Category Archive: Edward Willett Books

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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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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Feb 11

Two recent audio interviews

Write Along Radio interview graphic

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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Apr 11

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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Nov 18

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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Oct 20

Great video about the best genre literary conference anywhere: When Words Collide

Here’s a great video about the best genre literary convention in North America and probably the world: Calgary’s When Words Collide. If you’re interested in writing, you owe it to yourself to get to When Words Collide. My “other” name (Edward Willett) gets mentioned about halfway through this video as an example of the kinds …

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Sep 10

Cover art reveal! The Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 of The Shards of Excalibur

Just got the cover art for The Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 of The Shards of Excalibur, my other YA fantasy series, written as Edward Willett. Book 1, Song of the Sword, came out in the spring, and Book 2, Twist of the Blade, was just released. The series is being published by Coteau …

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Aug 26

I’ll be at Word on the Street Saskatoon!

I’m really looking forward to being a featured author (wearing my secret identity of Edward Willett) at Word on the Street in Saskatoon on September 21. I’ll be part of a panel (along with Arthur Slade, Sean Cummings, and Jefferson Smith) called Other Worlds on the Prairies, focusing on writing science fiction and fantasy, which …

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Aug 17

Quill & Quire likes second book in my Shards of Excalibur YA series

Quill & Quire, “Canada’s Magazine of Book News and Reviews,” gives Twist of the Blade, the second book in my Edward Willett-penned YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur, a great review (Q&Q liked Song of the Sword, too, in its original version): Regina-based author Edward Willet offers a satisfying second instalment in his Shards of Excalibur …

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Aug 17

Great review for my Edward Willett-penned Song of the Sword

Helen Kubiw gives my YA fantasy Song of the Sword, written as Edward Willett, a great review at CanLit for Little Canadians, writing in part: Because Edward Willett ensures that there is a lot of action in Song of the Sword as well as emotional issues of family and trust, it’s a fantasy that will grip teens of both genders…Edward Willett blends the humour with …

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