Five Rivers welcomes Jessica Allain to the creative team

We are pleased to welcome artist, Jessica Allain, to our creative team. Jessica Allain is a self taught digital artist who was born and raised on the East Coast of New Brunswick, Canada. Jessica began painting at an early age, and was always interested in artistic pursuits well into adulthood. As a young adult Jessica began oil painting, and had many of her pieces featured in community galleries as well as local restaurants and cafes….

Artist James Beveridge discusses creative process

November 1, 2016, a revised and updated version of Leslie Gadallah’s Cat’s Pawn will be released by Five Rivers in both print and digital. We asked cover artist, james Beveridge, to discuss his creative process for the cover for this, the first of the Empire of Kaz trilogy. Hmmm…where to start? First, let me give a little space to my background and history illustrating SF&F. I’ve been an avid consumer of all things fantastic since I was young. One of…

Cover genesis for Kingmaker’s Sword

Thought we’d share the cover genesis for book one of Ann Marston’s Rune Blades of Celi series, Kingmaker’s Sword. There were a few iconic images we wanted to incorporate into the cover, and indeed the series, the primary one being a sword. But not just any sword. According to Ann she was fascinated as a girl by her grandfather’s claymore, “that hung over the fireplace in the living-room when we lived in Manchester,” she says. “It…

Intern positions open

We’ve grown to the point at Five Rivers that we find ourselves in need of more staff to assist in various departments. Please understand these are intern positions, and as such you’re working for Five Rivers for love and glory, and unfortunately not for remuneration. Having said that, there’s an opportunity here for the right people to join a dynamic, developing publishing house during a pivotal year, and gain what we think is rewarding and…

Cover for Things Falling Apart

The cover for J.W. Schnarr’s forthcoming collection Things Falling Apart has just landed in our In Box. Have to say we’re pleasantly creeped out by it. The artist, Gavro Krackovic, is a 22 year old native of Podgorica, Montenegro. From the time he was a boy he’s been in love with visual arts, and while still in secondary school, at the age of 17, branched out into freelance work. Can’t help but admire that kind…