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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 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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May 22

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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Feb 15

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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Feb 13

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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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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