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 is a member of Editors Canada. 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. In addition, Ed has served as writer-in-residence at both the Regina and Saskatoon Public Libraries, working with numerous writers in both locations to improve their manuscripts.
Ed currently serves on the board of directors of SaskBooks, the professional association of publishers in Saskatchewan. His is a past president of SF Canada, the professional association of Canadian science fiction and fantasy writers.
Shadowpaw Press is named after Ed’s black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw, who has his own publishing connections: his uncle belongs to Betsy Wollheim, one of the publishers, with Sheila E. Gilbert, of DAW Books.