Shadowpaw Press was formed in April 2018 by Edward Willett, award-winning author of more than sixty books of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for readers of all ages. Over a professional writing career now spanning more than three decades, he’s worked with publishers of all types and all sizes, from the very small to the major publishers like McGraw-Hill and DAW Books.
In addition to being a writer, Ed has also worked as an editor for newspapers, magazines, and book publishers. He began his career at the Weyburn Review, becoming news editor after four years as a reporter/photographer/columnist. He continues to do freelance editing work for FriesenPress, and has also edited magazines ranging from Fine Lifestyles Regina to Windscript to the venerable Canadian literary magazine Grain.
Shadowpaw Press’s first two books were a collection of Ed’s short stories, Paths to the Stars, nominated for two Saskatchewan Book Awards (the Fiction Book Award and the Regina Book Award) and the First World War memoirs of his grandfather-in-law, Sampson J. Goodfellow, One Lucky Devil, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
Although Shadowpaw Press will continue to publish Ed’s science fiction and fantasy, both reprints and original work, the goal is to eventually publish work by other authors, not necessarily in the genres of science fiction and fantasy.