Tag: Edward Willett

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 great way …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2018/11/all-five-shards-of-excalibur-ya-fantasy-novels-now-in-audiobook/

Publishers Weekly gives my new novel Worldshaper a STARRED review, calls it a “rollicking” contemporary fantasy

Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, has given a STARRED review to upcoming novel Worldshaper, Book 1 in my new Worldshapers series for DAW Books, written as Edward Willett. Highlights: “This rollicking secondary-world contemporary fantasy opens with a bang…(the characters) grapple with the ethics of changing the world, the question of what makes people ‘real’ …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2018/08/publishers-weekly-calls-my-new-novel-worldshaper-a-rollicking-contemporary-fantasy/

Five-star review for my poetry collection I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust

Jim Bennett, who reviews poetry for KBR (The Kindle Book Review)and is himself a poet, liked I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust (my collection of science fiction and fantasy poetry, written as Edward Willett) rather a lot, giving it five out of five stars: “Willett writes speculative fiction, so these poems are unusual. They are also …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2018/07/five-star-review-for-my-poetry-collection-i-tumble-through-the-diamond-dust/

Announcing Shadowpaw Press

Like many authors, I’ve got a few projects that I’d like to get out into the wide world for which I do not have a publisher handy, and so I am turning to my own publishing resources–something far easier to do today than ever before. Rather than simply self-publish, however, I’ve decided to go the …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2018/06/announcing-shadowpaw-press/

My latest column: Pulp Fiction

This is my latest column from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild magazine Freelance, with extra graphics! Mention “pulp fiction” these days and most people probably think of the 1994 Quentin Tarintino movie. But of course the movie’s title referenced something much earlier: fiction literally published on pulp—cheap paper made directly from wood-pulp. Pulp paper quickly turns …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2017/10/my-latest-column-pulp-fiction/

My latest novel is science fiction: The Cityborn

My latest novel (my eighth from DAW Books) is The Cityborn, a stand-alone science fiction tale. What’s it about? Glad you asked! Herewith, the blurb, followed by some very nice reviews, and a link to sample chapters and buying opportunities. Two young individuals must uncover the dark secrets of their stratified city in this suspenseful …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2017/10/my-latest-novel-is-science-fiction-the-cityborn/

My WorldCon schedule

I’m looking forward to being in Kansas City in a couple of weeks for the World Science Fiction Convention. I’ve got my complete schedule now: if you’re attending, hope to see you there! (I’ll be in my Edward Willett guise, not my E.C. Blake one.) New Trends in Young Adult Novels Thursday 12:00 – 13:00, 2503A …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2016/08/my-worldcon-schedule/

My other YA fantasy series: The Shards of Excalibur

Mara isn’t the only 15-year-old fantasy heroine I’ve written 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 Arthur’s …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2016/07/my-other-ya-fantasy-series-wraps-up-youd-probably-like-it/

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 …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2015/04/read-the-first-chapter-of-lake-in-the-clouds-online/

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 …

Continue reading

Share Button

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ecblake.com/2014/09/cover-art-reveal-the-lake-in-the-clouds-book-3-of-the-shards-of-excalibur/