Edward Willett

Biography

I'm an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction for both children and adults.

I was born in Silver City, New Mexico, and lived as a child in Bayard, New Mexico and Lubbock and Tulia, Texas, before moving to Weyburn, Saskatchewan with my family when I was eight years old. I have a B.A. in journalism from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and returned from there to Weyburn as a reporter/photographer for the weekly Weyburn Review, eventually becoming news editor. In 1988 I moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, as communications officer for the Saskatchewan Science Centre, and in 1993 I became a fulltime freelance writer. I still resides in Regina.

I've written or co-written around 50 books, ranging from computer books and children's non-fiction books to science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults. My latest print novel is MASKS, published by DAW Books, and written under the pseudonym E.C. Blake. My previous novels with DAW include the epic steampunkish fantasy Magebane (written as Lee Arthur Chane), Marseguro (winner of the 2009 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction novel) and its sequel Terra Insegura (a finalist for the same award), available in an omnibus edition called The Helix War, and Lost in Translation.

My latest young adult book is Song of the Sword, Book 1 in the five-book fantasy series Shards of Excalibur, published by Coteau Books. My non-fiction runs the gamut from computer books to non-fiction books on topics as diverse as Andy Warhol, Johnny Cash, The Mutiny on the Bounty and the history of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. Besides, all that, I'm a professional actor and singer.

I'm married and have one daughter. My agent is Ethan Ellenberg.

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Books

Spirit Singer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,310. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Will Amarynth embrace her heritage as a Spirit Singer in time to save her people from The Beast?
The Wind
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Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(3.00 from 1 review)
A horror short story, originally published in The Book of Dark Wisdom. When the winter wind scours the prairie, it has a way of laying bare secrets...even those thought long-dead and buried.
Strange Harvest
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Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A humorous science fiction short story. Exploding tomatoes. Incendiary radishes. Electric potatoes. Something very odd is happening in Drinkwater. Can the town's sole reporter figure it out...before it's too late?
Waterlilies
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Price: Free! Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A darkly humorous science fiction short story. When the nanotech apocalypse arrives, who says the goo has to be gray?
The Haunted Horn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,500. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Alex Mitchell isn't at all interested in the auction his mother drags him to after a disastrous day at junior high. Antiques are her interest, not his—yet somehow, when they head home, he’s the one clutching a Civil War bugle. When Alex blows the horn, he sets in motion a train of events that will destroy his home town of Oak Bluff...unless he can figure out the secret of the haunted horn.
The Chosen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,740. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a ruined future, two teenagers, one a girl from a religious cult determined to stop the rebuilding of a technological society whose destruction they believe was punishment from God, one a boy from a group just as determined to rebuild the old high-tech world, must overcome their differences to work together to stop the first war of the new age--a war that might destroy both their peoples.
Andy Nebula: Double Trouble
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Series: Andy Nebula, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,280. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Kit is no longer Andy Nebula, interstellar rock star. Reduced to playing dingy dives, he agrees to reprise Andy Nebula for a one-time benefit concert...only to discover that someone else is passing himself off as Andy Nebula instead. Soon Kit, Meta and Rain, the alien cop, find themselves caught up in an interstellar assassination plot that endangers not only their lives, but galactic peace.
Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star
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Series: Andy Nebula, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,300. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Kit is a tough streetkid from a backwater planet, living hand-to-mouth as a musician. Then he meets Rain, a tentacled alien, and Qualls, a talent scout. Overnight, Kit becomes Andy Nebula, interstellar rock sensation. But as his star starts to fade, Kit and his young fan Meta find themselves caught up in something far less glamorous--and more deadly!--than the galactic music industry.

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