Tag: science fiction

Great new StoryBundle includes my first DAW novel, Lost in Translation

The new Bundoran Buddies Book Bundle II, curated by Bundoran Press publisher and editor Hayden Trenholm, is now available. It includes my first novel for DAW Books, Lost in Translation. (I’m definitely a Bundoran Buddy: Bundoran published my Peregrine Rising duology, Right to Know and Falcon’s Egg; Right to Know was part of an earlier …

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FUNDED: a Kickstarter for an anthology of short fiction from some of today’s top science fiction and fantasy authors

My Kickstarter campaign to fund Shapers of Worlds, an anthology of short stories from some of the authors who were guests my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, in its first year, was a great success, raising $15,700 CDN, well above the original goal of $13,500. As a result, the anthology is full-steam ahead, heading for an August …

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A new seven-sentence short story

Last night, as part of my ongoing gig as writer-in-residence at the Saskatoon Public Library, I led a large group of writers through the Seven-Sentence Short Story exercise, created by science fiction and fantasy author (and former English teacher) James Van Pelt. I’ve used this as an exercise several times now in writing classes and …

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Cover art and title reveal for Worldshapers Book 3: The Moonlit World

In the past week both the title and the cover have been finalized for Book 3 of the Worldshapers series. Book 3, which takes place in a world of werewolves and vampires (and also normal humans) will be called The Moonlit World. And here’s the cover! Book 1, of course, was Worldshaper and Book 3 …

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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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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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Cover art reveal! Master of the World, Book 2 of Worldshapers

Here’s the cover art for Book 2 of my Worldshapers series, Master of the World! It’s the work of Juliana Kolesova, a Russian-born artist now living in Toronto. It comes out in September from DAW Books (it’s my 10th novel for them–hard to believe!) in trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats. Worldshaper, Book 1 in …

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The Space-Time Continuum: Why do we write?

This is my latest “Space-Time Continuum” column for the Saskatchewan Writers Guild‘s news magazine Freelance. Have you ever asked yourself why you write? Or asked your writer friends why they write? I have. In fact, I literallyasked myself that question in one episode of my ongoing podcast, The Worldshapers (www.theworldshapers.com), featuring conversations with science fiction and fantasy …

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Right to Know part of the Bundoran Buddies Sci-Fi StoryBundle

My space opera Right to Know is part of a new science fiction StoryBundle featuring authors and friends of Ottawa’s Bundoran Press (which published Right to Know and the sequel, Falcon’s Egg). If you’re unfamiliar with StoryBundle, here’s how it works: you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you’re …

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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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The Space-Time Continuum: Pros talk about rewriting prose

Here’s my latest “Space-Time Continuum” column from the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild‘s newsletter Freelance… When I talk about writing (which I do, rather a lot), I’ll often say something like, “the most important part of writing is rewriting.” And I believe that’s true…but what rewriting means to an individual author varies. I’ve recently started a podcast, The …

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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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