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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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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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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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Read Chapter 1 of FACES online!

With the release of Faces, the final book in The Masks of Aygrima trilogy, coming up on July 7, it’s time to post a teaser. Here’s Chapter 1, which picks up right after the end of Book 2, Shadows. Enjoy…and then order the whole book! It’ll be available through bookstores everywhere, but here’s the Amazon …

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Saskatchewan Book Awards jurors say nice things about Masks

The Saskatchewan Book Awards were handed out on Saturday night. Masks was shortlisted in two categories. Alas, I didn’t win, but at least I picked up a couple of great review quotes. Jurors for the Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher Regina Book Award wrote: “An exciting, compelling narrative that sweeps the reader up into a …

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Read the first chapter of Lake in the Clouds online

Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 in my other YA fantasy series, The Shards of Excalibur, written as Edward Willett, comes out in May from Coteau Books–which means it’s time for a little teaser. Here you go: Chapter 1 for your reading pleasure, just to whet your appetite. Sharp-eyed observers may also note that the title has changed …

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Cover art and description of Faces hits online bookstores!

Getting closer all the time to the July 7 release of Faces, Book 3 of my Masks of Aygrima trilogy (written as E.C. Blake) from DAW books, edited by three-time Hugo nominee Sheila Gilbert. The cover art has finally appeared in online bookstores, along with the description below. Warning: this could contain spoilers if you’re still on Book 1! …

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Buy the audiobooks of Masks and Shadows!

Both Masks and Shadows have been turned into audiobooks by Recorded Books. Both books are narrated by Elizabeth Morton. Click on the cover images below to go to Audible.com to purchase the audiobooks. You can also listen to samples of each!

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Masks shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards

Each year the Saskatchewan Book Awards honour the best books by Saskatchewan authors, and I’m pleased to announce that the 2015 shortlisted books include Masks, in two categories: Young Adult Literature (self-explanatory) and Regina Book Award (for the best book by a Regina author). The books are judged by out-of-province judges, and the stated criteria …

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Book 3 of my OTHER YA fantasy series gets its Amazon page

The Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 in The Shards of Excalibur series from Coteau Books, written as Edward Willett, now has its Amazon page. Here’s the description: In the third instalment of this modern take on Arthurian legends, Ariane – descendant of none other than the Lady of the Lake herself – is on the …

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