Timothy Gwyn discusses forthcoming novel, Avians

In which author, Timothy Gwyn, discusses the creative process for his forthcoming YA novel, Avians. LJS: What was the inspiration for Avians? Was it a concept, an action, place or person, or something quite other? TG: I wanted to take aviation in a greener direction. I asked the question, “What would aviation look like on a world that burned no fossil fuels?” Gliders and solar-powered airships were the core elements of the story, and everything else…

Interview with Michael Skeet, author of A Poisoned Prayer

Michael Skeet’s debut fantasy romance, A Poisoned Prayer, releases May 1, 2017. Michael Skeet is an award-winning Canadian writer and broadcaster. Born in Calgary, Alberta, he began writing for radio before finishing college. He has sold short stories in the science fiction, dark fantasy and horror fields in addition to extensive publishing credits as a film and music critic. A two-time winner of Canada’s Prix Aurora Award for excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Skeet lives in…

Michelle Enzinas talks about forthcoming book: Big Buttes Book

Historical re-enactor and experimental archeologist Michelle Enzinas chatted with publisher and editor, Lorina Stephens, about her forthcoming, stunning debut book, Big Buttes Book: Annotated Dyets Dry Dinner (1599), by Henry Buttes, with Elizabethan Recipes.  Huge title. Huge book. Amazing information. LJS: Over 230 images and recipes, an analysis of Henry Buttes’ dry dinner presentation – whatever possessed you to undertake such a massive project? ME:  I was excited to explore the food in a single body…

Ann Marston discusses new novel, A Still and Bitter Grave

Five Rivers’ publisher and editor, Lorina Stephens, had a wee chat with author, Ann Marston, regarding her newest novel, A Still and Bitter Grave, which is a paranormal historical novel set in late 20th century Alberta. Aviation fans will be delighted with its detail, while lovers of suspense will be chewing on their nails.  LJS: December 1, 2016, A Still and Bitter Grave releases. This is your first new novel in 16 years, and a departure: no magic, no…

D.G. Laderoute talks about The Great Sky

D.G. Laderoute talks with publisher, Lorina Stephens, about his new YA novel, The Great Sky. LJS: Your second YA novel, The Great Sky, releases October 1. Can you tell us about the story and what inspired you to write it? DGL: The Great Sky revolves around two Aboriginal Canadian boys, Piper and his cousin Oliver. The story opens with both of them as kids, ten years old. Piper has a near-fatal accident in the bush near his home on…