review by Leslie Vermeer of Paths to the Stars just appeared in Resource Links (“Connecting Classrooms, Libraries, and Canadian Learning Resources”): “Many students get their start as serious readers of science fiction and fantasy (SFF) in junior high or early senior high. Often they read the classics in the genre without ever realizing …

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