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Date registered: May 28, 2013

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  1. My editor wins a Hugo, and other notes from my summer vacation — September 4, 2016
  2. My WorldCon schedule — August 4, 2016
  3. My new young adult fantasy Flames of Nevyana releases! — August 1, 2016
  4. How to Write Young Adult Fantasy: More Story, Less Pretentiousness — August 1, 2016
  5. My other YA fantasy series wraps up: you’d probably like it — July 3, 2016

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  1. Announcing the great FACES book giveaway! Win books just by commenting! — 46 comments
  2. Book giveaway! Enter for an autographed copy of Shadows! — 21 comments
  3. Announcing a new weekly book giveaway contest — 18 comments
  4. Week 3: Another chance to win a free print book, and a free ebook to all entrants! — 3 comments
  5. Book Giveaway Contest Week 2: Everyone’s a winner! — 3 comments

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Sep 04

My editor wins a Hugo, and other notes from my summer vacation

It’s been a while since my last post. Lots to tell you about, but let’s start with the most important: my wonderful editor (and publisher), Sheila E. Gilbert of DAW Books, received the Hugo Award for Best Editor (Long-Form) at this year’s World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City–and as you can see, I was …

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Aug 04

My WorldCon schedule

I’m looking forward to being in Kansas City in a couple of weeks for the World Science Fiction Convention. I’ve got my complete schedule now: if you’re attending, hope to see you there! (I’ll be in my Edward Willett guise, not my E.C. Blake one.) New Trends in Young Adult Novels Thursday 12:00 – 13:00, 2503A …

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Aug 01

My new young adult fantasy Flames of Nevyana releases!

It’s release day for my new YA fantasy novel (written as Edward Willett), Flames of Nevyana, from Rebelight in Winnipeg. The paperback version is available for order now, with the ebook still to follow. Here’s the synopsis: Blue Fire is both blessing and curse. A gift from the gods, its mystical light and energy powers and protects the …

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Aug 01

How to Write Young Adult Fantasy: More Story, Less Pretentiousness

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A little while ago I gave a talk at the offices of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild for the Saskatchewan chapter of CANSCAIP, the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (that’s their logo at left). This is more or less what I said. I didn’t start out as a writer. Like most writers, I started out as a reader. My parents …

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Jul 03

My other YA fantasy series wraps up: you’d probably like it

Mara isn’t the only 15-year-old fantasy heroine I’ve been writing about: there’s also Ariane Forsythe, heir to the power of the Lady of the Lake from King Arthur legend, who with her slightly younger friend Wally Knight, who has his own surprising heritage, must magically travel the world trying to recover the five shards of …

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Jul 03

Paperback of Faces out July 5!

The mass-market paperback of Faces releases July 5, which means you can now get the whole Masks of Aygrima trilogy in paperback. Which you should totally do. Here are the Amazon.com links for each book, for your convenience. Masks Shadows Faces  

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Feb 11

Two recent audio interviews

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While I was Guest of Honour at Can-Con in Ottawa in late October, I had two great audio interviews, one with Kevin Johns of Write-Along Radio, and one with Derek Newman-Stille of the great Speculating Canada website. To be sure, both were in my persona as Edward Willett more than E.C. Blake, but (if you …

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Sep 05

I’ll be Author Guest of Honour at Can-Con 2015 in Ottawa!

I’m pleased and honoured to announce that I will be Author Guest of Honour at Can-Con 2015: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, in Ottawa October 30 – November 1. Really looking forward to it! The Editor Guest of Honour will be Trevor Quachri, editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and Professor Cristina Perissinotto from the University …

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Jul 23

Faces makes it official–I have committed trilogy

Although I’m still waiting for the bulk of my author’s copies of Faces (which is why the top three winners in my giveaway haven’t received their books yet), Faces has officially hit bookshelves and is available for order through your local bookstores (if they don’t have it in stock) or online at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Indigo, …

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Jun 15

Announcing the great FACES book giveaway! Win books just by commenting!

Faces, the concluding book in The Masks of Aygrima trilogy, comes out July 7 from DAW Books, so it’s time for a contest! I’m offering several prizes, awarded at random to anyone who comments here, on Facebook on my E.C. Blake fan page, my Edward Willett fan page, or on my personal websites, here or at edwardwillett.com, …

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