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Publishers Weekly & Booklist praise Master of the World

Master of the World, my next Edward Willett novel, second in my Worldshapers series for DAW Books, is getting some nice reviews leading up to its release on September 10. The first review was from Publishers Weekly, and it’s a good one (not starred, like the review for Book 1, Worldshaper, but still great): “In 2018’s Worldshaper, Shawna Keys discovered …

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My Edward Willett novel Worldshaper long-listed for Sunburst Award for best young-adult novel

My Edward Willett-bylined novel Worldshaper (DAW Books) has been long-listed for this years Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, in the Young Adult Fiction category. (A bit of a surprise since it wasn’t published as YA, but much like Masks, it’s YA-friendly.) I’m very pleased! The full press release listing all the long-listed …

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I’m the new writer-in-residence for the Saskatoon Public Library

I’ve known about this for a while, obviously, but it just became official today with the sending out of a press release by the library. Which I humbly (or, possibly not-so-humbly) copy below. (I would have liked to have mentioned the Masks of Aygrima trilogy in it, but you can’t list everything, and the E.C. …

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The Worldshapers podcast an Aurora Award finalist for Best Fan Related work

The podcast I host (as Edward Willett), The Worldshapers (“Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process”) is a finalist for this year’s Aurora Awards (honouring the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy), in the Best Fan Related Work category (a first for me!). Lots of great work nominated in all the …

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A new, revised edition of my award-winning young adult fantasy, Spirit Singer

Through Shadowpaw Press, I’ve released a new, revised edition of Spirit Singer, my young adult fantasy, first published in 2002, that won multiple awards: a Saskatchewan Book Award (the Regina Book Award for best book by a Regina author), an EPPIE Award for best electronically published young adult novel, and a Dream Realm Award (young adult category) for best electronically published …

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Read the first two chapters of Worldshapers Book 2: Master of the World

Master of the World, Book 2 of my Worldshapers series, doesn’t come out until September, but you can get a sneak peek right now: over on my Edward Willett website, I’ve posted the first two chapters (with the caveat that final copyediting and page proofing has not yet been done, so there might be some differences between these …

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Audiobook of Worldshaper now available

The audiobook of Worldshaper, Book 1 in my new Worldshapers series from DAW Books (written as Edward Willett), is now available through Brilliance Audio, narrated by the fabulous Saskia Maarleveld. Worldshaper is downloadable directly from Audible or through Amazon: at Amazon, you can also order physical media for it, in MP3 or Audio CD formats. I’m thrilled to say that Saskia Maarleveld …

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Short-story collection Paths to the Stars shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award!

I’m thrilled to announce that Paths to the Stars, my collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories (written as Edward Willett), the initial release from my own Shadowpaw Press, has been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. The book, which features twenty-two short stories, most previously published but a few published for the …

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Cover art for Worldshapers Book 2: Master of the World

I’ve turned in the manuscript for Book 2 in my Edward Willett-penned series Worldshapers to DAW Books (publishers of The Masks of Aygrima), and the cover art is already out and about on bookstore sites everywhere. Pretty cool, huh? Like the art for Worldshaper, Book 1 in the series, it’s by Julia Kolesova. Here’s the …

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All five Shards of Excalibur YA fantasy novels now in audiobook!

With the release of Door into Faerie, all five of the Shards of Excalibur novels are now available in audiobook format through Audible! All of the books are narrated by the fabulous Elizabeth Klett, who does a great job with voices and accents–I couldn’t be happier with the results. If you’ve never read the books, the audiobooks are a …

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