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My new fantasy novel Worldshaper now available!

Purchase fromAmazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House Indiebound | Powell’sBuy an autographed copy from my online bookstore! My ninth novel for DAW Books, written as Edward Willett, starts off a new series called Worldshapers. Reviewers like it: “This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang…(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing the world, the question of what makes people ‘real’ …

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Publishers Weekly gives my new novel Worldshaper a STARRED review, calls it a “rollicking” contemporary fantasy

Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, has given a STARRED review to upcoming novel Worldshaper, Book 1 in my new Worldshapers series for DAW Books, written as Edward Willett. Highlights: “This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang…(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing the world, the question of what makes people ‘real’ …

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Listen to my new podcast: interviews with top science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process

Something I’ve thought about doing for a long time, I’m now actually doing: I’ve started a podcast, The Worldshapers: Conversation With Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors About the Creative Process. In each hour-long episode, I explore how a particular author began writing science fiction or fantasy, and the go through their creative process, focusing on …

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Five-star review for my poetry collection I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust

Jim Bennett, who reviews poetry for KBR (The Kindle Book Review)and is himself a poet, liked I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust (my collection of science fiction and fantasy poetry, written as Edward Willett) rather a lot, giving it five out of five stars: “Willett writes speculative fiction, so these poems are unusual. They are also …

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New short-story collection Paths to the Stars now available!

My new short-story collection, Paths to the Stars: Twenty-Two Fantastical Tales of Imagination, has just been released by Shadowpaw Press. The stories in it span my writing career–the oldest is one I wrote at age 19 (or possibly 18, I’m not sure) at Harding University; the newest just came out earlier this year.  They’re roughly …

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Announcing my new online bookstore!

For a long time I’ve wanted to set up an online store where people can order books directly from me–autographed, of course (except for the ebooks, because I haven’t figured out how to do that, yet).  After a not-inconsiderable amount of work, I’m pleased to announce that my very own personal bookstore, The Fantastic Worlds …

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Announcing Shadowpaw Press

Like many authors, I’ve got a few projects that I’d like to get out into the wide world for which I do not have a publisher handy, and so I am turning to my own publishing resources–something far easier to do today than ever before. Rather than simply self-publish, however, I’ve decided to go the …

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A list of recent interviews

I haven’t been very good about posting links to the various interviews and other publicity I’ve had recently (more as Edward Willett than as E.C. Blake, but it’s all one and the same). Here, let me remedy that! Interview with McKensie Stewart, The Writer’s Edge, Fisbhowl internet radio network Interview with Kelly Charron From Black …

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New illustrated collection of science fiction/fantasy poetry released

I Tumble through the Diamond Dust, my new collection of fantastical (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) poems, illustrated by Alberta artist Wendi Nordell (my talented niece), is now available in both print and ebook formats! Buy it from Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Kobo, or the Apple store in ebook format, or in print through Chapters/Indigo or the …

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Cover art reveal: my next DAW novel, Worldshaper

Amazon U.S. | Amazon Canada | Indigo | Barnes & Noble | Penguin Random House Worldshaper (written as Edward Willett) will be my ninth novel for DAW Books, coming out September 18 in hardcover and ebook. It’s the start of a new series called Worldshapers. The artwork is by Juliana Kolesova, who happens to also be …

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