Day in the Life of an Editor

From the Desk of Robert Runté, Senior Editor: So…my 11 year-old is having trouble getting to sleep one night, so I offer to sit with her until she is asleep. I bring my computer so I won’t be bored and so she can’t talk to me when she should be trying to get to sleep. And I’m doing my email, because that’s the sort of not-having-to-concentrate work you do when you’re in a dark room…

4-star review for A Quiet Place

available in print and eBookfrom Five Rivers Publishingand booksellers worldwide This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers. It’s impressive to find an author that knows exactly when to end a short story. Far too often, stories drag on past a natural conclusion or end abruptly, leaving me unsatisfied. The supernatural nature of these shorts appeals to me, and the plots are fun and inventive. All-in-all, definitely worth a read. (  )    |   flagcartomancer | Jan 3, 2014 | 

A Taste of Local Authors, at Owl’s Nest Books

Thursday, December 12, 7-9:00 PM, Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary presents A Taste of Local Authors. Check out 12 new releases from 12 local authors. Novels. Novellas. Short Story Collections. Poetry. Genres from Mainstream to Science Fiction to Fantasy to Romance to Paranormal Romance. Even better, the authors will be on hand to give short readings from their work, answer questions, and sign books. Ambiance is provided by Hazel Grey Music. If you’ve never heard…

New collection of short horror from J.W. Schnarr

When J.W. Schnarr presented us with a second collection of short horror stories we were more than intrigued, given his dark, eyes-wide-open collection Things Falling Apart, which we published in 2012. This collection, A Quiet Place, marks a distinct development in Schnarr’s very aggressive style, yet demonstrates a growing subtlety into the psychological over the physical. We journey with him through the hazardous discovery of adolescent female sexuality, the imperatives of affordable labour, watch myth become…

J.W. Schnarr to publish A Quiet Place with Five Rivers

J.W. Schnarr Here at Five Rivers we very much believe in supporting and showcasing the literary art form of the short story. Not easy to write, a short story requires intense focus and sharp development, which, if done well, will leave a reader wanting more. As a literary art form for the 21st century, the short story slides effortlessly into our tech-savvy and busy lifestyles, allowing readers an intense experience in a capsule of time…