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.
Ed decided to form Shadowpaw Press with two initial projects in mind: a collection of his short fiction, Paths to the Stars, and the First World War memoirs of his wife’s grandfather, Sampson J. Goodfellow. The first of these was published in June, 2018, and the second is intended to be out in time for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.
Although Shadowpaw Press will continue to publish original work and reprints of Ed’s science fiction and fantasy, the goal is to eventually publish work by other authors, primarily but not necessarily in the genres of science fiction and fantasy.