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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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Publishers Weekly says Master of the World delivers “thrills aplenty”

The first review of Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series, is from Publishers Weekly, and it’s a good one (not starred, like the review for Book 1, Worldshaper, but still great): “In 2018’s Worldshaper, Shawna Keys discovered that she was a Shaper, capable of manipulating entire worlds to suit her will, and …

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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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Nice review of I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust in Star*Line

A nice review of I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, my collection of science fiction and fantasy poetry, written by Lisa Timpf, appeared recently in Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust grew out of the 2016 Poetry Month challenge by then-Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Gerald Hill. Each …

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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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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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Two more great reviews for Paths to the Stars

Paths to the Stars, my collection of short stories, continues to get good reviews! Writing at The Future Fire, Lisa Timpf says: “Willett’s short story collection has much to offer. Between the pages of Paths to the Stars, readers will find both inner and outer journeys. Some of the characters find what they are hoping for, …

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Five-star review for Paths to the Stars

Just came across a great five-star review on Goodreads of Paths of the Stars, penned (pixelled?) by Toby Welch. Some excerpts: “In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve read Willett’s work before. I’ve enjoyed every novel of his that I’ve consumed and hoped that his latest work would reach the same high bar. It didn’t …

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New five-star review for Lake in the Clouds audiobook

The audiobook version of Lake in the Clouds, narrated by the amazing Elizabeth Klett, has a great new review from an Audible listener: “For me, this story was a very satisfying follow-on to book 2 in the series. Wally plays a much larger part in this one, something which I very much welcomed. His internal struggles as he …

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Twist of the Blade audiobook called “fast-paced, entertaining”

Cathi Shaw, who previously listened to and enjoyed the Song of the Swordaudiobook, has posted her review the audiobook version of Twist of the Blade, narrated, like Song of the Sword, by Elizabeth Klett: “I’ve said before that the second book in a YA series is often the make or break book. Following up a …

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