Caliban, by Lorina Stephens, now available for pre-order

The wait is over! A new novella from Lorina Stephens releases March 1, 2018, and is now available for pre-order in both print and EPUB. Lorina says, “I began Caliban in the 1980s, wrote it fast and furiously, and abandoned it for several decades. Originally I wanted to tell a story about a character utterly alien to human sensibilities, a character who, by the standards of his universe, was considered ugly, terrifying, bound by symbiosis…

New crime book forthcoming from Nate Hendley

Crime-writer, Nate Hendley, will be releasing with Five Rivers Publishing a fascinating, painstakingly researched book July 1, 2018, The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto.  On the night of September 15, 1956, seven-year-old Wayne Mallette, was brutally murdered on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The chief suspect was a “boy on a bicycle” seen pedalling away from the CNE. Investigators zeroed on 14-year-old Ronald Moffatt,…

Ann Marston discusses new YA novel, Diamonds in Black Sand

June 1, 2017, a new YA fantasy releases from Ann Marston, author of the much-beloved The Rune Blades of Celi series Diamonds in Black Sand. Ann took time to discuss this engaging new novel from her home in Alberta, Canada. LS: You return to your first love with this story by way of cultural influence, that of Scottish sensibilities. What is it about the culture that draws you, that feeds your imagination? AM: Scotland—its people, its landscapes, its culture,…

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…

Tanah Haney signs book deal with Five Rivers

Five Rivers is pleased to announce a forthcoming novel, Fractal Theory, from Peterborough, Ontario author, Tanah Haney. A suspenseful, rollicking adventure, Fractal Theory follows the events around two unlikely protagonists, Nicholas and Minnie. You could say Nicholas and Minnie were two ordinary people caught up in a series of extraordinary events, but let’s be honest–they’re about the least ordinary people you’re likely to meet. Nicholas’ lifelong status as misunderstood recluse is only made worse by the arrival in…