I’m pleased to announce that Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, has been named to the longlist of the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Master of the World is on the list in the Young Adult Fiction category, the same category Worldshaper was longlisted in last year. This puzzles …
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Master of the World shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award
Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, has been shortlisted for the Fiction Award, sponsored by Muslims for Peace and Justice, in this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. This is the second year I’ve been shortlisted in this category: my short-story collection Paths to the Stars was, too. Master of the World is my ninth book …
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Worldshaper long-listed for Sunburst Award for best young-adult fantasy or science-fiction novel
My novel Worldshaper (DAW Books) has been long-listed for this years Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, in the Young Adult Fiction category. (A bit of a surprise since it wasn’t published as YA, but it’s YA-friendly.) I’m very pleased! The full press release listing all the long-listed works is below–congratulations to everyone! …
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My podcast, The Worldshapers, is an Aurora Award finalist for Best Fan Related Work!
My podcast, The Worldshapers (“Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process”) is a finalist for this year’s Aurora Awards (honouring the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy), in the Best Fan Related Work category (a first for me!). Lots of great work nominated in all the categories–check out the complete ballot below, …
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My short-story collection Paths to the Stars shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award!
Thrilled to announce that Paths to the Stars, my collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories, the initial release from my own Shadowpaw Press, has been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. The book, which features twenty-two short stories, most previously published but a few published for the first time, was shortlisted for …
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Door into Faerie shortlisted for 2017 Aurora Award!
I’m honoured that Door into Faerie has been shortlisted or a 2017 Aurora Award (for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy) in the Young Adult category. This is the second Shards of Excalibur book to be a finalist for the YA award: Twist of the Blade was also shortlisted. Other titles on the final ballot include Day …
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Door into Faerie featured in Fall 2016’s Best Books for Kids & Teens
Door into Faerie is featured in the Fall 2016 Edition of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre‘s Best Books for Kids & Teens. As the website says: Best Books for Kids & Teens is your guide to the best new Canadian books, magazines, audio and video for children and teens. Whether you’re stocking a bookshelf in a classroom, library or …
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Song of the Sword long-listed for Sunburst Award
I’m excited to announce that Song of the Sword has been long-listed in the young adult category for The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year. The winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 as well as …
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Twist of the Blade nominated for Aurora Award!
The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association has announced the ballot for the 2015 Aurora Awards, recognizing the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy, and I’m pleased and proud to announce that Twist of the Blade is on the ballot in the Best Young Adult Novel Category. Others nominated in that category: Lockstep by Karl Schroeder, Tor …
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