Edward Willett
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Edward Willett

Edward Willett is an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction for both children and adults.

Born in Silver City, New Mexico, Willett lived in Bayard, New Mexico, and Lubbock and Tulia, Texas, before moving to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, with his family when he was eight years old.

He studied journalism at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, then returned to Weyburn as a reporter/photographer for the weekly Weyburn Review, eventually becoming news editor. In 1988 he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, as communications officer for the Saskatchewan Science Centre, and in 1993 he became a fulltime freelance writer. He still resides in Regina.

Willett is now the author or co-author of more than 60 books, ranging from computer books and children's non-fiction books to science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults, and host of the new podcast The Worldshapers: "Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process." (www.theworldshapers.com)

Among his novels are nine published by DAW Books, one of the premier publishers of science fiction and fantasy publishers: Lost in Translation, Marseguro (which won the 2009 Aurora Award for best English-language science fiction or fantasy book by a Canadian author), and its sequel Terra Insegura (a finalist for the 2010 Aurora Award); Magebane (written as Lee Arthur Chane), which Publisher's Weekly called "Spectacular" in a starred review; the Masks of Aygrima fantasy trilogy for DAW Books, written as E.C. Blake; the stand-alone science fiction novel The Cityborn, and coming in September 2018, Worldshaper, the first novel in a new fantasy/science fiction series. Willett is also the author of The Shards of Excalibur modern-day YA fantasy series for Coteau Books, I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, a collection of science fiction and fantasy poetry published by Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, and Paths to the Stars, a collection of his short fiction, published by Shadowpaw Press.

Willett is represented by literary agent Ethan Ellenberg.

Besides being a writer, Willett is a professional actor and singer who has performed in dozens of plays, musicals and operas in and around Saskatchewan, hosted local television programs, and emceed numerous public events.

He's married to a telecommunications engineer and has one daughter.

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    • The Cave Beneath the Sea

    • The Shards of Excalibur, Book 4
    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fourth shard of Excalibur might come with a price Ariane doesn’t want to pay: her mother....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great kids adventure

    • By Margaret on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Song of the Sword

    • Shards of Excalibur, Book 1
    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ariane's life is complicated. Her mother suddenly disappeared two and a half years ago, she's trying to get used to living with her aunt after bouncing around a series of foster homes, and she's taking a lot of grief from the clique of "in" girls at school....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic adventure ... and it's only the start!

    • By Carol on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twist of the Blade

    • The Shards of Excalibur, Book 2
    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    Having saved the first Shard of the sword Excalibur from Internet mogul Rex Major (aka Merlin), Ariane and Wally are on the lookout for the second....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More great adventure, but lots more conflict.

    • By Carol on 07-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lake in the Clouds

    • The Shards of Excalibur, Book 3
    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Ariane is on her own and on the run. Rex Major has swayed her erstwhile best friend Wally to his side. And when she finally hears the faint call of the third Shard of Excalibur, it’s on the other side of the world, in New Zealand....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant surprise!

    • By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jimi Hendrix

    • Kiss the Sky
    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Willett pens a biography covering all the high and low points in the short life of the man Rolling Stone magazine called the greatest rock guitarist of all time: Jimi Hendrix....

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Andy Nebula

    • Interstellar Rock Star
    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Justin S. Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Kit is a tough streetkid from a backwater planet, living hand-to-mouth as a musician, playing in alleys and tube stations and sleeping wherever he can find shelter. Then he meets two people who change his life....

    Regular price: $11.19

    • I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust

    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Edward Willett
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Within these pages lie 21 poems and 21 worlds: worlds in the farthest reaches of space, worlds steeped in myth and legend, worlds that never were, and worlds that yet could be....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Spirit Singer

    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Edward Willett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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    Amarynth is a spirit singer, gifted - or cursed, as she sometimes thinks - with the ability to lead the spirits of the dead from the Lower World through the Between World to the Gate of the Upper World....

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Andy Nebula: Double Trouble

    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Justin S. Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Teenage musician Kit is no longer Andy Nebula, interstellar rock star. In fact he's no longer a star at all....

    Regular price: $11.19

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