About the Author
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, he moved to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, with his parents as a child. After obtaining a B.A. in journalism from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, he returned to Weyburn to work as a newspaper reporter, photographer, columnist, cartoonist and eventually editor of the weekly Weyburn Review. In 1988 he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, as communications officer for the fledgling Saskatchewan Science Centre. He’s been a fulltime freelance writer since 1993. He has written or co-written more than 40 books, ranging from computer books and children's non-fiction books to science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults, including Marseguro, winner of the 2009 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction novel in English, and its sequel Terra Insegura, both published by DAW Books and recently republished in an omnibus edition entitled The Helix War. Under the pen name Lee Arthur Chane, he is the author of the epic fantasy novel Magebane, also published by DAW, and under yet another pen name, E.C. Blake, is currently working on a new fantasy series for DAW that begins with the novel Masks. On the young adult side, his books include Song of the Sword, Book 1 in the five-book fantasy series Shards of Excalibur, and Spirit Singer, winner of the 2002 Saskatchewan Book Award for best book by a Regina writer. His non-fiction covers topics as diverse as Andy Warhol, Johnny Cash, The Mutiny on the Bounty and Saskatchewan history. In addition to being an author, Edward is a professional actor and singer. He’s married and has one daughter. Visit Ed online at www.edwardwillett.com, or find him on Facebook or Twitter (@ewillett).