Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 22

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

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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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Feb 22

We have a winner!

The winner of my first weekly book giveaway was Jeff, who commented on my Edward Willett blog. Statistics, for those interested: this first week, I had 45 entries. Ten entered through my Edward Willett website, seven through my this website, seven through my Edward Willett Facebook page, 13 through my E.C. Blake Facebook page, five …

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Feb 15

Announcing a new weekly book giveaway contest

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So, here’s the thing. In my secret identity as Edward Willett 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 …

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Feb 14

Reality in fantasy

February March 2014 Freelance column

Every two months I write a column (as Edward Willett) for the Saskatchewan Writers Guild‘s magazine Freelance. Here’s the latest, on grounding your fantasy fiction in reality. *** When someone writes a hardboiled police procedural novel, we expect it to adhere to correct police procedures in the city in which it is set. When someone …

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Feb 12

A previous publication by an E.C. Blake…

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I think I like the cover for Masks better, though.

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Feb 01

Song of the Sword now has its own webpage from Coteau Books

Song of the Sword, first book in my news YA fantasy series written as Edward Willett, now has its official web page on the Coteau Books site. And here it is! You can download a high-res version of the cover or the media release. Feel free to send it to everyone you know. You can …

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Feb 01

Dark Faerie Tales calls Masks “a thrilling ride from beginning to end”

Dark Faerie Tales

Dark Faerie Tales gives Masks 4/5 stars…er, ravens, saying: “Young adult books can sometimes be hit or miss with me, depending on how I feel about the protagonist. Luckily, this book was a big hit. From the first page, it had me hooked…it was still a thrilling ride from beginning to end….it’s not for the …

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