The Host

Above: Guest host E.C. Blake interviews Edward Willett
in a special episode of The Worldshapers

Edward Willett is the award-winning author of more than sixty books of fantasy, science fiction, and non-fiction for all ages, and the editor and publisher of Shadowpaw Press, a small traditional publishing company founded in 2018 that publishes new work by new and established authors, as well as new editions of notable, previously published work, not only of science fiction and fantasy but of many other genres, including poetry, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and more. A second company, Endless Sky Books, offers publishing services for a fee; selected titles are invited to be distributed alongside Shadowpaw Press titles.

Shadowpaw Press is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers and Literary Press Group (Canada), and its titles are distributed nationally and into the U.S. by LitDistCo.

A former newspaper reporter, editor, and radio and television host, Ed has interviewed dozens of fascinating people over the years, from authors to actors to artists to musicians to scientists to politicians, including celebrities running the gamut from Weird Al Yankovic to Atom Egoyan.

Ed won Canada’s top science-fiction award, the Aurora Award, for Best Long-Form in English in 2009 for Marseguro (DAW Books). The sequel, Terra Insegura, was shortlisted for the same award, as have been two instalments in his five-book young-adult fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur (Coteau Books). Other work includes the Masks of Aygrima fantasy trilogy for DAW Books (written as E.C. Blake), Magebane (written as Lee Arthur Chane, also for DAW Books), The Cityborn, a stand-alone science fiction novel (DAW, again), I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, an illustrated collection of science fiction and fantasy poetry (Your Nickel’s Worth Press), and Paths to the Stars, a collection of short stories (Shadowpaw Press). Ed’s latest novels for DAW are the three books (so far) in the Worldshapers series (from which the podcast takes its name), Worldshaper, Master of the World, and The Moonlit World, and the far-future humorous space opera The Tangled Stars.

Ed lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, with his wife, Margaret Anne Hodges, P.Eng. They have one daughter, Alice, and much younger black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw.


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