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 (inspiration for Oak Bluff in The Haunted Horn), 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 40 books, ranging from computer books and children's non-fiction books to science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults.
Willett's most recent YA title is The Chosen, dystopian science fiction set on the Canadian prairie; his most recent adult fantasy novel, written under the pseudonym Lee Arthur Chane, is Magebane (DAW Books). He's currently working on a YA fantasy trilogy for DAW, Masks, under the pseudonym E.C. Blake. DAW also recently released his two adult science fiction novels, Marseguro (winner of the 2009 Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction novel) and its sequel, Terra Insegura, as an omnibus paperback entitled The Helix War. Willett is also the author of numerous nonfiction titles on topics as diverse as Ebola Virus, the mutiny on the Bounty, and Jimi Hendrix. His website is edwardwillett.com, and he's on Twitter @ewillett. He's 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.