Category: Edward Willett Books

Cover art reveal: Twist of the Blade by Edward Willett

Song of the Sword, first book in a new five-book YA fantasy series by my alter ego, Edward Willett, comes out next month from Coteau Books. Coteau just sent me the cover art for Twist of the Blade, Book 2 in The Shards of Excalibur. I like it! And as you can see, there’s a …

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Kirkus Reviews likes Song of the Sword

First review I’ve seen of the new version of my written-as-Edward-Willett YA fantasy Song of the Sword (first book in the five-book Shards of Excalibur series) is from Kirkus Reviews, which says it’s “a tight story (all the details make sense), and characters exhibit honest emotions,” and adds, “Fantasy references galore should ensure that readers …

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Soliciting cover art opinions for upcoming Edward Willett ebook

I’m working toward self-publishing Star Song (as I mentioned in this week’s book giveaway starting post), and today I spent some time playing with cover ideas. I’ve got two choices thus far, so I’m soliciting opinions. Which of the two covers below do you like best…and why? Here’s the one-paragraph description of the novel: Kriss …

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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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Coteau Books Spring 2014 catalogue features Book 1 of my OTHER YA fantasy series

The launch of my back-from-the-dead YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur, written as Edward Willett, grows ever nearer: Coteau Books has released its spring 2014 catalogue (download the whole thing here) which features Song of the Sword, book one in the five-book series which will continue with Twist of the Blade (currently in rewrites) …

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Some thoughts on reviews

One of the…um, eye-opening…things about having novels published (and at this point, under both this name and others, I’ve had quite a few) is the realization, as the reviews start to come in (if you’re lucky enough to even get reviewed), that not everyone thinks you have written the most amazingly wonderful book of all …

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Cover Art Reveal: Song of the Sword, first book in new YA fantasy series starting in May

Here’s the cover art for Song of the Sword, first book in my new five-book YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur (written under my other authorial name, Edward Willett) being published by Coteau Books beginning in May. I like this cover a lot, as does my resident authority in YA fiction, 12-year-old daughter Alice, …

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First book in my other fantasy series now available for pre-order

It’s not a huge secret (see the link Other Novels–not to mention the Publishers Weekly review of Masks) that E.C. Blake is not the only name under which I write, and under that other name (Edward Willett)  I also have a fantasy series about to get underway. The Shards of Excalibur is a five-book YA …

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