I am humbled by such wonderful praise for my work. Thank you all.
WINNER OF KOBO'S 2017 BEST EMERGING AUTHOR AWARD!
Author Kelley Armstrong, Kobo's 2017 Best Emerging Author Award judge for speculative fiction, says.... "A Keeper's Truth strikes a fine balance for genre fiction, finding freshness within the conventions. The plot finds an equal balance between research and imagination, while never sacrificing characterization."
2018 ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL WRITERS GRANT AWARD! Thank you, Ontario Arts Council and Chi Zine Publications, for the honor.
KIRKUS REVIEW.... "With a generous wit that readers should savor, Willson presents Tess as a damaged woman desperate to heal.... The author also spreads her love and knowledge of ancient civilizations on nearly every page.... Yet as Willson unfurls more of her world, her series' immense potential proves irresistible."
5 STAR READER'S FAVORITE REVIEW.... "A Keeper's Truth by Dee Wilson is an intriguing novel that explores some of the myths that date back to antiquity. I think it is an amazing story, and I appreciate the way that Dee Wilson approaches these controversial mythical lands. I didn't feel like I was reading some fantastical fantasy, but rather a historical review... I found this book enjoyable and entertaining, and I highly recommend it to those who have an interest in ancient lost civilizations and how these affect us today. It is a marvelous story and I am looking forward to reading the sequel." - Reader's Favorite
“A born storyteller who draws us into her world with accomplished writing, novels that touch our hearts and endings that leave us breathless.”
—D.J. McIntosh, Award Winning Author of The Witch of Babylon
“Dee Willson’s characters cast shadows sharp enough to make even the most jaded reader uneasy. She juxtaposes comfort with peril and the beautiful with the grotesque until the simplest gestures are disquieting and the only way out is forward.”
—Rob Brunet, Author of Stinking Rich
“When Driven Press first received the manuscript for A Keeper's Truth from Dee Willson, we read the first page and knew that this was the kind of book we started this business for. Dee has a wonderful storytelling voice, and her dedication to fine tuning a manuscript to be the best that it can be showed in her submission. It's so wonderful to work with someone who values taking time to publish a book we hope readers will pick up again and again and become a favourite in their libraries.”
—Driven Press, BK Publishing
“Dee Willson is a born story-teller. Her worlds are freshly invented, meticulously considered, and richly told. With GOT she’s created a remarkably original world that looks like ours but isn't ours at all; while A Keeper's Truth dazzles us with an entirely human protagonist and a love interest who is anything but. In all her work she manages to offer what we all want: surprise and delight and laughter, a remarkable achievement.”
—Catherine Luttinger, Agent, Darhansoff & Verrill, New York
“From her masterful openings to her gut-wrenching finales, Dee Willson writes lush, imaginative stories. Her skill as a craftsman, whose perfect word choices are complimented by her talent for spellbinding plots and memorable characters. I've carved out a special place on my bookshelf for her current novels and plenty of of space for those yet to come.”
—Tanis Mallow, Author